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Re: Doo Wop Groups That Still Sound Good [Re: Alfanosgirl] #914383
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Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl



Remember this song? Shout Shout Knock Yourself Out

https://youtu.be/p6k3BEU1aQM




" ... put another dime in the record machine."

Both dimes buying anything and record machines are long gone. Madonne!


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Originally Posted By: olivant

" ... put another dime in the record machine."

Both dimes buying anything and record machines are long gone. Madonne!



Aw, c'mon oli. You remember, "put another nickel in, in the nickelodion". tongue


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Teresa "Squeaky" Brewer!


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Si nun ce truovo a ttia, mancu ce trasu.
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Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl
I found a few of The Harptones for you, TB. Beautiful songs. Beautiful voices. I can close my eyes and hear their songs playing at one of our family's weddings or parties. Cry Like I Cried and That's The Way It Goes, those songs I remember the most. I fell asleep listening to them as a kid many times on the couch while my parents played cards til the wee hours of the morning lol

Life Is But a Dream
https://youtu.be/a3Nbj4EOg-w

Sunday Kind of Love
https://youtu.be/fiPopG0qJLI

All great! My favorite Harptones is "On Sunday Afternoon."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sukGOVBf10M
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Remember this song? Shout Shout Knock Yourself Out

https://youtu.be/p6k3BEU1aQM

Unfortunately, I do.


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E nun me mporta si ce muoru accisu...
E s'iddu muoru e vaju mparadisu
Si nun ce truovo a ttia, mancu ce trasu.
Re: Doo Wop Groups That Still Sound Good [Re: Alfanosgirl] #914411
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Have you guys since this site? It doesn't have music on it but has lots of articles and bios about old doo wop groups from the 50's. I'm a big fan of doo wop and old blues/R&B so I thought it was a cool site.

http://www.uncamarvy.com/marvart.html

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Never heard of it, Raven. I'll check it out. Thanks for sharing.

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Originally Posted By: Turnbull
Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl
I found a few of The Harptones for you, TB. Beautiful songs. Beautiful voices. I can close my eyes and hear their songs playing at one of our family's weddings or parties. Cry Like I Cried and That's The Way It Goes, those songs I remember the most. I fell asleep listening to them as a kid many times on the couch while my parents played cards til the wee hours of the morning lol

Life Is But a Dream
https://youtu.be/a3Nbj4EOg-w

Sunday Kind of Love
https://youtu.be/fiPopG0qJLI

All great! My favorite Harptones is "On Sunday Afternoon."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sukGOVBf10M
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Remember this song? Shout Shout Knock Yourself Out

https://youtu.be/p6k3BEU1aQM

Unfortunately, I do.


I never would have guessed that would be your favorite Harptones song!! It's a little depressing and you're always so upbeat! smile

lol Lol at your answer to the Shout song

Re: Doo Wop Groups That Still Sound Good [Re: Alfanosgirl] #914696
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Jimmy Gallagher. Lead singer of the Passions for fifty years. Video is about three years old but bear in mind that he's pushing eighty.


https://youtu.be/P8a8IDQrDlk


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Re: Doo Wop Groups That Still Sound Good [Re: Footreads] #914703
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Originally Posted By: Footreads
It was not a group his name was Fabian from Philadelphia. He used to work a couple of blocks from me in a fruit store during the summer it was owned by a relative of his. The story of his discovery was pictured by Ray Sharkey in "the idolmaker." A good movie check it out.

The Ray Sharkey character was based on Bob Marcucci. He died about five years ago. Cesare was based on Fabian and Tommy Dee was based on Frankie Avalon. They moved the story to from Philly to the Bronx for aesthetics and availability. It was shot around the spring and summer of 1980 smack in the middle of my old neighborhood. I bussed tables at Mario's as a kid. They shot some of the restaurant interiors there. Good movie. Then again, I'm a little biased.


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Re: Doo Wop Groups That Still Sound Good [Re: pizzaboy] #914749
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Originally Posted By: pizzaboy
Jimmy Gallagher. Lead singer of the Passions for fifty years. Video is about three years old but bear in mind that he's pushing eighty.


https://youtu.be/P8a8IDQrDlk



That's a really good song. They still sound good so I'll add them to my list.

And if you're quoting Foots about Sharkey on that page then that means ... caught you grin. You and Turnbull don't miss a beat and neither does Alfano smile

Re: Doo Wop Groups That Still Sound Good [Re: Alfanosgirl] #914967
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Don't remember the name of the group but in the film "Goodfellas" they sang "life is but a dream" at the wedding as the happy couple danced.

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Re: Doo Wop Groups That Still Sound Good [Re: Alfanosgirl] #914983
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Not a group and not Doo Wop, but anyone remember Sheb Wooley and One Eyed, One Horn, Flying Purple People Eaters?


