Lou Monte. Pony Tail / Nina, The Queen Of The Teeners

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Lou Monte (Luigi Scaglione) recorded "Pony Tail", a song written by Steve Allen and RCA Victor released it in 1956. On the flip side was "Nina, The Queen Of The Teeners"

Lou Monte was born in 1917, he was Italian American, a singer but best known for a number of best-selling, Italian themed novelty records. Monte made the rounds of recording labels, he recorded for RCA and Reprise in the 1950's and 1960's. However he also recorded on Roulette, Jubilee, Regalia, Musicor, Laurie and AFE Records.

Monte's first big hit came in 1954, with the release of his version of "Darktown Strutters Ball". Pony Tail came out in 1956.  In 1962, Monte released his first million selling record, "Pepino the Italian Mouse". Pepino peaked at number five on Billboard's Hot 100. The B side was "What Did Washington Say (When He Crossed The Delaware"?

One of Monte's other famous novelty records was "Dominick The Donkey", a Christmas staple for many. 

This record sounds good but does show a little wear.