Trade Winds, The

Also known as Trade Winds, Trade-Winds, The, Tradewinds, Tradewinds, The
Members of Trade Winds, The: Pete Andreoli, Vini Poncia

Discography of Trade Winds, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 New York's A Lonely Town / Club Seventeen 2 Audio 1965 Red Bird
2 The Boy From New York City / New York's A Lonely Town 2 Audio Collectables
3 The Boy From New York City / New York's A Lonely Town 4 Audio
4 The Boy From New York CIty / New York's A Lonely Town 2 Audio ERIC Records
5 It's Not The Spotlight 2 Audio 1974 Avco Records
6 Excursions 12 Audio 2009-06-23 Pied Piper Days
7 Excursions 10 Audio 1967 Kama Sutra
8 It's Not The Spotlight 2 Audio 1974 Avco Records
9 Sally 2 Audio 1956 Dot Records
10 Mind Excursion 2 Audio 1966 Kama Sutra
11 Excursions 13 Audio 2010-05-31 Rev-Ola
12 Surfer Girl / New York's A Lonely Town 2 Audio Trip Oldies
13 The Boy From New York City / New York's A Lonely Town 2 Audio Collectables
14 The Girl From Greenwich Village / There's A Rock & Roll Show In Town 4 Audio 1965 Red Bird
15 God Knows I Love You (Da Da Day) 2 Audio Avco Records
16 Excursions 10 Audio 1967 Kama Sutra
17 Iko Iko / New York's A Lonely Town 2 Audio 1979 Goldisc
18 Catch Me In The Meadow / I Believe In Her 2 Audio 1966 Kama Sutra
19 New York's A Lonely Town 2 Audio 1965 Red Bird


The Trade Winds was an American pop group formed in Providence, Rhode Island. The group's members were Peter Andreoli (aka Peter Anders) and Vincent Poncia, Jr., and had previously had a hit single together (with a third member, Norman Marzano) under the name The Videls with a song called "Mr. Lonely", which hit #73 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1960.

After a few single releases, The Videls folded, and Anders and Poncia began writing tunes with Phil Spector for groups such as The Ronettes and The Crystals. Recording under the name The Tradewinds in 1965, they released several singles and scored two more U.S. hits, "New York's a Lonely Town" (#32, 1965) and the psychedelic-tinged "Mind Excursion" (#51, 1966). In 1966 they changed their name to The Innocence, recorded a full-length eponymous album, and had two hit singles, "There's Got to Be a Word!" (U.S. #34, 1966 and "Mairzy Doats" (U.S. #75, 1967). Following the LP release the duo released another album under the name Anders & Poncia on Warner Bros. Records in 1969, and shortly after broke up.


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