In 1971 The Valdons released their one and only record, “All Day Long” B/W “Love Me, Leave Me.” While it never earned them massive commercial success, today it is remembered by many as an incredible display of soul music.
In late 2012 Secret Stash Records helped reform The Valdons to commemorate the release of the Twin Cities Funk & Soul compilation. After working closely with the band for months, one of The Valdons brought a stack of old rehearsal tapes into the label’s offices. They spent countless hours repairing, digitizing, and cataloging the beat up tapes. Many of the recordings contained only short song ideas and performances that were taped over half way through. Secret Stash’s house band, The Lakers, teamed up with the 4 piece vocal group to complete arrangements of some of these lost songs.