It's the Time
Capsule Show's 50th Anniversary and we have Dean Shapiro's exclusive article on
the history of this legendary radio program as seen through the eyes of the
show's creators, Joe Marchesani and Tom Luciani. The article contains many
photos and documents from the show's early years! We've also been adding our
readers memories of the TCS - Click
Capsule Show to take a look.
To keep up with the latest news in
group harmony and to see any additions to this website since your last visit, go
What's New Page first.
Urban Harmony is now also the home of The Mills Brothers Society. To visit
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Classic Urban Harmony, LLC promotes the legacy of
Rhythm & Blues Vocal Group Harmony (1940's through 1960's), Doo Wop Music, Soul
Harmony, Spiritual Quartet Singing and Early Rock & Roll Music through
multimedia presentations, workshops, courses, historical research, interviews,
magazine articles, radio guest appearances and this website.
Who We Are:
Classic Urban Harmony, LLC is wholly owned by Charles and Pamela Horner and
located in central New Jersey.
Dr. Charles Horner is a music historian and
former radio personality who now gives multimedia presentations on the
development of 1950's Rhythm & Blues, early Rock & Roll, Doo Wop Music and
Soul Music. He is recognized worldwide as an authority on the
history of vocal harmony.
Pamela Horner has been an aficionado
of R&B vocal group harmony for more than twenty years. She is
skilled as an educator, administrator, researcher and writer.
The Classic Urban Harmony Archives
Located at an undisclosed site in the eastern half of
the United States, a temperature and humidity controlled, guarded and
constantly monitored facility houses over 50,000 phonograph records as
well as thousands of news clippings, photographs, books, trade magazines,
sheet music, posters and other memorabilia relevant to vocal harmony.
Charlie and Pam are photographed here in the Archive's West Wing.
(Photo by Lauretta Camardelli)
This website is intended to become a valuable source for information on the
history of vocal harmony groups. Browse the articles in our PROFILES IN
HARMONY section. We'll be adding new profiles all the time.
What We Offer:
Classic Urban Harmony LLC offers a number of live multimedia
presentations, all based on the history of Rhythm & Blues, early (1950's) Rock &
Roll, Doo Wop and Soul vocal group music. All presentations consist of 60
or 90 minute PowerPoint talks containing rare photographs of singers, record
labels, sheet music and memorabilia from the Classic Urban Harmony Archives.
Many photos are unpublished and come from the singers themselves or were taken
by the managers of Classic Urban Harmony LLC. Talks will also contain
audio song clips and in some cases, video clips. Presentations include
anecdotes direct from the singers.
Who We Present To:
We do our presentations for active adult and retirement
communities, museums, libraries, historical societies, colleges and corporate
functions in New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania. We also talk at
music conventions, educational forums and on themed cruise ships, worldwide.
Why We Do What We Do and Why We're Unique:
Rhythm & Blues Vocal Harmony and Doo Wop Music is one of the
least documented, least respected and least understood of all the American
musical art forms. Over the past 45 years we've had the pleasure of
interviewing literally hundreds of vocal group singers. Many became our
close friends. Tragically, many of those singers are no longer with us.
The task of preserving their legacy has fallen on the select few serious
researchers who had the foresight to document these artists' stories over the
past several decades.
Our presentations are meant to educate as well as entertain.
We help our audiences learn the stories behind the songs they grew up with as
well as the singers who sang those songs.
For information on scheduling a Classic Urban Harmony presentation for your community or organization, please email us at
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210 Sherwood Ct., Somerset NJ 08873
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