The Doo-Wop groups of the fifties and sixties made some of the most beautiful music in those two decades.
Groups emerged from the streets of northeastern and industrial mid-west cities like Philadelphia, New Jersey, Chicago, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
And with smooth vocal harmonies this became one of the most mainstream, pop-oriented R&B styles of the fifties and sixties.
I can speak from experience because I was there. Not in Philly or the other cities, but Hamilton, Ohio where my parents allowed me to have an absolutely wonderful teenage life.
Doo-Wop blends classic rhythm and blues with vocal group harmonies, street corner singers, and falsetto leads mixed with baritone and bass singers.
Add this all together and groups could easily simulate any musical instrument.
Having these old songs in our lives provides us with memories and connects us with the emotions and special feelings that let us "Remember Then" just like the 1962 hit performed below by Larry Chance and The Earls.
When you watch the video and check out the other oldies groups, take a few moments, drift back to a decade of your choice, and see if you can still remember all the good times and good music we enjoyed as teenagers in the fifties and sixties.
All the songs, memories and cool rare videos you will see on these pages were part of a life I would gladly return to...
Just like in "Back to the Future"...Life was good.
Be sure to come back often to see all the new pages uploaded and the really cool oldies music you can read about and watch live videos, just like the ones below.
Click on the links below for some great content and listen to the music we once enjoyed on those great old 45s and LP records.
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DJ Ned Ward plays yesterday's country favorites and the Classic Hits of the 50's and 60's Doo Wop style.
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Many consider "In The Still of The Night" to be the anthem of Doo Wop oldies and it would be hard to argue that point giving the year the song was originally released, 1956. Read more.
Tucked between the 50s Doo Wop groups and the mid-60s British invasion was the phenomenon known as the Girl Groups. Read More.
"Looking For An Echo" is street corner music with soul. A time when the ability to sing was mandatory. Read more.
The "Marcels" were named after a popular hairstyle of the day. A great song, a great group and the live video will have YOU dancing in the aisle. Read more...
Any Jerry Lee Lewis biography will show Lewis as a huge Rock-n-roll legend, but he could sing country better than 90% of Nashville's best. Jerry Lee Lewis understood pure traditional country music.
The early 60's was still somewhat a time of innocence. The Angels sang of true love, dreamy boys, heartbreak, crying, and vengeance. They sang that vengeful song "My boyfriends back" with a passion.
"Mona Lisa" is a mid-tempo ballad about a broken love affair, featuring allusions to the iconic Da Vinci painting. A beautifully done country classic by Coe at his best.. Read more.