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Remember When? Legends of Doo Wop - Then & Now
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Posted on 10/18/2008 10:27:19 PM PDT by Goonch

Legends of Doo Wop


TOPICS: Humor; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: doowop; music; nostalgia; rockandroll
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The Planetones


1 posted on 10/18/2008 10:27:19 PM PDT by Goonch
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To: Goonch
LEGENDS OF DOO WOP
2 posted on 10/18/2008 10:32:32 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Goonch
Duke of Earl
3 posted on 10/18/2008 10:36:12 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Goonch
Never sleep with a woman who has worse problems than you do

I'm gonna write that one down.

4 posted on 10/18/2008 10:37:16 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

That is funnier than hell! Thanks!! “Everyday, it’s a getting closer....” ROTFL!


5 posted on 10/18/2008 10:39:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a pretty stupid question.)
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To: Goonch

Dion and the Belmonts

6 posted on 10/18/2008 10:43:53 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Buddy Holy
7 posted on 10/18/2008 10:49:48 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Goonch
My favorite thing to do on a Saturday night: watch Youtube music.

Thanks.

8 posted on 10/18/2008 10:54:23 PM PDT by happygrl (we are all plumbers now!)
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To: happygrl
In The Still Of The Night - The Five Satins
9 posted on 10/18/2008 11:03:25 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: happygrl
The Drifters

There Goes My Baby

10 posted on 10/18/2008 11:10:25 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Goonch
Thank You Youtube
11 posted on 10/18/2008 11:16:41 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Goonch

Johnny Contardo and Sha Na Na...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWoyD5gtlWs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97r51CdJPHk&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPROkyTAdhY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYAdo40MEEI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfZfH33baMs&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfk5YrScS2k&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lfSPJKu3TQ&feature=related

Please watch these videos. They’re great!


12 posted on 10/18/2008 11:21:45 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I'm disinclined to tgtcquiesce to your request.)
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To: Prunetacos

13 posted on 10/18/2008 11:23:23 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: abigailsmybaby
Sha Na Na
14 posted on 10/18/2008 11:34:05 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: abigailsmybaby

“They’re great!”

Yes indeed


15 posted on 10/18/2008 11:38:32 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Goonch

ping wop


16 posted on 10/18/2008 11:39:39 PM PDT by steel_resolve (We are living in the post-rational world where being a moron is an asset)
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To: Goonch
To me, the epitome of Doo Wop is Blue Moon by the Marcels. I still remember one summer night when my sister and I played it for our parents, and how they reacted with shock and dismay at the way they had ruined this great classic, and I remember the disdain I felt - the future was ours!
17 posted on 10/18/2008 11:41:06 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: steel_resolve

18 posted on 10/18/2008 11:42:20 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Goonch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1YMH3KVTkw&feature=related

My favorite..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYAdo40MEEI&feature=related

19 posted on 10/18/2008 11:43:51 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I'm disinclined to tgtcquiesce to your request.)
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To: dr_lew
"To me, the epitome of Doo Wop is Blue Moon by the Marcels."

Amen to that brother


20 posted on 10/18/2008 11:50:14 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: abigailsmybaby

Crying

21 posted on 10/18/2008 11:59:15 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Goonch

i totally remember watching sha na na as a kid!


22 posted on 10/18/2008 11:59:46 PM PDT by steel_resolve (We are living in the post-rational world where being a moron is an asset)
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To: steel_resolve
If You Liked That<
23 posted on 10/19/2008 12:07:48 AM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: steel_resolve
Sha Na Na & Johnny Contralto
24 posted on 10/19/2008 12:16:08 AM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Goonch
Doo Wop


25 posted on 10/19/2008 12:21:39 AM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Goonch

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


26 posted on 10/19/2008 12:26:21 AM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I'm disinclined to tgtcquiesce to your request.)
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To: Goonch
Diamonds And Pearls
27 posted on 10/19/2008 12:33:14 AM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: abigailsmybaby
THE FLAMINGOS "I Only Have Eyes For You"
28 posted on 10/19/2008 12:39:05 AM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Goonch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iVL_SeeCac&feature=related

In case you haven't noticed, I'm a BIG Johnny Contardo fan :)

29 posted on 10/19/2008 12:41:27 AM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I'm disinclined to tgtcquiesce to your request.)
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To: Goonch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lfSPJKu3TQ&feature=related


30 posted on 10/19/2008 1:01:28 AM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I'm disinclined to tgtcquiesce to your request.)
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To: abigailsmybaby

Thanks for the links. I just enjoyed a version, long unheard, of ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’. But my favorite doo wop group remains Dion and the Belmonts.


