Born Charles Anthony Ciorra, Chuck Corby was just eight years old when he first walked out to the corner — the street corner in the Hays neighborhood of Pittsburgh where, in just like every other city in 1955, a group of regular guys met to sing doo-wops.
At the ripe old age of 13, Corby saved up a little money and recorded a one-off record at George Heid's downtown studio. He walked that record into Porky Chedwick's studio at WAMO in Homestead, and the Platter Pushing Papa liked what he heard, referred him to Joe Averbach at Fee Bee Records, and Corby's music career was launched.
Following many successful recordings with seven major record labels, Corby also wrote songs for Little Milton, Jerry Butler, the Del-Vikings (of which Corby was a member for five years) and many more. He has shared the stage with the likes of The O Jays, The Spinners, The Jive Five, The Drifters, George Benson, The Platters, Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, Eddie Holman, J J Jackson, Jimmy Ruffin, Gary Pucket, Little Anthony, The Chiffons, Chubby Checker, Gary U.S.Bonds, Edwin Star, Joey Dee and The Starlighters, Lou Rawls, Major Harris, The Marcells, The Del-Vikings, The Holidays, James Brown, The Jaggerz, Keely Smith, and of course, Corby's mentor and idol, Jimmy Beaumont of The Skyliners, the man Corby respected and looked up to all his life, and in Corby's opinion, the greatest lead singer of all time.
THE MOB BOSS & THE SOUL SINGER
Published on Jul 5, 2014
From writer and director John Russo, comes THE MOB BOSS AND THE SOUL SINGER!
When soul singer Chuck Corby and his band Quiet Storm run afoul of a Mafia wannabe who's dying of cancer, we're off on a zany roller coaster ride with hammer-wielding thugs, a cheating wife and a gun-happy killer lurking behind every hairpin curve.
If you're into classic soul singing mixed with spine-chilling thrills and howling belly laughs, you'll find this and more in THE MOB BOSS AND THE SOUL SINGER.
Now available on Amazon.