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[New!]Wally Osborne & Starfires

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Sammy Strain & the Imperials, 1964 -, Part 4 in the series

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Asbury Park Vocal Groups Pt. 2

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Philly's Original Capris

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Richard Barrett Part 7: The 3 Degrees, Showmen

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bullet [New!]Choice at Roxy & Dukes
 
bullet [New!]Philly Ringtones at Franklin Township Library
bullet
[New!]Curators Talk, Spirituals to Soul Exhibit
 
bullet [New!]Sonny Til's son & grandson visit Classic Urban Harmony Headquarters
 
bullet [New!]Re-MedmberThen at Roxy & Dukes
 
bullet [New!]Quiet Storm at Roxy & Dukes
 
bullet [New!]Spirituals to Soul Museum Exhibit, Freehold
 
bulletVelvet Candles in Barcelona, Spain
 
bulletFilming Doo Wop Documentary
 
bullet2015 Portsmouth VA Gospel Concert
 
bullet Monmouth University West Side Music Exhibit
 
bulletAsbury Park West Side Music Exhibit Monmouth University - Set Up
 
bulletAsbury Park West Side Music Exhibit, Heaven Gallery
 
bullet2014 Philly Doo Wop Festival
 
bulletTNT with Vic Donna Group & Charlie Horner
 
bulletAsbury Angels 2014, Bobby Thomas
 
bulletRichard Nader Doo Wop Concert XXV
 
bullet2014 Portsmouth VA Gospel Concert
 
bullet Billy Vera Big Band at the Cutting Room NYC
 
bullet VGHA Extravaganza III
 
bullet Asbury Park Gospel Explosion

African American
Museum Philadelphia
Gospel Awards Ceremony

 
bullet Ray Goodman & Brown in Plainfield
 
bulletRe-MemberThen
at NJ Doo Wop Singers Club 2013

 
bulletEncounters at Somerset Run
 
bulletRichard Nader's Doo Wop Celebration XXVI
bullet
2013 Asbury Angels Plaque Dedications
 
bullet VGHA Acappella Extravaganza II
 
bullet2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
 
bullet Time Capsule Show 50th Anniversary
bullet
2013 Portsmouth, VA Gospel Concert
 
bulletRe-MemberThen
at Manchester, NJ

 
bulletRe-MemberThen
at New Providence Library

 
bulletJohn Moore's Middle Room Records Closes
 
bulletLittle Isidore in Fair Lawn, NJ
 
bulletNJ Doo Wop Singers Club Jan 2013
 
bulletCelebrating Asbury Park's West Side Harmony
 
bulletDoo Wop Singers Club 4th Anniversary
 
bulletChuck Berry Honored by the R&R Hall of Fame
 
bulletQuiet Storm at Somerset Run
 
bulletAsbury Angels 2012 Induction Ceremony
 
bullet2012 Philly Doo Wop Festival
 
bullet2012 Lead East
 
bulletTNT R&B and Doo Wop Party, Aug 2012
 
bulletPam Nardella's Frankie Lymon Tombstone BBQ
 
bullet Classic Urban Harmony Celebrates Vocal Harmony & the Masqueraders 50th Anniversary
Multi-Part
 
