Direct from Staten Island! The Sha-La-Das (a play on their surname, Schalda) are not only Dunham records newest sensations; they’re a musical family in every sense of the phrase. Don't get confused here, folks. We're not talking about the
saccharine sweet confections of groups like The Partridge Family, we're talking
real-deal, shoot-from-the-hip group harmony of the highest order.
Comprised of Patriarch, Bill – who honed his skill and cultivated his ear for harmonies at an early age, singing on the streets of Brooklyn with other neighborhood kids – and his sons Will, Paul, and Carmine (all musicians in their own right: The Extraordinaires, Swivs, Paul and the Tall Trees), the genesis of the Sha-La-Das came to fruition when an old friend, Tommy Brenneck (Dunham/Daptone producer and musician), called upon the Schalda boys to sing back-ups on Charles Bradley’s now classic “Victim of Love”. The second Tommy heard the four Schaldas sing he knew he had to make a record with them. This idea soon developed into a passion whose fruits have been cut into the 12” masterpiece we humbly present here.
From the opening atmospheric guitar strum of Open My Eyes via a walk along the Coney Island boardwalk catching the last glimpse of sunlight at dusk of Carnival to the sublime crescendo of harmonies of the winsome Love in the Wind, each song evokes a deeply personal yet universal yearning that none of us can escape.
Quite simply every song yields magic. So sit back, close your eyes and take in the Sha-La-Das Love in the Wind; let the full realisation of harmonies and instrumentation wash over, and float into the starlit summer’s night.