"Oh, What a Shame" by The Arena Twins

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Title

"Oh, What a Shame" by The Arena Twins

Alternative Title

"Oh, What a Shame" (The Arena Twins)

Subject

Tampa (Fla.)
Music--Florida
Rock music--Florida
Lounge music
rock
rock music
Musicians--Southern States
Columbia Records, Inc.

Description

Seven-inch 33 RPM vinyl record single of the song, "Oh, What a Shame," recorded by The Arena Twins, and arranged and conducted by Marty Manning. "Oh, What a Shame" is the B-side to the single, "Notify the F.B.I.," released in 1960 on Columbia Records, Inc.

Sammy and Andrew "Andy" Arena, who performed together as The Arena Twins, were among Tampa's first recording artists in the late 1950s. Born in Tampa, Florida, the brothers entertained audiences since the age of 14, when they first took the stage at the Cuban Club's "Fiesta in Tampa." In 1958, they signed with Kapp Records and released six singles, before signing with Columbia Records in 1960.

Source

Original color photograph, 1960: Profiles: Bands & Artists, Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society.

Date Created

1960

Date Copyrighted

1960

Date Issued

1960

Date Modified

2012-12-18

Contributor

Arena, Andrew "Andy"
Arena, Sammy
Manning, Marty

Is Format Of

Is Part Of

Profiles: Bands & Artists, Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society.
Rock Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

171 KB

Medium

1 color photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Tampa, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Music Teacher

Provenance

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

"The Arena Twins." http://www.tampabaymusichistory.com/the-arena-twins.php.
Ryan, Patty. "Sammy Arena, one of singing Tampa twins, dies at 81.” Tampa Bay Times, December 5, 2012. http://www.tampabay.com/news/obituaries/sammy-arena-one-of-singing-tampa-twins-dies-at-81/1264873.

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Original Format

1 color photograph

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