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Satan & the Angels - Blue Eyed Soul

Tony Talent & the Coalitions

Golden Bells & Contessas

Sweet Delights

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

Sammy Strain & the Imperials, 1961 - 1963 Part 3

Sammy Strain & the Fantastics Part 2

Sammy Strain & the Chips Part 1

Asbury Park Vocal Groups Pt. 2

Asbury Park Vocal Groups, Pt.1

Philly's Original Capris

Little Jimmy & The Tops

Teddy & Twilights, Deckers

Groups from Philly's Francisville - Belltones, Joe Cook's Thrillers, Royal Demons, Madison Brothers

Sensations - Part 1

Sensations - Part 2

Johnny Maestro, the Crests & Brooklyn Bridge

Johnny Stiles & the Medallions on Essex

The Plurals

The Vic Donna Story

Orioles' Deborah Chessler

Tyrone & the Nu-Ports

Windy City Harmony: Calvaes, Blenders & Accents

        The Del Larks

Richard Barrett Part 1: The Valentines

Richard Barrett
Part 2:
Frankie Lymon & Teenagers

Richard Barrett
Part 3: The Chantels, Clickettes,
Fashions Veneers

Richard Barrett
Part 4:

Little Anthony & Imperials

Richard Barrett
Part 5: Lewis Lymon
Teenchords Jimmy Castor & Juniors

Richard Barrett
Part 6: The Channels,
Isley Bros, Del Knights

Richard Barrett Part 7: The 3 Degrees, Showmen

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Renovations to the Classic Urban Harmony Library

    Concert Reviews,
    Photos & Events

bullet [New!]Filming 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
at NJ Doo Wop Singers Club 2013

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

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
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
bulletFilming a Documentary
on Acappella
bulletAcappella Group Soul'D
Out on
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

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


    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


The Academics 


The Avalons


The Avons


The Blue Notes (original)


Claude Robinson & Creations


The 5 Embers


The Juveniles/ Twilights/ Embers


The Silhouettes

    1960's Soul

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

Angelic Gospel

bulletClaude Jeter & the Swan Silvertones

    Early Black
    Vocal Groups
    1870 -1930


The American
Jubilee Singers



The Dinwiddie Quartet

   History of


The 60th Anniversary of the Vinyl 45 RPM Single

    Rare Record

bulletHico Label

   Holiday Harmony

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


bullet Philadelphia Area Doo Wop & Acappella Groups
bulletBermuda Vocal Groups


Unknown Vocal Groups

     Great LINKS



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



Early June, 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 expands again to become a century of black music in Monmouth County, NJ (1880 - 1980) and opens 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!  It now covers Jubilee style spirituals groups, like the Fisk Jubilee Singers and Harrod's 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.  Check back soon for details of the opening reception.



[New!]Wednesday, June 10, 2015 [Somerset, NJ]

Brand NEW Classic Urban Harmony presentation, "Doo Wop Music Around the World" at Frankilin Township Library.

We (Pam & Charlie) return to our home base, the Franklin Township Public Library, 485 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873, for the first ever presentation of "Doo Wop Music Around the World".  We've got music and video clips, photos and record labels plus great stories about doo wop and vocal harmony groups from England, Spain, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Russia, The Czech Republic, Jamaica, South Africa and many other countries.  For an enjoyable Wednesday evening, join us Wednesday June 10 from 7 - 8:30 PM.  The event is FREE to attend, but you must register in advance as our events at FTL almost always fill up quickly.  We'll let you know when and how you can register.  Check back here often for details.    


[New!]Wednesday, July 29, 2015 [Somerset, NJ]

Philly Ringtones to sing at Franklin Township Library's Summer Concert Series

Each year, Classic Urban Harmony helps the Franklin Township Public Library, 485 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873, to have a doo wop acappella group concert as part of their Summer Concert Series.  This year the concert will be given by the fine group, the Philly Ringtones.  If you haven't seen this group yet, they are one of the most exciting new groups on the scene.  While the Ringtones are new as a vocal group, each individual member has considerable experiance singing with other vocal groups.  Make plans to join us Wednesday July 29 from 7 - 8:30 PM.  The event is FREE to attend, but you must register in advance as these events at FTL almost always fill up quickly.  We'll let you know when and how you can register.  Check back here often for details.  



