​The Duprees

More than 50 years after the release of their iconic hit “You Belong to Me,” the Duprees are still continuing their legacy as one of the foremost doo-wop groups in American history. Famous for breathing new life into tired old romantic tunes, the Duprees have an unforgettable sound that combines the soulful harmonies of doo-wop with the energy of the big band. Today, the Duprees features vocal legends Tony Testa, Tommy Petillo, Jimmy Spinelli, and Phil Granito.

Founded in the early 1960s in Jersey City, New Jersey, the Duprees were immediately recognized for their vocal precision and innate talent by the owner of Coed Records, George Paxton. With the release of their very first single, a cover of Jo Stafford’s “You Belong to Me,” in 1952, the Duprees hit the top ten on the U.S. music charts. Over the next few years, the Duprees continued to write hits, producing over 40 top sellers by the late 1960s and early 1970s. Some of these hits include “Love Eyes,” “Take Me As I Am,” and “My Own True Love,” which was an adaptation of “Tara’s Theme” from the soundtrack of the film Gone with the Wind.

Today, the Duprees are still bringing their gorgeous doo-wop sound to audiences across the United States. The four-person vocal ensemble features original member and former guitarist Tony Testa as the current leader of the group, the always versatile Tommy Petillo, the suave and professional Jimmy Spinelli, as well as the show-stopping voice of Phil Granito. The Duprees are still dedicated to bringing a new vigor to timeless classics, wooing listeners of all ages with new takes on famous love songs.