Discography

ANDERS & PONCIA DISCOGRAPHY

ORIGINAL RELEASES
by Mike Edwards with Rick Bellaire

Singles: 45s
THE VIDELS (The Vi-Dels, The Videls’)
1959
Be My Girl b/w A Place In My Heart (Rhody 2000)

1960
Mister Lonely b/w I’ll Forget You (JDS 5004)

Billboard ad, May 9, 1960

Mister Lonely hits the Hot 100, Billboard, June 13, 1960

Now That Summer Is Here b/w She’s Not Coming Home (JDS 5005)

Streets Of Love b/w I’ll Keep On Waiting (Kapp 361)

1961
A Letter From Ann b/w This Year’s Mister New (Kapp 405)

PETE AND VINNIE
1963
Hand Clappin’ Time – Part 1 b/w Hand Clappin’ Time – Part 2 (Big Top 3155)

The Videls meet The Mystics

THE TREASURES Featuring Pete Anders
1964
Hold Me Tight b/w Pete Meets Vinnie (Shirley 500)

THE TRADEWINDS (The Trade Winds)
1965
New York’s A Lonely Town b/w Club Seventeen (Red Bird 10020)

The Girl From Greenwich Village b/w There’s A Rock And Roll Show In Town
(Red Bird 10028)

Summertime Girl b/w The Party Starts At Nine (Red Bird 10033)

1966
Mind Excursion b/w Little Susan’s Dreaming (Kama Sutra 212)

German pic sleeve showing the touring lineup of the band: (left to right) Norman Marzano, Paul Naumann, Jim Calvert; (above) Joe Grotsky

Catch Me In The Meadow b/w I Believe In Her (Kama Sutra 218)

THE INNOCENCE
1967
There’s Got To Be A Word b/w It’s Not Gonna Take Too Long (Kama Sutra 214)

The studio-only group: (at top) Artie Ripp, Peter Anders; (bottom) Vini Poncia

Mairzy Doats b/w Lifetime Of Lovin’ You (Kama Sutra 222)
Whence I Make Thee Mine b/w All I Do Is Think About You (Kama Sutra 228)

Cashbox ad

Someone Got Caught In My Eye b/w Your Show Is Over (Kama Sutra 232)

Day Turns Me On (The Bufferin Song) b/w It’s Not Gonna Take Too Long
(Kama Sutra 237)

ANDERS & PONCIA
1967
Virgin To The Nite b/w So It Goes (Kama Sutra 240)

1969
I’m Beginning To Touch You b/w Take His Love (WB 7271)

Make A Change (To Something Better) b/w Lucky (WB 7294)

PETE ANDERS
1962
I’m Your Slave b/w Remember Me (Corvair 903)

VINCE PARELLE (Vini Poncia)
1962
Walk Away  b/w Fool Around Fool (Elmor 309)

PETER ANDERS
1967
Sunrise Highway b/w Baby Baby (Buddah 3)

Cashbox ad

PETER ANDREOLI
1977
Mind Excursion bw/ When I Open My Eyes (20th Century 2324)

PETER ANDERS
1978
This Is Love b/w It’s Beautiful (GIP Holland 36603)

This is possibly the rarest Anders & Poncia-related release. These two sides were released only in Holland on the GIP label. They are unreleased recordings from the 20th Century sessions which had resulted in Peter’s remake of “Mind Excursion” produced by Neil Merryweather for an album which never materialized. At the time, Neil and Peter were in talks with the Dutch coypright holders of “The Smurfs” animated children’s TV series to provide music for a feature length movie which also never materialized. But we are left with this historic record which is the last release as an artist from Anders & Poncia’s initial run. Their next release would not be until 2010 when they reunited to work on Peter’s comeback album, “So Far”.



Albums: LPs (unless noted)
THE TRADEWINDS
1967
Excursions (Kama Sutra 8057)

Mind Excursion
Catch Me In The Meadow
Bad Misunderstanding
New York’s A Lonley Town
I Believe In Her
Only When I’m Dreamin’
Small Town, Bring Down
To Be With You
Huggin’ In The Hall
Little Susan’s Dreaming

THE INNOCENCE
1967
The Innocence (Kama Sutra 8059)

There’s Got To Be A Word
Mairzy Doats
Someone Got Caught In My Eye
All I Ask
Your Show Is Over
Lifetime Of Lovin’ You
Whence I Make Thee Mine
It’s Not Gonna Take Too Long
All I Do Is Think About You
I Don’t Want To Be Around You
Do You Believe In Magic

ANDERS & PONCIA
1969
The Anders & Poncia Album (Warners 1778)

