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Doo Wop Ramblings

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This is your personal invitation to take a trip back in time for some classic Street Corner Harmony tonight at 8 pm and Monday at 9pm on 89.9 FM in Jacksonville and around the world.  You'll enjoy 60 minutes of great Doo Wop, Acappella and a little mix of soul. I hope you get some enjoyment out of this newsletter. Your comments are always welcomed. 

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Memphis Music Hall of Fame – Sam the Sham, John Lee Hooker and William Bell are among the 2016 inductees into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, announced on Wednesday  Official induction will take place November 3.

Dennis Dorrity Sr.  I just learned a true friend of the Doo Wop world passed away last month. The New Jersey native was 72. Dennis loved Doo Wop and for many years worked with Ronnie I and Rob Albanese at LAR Enterprises in helping schedule and coordinate the acts at the shows they promoted.  He also promoted a number of memorable dinner/dance concerts under the All Star Revues name. Dennis' son, Dennis Jr. appears regularly at Doo Wop shows and is a favorite with his wonderful voice. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. Here is the obituary.

Singer/songwriter John D. Loudermilk passed away Wednesday at the age of 82. John worked as a handyman at a local TV station and convinced the owner to let him sing, on the air, a song he wrote. George Hamilton IV was impressed enough with "A Rose And A Baby Ruth" that he recorded it and set John on the path of music. As a singer, John is best remembered for "Language Of Love" in 1961. But John's catalog of compositions is surpassed by few in rock history, including "Indian Reservation", Stonewall Jackson's "Waterloo"," "Norman", "Tobacco Road" and "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye". John was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1976 and entered the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame five years ago.


Harvey Robbins' Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame Of America will hold its 16th annual Induction and Gala Concert on Sunday, October 16. The event, which features the Original Vandellas, The Rays with Hal Miller and the Tuneweavers will be held at the North Shore Music Theatre outside of Boston. Click here for ticket information and complete show lineup. 

Arlene Smith Tribute  The Bronx Music Heritage Center honors Arlene Smith, founding member of The Chantels, as a Bronx Living Legend. Arlene ushered in the "girl group" era that helped to make Morrisania in the Bronx one of the most important centers of the doo wop music scene. The concert will feature performances by The Diplomats, Arlene's band since 1979. The Super Girls Group and Barbara Harris of The Toys. The event is FREE and open to all. A $5 donation is suggested. Click here for the Heritage Center website. The event is scheduled for October 28 7pm at the Pregones Theater in the Bronx. 

Holiday Rock n' Rolldies is set for December 14 at Heinz Hall In Pittsburgh. The All-Star line-up features Johnny Angel & the Halos, Eugene Pitt & Jive Five, Dee Dee Sharp, The Impressions and Lou Christie. Click here for ticket information. 

For The Soul Lovers  Here is a great show in Merrillville, IN on November 25.  The Manhattans, Dramatics, Enchantment, Bloodstone, Blue Magic and Lenny Williams headline this fantastic show.  Click here for more details. 

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Make sure you check out the links section of the newsletter located under the playlists. They will connect you to the websites of some of the great performers, DJ's and promoters of the Doo Wop world.  This week's new link features Party of Five out of New Jersey. They were part of the acappella show at Lead East and did a terrific job. Thanks to Jack Sepede, the group's lead, for the CD. Visit their Facebook page here and under the links section. 


Operations began at Chicago's new Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, where work would take place on the first mass-produced, commercial car radio. In 1930, Galvin would introduce the Motorola to the Radio Manufacturers Association's annual meeting in Atlantic City.  1928

Fats Domino's version of "Blueberry Hill" enters the Billboard Pop chart where it will reach number two. The song had been written in 1940 and was recorded by several artists including The Glenn Miller Orchestra who took it to #1 in 1941.  1956

New York disc jockey Murray The K receives a copy of The Beatles' "She Loves You" and plays it on radio station WINS-AM. It is believed to be the first Beatles' song ever broadcast in the US.  1963