bulletFrankie Lymon Tombstone Finds a New Home
 
bulletStormin Norman Seldin & Return of Ray & Darchaes in Monmouth Beach NJ
 
bullet2012 Portsmouth VA Gospel Concert
 
bulletTNT North Jersey R&B and Doo Wop Party - 2nd Anniversary
 
bulletAcappella Extravaganza at Molloy College 2011
 
bulletDoo Wop Singers Club (NJ) Third Anniversary
 
bulletSoul of Asbury Park Concert
 
bulletMasqueraders Silver Star Competition
 
bullet6th Annual Philly Doo Wop Festival
 
bulletSouth Philly String Band Club After Party to 6th Philly Doo Wop Festival
 
bulletTymes' Norman & Peggy Burnett BBQ 2011
 
bullet2011 Lead East
 
bullet Morris Museum Acappella & Doo Wop Concert # Two
 
bullet Morris Museum Acappella Concert # One
 
bulletClassic Urban Harmony Presentation NJ Doo Wop Groups Part 2
 
bulletClassic Urban Harmony Presentation NJ Doo Wop Groups Part 1
 
bulletMorris Museum LaBamba & Quiet Storm Concert
 
bulletMorris Museum Jersey Rocks Exhibit Opening
 
bulletMorris Museum Jersey Rocks Launch Party
 
bulletEvening With Vocal Group Legends Concert
 
bulletRe-memberThen Finds Its Echo
 
bulletSteve Applebaum Tribute Concert
 
bulletWFDU Fundraiser, Teaneck, NJ March 2011
 
bullet Four J's Jimmy Testa Tribute & Benefit Concert
 
bulletVic Donna Group Rehearsal at CUH Headquarters
 
bulletPam & Charlie's 5th Anniversary Celebration - Multi Parts
 
bullet2010 Philly Doo Wop Festival
 
bullet"Doll Face" Musical Comedy
 
bulletNJ Doo Wop & Street Corner Harmony Association
 
bulletNick @ Nite Open Mic Night
 
bulletLeins Wedding
 
bullet"Fun-Raiser" at South Philly String Band Club
 
bulletRichard Naderís Summer Doowop Reunion XXI
 
bulletPhilly Doo Wop Diner Mural
 
bulletMaking Crossroads 2
 
bulletCornerstone CD Release Party
 
bulletVirginia Legends of Gospel Concert
 
bulletS. Philly Stringband Club Jan 13, 2010
 
bulletRemembering Ronnie I. Concert Nov 2009
 
bulletPGHA's Heavenly Harmony XII Concert
 
bulletS. Philly Stringband
Club
Testimonial
 
bulletFilming a Documentary
on Acappella
 
bulletAcappella Group Soul'D
Out on
Celebrity
Solstice
Oct 2009
 
bulletBattleship New Jersey Dance & Concert
 
bulletWVLT Cruisin' 92.1 Concert
 
bulletTymes' Norman & Peggy Burnett 2009 BBQ
 
bullet2009 Charleston Beach Music & Shag Festival
 
bulletAcappella Group Choice at Franklin Township Public Library
 
bullet American Bandstand Studio Fundraiser
 
bulletAcappella at the South Philly String Band Club Revisited
 
bulletFour Man Trio at At Dover NJ's Attilio's Tavern
 
bulletNicky Addeo at Asbury Park's Wonder Bar
 
bulletASAP's First Acappella Concert
 
bulletAcappella at the South Philly String Band Club
 
bulletVisiting Radio's Past & Present at WDVR-FM
 
bullet Chicago SoulTrip USA
 
bulletR&R Hall
of Fame
Interview with
Orioles' Deborah
Chessler

 
bulletSilhouettes' John Wilson Visits CUH World Headquarters
 
bulletNJ Doowop Group Harmony Club, 2009.
 
bullet New Years Eve 2008 with Nicky Addeo & Nite Owls
 
bullet 2008 European Road Trip: Deep River Quartet & Golden Gate Quartet
 
bullet 2008 Black Swan Burlington Concert
 
bullet 2008 Charleston Beach Music & Shag Festival
 
bullet Mills Bros,
Ink Spots
Beach Haven

 
bulletPhilly Doo Wop
Festival 2008

 
bullet Philly Doo Wop
Festival 2006

    PROFILES IN
    HARMONY

    In Tribute

bullet Dick Rietveld, Deep River Quartet
 
bullet Robert Murphy, Neighbors Complaint
 
bullet Walter McNeil, Gospel Nobleaires
 
bullet Jewel Akens, 4 Dots
 
bulletVirgil Johnson, Velvets
 
bulletCleotha Staples, Staple Singers
 
bulletDarlene McCrae, Cookies, Raeletts
 
bulletGregory Carroll, Four Buddies, Orioles, Dappers, Ink Spots
 
bulletJerome Ramos, Velours
 
bulletMickey "Guitar" Baker
 
bulletEarl Speedo Carroll, Cadillacs
 
bulletMajor Harris, Delfonics, Nat Turner Rebellion, R&B Soloist
 
bulletBilly Scott, Prophets
 
bulletCleve Duncan, Penguins
 
bulletDeborah Chessler, Songwriter,Mentor to the Orioles
 
bulletWilla Ward, Ward Singers, Gay Charmers
 
bulletBobby Thomas, Vibranaires, Vibes, V-Eights, Orioles
 
bulletJohn Jones, Moments Pleasure, Norristones, Copians
 
bulletChester Brown. The Counts
 
bulletJimmy Ellis, Trammps, Cordells, Exceptions
 
bulletJimmy Castor
 
bulletJack Scandura
 
bullet Cadillacs' Bobby Phillips
 
bulletBobby Robinson
 
bulletRobins' Grady Chapman
 
bullet Blue Notes' Roosevelt Brodie
 
bullet Moonglows' Harvey Fuqua
 
bulletCrests' & Brooklyn Bridge's Johnny Maestro
 
bulletDelroys' Reggie Walker
 
bulletSolitaires' & Vocaleers' Herman Dunham
 
bulletValentines' & Del-Knights' Eddie Edgehill
 
bulletChris Bartley
 
bulletSilhouettes' John Wilson
 
bulletLes Paul
 
bullet Castelles' Billy Taylor

    1950's R&B &
    Doo Wop
    Groups

bullet

The Academics 

bullet

The Avalons

bullet

The Avons

bullet

The Blue Notes (original)

bullet

Claude Robinson & Creations

bullet

The 5 Embers

bullet

The Juveniles/ Twilights/ Embers

bullet

The Silhouettes

    1960's Soul
    Groups

bulletThe Ad-Libs
 
bullet Jackson Five (Pre-Motown & Other Rarities)