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I've heard of them before, Oli.

Here are The Charts with Deserie

https://youtu.be/-SNz0YjQVLM

After they get warmed up they sound pretty good.
TB or anyone- Is it supposed to be spelled Deserie or Desiree?

Re: Doo Wop Groups That Still Sound Good [Re: olivant] #915048
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Originally Posted By: olivant
Not a group and not Doo Wop, but anyone remember Sheb Wooley and One Eyed, One Horn, Flying Purple People Eaters?

"...playing rock 'n roll music through a horn in her head...tequila."


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Here's a good one by The Danleers. I don't think I have them on this thread.

One Summer Night

https://youtu.be/AhVFaqnhGxY

Re: Doo Wop Groups That Still Sound Good [Re: Alfanosgirl] #916237
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Jerry Butler and the Impressions

For Your Precious Love

https://youtu.be/GLe5MYcuKoo



Love Me
https://youtu.be/h8fLwBw9IRI

Come Back to Me
https://youtu.be/99qz6EyOnYk

(Curtis Mayfield)
Never Let Me Go
https://youtu.be/oQ-HYaZsYXI

Edit: added more vids

Last edited by Alfanosgirl; 06/29/17 01:24 AM.
Re: Doo Wop Groups That Still Sound Good [Re: Alfanosgirl] #916285
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Here is the quintessential New York Doo Wop song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbgDcsUYH0A


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Originally Posted By: Turnbull
Here is the quintessential New York Doo Wop song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbgDcsUYH0A



You know, I do know Frankie Lymon but can't say I remember that song. Must have been WAY before my time. wink tongue

Lots of saxophone in 50s music hu?? Thanks TB. Good song


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Great song TB. I have it on my doo wop playlist.

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I remember that "I want you to be my girl" lyric, but I can't recall the song.

His voice was something else.


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I saw Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers at several Alan Freed shows at the Brooklyn Paramount in the Fifties, and met them outside at the stage door. Frankie was beloved by his fans: he was a cute little adolescent who was just like us--he went to junior high in New York City; his English teacher supposedly let him write a song ("Why Do Fools Fall in Love") instead of an essay; his voice hadn't changed yet....Too bad: he was the first famous R&R star to die of a drug overdose.


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Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Lots of saxophone in 50s music hu?? Thanks TB. Good song


TIS

Yes indeed, TIS--sax men were the unsung heroes of Doo Wop. Nearly all the pbeat Doo Wops featured a terrific sax break. The sax players were never credited on the records, but some of them were giants, including Sam the Man Taylor, Big Al Sears and Junior Walker.


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TIS, I'll look for some songs from TB's list of the great sax players and post. Definitely worth listening to.

Great stories TB. So true. Guitarists get too much recognition. Playing the sax is more difficult if you ask me.

My daughter has been playing the alto sax for about five years now. She's pretty good too. I tried it and I'm much better at playing the piano or guitar than the sax. Actually, I'm pretty lousy at all three, still learning grin Takes a lot of practice.

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I found some songs.

There's no doubt in my mind you'll recognize this one
Junior Walker

https://youtu.be/5xKckHzzzfg


"Sam the Man" Taylor played sax on Joe Turner's Shake, Rattle & Roll song and also for The Chords
Sh-Boom
https://youtu.be/H6LaAUGAu4U

I think he played sax as a cover version of Speak Softly Love, the love theme in The Godfather. Does anyone know if this is true?


Big Al Sears
Cover of Roy O's song Crying
https://youtu.be/RqsAVzsoLsQ

Rock n Roll Boogie (Al Sears)
https://youtu.be/Ucc49KlrcQc

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Dion still sounds AMAZING. I have to put up another one of his songs.

Love Came To Me
https://youtu.be/ZV3gp6gO1So

I wish the Mello Kings sounded better. They sound pretty bad.
Tonite Tonite
https://youtu.be/1ZRywBZ1Rc4

But way back when they sounded great
https://youtu.be/oHqWWaQFkwA


I like Dion's version of their song.
https://youtu.be/L13qZKD-Xdw

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Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl

There's no doubt in my mind you'll recognize this one
Junior Walker

https://youtu.be/5xKckHzzzfg

Amazing player and singer. My favorite of his: "What Does It Take"


Quote:
"Sam the Man" Taylor played sax on Joe Turner's Shake, Rattle & Roll song and also for The Chords
Sh-Boom
https://youtu.be/H6LaAUGAu4U

Big Joe had a lot of star musicians in his band. Mickey "Guitar" Baker, of Mickey and Sylvia ("Love is Strange") fame, played on his (original) version of "Chains of Love." The Chords had the original "Sh-Boom," but it was covered by a white group, the Crew Cuts, in 1954. Oddly, a lot of musical historians believe 'Sh-Boom" was the first R&R song. I go with Jackie Branston's "Rocket 88."





