On behalf of myself, George Galfo and the MYSTICS we are saddened to learn of the passing of a dear friend and a former Lead singer of the MYSTICS on Jan. 2nd, 2014 -- Jay Traynor. You will be deeply missed our friend and our Sincere Deepest Heartfelt Sympathies and Condolsences to the Traynor Family. The MYSTICS gave you your start in the industry and from there you became the Original Jay of the Americans and then a valued member of Jay Siegal's Tokens. You came a long way our friend and made us so Proud. I (George Galfo) remember you giving me the Thumbs up at the Red Rose Inn & Suites when I sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", which is the utmost compliment coming from the man who recorded it while with the MYSTICS. Rest In Peace Our Friend...
The Mystics Extended Family
Lead vocals on "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", "Again", "Blue Star" and Falsetto on "White Cliffs of Dover"
Lead Vocals on "All Through The Night" and "I BeginTo Think of You"
Lead Vocals and writer of "Darling I Know Now" and lead on "Sunday Kind of Love"
Lead Vocals on "Goodbye Mister Blues
Congratulations to ALL the ORIGINAL founding MYSTIC members!
On their Induction into The Doo Wop Music Hall of Fame
Al Contrera, Bobby Ferrante, Phil Cracolici,
George Galfo, & Albee Cracolici
May 2017 marks the 58th year since the release of "HUSHABYE".
The MYSTICS Legacy Continues as does "HUSHABYE"
Audiences still LOVE The MYSTICS ...
The MYSTICS have withstood the test of time and continue to bring their musicto their fans...
To be part of the audience is an experience within itself ... A trip down Memory Lane for ALL ages!
Other charted Mystic hits followed--
Don't Take The Stars, Adam & Eve, Darling I Know Now and White Cliffs of Dover!
We had 16 recordings while under contract with Laurie Records...Somewhere Over The Rainbow was featured in the HBO Soprano's Mayhem Series & Hushabye was featured in the movie Stand By Me.
We're still going strong & want thank our loyal friends and fans for their continued support...Enabling us to continue to KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE!!!!
The MYSTCS have vowed to continue to bring our music to each of you through the 21st century...
The MYSTICS were heard on The Sopranos - Mayhem 68 Episode
Chris and Carmella talk to Tony. Song plays on boombox.
Goes into end credits.
Song: OVER THE RAINBOW
Artist: THE MYSTICS
On this original recording:
George Galfo - Bob Ferrante - Allie Contrera - Albee Cracolici
Lead vocals: Jay Traynor
Enjoy The Original Mystics Memories put to audio using their demo recordings.
Joni, The Mystics manager
Johnny Schena, George Galfo, Phil Cracolici & Rocky Marsciano