Doo-Wop Gold!

The other day I put together a Doo-Wop medley and to be very honest, I suspected it might be greeted with a very large yawn.
I could not have been more wrong.

The comments received and the number of hits recorded absolutely floored me. Not only that but several listeners requested that I do another one.

I try to pick up the pace as the week goes on so playing a mellow medley on a Thursday is a little out of the norm but hey, people asked so…

Tomorrow I’ll get back to rock and roll to close out the week but today it’s a medley filled with classic Doo-Wop ballads!

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

Play button is on the left … Volume slider is on the right

Doo-Wop Ballads

Danleers – Heartbeats – Penguins
Five Satins – Capris – Moonglows
Flamingos – Classics – Spaniels

Comments (13)

  1. Don Doyle

    Good morning, Ray. Lots of memories associated with today’s selections. All of them good. In my area there were several big dances or record hops. Friday &, Saturday nights and even Sunday afternoons. All of them were packed with teens looking to dance or just looking. Local radio personalities hosted and often a recording artist or group would make an appearance.Church halls or rolling rinks were transformed into ballrooms. Admission was was usually a quarter, so it was a very affordable place to go. The pace of the music usually was pretty fast but as the night progressed more and more of the slower more mellow tunes were played. These dances were a great place to meet girls, or boys as the case may be, in a safe, protected environment. Music was the catalyst and romance often ensued. I often think that kids today have been cheated by not having this type of social activity available to them. It was a good time to be a kid and the music was great! Once more Ray you have opened the floodgates of good memories and they revolved around music. Thank you.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Don.
      It really was a more simple time. I agree (wholeheartedly) with your assessment of how today’s kids are missing out on something very special. I try my best to remind people of how wonderful it was all those years ago.
      ROCK ON, BRO

      1. Don Doyle

        Well you are hitting it on all 8 cylinders! You are doing a great job Ray.

  2. Wendyl

    These Doo-Wop classics leave me feeling relaxed and soothed this morning. I can imagine all the wonderful times I’ve heard about and Don also described so beautifully. I would assume this will be as well received as the last Doo-Wop medley….it certainly is wonderful! (And so are YOU!) πŸ™‚ XOXOXOXO πŸ™‚

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Wendyl πŸ™‚
      I was hoping the songs would provide a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and take everyone back to a much more simple time.
      Have a wonderful day!

  3. Jim Waters

    Hey there Ray!
    I’m only 66, but love these. It must be because of the movies I watched and relating with my parents, but these songs really do make me feel good!
    Thank you.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Jim.
      Only 66? Man, you’re still a youngster! πŸ™‚
      These songs really are “feel good” reminders of when music was, you know, music.
      Thanks for taking the time to listen (and comment)!

  4. Fred

    Ray I was going to do one of my crazy link the songs but I am enjoying the tunes way to much!! One question do you believe in Earth Angels!! Ray I can close my eyes and picture these fantastic groups performing!! They were an art form look what they started on the dance floor!! Those were the days Ray!! Loved it and thank you!! Stay safe!!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Sir Fred!
      I believe we are all surrounded by Earth Angels and I believe you are one of them. You possess great mercy and kindness in your soul and you are one of the most beautiful people I have ever met.
      As for the music, I think it is important to keep reminding people about that art form you mentioned and so … every Wednesday is going to be Doo-Wop Day from now on! πŸ™‚
      Stay safe, my friend and ROCK ON!

  5. Sandy Gaither

    Ray, this is absolutely perfect! I am so thrilled to hear all these doo-wop songs again. I do have some of them in my collection, but hearing them all together in a presentation is the best! As I sit here this morning following an overnight snowfall, about 2 1/2 inches, I am having a great time watching the Cardinals darting here in there. Adding in this wonderful medley along with my coffee is the bomb! Thanks so much for always being there to provide a trip down memory lane. A lane that holds so much for all of us!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Sandy πŸ™‚
      I saw your Facebook post with the cardinals. Lovely photo. ❀️
      I am so pleased you enjoyed the medley. Thank you for taking the time to listen and an extra thank you for taking the time to write. πŸ™‚

  6. Pat Conant

    Just love all of these, Ray. You are truely one of the “earth angels”. So happy you will be playing doo-wop every week!! I remember the record hops at the Community Club in Springfield, every Friday night, and if my memory is right, Goodnight Sweetheart, was always the last song played. We were so lucky to grow up when we did & lucky to live in Springfield.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Pat πŸ™‚
      “Goodnight Sweetheart’ seemed to be the appropriate way to end the medley. I am very glad you enjoyed it.
      We were VERY lucky to grow up and and where we did!


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