The Year Of The Twine
You Don’t Know What Toi Do
I’m Beginning To Touch You
Back Where I Came From
Junior’s Bleedin’ Again
Smokey Joe’s Café
Take His Love
Make A Change (To Something Better)
Lucky
The Height Of My Love

PETER ANDERS
1972
peter anders (Family Productions 2705)

You’re Safe Now
Let Me Know The Truth
She’s All Right
My Love Don’t Die Easy
A Year Ago Today
Yesterday’s Too Many Dreams Away
You
Till It’s All Blown away
On Your Love
There Is A Song

THE VIDELS
1994
Re-Videlized (Cassette Encore Studios VDL-1)

The Ancient Bells Of Time
Promises
Mission Of Love
Man In The Moon
Make The Earth Move
You’re A Star
If I Were As Lucky As You
Come Down To Earth
Heartbreaker
When It Comes To Makin’ Love
New recordings by reunion lineup of group with Peter Anders, Bobby Calitri and Herbert Rickey with new members Joe Mancini and Ronnie Sands, augmented by Richard Mancini, Jack Scungio, Ron Laurito and Peter Flori. Reissued as the “Today” portion of “The Very Best Of The Videls – Yesterday & Today” CD

2010
PETER ANDERS
So Far (CD A&B 1001-2)

Take This Song
Eagle Park
Mister Lonely
Before New York Was A Lonely Town
I Know You’re Out There Somewhere
White Powdered Wigs
Just Say The Word
The Thief Of Hearst
If I Can Just Get Through The Night
Someone Who Believes In You
Where Are You Now (Ritchies’ Song)
The End Of It All

ESSENTIAL REISSUES & COMPILATIONS
by Rick Bellaire

THE VIDELS: A Letter From The Videls (Magic Carpet LP 1005) 1981
All tracks by The Videls unless otherwise noted


A Letter From Ann
This Year’s Mr. New
Mister Lonely
I’ll Forget You
The Party Starts At Nine (The Trade Winds)
We Belong Together
Actually The Chimes – no Anders or Poncia involvement
It’s All Over

Actually The Chimes – no Anders or Poncia involvement
Save A Dream (The Mystics with Anders & Poncia)
Be My Girl
Place In My Heart
Hold Me Tight (The Treasures featuring Pete Anders)
Now That Summer Is Here
She’s Not Coming Home
Streets Of Love
I’ll Keep On Waiting
Unlucky Me (Anders & Poncia publishing demo)
Incorrectly titled demo for “Why Does The Dance Have To End”
This was the first attempt to gather together all known recordings by The Videls plus whatever else they could get their hands on at the time. It was a quasi-legit release for which Peter was a consultant.

THE VIDELS: The Very Best Of The Videls – Yesterday & Today
(Tarragon CD 1016) 1996

All tracks by The Videls unless otherwise noted
Be My Girl
Place in My Heart
Mr. Lonely
I’ll Forget You
Now That Summer Is Here
She’s Not Coming Home
I Passed Your House
B-side, unreleased third JDS single
So I Cried
A-side, unreleased third JDS single
Hand Clappin’ Time, Pt. 1 (Pete & Vinnie)
Hand Clappin’ Time, Pt. 2 (Pete & VInnie)
The Party Starts at Nine (The Trade Winds)
The Ancient Bells of Time
Promises
Mission of Love
Man in the Moon
Make the Earth Move
You’re a Star
If I Were as Lucky as You
Come Down to Earth
Heartbreaker
When It Comes to Makin’ Love
Tracks 12-21 are a reissue of the cassette-only “Re-Videlized” album

ANDERS ‘N’ PONCIA: Pop Works (BMG Japan CD) 2003

Although out-of-print, this double CD is worth mentioning because it gathered together all important Anders & Poncia work for Buddah/Kama Sutra. Disc one had The Tradewinds and The Innocence albums in their entirety and disc two gathered together all the non-LP sides Peter and Vini recorded as well as rare tracks they wrote and/or produced (now reissued as the single disc below, “Rarities”). If you can find a used copy, it will save you money. The current availability requires the purchase of three CDs instead of two… (see next 3 entries)

ANDERS ‘N’ PONCIA: Rarities (BMG Japan) 2008

Anders ‘n’ Poncia – So It Goes
Anders ‘n’ Poncia – Virgin To The Nighit
Anders ‘n’ Poncia – Sunrise Highway
Anders ‘n’ Poncia – Baby Baby
The Innocence – The Day Turns Me On
The Mulberry Fruit Band – Yes We Have No Bananas
The Mulberry Fruit Band – The Audition
Bobby Bloom – Love Don’t Let Me Down
Bobby Bloom – Count On Me
Bobby Bloom – Was I Dreamin
The Good Times – That’s When Your Herataches Begin
The Good Times – Hard Life
Don Ciccone – There’s Got To Be A Word
Don Ciccone – Down When It’s Up-Up When It’s Down
Tony Bruno – Small Town Bring Down
Lou Christie – Down When It’s Up-Up When It’s Down
Gino Cunico – No Strings
Gino Cunico – Yesterday’s Too Many Dreams Away

