What an unbelievable night of acappella harmony on Sunday night August 14, 2016 at Roxy & Dukes in Dunellen. NJ. We had two great groups from Philadelphia, the Copians and Nostalgia 5. First up, the Copians got the place rockin’ as Jim Bakay led the group in “Let’s Go For A Ride” (Collegians). The Copians gave us a diverse set that included great harmony renditions of “Fool Fool Fool” (Clovers), “If I Knew” (Cruisers), “Story Untold” (Nutmegs), “False Alarm” (Re-Vels) and the Wind’ (Diablos) plus many others. Those who remember dj Jocko Henderson enjoyed Bobski’s “Jocko Rap”. We loved hearing Horace Brown lead a vocal harmony rendition of the Bobby Blue Bland song, “Members Only”. John Bishop’s voice was as strong as ever and paired nicely with Bill Keith’s in a duel lead on “Pain In My Heart”.
And what a performance by Nostalgia 5! We loved their selection of material and their flawless tight harmony. You’ve got to be good to do Ravens’ songs (“Count Every Star” and “Love Is The Thing”) and Nostalgia 5 did a great job with them. (The only other group we know of that does Ravens’ songs is Jimmy Keyes’ Chords, who we’ll have at Roxy & Dukes on September 18). We were thrilled to hear Nostalgia 5 do the Intervals’ “Here’s That Rainy Day,” not to mention “I Was Such a Fool,” “In The Morning,” “The Stars,” “That’s The Way It Goes” and many more. And “I Apologize” was one of the evening’s highlights. Thanks to Nostalgia 5 and the Copians and all those who came out to Roxy & Dukes to hear such great acappella singing.
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