    Carolina Beach Music

bullet The Poor Souls

    Modern Era
    Doo Wop Groups

bullet40 Years of Group Harmony: Ray Block's Photos of Vintage, Ad-Libs, Reunion, Bon-Aires, East River Drive
 
bulletYounger Dayz

    Gospel Groups

bulletThe
Angelic Gospel
Singers

 
bulletClaude Jeter & the Swan Silvertones

    Early Black
    Vocal Groups
    1870 -1930

bullet

The American
Jubilee Singers

 

bullet

The Dinwiddie Quartet

   History of
   Recording

bullet

The 60th Anniversary of the Vinyl 45 RPM Single

    Rare Record
    Labels

bulletHico Label

   Holiday Harmony

bullet Vocalaries' White Christmas
 
bulletPenguins' A Christmas Prayer
 
bulletDominoes' Christmas In Heaven
 
bulletCameos' Merry Christmas
 
bulletDrifters' White Christmas
 
bulletOrioles'
Lonely Christmas

    Hometown
    Harmony

bullet Philadelphia Area Doo Wop & Acappella Groups
 
bulletBermuda Vocal Groups

    Ongoing
    Research

Unknown Vocal Groups

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Group Harmony Events Calendar

(Our calendar is divided into two parts: The first section contains events Classic Urban Harmony is actively involved in.  Scroll down further and you'll find additional group harmony events that others are producing, that we also support.  We encourage you to attend as many vocal harmony events as you can.  It keeps our music alive. - C&P)

 

  Calendar of Classic Urban Harmony Events


Classic Urban Harmony Presentations, Concerts and Participating Events
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2015/16
 

Now Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, until November 7, 2015 [Freehold, NJ]

Exhibit: "Spirituals to Soul: African American Musical Heritage in Monmouth County (1880 - 1980)" to open at Monmouth County Historical Association Museum in Freehold, NJ.

Our highly acclaimed exhibit of black music of Asbury Park expanded again to become a century of black music in Monmouth County, NJ (1880 - 1980) and is now open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 - 4 in the Monmouth County Historical Association Museum, 70 Court Street, Freehold, NJ.  If you think the last exhibit was great, wait until you see this one!  In addition to all the other items, it now also covers Jubilee style spirituals groups, like the Fisk Jubilee Singers visiting Monmouth County in the late 1880's.  We've added some new photos and memorabilia like Bobby Thomas' white uniform and some new records.  It's complete with listening stations so you can hear the music as well as view the photos and memorabilia.  The exhibit is open through November 7, 2015.

MCHS Museum, 70 Court Street, Freehold, NJ
 

[New!]Wednesday, August 26, 2015 [Westfield, NJ] - Registration Now Open!

Classic Urban Harmony presentation "Doo Wop Around the World" comes to Westfield NJ Library

Our newest CUH presentation, "Doo Wop Around the World," comes to the Westfield NJ Library, 550 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090 on Wednesday evening, August 26, 2015.  It starts at 7 PM.  Learn about doo wop groups from England, Spain, France, Russia, Japan, Jamaica, Germany and many other countries.  As usual, there'll be photos, videos and song clips along with entertaining stories.  The event is FREE but you must register in advance.  To register on-line click Westfield Library and sign up.   You can also register by calling the Reference Desk at 908-789-4090.

[New!]Monday August 31, 2015 [Freehold, NJ] - No Registration Necessary!

FREE outdoor Quiet Storm concert at our "Spirituals to Soul" exhibit, Freehold NJ

As part of our "Spirituals to Soul" exhibition at the Monmouth County Historical Association, the great acappella group, Quiet Storm will be giving a FREE outdoor concert on Monday evening August 31.  There'll be a big tent outside the Museum at 70 Court Street, Freehold, so the concert will go on, rain or shine.  It starts at 7:30 PM but come at 6:30 and see the exhibit before the concert!  Quiet Storm will be doing a tribute to the late Bobby Thomas of the Orioles.  Quiet Storm was Bobby Thomas' last Orioles group and there is plenty to see in the exhibit relating to Bobby.  Light refreshments will be served.  No registration needed.  Just come.

