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 Posted:   Aug 30, 2018 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Recordman   (Member)

While there are many "doo-wop" records the classic sound is the acapella group harmony "street corner" sound, here aptly demonstrated in a parking lot by Kenny Vance again with members of the original Teenagers/Teenchords.

 Posted:   Aug 30, 2018 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I love that acapella song. It is pure Doo Wop. Thanks.

Purple, I have heard "Because Of You," but not the song "You and I Can Climb." You find such unique and little known songs.

 Posted:   Aug 30, 2018 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Anybody out there for The Flamingos' virtually unrecognizable cover of "I Only Have Eyes For You"?

 Posted:   Aug 30, 2018 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Double post.

 Posted:   Aug 30, 2018 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Not sure what you mean by "unrecognizable cover." I saw several versions on youtube.

 Posted:   Aug 31, 2018 - 3:19 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Joan, have you ever heard this homage by Paul Simon?

(Simon himself made a video of it which, unfortunately is not availAble at present.)

 Posted:   Aug 31, 2018 - 8:02 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

That Simon video is new to me. It does have a bit of Doo Wop vibe in the background, and the video art work is lovely. Very interesting lyrics too. Thank you Preston for sharing it.

 Posted:   Aug 31, 2018 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Hmm, it turns out that I've always quite liked Doo Wop songs without actually knowing that's what they were called. Although I probably prefer the Doo Wop-influenced surfer genre a little more.

Me too! I love this sound, though I didn't know it had a name. When I hear it, I just think "50's" music.
Awesome post Joan, thanks for educating us on this style of music.

 Posted:   Aug 31, 2018 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Solium, you are welcome. I appreciate your comment.

 Posted:   Aug 31, 2018 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

The Doo-Wop feel in the Simon recording is of course a direct reflection of the lyrics, which refer to "the Penguins, the Moonglows," etc., etc. This singular song is one of my favorite Simon offerings, and Simon himself is fond of it, though he is clear-eyed about why, with its oddball juxtaposition of Magritte and Doo-Wop, it never attained wide popularity: most people who care about Magritte have no awareness of Doo-Wop, and most Doo-Wop devotees have little awareness of Magritte.

(Just for clarity's sake, I emphasize again that Simon himself did not make this Youtube video. At the time of the song's release on a Simon album, the songwriter did create a video which was occasionally broadcast on network TV, in which Simon appears as the artist in a signature derby, and the visuals boast many special effects. I do hope some day it will be released again.)

 Posted:   Aug 31, 2018 - 9:58 PM   
 By:   DOGBELLE   (Member)

this is a mr.dogbelle rerun. but its a doo wop song.

 Posted:   Aug 31, 2018 - 11:03 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

My, my doggie. Very good looking,

Preston, thanks for all those details.

 Posted:   Sep 1, 2018 - 12:06 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

My pleasure, Joan. Your posts and threads are always most welcome, and it's a privilege whenever I have a widow's mite I can contribute to the discussion.

 Posted:   Sep 11, 2018 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I am a big fan of Bobby Darin. He did a lot of Doo Wop, but he also did songs that reminded me of the Big Band era.

JERSEY BOYS is a great Broadway musical and very popular. I always wondered why there wasn’t a musical about Bobby Darin, and I recently found there is one in Australia called: DREAM LOVER.

Hasn’t made it to America yet. I hope Broadway picks this up someday.

Here are some clips from the musical. Enjoy.

Here he recalls the Big Band era.

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 3:33 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In my Top 10 Doo Wops:

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Yep, Bob, I've always liked that Doo Wop version of Blue Moon.

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Also in my Top 10.

"Little Darlin" by The Diamonds

Silhouettes by The Rays

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Somewhere in the second 10.

"Get a Job" by The Silhouettes

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In my Top 10.

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Yep, Bob, I've always liked that Doo Wop version of Blue Moon.

The sequel:

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