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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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Vito & The Salutations
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. Credit: Classicbands.com
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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
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
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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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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