 

[New!]Saturday, September 26, 2015 [Dunellen, NJ] - Call to reserve a table.

5/3 Woodland, doo wop acappella at Roxy & Dukes, Denellen NJ

Classic Urban Harmony LLC and Roxy & Dukes continue bringing doo wop acappella singing to the famous central NJ night club!  Our next doo wop concert will feature, 5/3 Woodland, another top notch vocal group, this time from the Philadelphia area.  If you've never seen 5/3 Woodland, prepare to be entertained!  It takes place on Saturday afternoon, September 26 at Roxy & Dukes, 745 Bound Brook Road (Rt. 28), Dunellen, NJ.  The concert starts at 3 PM, but doors open at 2.  Admission is only $10 at the door.  Great food and drink available for purchase.  Plenty of free parking.  And we give away CD's as door prizes.  If you desire a table, we strongly advise you to call for reservations!  To reserve a table call 732-529-4464 after 6 PM.  Of course, you can still just show up at the door but you may not have a choice seat..  With your support, we are turning central Jersey into Doo Wop Central!


 

[New!]Sunday, October 18, 2015 [Dunellen, NJ]

Original Mixed Company, doo wop acappella at Roxy & Dukes, Denellen NJ

Classic Urban Harmony LLC and Roxy & Dukes continue our doo wop acappella concert series on Sunday evening, October 18 when we will feature, Original Mixed Company, another great vocal group from Jersey City, NJ.  You may remember Mixed Company (and their earlier incarnation, Patty & the Street Tones), from UGHA years back.  Well the group is back and sounding as great as ever.  It all takes place on Sunday evening, October 18 at Roxy & Dukes, 745 Bound Brook Road (Rt. 28), Dunellen, NJ.  The concert starts at 8 PM, but doors open at 7.  Admission is only $10 at the door.  Great food and drink available for purchase.  Plenty of free parking.  And we give away CD's as door prizes.

[flyer coming]

 

[New!]Sunday, November 8, 2015 [Dunellen, NJ]

SHEPS reunion and CD release party, doo wop acappella at Roxy & Dukes, Denellen NJ - CLASSIC URBAN HARMONY EXCLUSIVE!

Mark your calendars for this one!  If, like us, you've been missing that great R&B acappella group, the Sheps, since they broke up a year and a half ago, we've got fantastic news!  The Sheps will be making one final singing appearance at a "Sheps Reunion," held exclusively at Roxy & Dukes, 745 Bound Brook Road (Rt. 28), Dunellen, NJ, for Sunday night, October 18, 2015.  Don't miss this as the Sheps are not likely to ever sing together again.  And on top of that, they'll be releasing a new CD made up of songs they recorded a couple years ago but never released.  Only 100 to 150 copies will be pressed and they'll be available at the Sheps Reunion.  Miss this chance to see the Sheps sing and pick up their new CD and you probably won't have another chance.  We'll let you know when you can reserve a table.

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 [Morristown, NJ] - Registration Now Open.

Classic Urban Harmony presentation for Great Horizons at the Morris Museum.  Topic: The Doo Wop Contiues: Early Rhythm & Blues Harmony.

Save the date!  We'll be back at the Morris Museum for a rare daytime presentation on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, from 1 - 2:30 PM.  More details will be announced soon on this website and also on the Great Horizon website, www.ssreg.com/mcs/.  Registration and admission fee required.  More details to come.
 


Saturday, February 20, 2016 (Snow date, March 12) [West Long Branch, NJ]
Tickets Now On Sale!

Monmouth University and Classic Urban Harmony present a huge live acappella "Doo Wop Explosion" concert with the Balladeers, Choice. the Philly Ringtones, Quiet Storm, Re-MemberThen, the Tee-Tones and more!

Tickets are on sale now!  Follw the link below to get the best seats.  Monmouth University's Center for the Arts and Classic Urban Harmony present a live doo wop and R&B acappella concert featuring the Balladeers, Choice, the Philly Ringtones, Quiet Storm, Re-MemberThen and the Tee-Tones plus a surprise guest.  It will take place at Monmouth University's magnificent 700 seat Pollak Theatre on the evening of February 20, 2016 (snow date March 12).  Show starts at 7 PM.  Tickets are now available for purchase at $25, $35 and $45 (Gold Circle).  We're working on doing something special for our Gold Circle attendees.  To purchase tickets on-line visit Monmouth U. Doo Wop Explosion.
 

 

More events to be added shortly!