31 posted on 10/19/2008 1:25:00 AM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Give 'em hell, Sarah!)
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons

I love Dion and The Belmonts too. They’ve always been a favorite of mine.


32 posted on 10/19/2008 2:07:33 AM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I'm disinclined to tgtcquiesce to your request.)
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To: dr_lew
My favorite is still "I Only Have Eyes For You" by the Flamingoes.

I neverheard it done better before or after them.

GREAT slow dance song!

33 posted on 10/19/2008 3:46:11 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Goonch
That was fun!

Here's a great little site for Doo Wop (and other stuff):

Doo Wop Drive In

34 posted on 10/19/2008 4:11:06 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons
But my favorite doo wop group remains Dion and the Belmonts.

During the early and mid-1970s, whenever I drove through a small town with a five-and-dime-type store, I would stop and ask if they had any old records. Maybe one out of five stops was a score, as the owner would pull out a box of dusty 45s and LPs from a back room or the top of some shelves.

I rarely paid more than a dime for a 45 or fifty cents for an LP.

One of my scores was an original 45 of Teenager in Love.

35 posted on 10/19/2008 7:53:28 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: abigailsmybaby

Thanks! (Big Sunday morning smile)


36 posted on 10/19/2008 8:48:58 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: McLynnan

I’m glad you enjoyed ‘em.


37 posted on 10/19/2008 12:34:20 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I'm disinclined to tgtcquiesce to your request.)
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To: Goonch

ping


38 posted on 10/19/2008 6:48:50 PM PDT by Gigantor (National Health Care is Universal and free. Except when it isn't.)
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To: abigailsmybaby
Not Doo Wop but IMHO one of the greatest of all time - That's Righteous Brother!

Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody

39 posted on 10/19/2008 7:11:34 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Gigantor

Thanks - must have dozed off


40 posted on 10/19/2008 7:15:01 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: abigailsmybaby
"In case you haven't noticed, I'm a BIG Johnny Contardo fan :)"

I can dig it. Kenny Vance is my main man.

Kenny Vance "For Your Precious Love" Live

41 posted on 10/19/2008 7:25:09 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Goonch
Kenny Vance & Johnny Maestro - "Let It Be Me"
42 posted on 10/19/2008 7:30:44 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
Great dance song!

HE FLAMINGOS "I Only Have Eyes For You"

43 posted on 10/19/2008 7:37:56 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Scoutmaster
Perfection

Knockouts - Darling Lorraine

44 posted on 10/19/2008 7:48:28 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: dr_lew
"I still remember one summer night...."

The Danleers - One Summer Night

45 posted on 10/19/2008 7:54:43 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Goonch

Record by The Penguins, written by Frank Zappa

I’m all alone.
Feeling so blue.
Thinking about you
And the love we once knew.
And each time I do,
It brings back those memories
Of El Monte.

Remember the dance.
I held you so tight.
The Satins were singing
In the still of the night.
You gave me your heart
And your love undying.
Now I’m alone...
I’m sitting here crying.

If only they had
Those dances again,
I’d know where to find you,
And all my old friends.
The Shields would sing...
“You cheated. You lied...”
And the Heartbeats...
“You’re a thousand miles away...”
And the Medaillons with “The Letter” and...
“Sweet words of his mortality...”
Marvin and Johnny with...
“Cherry Pie...”
And then, Tony Allen with...
“Night owl...”
And I, Cleve Duncan, along with the Penguins,
will sing...
“Earth angel
Earth Angel
Will you be mine?”
At El Monte.

If I could go back
To those days of the past,
I’d show you a love...
A love that would last.
Oh, I remember
Those wonderful dances
In El Monte.
In El Monte.
“Earth angel
Earth Angel
Will you be mine?”
At El Monte


46 posted on 10/20/2008 12:02:16 PM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: weegee

Memories of El Monte - the penguins

there are likely some Youtube clips of modern performances of the songs, the Penguins are still around (3 original members if I recall).


47 posted on 10/20/2008 12:04:17 PM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: weegee
Great trivia - thanks

The Penguins - Memories of El Monte

48 posted on 10/20/2008 12:31:58 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: JoeProBono

Saw The Danleers perform at the same concert where the Earls (& many others) appeared. Their lead singer, Jimmy Weston passed away ~2 years later (this is from the old thread).


49 posted on 12/13/2008 5:37:09 PM PST by pookie18 (Jindal-Palin or Palin-Jindal '12)
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To: Goonch; JoeProBono

Have Memories Of El Monte on a 45 (also from “old” thread).


50 posted on 12/13/2008 5:38:21 PM PST by pookie18 (Jindal-Palin or Palin-Jindal '12)
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