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[New!]Classic Urban Harmony

Celebrates Vocal Group Harmony

And the Masqueraders’ 50th Anniversary

June 10, 2012, Morristown, NJ

Part 2: The Reception and Buffet Dinner

We'd reserved the Morris Museum and Bickford Theatre (www.morrismuseum.org/) from 5:30 until 10:30 PM, knowing that the Museum was open to the general public until 5 PM.  Still the caterer (Encore Caterers, www.encorecateringnj.com) got there early and started setting up tables and food and beverage stations.  In the attached Bickford Theatre, our sound technicians were busy connecting equipment.  Sound checks would be conducted just prior to and during the buffet.  Singers arrived early for sound checks.  Some guests also arrived early and gathered in the parking lot.  People were anticipating a great evening.

Except where noted, all photos and video were taken by JDV Music and are the sole property of Classic Urban Harmony LLC.

Entrance to the Morris Museum

Tom Hight, Frank Chille, Sammy & DeBorah Strain
Sammy Strain was a member of the Chips, Fantastics, Impacts,
Blue Chips, Little Anthony & the Imperials and O'Jays.
(Photo courtesy of Ronnie Grozinski)

Lauren O'Doherty, Marilynn Harford, KJ O'Doherty
(Photo courtesy of Ronnie Grozinski)

Carl Tancredi and Tom Harford tailgating before the event
(Photo courtesy of Ronnie Grozinski)

Acappella group, Quiet Storm, rehearsing outside the stage door
(Photo courtesy of Ronnie Grozinski)


WRSU's Lou Rallo and Tommy Lockhart (Sheps & Teenagers)
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Left to right: "Broadway Al" Trommers, KJ & Lauren O'Doherty
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Al Trommers, Tony O, Tom Harford
Tony & Tom are co-founders of the T'n'T North Jersey Rhythm & Blues and Doo Wop Party
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Inside the museum, record label centerpieces were placed on each table

We had an appetizer table (above), a slider table,
a Tuscany table, two bars and a desert station.

Tuscany table


Pam & Charlie prepare to greet guests

Guests beginning to arrive

Tom Hight, Pam Horner, George Frunzi, Charlie Horner, Ann Levine, Bob Bosco

Pam & Charlie with friends Nomi, Mordechai, Lisa and Nels

Mary & Rev. Skip Borsos, Dick Plotkin (Precisions on Debra label), Pam & Charlie

Rev. Skip & Mary Borsos

Norman Donegan (Ad Libs) presenting Pam & Charlie with a copy of the
new Ad Libs CD, "The Ad Libs: The Complete Blue Cat Recordings"

New Ad Libs CD contains 23 cuts including many unreleased sides.

Pam, Charlie Norman Donegan (Ad Libs), Jeff Chambers (Mixed Company)

Pam Horner & Carol Price

Guests at the reception.  On right, Alan David Stein (WMTR's "Doo Wop Drive")
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Pam, Charlie, Patty & Val Shively (R&B Records)

Pam, Charlie, Val Shively, Lou Rallo (WRSU's "Big Beat Show"), Jeff Beckman, Frank Chille)

Ken & Mariemma Thompson, Charlie & Pam

Frank Cicerale (Re-MemberThen), Lynn (wife of WMTR's Alan David Stein),
Harry Maitland (Re-MemberThen), Pat Maitland, Eileen Offner, Marian Cicerale

Carl Tancredi, Maryann and John Poloney (Intentions, Ecstasies, Balladeers, Junior & 4 Seniors)
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Pam, Charlie, Sammy & DeBorah Strain.  Sammy is a two time inductee into the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his work with the O'Jays and Little Anthony & the Imperials.
He began his singing career with the Chips, Fantastics, Impacts and Blue Chips.

Charlie, Sammy Strain, Pam

"Night Train Jim" Bakay, WRDV-FM
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Jim Bakay & Ad Libs' Norman Donegan
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Charlie, Pam, Keith Lewis, James Power
Keith (Visual Communications Group) and James (singer songwriter) produced
the documentary, "A Lesson In A Cappella"

Tables in the Museum Pavilion.  The reception also extended
around the corner into the Museum Court.
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Charlie & Pam greet Carl Tancredi

Charlie, Pam & Carl Tancredi

Wayne Smith (Capris, Little Isidore's Inquisitors), Sandi Italiano, Patty & Val Shively
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)


Charlie, Pam, Stephen Nicholas

Charlie, Pam Joan Padilla (Jersey Girls), Tom Bialoglow (founding member of the Duprees)

Charlie, Pam and Tommie Shider (Sheps)

Kathleen Gilliano, Charlie, Pam, Matt Gilliano

Bill Keith (Blendtones, A Moment's Pleasure, Students,
Copians), Val Shively, Jim Bakay (Copians)
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Pam, Don & Denise Leins

Charlie, Pam, Mike Molinaro

Ann Levine, Bob Bosco, Don & Denise Leins
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Charlie & Ron Grozinski

Charlie & Charles Anderson

Pam, Charlie, Charles & Sandra Anderson

Val, Charles, Patty

Tom Harford & Frank Chille

Charlie, Pam, Tom & Marilyn Harford

Charlie, Pam and Cool Bobby B (Sirius/XM Radio's "Doo Wop Stop")

Charlie, Pam, Moses & Ann Groves.
Moses is an original member of Little Jimmy & the Tops.