 

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Calendar of Other Group Harmony Events We Support

(For time and space limitations, here we list only events containing live performances by doo wop vocal groups.  If you have an event you'd like listed, please email us details including a flyer, if possible.  We can only accept flyers in .jpg form, preferably at 700 pixels in the longest direction.  You can email us event notices at CUH@att.net.  We reserve the right to list only those events we feel are appropriate. - C&P)



[New!]
Wednesday - Sunday, September 2 - 6, 2015, [Parsippani, NJ]

33rd Annual Lead East (World's Biggest 50's Party)

It's time again for Lead East, the huge doo wop music festival and classic car show at the Parsippani Hilton, Parsippany, NJ.  Plenty of music related activities, doo wop concerts and 1,800 vintage cars from 22 states.  Here are the line ups for the vocal related music events.

Friday, September 4, 2015 - Friday Night Dance Party with dj Golden Gup, plus acappella singimng by the Whiptones.

Saturday Afternoon Acappella contest, 12:30 PM featuring Sentimental Reasons, The Magic Touch, Mixed Company, Memories Of You.

Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 7 PM Concert featuring Willie Winfield & the Harptones, Cleveland Still & the Dubs, the Jarmels, the Whiptones.

Sunday Afternoon Acappella contest, 12:30 PM featuring Classic Sounds, Echoes Of Time, Desire, Party Of Five

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 7 PM Concert featuring Milton Love & the Solitaires, Jimmy Gallagher & the Passions, the Danleers, Classic Sounds.

For more details ans a coupon for admission, visit www.leadeast.net
 

[New!]Sunday, September 13, 2015 [Philadelphia, PA]

Philly Doo Wop Festival plans announced for September 13. 

Save the date September 13 for the 2015 Philadelphia Doo Wop Festival. Fifteen vocal groups at this annual outdoor event.  We went last year and had a great time!  This year Charlie Horner will again be introducing a group or two.  The line up has just been announced as:  5/3 Woodland, A Perfect Blend, the Balladeers, the Belairs, Cornerstone, the Emeralds, Jr & the Four Seniors, Nite Light, Nostalgia 5, Original Mixed Company, Quiet Storm, Relatives By Appointment, Still Around, the Tributes and another group to be announced.

 

[New!]Wednesday, September 16, 2015 [Philadelphia, PA]

South Philly Stringband Club is back after summer break with Quiet Storm

After a summer break, the South Philly Stringband Club is back on Wednesday September 16 with Quiet Storm doing two sets - one acappella and one with the Quiet Storm Band.  The guest DJ will be Cannonball Jimmy Parsons.  Doors open at 6 PM,  Delicious buffet by Bobby B included with $15 donation.  Located at 2820 Porter Street in South Philadelphia.  For more details email Eddie at eddie7792@gmail.com.

Quiet Storm

[New!]Sunday, September 20, 2015 [North Brunswick, NJ]

NJ Doo-Wop Group Harmony Singers Club.  Groups to be announced.

This month's NJ Doo-Wopp Group Harmony Singers Club get togethjer will take place on Sunday September 20.  Featured groups will be announced soon.   Of course there be Still Around and also lots of impromptu harmony as attendees form groups to perfect their vocal skills.  It takes place Sunday September 20 from 11 AM - 4 PM at 6 Deerbrook Blvd, North Brunswick, NJ.  To reserve a spot email Stu at doowopstu@hotmail.com or visit Doowop Group Harmony Singers Club on FaceBook.
 

[New!]Saturday, November 14, 2015 [Pottstown, PA]

A Veterans Day Concert featuring Johnny Farina of Santo & Johnny, the Capris, the Marcels, Lenny Welch, the Duprees and special opening act, Quiet Storm. 

Tom Coyle has put together another great concert.  A Veterans Day Concert featuring Johnny Farina of Santo & Johnny, the Capris, the Marcels, Lenny Welch, the Duprees and special opening act, Quiet Storm, will take place at the Davenport Performing Arts Center, Pottstown Senior High School, 750 North Washington Street, Pottstown, PA, on Saturday November 14.  It starts at 6 PM.  See the flyer below for more details.

  
 

[New!]Saturday, November 21, 2015 [Bayonne, NJ]

Stan's Square Records' 50th Anniversary Live Show & Dinner Dance 

Stan Krause' Stan's Square Records in Jersey City NJ has been an institution now for 50 years.  To celebrate, Stan is reuniting groups on his Catamount label like the Royal Counts, Original Mixed Company, and the Heartaches, plus the True Devines, for a spectacular live concert and diner dance at Chandler Restaurant, 1081 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002.  For details, see the flyer below or call 201-437-7336.

 

 

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