Carlo Mastrangelo, American bassist and doo-wop singer, Died at 77

Carlo Mastrangelo was born on October 5, 1937, and died on April 4, 2016.

He was an American doo-wop and progressive rock singer.

He was brought up in The Bronx, he resided in an apartment on the corner of 179th St. and Mapes Ave.

Carlo was an original member of The Belmonts (with or without Dion DiMucci), a popular singing group of the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Also, he led the progressive rock/jazz ensemble, “Pulse”, in the 1970s.

Carlo Mastrangelo was a bass singer during the period the group was known as Dion and the Belmonts.

When the group broke up with DiMucci, he did lead vocals on all Belmonts recordings until leaving for a solo career in 1962.

During the late 1960s, Mastrangelo was lead vocalist for, “The Endless Pulse”, recording three uncharted singles for Laurie Records.

After some more releases, which included the bubblegum rock, Ernie Maresca produced, “Shoo-Fly Pie & Apple Pan Dowdy” on Tower Records, followed by a progressive version of the Peggy Lee classic “Fever”, and “Let There Be Love” on the Raftis label.

Mastrangelo resided in Boynton Beach, Florida, minutes away from Dion DiMucci.

However, the two former lead singers of The Belmonts continued to collaborate on many of DiMucci’s recordings and live performances from the 1980s until Mastrangelo’s death in April 2016.

Carlo Mastrangelo passed away at 77 yrs old.