Charlie & Pam with the Sheps
Left to right: Charlie, Tommy Lockhart, Charles Coleman, Pam,
Tommie Shider, Johnnie Barlow, Richie Camacho

The reception area.  Poster designed by Warren Tesoro on left.
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)



Charlie, Mary & Jimmy Merchant, Pam
Jimmy is a founding member of the Teenagers
and co-writer of "Why Do Fools Fall In Love"

(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)


(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

The appetizer station
 (Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Broadway Al Trommers and Moses Groves (Little Jimmy & Tops)

Ann Levine
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Carl Tancredi and Holly Heinz
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Charlie & Lynn Fuchella

Moses & Ann Groves
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Ron Grozinski, Pam Nardella
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

One of the food stations
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Charlie and Terry Stewart, President and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Val Shively, King Arthur, Terry Stewart
(Photo courtesy of Janet Alvarez)

Charlie & Pam with Barbara Jean English & Trudy Cunningham of the Clickettes

Charlie, Clickettes' Barbara Jean English & Trudy Cunningham, Pam

Charlie & Pam with Chris Jordan (noted Gannett newspaper writer)  and friend Kathy

King David's Harp member, Otis Jones and Gospel music promoter, Rev. Brenda Boone
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Pam, Charlie, Gordon Skatberg (WHRU's "R&B Serenade") and friend Gloria

Christine Vitale (WFDU's "Group Harmony Alley"), Richie Camache (Sheps)
Tommie Shider (Sheps), Gordon Skatberg (WHRU)

Pam & Charlie, Toni & Bill Keith

Karen Greilich, Pam, Charlie, Ron Greilich

Tommy Lockhart (Teenagers, Sheps) and Mary Merchant

Ray Goodwin (Solitaires), King Arthur, Tex Wrightsil (Masqueraders)
(Photo courtesy of Janet Alvarez)

Milton Love (Solitaires), E-Z (Choice), Mrs. & Mr. Johnnie Barlow (Sheps)

Milton Love (Solitaires), Johnnie Barlow (Sheps), E-Z (Choice), Mrs. Barlow

Our strolling acappella group, Re-MemberThen
singing "Gloria" during the Reception

Left to Right: Bill Butkowski, Frank Cicerale, Marty Gelieber, Harry Maitland, Jim Offner

Re-MemberThen singing in the Museum Pavillion

(Center) Noted Music Historian, Paul Ressler


Record Collectors Elaine Wade, Karen Efron,
George Frunzi (Gold Radio's "Down On The Street Corner")

Norman Donegan (Ad Libs), Jeff Chambers (Mixed Company),
Jim Kline (Inquisitors), Molten Milton (Inquisitors)

Kitten Kaboodle (Inquisitors), Pam, Little Isidore (Inquisitors), Charlie
(Photo Courtesy of Matt Gilliano)


Smitty (Quiet Storm), Charlie, Joe Grimaldi (Ecstasies)
(Photo Courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Tom Bialoglow (Duprees), Joan Padilla (Jersey Girls)
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Tony O (Dungeon Serenade) and Little Isidore
(Photo Courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Darrall Campbell (New Emage, Ecstasies, now Quiet Storm)
(Photo Courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Mariemma & Ken Thompson, Tom Hight
(Photo Courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Angelo Pompeo, Tom Rowell, Bob Campbell
(Photo Courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Delores & Angelo Pompeo, Tom Rowell
(Photo Courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Sammy Campbell (Del Larks)
(Photo Courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Ron Taylor (Del Larks)
(Photo Courtesy of Matt Gilliano)


Kathleen Gilliano, Jimmy Merchant (Teenagers)
(Photo Courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Re-MemberThen singing in the Museum Court


Patty Shively (top), Kathleen Gilliano, Ann Levine, Bob Bosco

Holly Heinz, Paul Ressler, Judy Haskins

Warren Tesoro, Stephen Nickolas, Mike Boone, Lou Rallo

Sam Campbell (Del Larks) and guest

Top: Lynn Fuchello.  Trudy Cunningham (Clickettes), Barbara Jean English (Clickettes),
King Arthur, (Queen) Janet Alvarez.  Janet's father, Danny Cedrone played the
historic guitar riff in "Rock around The Clock".

Ron Taylor (Del Larks), Jimmy Merchant (Teenagers), Matt Gilliano
(Photo Courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Joe Grimaldi, Keith Lewis, James Power
(Photo Courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Joe Grimaldi, Keith Lewis, James Power, E-Z (Choice)

Solitaires' Ray Goodwin, Al Grant, Don Cruz
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)


Charlie, Re-MemberThen's Frank Cicerale and Marty Gelieber
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Judy Haskins & Ron Taylor (Del Larks)
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Elaine Wade, Carl Tancredi, Karen Efron
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Jimmy Merchant, Mary Merchant, Tommy Lockhart
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Quiet Storm at the desert station
 (Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

King David's Harp, Charlie & Pam

Charlie & Pam with Re-MemberThen

Re-MemberThen, Pam & Charlie, Joe Loud


Because of the significance of the event, we've posted hundreds of photos and will post numerous short video clips, over the next few weeks.  Please click on the segment below that you'd like to view.

Part 1 - Behind the Scenes - Any event of this magnitude requires months of planning and preparation.  Here we'll give you the story behind selecting the venue, caterer, entertainment, invitations, table centerpieces and even the chocolate favors for the guests.

Part 2 - The Reception and Buffet - With 180 invited guests there were plenty of music celebrities attending.  See photos of who were there.

Part 3 - The Concert - See photos from the concert, featuring Re-MemberThen, King David's Harp, Quiet Storm, Little Isidore & the Inquisitors, the Vic Donna Group, Milton Love & the Solitaires and the Masqueraders.  We also have photos of the Masqueraders receiving plaques for 50 years of great R&B harmony.

Part 4 - The party continues at the hotel for out of town guests.

Part 5 - Some nice compliments we received from our guests - Coming Soon!

Part 6 - The Concert Videos - Coming Soon!.


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