RCA Victor Co. announces that it has received over 856,327 advance orders for Elvis Presley's next single, "Love Me Tender". The song, which was a Civil War ballad with new words added by Ken Darby, gave Elvis co-songwriting credit due to his publishing deal with Hill & Range, which demanded songwriters concede 50 percent of the credit if they wanted Presley to record it.  1956

On Jerry Lee Lewis' 75th birthday, his 40th album, "Mean Old Man", peaks at #72 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The LP consists of duets with some of music's greatest stars, such as Mick Jagger, Rod Wood, Tim McGraw, Eric Clapton, Merle Haggard, Ringo Starr, John Fogerty, and Willie Nelson.  2010

Billboard magazine reports that hot-rodding songs are the latest teen fad, replacing surfing songs. Among the top tunes is The Beach Boys' "Little Deuce Coupe". Capitol Records starts supplying DJs and record retailers with a book of hot-rod terms.

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  Sunday & Monday Playlist

Tonight's Playlist
September 25, 2016  8-9 pm

Kingdom Of Love  — The Preludes

Always Be Faithful — The Monarchs

Let's Be Lovers — The Starglows 

Teenage Dreams — Pearl & The Deltars

Wonderful Girl — Party Of Five

Please Be My Girlfriend — Confidential Four 

Darling — Sinceres 

It's Alright — Soul Stick Q

As I Sit Here — The Whispers 

Little Rose — Blenders 

Teenager — The De Vaurs 

Need You — George Goodman and The Headliners 

My Heart Cries — Romancers

(Boo-Hoo-Hoo) — The Atlantics

For Your Precious Love — Larry Chance & The Earls

Down On My Knees — Stevie Dunham 

Darling I Want to Get Married — The Heartbeats

Why Do You Have To Go — Kenny Vance

My One And Only Love — Norvan Baskerville & The Five Chestnuts 

Goodnight — 3rd Edition

Monday's Playlist

September 26, 2016  9-10 PM
     Encore from 10/5/2014

Because of You — Dreamers 

Hey Baby — Arribins 

If My Heart Could Write A Letter — Johnny Maestro & The Crests 

Stormy Weather — The Spaniels

Carelessly –Cadillacs

The Mystery Of You — Legends Of Doo Wop

Needed — Voice Masters 

Chain Of Broken Hearts — Camelots

Memories Of Love  — Lenny Dean and The Rockin' Chairs 

He — Cameos

I'm Yours — Caleb & Playboys

Unchained Melody — The Righteous Brothers

I'm Your Slave — Fiestas

Please Say (You Want Me) — Streetheart

Lonely Way — Kenny Vance & The Planotones

Let Me Show You Around My Heart — The Turbans

I Only Have Eyes For You —  Flamingos

I Need Your Love So Bad — Vocaleers 

Dreamtime — Rosie & Rosebuds

Have You Ever Met an Angel — Valtones
Goodnight — 3rd Edition 



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Little Isidore & The Inquisitors

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Larry Chance & The Earls

Kenny Vance & The Planotones

The Harptones

The Acchords

Mike D'Amore

The Tribunes

The 3rd Edition

The Mystics

Lola & The Saints

Malt Shoppe Memories

The Whiptones

The Bel Airs

The Fabulous Dudes


Deja-Vu Experience

Neal Stuart & the Empire State Band

Shake Rattle & Roll

Street Magic 

Smooth Jim & Betty Doo Wop 


The Dukes Of Doo Wop 


Party of Five (new)

   Research & Videos
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Marv Goldberg's Articles

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Doo Wop2Soul Show 

Jim Santa Barbara Show

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Oldies Your Way

The King Arthur Show

The Doo Wop Vault with Big D

Philly Gold Radio 

Big Beat Radio Show With Lou Rallo 

The Belmonts Internet Radio 

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New England Doo Wop Society

Richard Nader Concerts

LAR Enterprises

Pop Rock & Doo Wop

Affordable Music Productions        

          Video of the Week

             Joe Tex Show
The Doo Wop Revival plays Doo Wop, Acappella and a little mix of soul. On this week's video of the week I've got about 25 minutes of raw soul from one of the best, Joe Tex. The godfather of "Southern Soul", Tex was a peer of James Brown who was considered by some to be his equal and antagonizer for many years. This was done sometime in the late 60's. 




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