THE TRADEWINDS: The Tradewinds (BMG Japan or Revola UK) 2010
Entire album plus two bonus tracks (from the “Rarities” compilation)

THE INNOCENCE: The Innocence (BMG Japan or Revola UK) 2010
Entire album plus two bonus tracks (from the “Rarities” compilation)

Pete ANDERS & Vince PONCIA: Masterworks
(BrillTone/Bear Family Germany CD) 2008
Career-spanning double CD which gathers together all the single A- and B-sides plus songwriting demos from their years on the “Brill Building” scene

DISC ONE – (1961 – 1965)
New York’s a Lonely Town
Club Seventeen
Summertime Girl
The Party Starts at Nine
The Girl From Greenwich Village
There’s a Rock & Roll Show in Town *
New York’s a Lonely Town *
Hold Me Tight
A Letter From Ann
This Year’s ‘Mister New’
Streets of Love
I’ll Keep on Waitin
Why Can’t We Try it Again *
Laughing Fool *
Remember Me *
Why Does The Dance Have to End *
Hand Clappin’ Time (part 1)
Laughs Laughs (The Life of the Party) *
Give Your Wife a Kiss From Me *
Ballad of the Willow Tree *
Don’t Try to Change Me *
After the Party’s Over *
Take it on The Chin *
What’ll Do With the Pieces *
She’s the Girl Who Stole My Baby *
Summer in the South *
Understand Me *
Walk Away
Fool Around Fool
Remember Me
I’m Your Slave

DISC TWO (1966 – 1967)
Mind Excursion
Catch Me in the Meadow
Bad Misunderstanding
New York’s a Lonely Town
I Believe in Her
Only When I’m Dreamin’
Small Town Bring Down
To Be With You
Huggin’ in the Hall
Little Susan’s Dreamin’
There’s Got to be a Word!
Mairzy Doats
Someone Got Caught in My Eye
All I Ask
Your Show is Over
A Lifetime of Lovin’ You
Whence I Make Thee Mine
It’s Not Gonna Take Too Long
All I Do is Think About You
I Don’t Wanna Be Around (1)
Do You Believe in Magic
I Don’t Wanna Be Around (2)
The Day Turns Me On
So it Goes
Virgin to the Nite
Sunrise Highway
Baby Baby
Anything a Fool Can Do *
Mary Ann *
Make Up Your Mind *
(I Just Go) Wild Inside *
He’s My Eddie Baby *
Hand Clappin’ Time (part 2)
*Previously unreleased

PETER ANDERS: peter anders (Tiger Lily UK CD 14054) 2010


First-ever reissue of Peter’s 1972 Family Productions solo album (complete with lyric sheet!) which featured a young Billy Joel on piano


DISCLAIMERS

THE VIDELS
The following records by groups named “The Videls” are often thought to be part of the Anders & Poncia oeuvre, but are in no way associated with Pete and Vini nor with Rhode Island’s own Videls:

1959
Blow Winds Blow b/w I Wish (Early 702)
A black doo-wop group out of Cincinnati, Ohio.

1963
It’s All Over b/w We Belong Together (Musicnote 117)
Actually The Chimes, friends of our Videls, either misnamed on the label or in some kind of a legal maneuver. To further confuse the matter, these tracks appear on a reissue compilation CD called “The Chimes Meet The Videls”! We’re trying to get to the bottom of this mystery.

1964
Ya Ya b/w Walking Down Your Street (Fargo 1062)
A white vocal group from upstate New York from the label that brought you The Aquatones.

BONNIE & THE TREASURES
The following Phil Spector-related release is often assumed to be Cher backed by Anders and Poncia as
A) they were working with Spector at the time,
B) they’d recorded for him as “The Treasures”, and
C) they’d written and produced Cher’s debut record for him under the the name “Bonnie Jo Mason”.
Strangely enough, there is no involvement by Cher, Pete nor Vini. Nor is it Ronnie Spector in disguise as another legend has it!

1965
Home Of The Brave b/w Our Song (Phi-Dan 5005)
“Bonnie” is a woman named Charlotte O’Hara and the sides were produced by Spector protege, Jerry Riopelle.