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Rock n Roll Boogie (Al Sears)
https://youtu.be/Ucc49KlrcQct

That was the second single made by Alan Freed's Rock 'n Roll Band. Their first (Freed's theme song, which the band always played when his stage shows opened at the Brooklyn Paramount, was "Right Now, Right Now"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ekrZtt46T4

Speaking of unsung (no pun intended) sax players:
The Neons, a one-hit-wonder white group, had a minor hit with "Angel Face." Lead singer is pretty monotonous, but it's a lively recording. The sax break, by Sam Kimble, makes this record:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-KwIft3Vz4

The flip side of the single, "Kiss Me Quickly," has my vote for the worst flip side of the Fifties.














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Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl
Dion still sounds AMAZING.



Dion DiMucci probably was the best white lead singer of the Doo Wop era. I saw him with and without the Belmonts at the Freed shows. Lou Reed worshiped Dion--he inducted Dion into the R&R Hall of Fame. You can hear Dion wailing away at the end of Reed's "Dirty Boulevard":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmJUSI2qRlM
(Dion is singing on the vinyl version, not the black man shown in the video.)

The Channels, one of the top NY Doo Wop groups, did their own version of Frankie Laine's classic "That's My Desire":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uErSbuPUvkA

Dion and the Belmonts copied the Channels' version literally note for note:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uErSbuPUvkA






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Originally Posted By: Turnbull
Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl

There's no doubt in my mind you'll recognize this one
Junior Walker

https://youtu.be/5xKckHzzzfg

Amazing player and singer. My favorite of his: "What Does It Take"


Quote:
"Sam the Man" Taylor played sax on Joe Turner's Shake, Rattle & Roll song and also for The Chords
Sh-Boom
https://youtu.be/H6LaAUGAu4U

Big Joe had a lot of star musicians in his band. Mickey "Guitar" Baker, of Mickey and Sylvia ("Love is Strange") fame, played on his (original) version of "Chains of Love." The Chords had the original "Sh-Boom," but it was covered by a white group, the Crew Cuts, in 1954. Oddly, a lot of musical historians believe 'Sh-Boom" was the first R&R song. I go with Jackie Branston's "Rocket 88."





Quote:
Rock n Roll Boogie (Al Sears)
https://youtu.be/Ucc49KlrcQct

That was the second single made by Alan Freed's Rock 'n Roll Band. Their first (Freed's theme song, which the band always played when his stage shows opened at the Brooklyn Paramount, was "Right Now, Right Now"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ekrZtt46T4

Speaking of unsung (no pun intended) sax players:
The Neons, a one-hit-wonder white group, had a minor hit with "Angel Face." Lead singer is pretty monotonous, but it's a lively recording. The sax break, by Sam Kimble, makes this record:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-KwIft3Vz4

The flip side of the single, "Kiss Me Quickly," has my vote for the worst flip side of the Fifties.












What Does It Take is a spectacular song!!! He makes it look so easy to sing and then play the sax. Such a talented man.

I do remember listening to the crew cuts. And I think you may be right about Rocket 88. It has that delta blues rock and roll sound more so than Sh-Boom. Have you seen a site called white doo wop collector? He puts up info on the groups with their music. There are many I've never heard of before.

Oops, I didn't realize I put up the second single of Freed's band. blush Thanks for correcting me. Both are great tunes!! I'm learning so much from you. Thanks.

I didn't bother listening to Kiss Me Quickly. I'll take your word for it. lol The other song was pretty good. Thanks for sharing it.

(I'm on my phone. Sorry if it's difficult to make sense of my post.)

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Originally Posted By: Turnbull
Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl
Dion still sounds AMAZING.



Dion DiMucci probably was the best white lead singer of the Doo Wop era. I saw him with and without the Belmonts at the Freed shows. Lou Reed worshiped Dion--he inducted Dion into the R&R Hall of Fame. You can hear Dion wailing away at the end of Reed's "Dirty Boulevard":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmJUSI2qRlM
(Dion is singing on the vinyl version, not the black man shown in the video.)

The Channels, one of the top NY Doo Wop groups, did their own version of Frankie Laine's classic "That's My Desire":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uErSbuPUvkA

Dion and the Belmonts copied the Channels' version literally note for note:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uErSbuPUvkA






Dion and Johnny Maestro are my faves. Yes, I can hear Dion at the end. Wow! I never would have guessed that was him in a million years. Great stuff, TB.

I need to put up the song That's My Desire. There are a few live versions up on YouTube that are magnificent. Great band, great song.

I don't know about you but listening to doo wop puts me in a great mood. So, I listen to it every single day. smile

I'll have more questions for you when I get back. Gotta run. Beauty parlor day for me grin
Have a wonderful day!! smile

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