Doo-Wop Forever!

Some people think listening to music 50 or 60 years old is going back too far. Well, for starters, that’s absolute nonsense because anyone who thinks 1960s music no longer counts is certifiable.

More to the point, those folks are going to have a real problem with this medley because we’re going well past the 60-year mark, and in one song’s case (1951’s Sixty Minute Man), we’re going back 70 years!

If you really want to capture the golden age of Doo-Wop, you have to wander back to the 50s and that’s where all the music in this medley originated.

The music is definitely uptempo in today’s medley but if you’re interested in slower Doo-Wop memories, let me know. 🙂

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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Doo-Wop Forever Medley

Elegants – Del-Vikings
Billy Ward & The Dominoes – Fascinators
Dion & The Belmonts – Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
Crests – Marcels – Danny & The Juniors

Comments (10)

  1. Don Doyle

    Good morning,, Ray. Going way back today I see, well good for you and us. The thing about Doo-Wap is that it focused on the voices and not the instruments, only one stop away from an a cappella performance. In Philadelphia and many other areas it seemed like on every street corner you could find a group of guys singing their hearts out. Very much like the current self publishing trend that has swept the nation, everyone who wanted to was recording songs. Everybody was getting in on the act. I remember one group, who was managed by a teacher, recorded a nursery rhyme in the town jail cell because of the great acoustics there. It became a local hit and was produced for pennies. The group enjoyed their celebrity by appearing at local record hops. It was quite a ride. I often think of activities that start out like singing or hot rodding that started out small and became so popular and commercialized it pushed the little guy out. Think over produced records or NASCAR. Oh I pine for the good days when things were simple and all you needed was a good voice or nice set of wrenches. Thank you Ray for taking us back to that simpler time when a pure voice and a few friends could entertain us.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Don!
      I know the music was sung on street corners in a lot of cities but to me it has always been a Philly thing so I was hoping you would appreciate it.
      As I promised Fred, there will be more of it on Thursday!
      ROCK ON, BRO!

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  2. Wendyl

    Thanks for keeping me company this morning while I sit with my coffee. These tunes will be in my head today for sure! I love the harmonies and the pure sound of Doo-Wap. Going back to the 50s will never be too far back! Hope you have a great day and know just how much we all appreciate your medleys! 🙂 XOXOXOXO 🙂

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Wendyl 🙂
      I didn’t expect a Beatle Baby to enjoy this (but I’m very glad you did)!
      Have a terrific day!
      ❤️XOXOXOXO❤️

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  3. fred

    My toes are tapping going for another cup!! Ray if I was going to play again this would be my first choice!! I love this!! Don said it best vocals yet how can you not want to dance to this!! Any Doo-Wap you play is great!! I’m wanting to go to a Hop!! Maybe a Blue Moon tonite!! Playing music like this is why I Love You Like I Do!! Wap on and stay safe!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Sir Fred. 🙂
      I’ll be honest. I didn’t expect the medley to get much attention from anyone! This has been a bit overwhelming. I’ll have more of it on Thursday!
      ROCK ON!

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  4. Penny

    Great songs ……….. My getting up isn’t working well today, hoping to put some Doo-Wop in my day! 🙂 as always you ROCk!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Penny. 🙂
      I hope the music puts some pep in your step! ❤️

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  5. Pat Conant

    Love Doo-Wop and look forward to Thursday. I’m with Fred, looking for a blue moon & wanting to go to a Hop!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Pat. 🙂
      I am absolutely floored by the reaction from everyone today. Shocked but pleased. 🙂
      I’ll have 1960s rock tomorrow and more Doo-Wop on Thursday.

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