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a genre (usually a cappella) of Black vocal-harmony music of the 1950s that evolved in New York City from gospel singing

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With appearances at the White House, the 100th Olympiad and the Voice of America, Indiana-based Stormy Weather performs their stick to the ribs vocals with this one-of-a-kind doo-wop series for kids.
For a while, he hosted a doo-wop show on public television in the Santa Clarita Valley and now has a doo-wop show on KPAL-TV in t Valley, although he is paying for the air time out of his own pocket.
They were mentored by Harvey Fuqua of the Moonglows, who sang on their doo-wop first US hit, That's What Girls Are Made For, in 1961, and who later married Gwen Gordy, sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy.
For thirty years, Mabou Mines has created startling theater, hybrid visions finessed from elements as various as Beckett texts, doo-wop music, and Japanese bunraku puppetry.
Both Doo-Wop and Save the Last Dance for Me are biographical and historical accounts written not by academically trained scholars, but from the perspective of well-informed and educated fans/record collectors.
A fine array of contemporary African-American gospel song styles is rendered by Imani, a female doo-wop quintet, and four young soloists whose a cappella work is simply astounding.
roared Lenny Coco of the Chimes to a packed audience of 15,000 people in East Rutherford, New Jersey's Brendan Byrne Arena during a Doo-Wop concert extravaganza on December 26, 1992.
The storytelling quality of rap has its origins in the 1950s and the innovative style of New York City's Puerto Rican street poets, who helped pioneer the Doo-Wop movement.
The result is a sparkling collection of exuberant doo-wop pop-soul--a sound that, thanks to Nikki's sassy, high-stepping vocal quality, captures all the fun and vitality of classic '60s girl groups but is made thoroughly modern by Rich's hard-hitting, radio-ready beats and keyboard textures.
The Canadian vocal quartet blends all kinds of a cappella from jazz scat to doo-wop and cover everything from jazz standards like Teach Me Tonight and Orange Coloured Sky to soulful pop re-workings like The Doobie Brothers' What A Fool Believes and Stevie Wonder's All In Love Is Fair.
The latest is VV Brown with her blend of doo-wop and 1950s-styling.
From the title tribute to his Telecaster on, Kirchen not only shows his skills at playing and singing classic country idioms, but traditional rhythm & blues, blue-eyed soul and even a little doo-wop, too.
It's not often I get to write this so I'm going savour it - Jones has mixed doo-wop, blues and jazz to produce a classy and achingly cool LP.
The four-person doo-wop group made a name for itself in the late 1980s with gigs at the Eugene Celebration, the Oregon Electric Station and around the region.