Tuesday, October 20, 2015 [Morristown, NJ]

Classic Urban Harmony presentation for Great Horizons at the Morris Museum.  Topic TBD.

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.  Details will be announced on this website and also on the Great Horizon website, www.ssreg.com/mcs/.  Registration and admission fee required.  More details to come.

[New!]Saturday, February 20, 2016 (Snow date, March 12) [West Long Branch, NJ]

Monmouth University and Classic Urban Harmony present a huge live acappella concert with the Balladeers, the Philly Ringtones, Quiet Storm, Re-MemberThen, the Tee-Tones.

We're announcing this early so you can add it to your calendar!  Monmouth University's Center for the Arts and Classic Urban Harmony present a live doo wop and R&B acappella concert featuring the Balladeers, the Philly Ringtones, Quiet Storm, Re-MemberThen and the Tee-Tones.  It will take place at Monmouth University's magnificent 700 seat Pollak Theatre on the evening of February 20, 2016 (snow date March 12).  We'll have more details later but you don't want to miss this one! 


More events to be added shortly!




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!]Sunday, April 26, 2015 [Paramus, NJ]

New Jersey Doo Wop & Acappella Society to feature Vito & the Salutations at their 2015 Hall of Fame induction.

The New Jersey Doo Wop & Acappella Society show on Sunday afternoon April 26 from 2 - 6 PM, will feature Vito & the Salutations along with Grand Central Echoes at their annual Hall of Fame induction.  Being inducted are Shelly Buchansky (Salutations), Tommy Austin (Royal teens) and T. J. Lubinsky.  It takes place at the Paramus Elks, 200 Rt. 17 N, Paramus, NJ.  Dancing with DJ Nick.  For info call 201-303-3218.


[New!]Sunday, May 17, 2015 [Philadelphia, NJ]

Vic Donna Group, Philly Ringtones, Quiet Storm to sing in South Philly!

Bluesandrhythm Productions LLC presents a Sunday of Harmony, mostly in Glorious Acappella on Sunday May 17, from 3 - 7 PM at the South Philly String Band Club, 2820 Porter Street, Philadelphia.  Singing will be some of our favorite favorite groups, the Vic Donna Group, the Philly Ringtones and... just added, special guests Quiet Storm will be doing a few numbers!  Admission includes table seating, dj dancing and a fabulous buffet dinner prepared by Bobby B.  Tickets and info at 609-851-3100, bluesandrhythm1@gmail.com or www.bluesandrhythm.com.




Sunday, May 17, 2015 [Neptune, NJ]

Yakety Yak Cafe Class 25th Reunion to feature Who's Johnny, Sounds of the Street, Razorbacks, Nicky Addeo, much more.

Located at the Headline Nightclub, 1401 Route 35 South, on Sunday May 17, 2015 there'll be a huge 50's, 60's, 70's concert & dance party, hosted by TJ Lubinski.  Many acts represented including Who's Johnny, Sounds of the Street, Rock N Rhythm, the Razorbacks and Nicky Addeo.  See the flyer below for details or visit www.yakreunion.com



Saturday, June 6, 2015 [Newark, NJ]

Richard Nader's 26th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert now at the Prudential Center in Newark.  To feature Mary Wilson of the Supremes, the Duprees, Mel Carter, Sonny Turner, Fred Parris & the Five Satins, the Heartbeats, Willie Winfield & the Harptones, Tommy Mara & the Crests and Twin Gold.

Due to the closing of the IZOD Center, this year's Richard Nader's 26th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert will now be at the Prudential Center in Newark.  It will feature Mary Wilson of the Supremes, the Duprees, Mel Carter, Sonny Turner (Former lead of the Platters), Fred Parris & the Five Satins, the Heartbeats, Willie Winfield & the Harptones, Tommy Mara & the Crests and Twin Gold.  As usual, there will still be the classic car display, Don K. Reed's acappella stage and autograph session with the artists.  The concert starts at 7 PM.  Tickets are available through info@richardnader.com



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