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The Doo Wop Era

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jul, 2009 09:02 pm
@eoe,
Yeah, It's a big subject and it will take a long time to cover it. I was planning to dig up my doo wop albums and read over the group names. There are many I like, but can't ever get all of their names straight.
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eoe
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jul, 2009 09:03 pm
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHZXTL-k2YU

You'll Lose a Precious Love-
Tune into the bass man-Melvin "Froggy" Franklin, giving you BIG bottom! Very Happy
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jul, 2009 09:03 pm
@eoe,
Quote:
But that was the beauty of doowop


I agree...it's just that when I was a kid I thought all doo wop groups were black...except dion and the belmonts
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jul, 2009 09:07 pm
@eoe,
Quote:
You'll Lose a Precious Love" by the Temptations with David Ruffin in the lead, is sheer golden.


1965-Ruffin's first lead. I think this might be the very last days of doo wop. Motown changed the sound of R&B so radically.
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jul, 2009 09:14 pm
One of my favorites, but I never heard it til the 70's

Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jul, 2009 02:01 am
@edgarblythe,
ahhh. I was blown away to hear and see Jackie Wilson once again. He was surprisngly the one whose his dance style I TRIED to emulate and memorize ... from American Bandstand. This guy was a more interesting dancer than James Brown. Of course, the G.F.O.S. was impossible to copy.

Let me see if I can find the link to a Paul Simon song about 'Johnny Ace is Dead' where he mentions a bunch of the 50s' Doo-wop groups.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jul, 2009 02:43 am
@panzade,
One of my faves (I'd call it later Doo-wop)

Roy Orbison - In Dreams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbxsmcT7GOk&feature=channel
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jul, 2009 01:49 pm
I once was responsible for In Dreams getting removed from a jukebox. I got in the habit of going in a coffee shop in Long Beach and playing that song. The fourth time I went in, it was missing. Must have got on somebody's nerves. Very Happy
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jul, 2009 01:51 pm

Steamboat
Drifters
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jul, 2009 01:52 pm
I didn't know Rubber Biscuit.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jul, 2009 01:56 pm

Treasure of Love
Clyde McPhatter
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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jul, 2009 12:09 pm
@edgarblythe,
The Blues Brothers do a cover of this in the Blues Brothers first movie whilst on their 'Mission from Gahd'
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jul, 2009 09:15 pm



Spaniels and El Dorados
panzade
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jul, 2009 10:54 pm
Safaris-Image Of A Girl

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panzade
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jul, 2009 11:02 pm
@edgarblythe,
how do they merge two songs...that was good edgar
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jul, 2009 07:04 pm

The dominoes, with Jackie Wilson, Clyde McPhattter - -
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jul, 2009 07:05 pm
I love that song by the Safaris.
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2009 08:04 am
@edgarblythe,
Wow, so many good singers in one group Edgar...and 1951 to boot...amazing

One of my fave doo wop groups never reached great popularity due to the fact that their label(Bruce records) couldn't distribute enough to meet the demand.
Here's a short bio from the excellent R&B site Marv Goldberg's R&B
http://home.att.net/~marvart/Harptones/harptones.html

Sunday Kind Of Love was later covered by Jan & Dean in a sort of "surf-doo wop" version


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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2009 08:41 am
@edgarblythe,
Bless you for digging that up.

Jackie Wilson's singing...his golden tones, purity, and a range of emotions.

Pure bliss. 'Rags to Riches'- What a gem!

Scrambling to play "Lonely Teardrops". Singers should study his recordings, but doubtful you can teach what he does! Not a bad split either. dancing was jsut gravy. I am shocked to see that the origin of my early dance moves was from HIM. Not that I could move like him..I just tried to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nEfuE8Pw4U
Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2009 09:04 am
@Ragman,
Pls pardon the temp musical diversion.

Here's an interesting later video..of Jackie in 1971 with a sped up version of 'Higher and Higher' and 'Lonely Terardrops'. Jackie does some 'clowning' and modernizing it a little...maybe trying to reach younger crowd. Sort of Vegas act, in a way. Listen to what he does with his runs and try not to let the (dance gyrations distract too much.

My thought is the older version and performance has staying power. This is great and all but to me is more like a guy trying to make a buck ..schmaltzing it up. What are your thoughts?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8CyNlDjV84

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