Saturday, August 30, 2008

"Sonseed" First Fruit - The Album

Thanks to my friend Rev. Ricky, I now have (temporarily) in my hands the "Sonseed" album called "First Fruit"! I have to say, the cover is AMAZING! I could not have created a better logo for the band if I tried.Finally, I am now able to confirm certain assumptions that I've had about the band and dismiss others. They are from Brooklyn, NY and they appear to be 90% Italian –therefore one can assume that they are NOT a Christian ska band, but a CATHOLIC pop band!Our lead singer is named Sal Polichetti.Our organist is named Patricia Costagliola, and she also produced the album!Our background vocalists, formerly known as "Inez" and "Crabby Cathy" are Melody M. Sorrentino and Anne Lessing (not confirmed who's who)."Sleepy" looks like he may be "Brother" John Wieners."Groovy Guy" could be Jimmy Archer or Joe Ciccone. (There are more names listed on the album than performers in the video)Guitarist is Frank "Alleluia" Franco.
And lastly, the elusive drummer is probably Nicky Sciarra.
If any body has any further information on these people, let me know!!! Now, my next mission, which I have chosen to accept is to find out where they are now! Oh, PS - Rev. Ricky thinks "Salvation Army" and "Punch & Judaism" wre two other acts that appeared on the show after "Sonseed". I'll buy that.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please, please, PLEASE, tell me you're going to rip this lp to digital and post it somewhere for everyone to enjoy ...

Anonymous said...

I agree. Please rip this album to mp3s and post them for the enjoyment of all.

mandy said...

Are the other songs on the album in the same two-tone ska sound?

doug said...

Answers:

Yes - a friend of mine now has the files digitally and will upload them shortly.

No - the rest of the album is Christian rock.
Patricia does lead vocals on most of the tracks.

Angela said...

Thank you for the compliment on the album cover, I designed it. I was non-musican group member and did newsletter and pubicity. There were 2 Frank Franco's in the band. Photo of lead guitar player is Frank Franco (my husband)is not Frank "Alleluia" Franco. "F Alleluia F wrote amazing, inspired songs. So glad you found our songs. We wee the first Catholic charismatic band to play contemporary gospel. We ran a Christian coffee house called "His Place" at St Thomas Aquinas school in Brooklyn on friday nights. Families were invited and admission was by donation. Our final concert had to be 2 shows because so many people wanted to see us. All all admission $$ were donated to needy organizations.

Anonymous said...

oh man, can't wait for the mp3's! any status reports on that?

doug said...

Hey Anonymous -

My friend is working on it - only he's got some "real" projects that take priority.

You could always go to www.vinylrehab.com and buy the cd for $15 and upload the mp3 tracks yourself.

-Doug

Dr. Dee Hazelwood said...

i just wrote Dr. LWOOD-LEE from www.vinylrehab.com
to order it.

i hope he writes back soon. when i get it, i'll upload it in the name of my friend jesus!

Dr. Dee Hazelwood
CEO Austrian Biotech Industry (ABI)

Anonymous said...

Why don't you post better photos to convince people the album is real?

doug said...

(Why don't you post better photos to convince people the album is real?)

better photos of whom?

Brian said...

For those of you who are still doubting the authenticity of Sonseed/First Fruit, here is the official copyright info for the album.

Brian said...

I can't read the info on the back cover. I just created the Wikipedia article for First Fruit and want to add the info, but can't read what it says.
-Sonseedaholic

Anonymous said...

Frank Franco is my uncle, and he still lives in Brooklyn.