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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

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bullet [New!]Filming Doo Wop Documentary
bullet [New!]2015 Portsmouth VA Gospel Concert
bullet Monmouth University West Side Music Exhibit
bullet [New!]Asbury Park West Side Music Exhibit Monmouth University - Set Up
bullet [New!]Asbury 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 Nader’s 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 [New!]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



Tuesday, April 14, 2015 [East Brunswick, NJ]

Private presentation of "Under The Street Lamp - Part 2" for members of the East Brunswick Senior Center


[New!]End of May/Early June, 2015 [Freehold, NJ]

Exhibit: A Century of Black Music in Monmouth County NJ to open at Monmouth County Historical Association Museum in Freehold

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.  Check back soon for details of the opening reception.



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) [NJ]

Save the Date:  Special Group Harmony Event - Details To Be Announced.


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!]Friday, March 27, 2015 [Springfield, MA]

New England Doo Wop Society presents Rock 'n' Roll Revival #34 with Jimmy Gallagher, Cameos, Billy D & Rock-its.

The New England Doo Wop Society presents Rock 'n' Roll Revival #34 on Friday March 27 at 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:30) at the Beautiful Cedars Banquet Facility, 375 Island Rd, Springfield, MA.  Starring Jimmy Gallagher, lead singer of the Passions, (NJ's) Cameos and Billy D and the Rock-its.  For details see the flyer below or go to www.newenglanddoowopsociety.org.


Saturday, March 28, 2015 [New Bedford, MA]

Todd Baptista's Doo Wop 11 to feature the El Dorados, Crystals, Jimmy Clanton, Kid Kyle

Todd Baptista's Doo Wop 11: Rock Rhythm & Soul concert at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford MA on Saturday March 28, 2015 (7:30 PM) will feature the El Dorados, Crystals, Jimmy Clanton and Kid Kyle.  The El Dorados performance will be a one time reunion with founding original members, Jewel Jones and James Maddox.  For tickets, visit www.zeiterion.org.



[New!]Sunday, March 29, 2015 [Paramus, NJ]

New Jersey Doo Wop & Acappella Society to feature Cleveland Still & Dubs, more.

The New Jersey Doo Wop & Acappella Society show on Sunday afternoon March 29 from 2 - 6 PM, will feature Cleveland Still & the Dubs, with special guests Anthony Duke Claus & Bobby James.  It takes place at the Paramus Elks, 200 Rt. 17 N, Paramus, NJ.  Dancing with DJ Nick.  For info call 201-303-3218 or 973-226-4004.


[New!]Saturday, April 4, 2015 [Philadelphia, PA]

"Oh What A Night!" Quiet Storm's Tribute to the Dells at the South Philly String Band Club

The great Philly vocal group Quiet Storm is back and sounding great.  They've scheduled a special concert (with band) as a tribute to the Dells.  It all takes place at the South Philly String Band Club, 2820 Porter Street, South Philadelphia, on Saturday evening, April 4, 2015 at 7 PM.  Tickets are $25 and include a delicious Italian buffet.  For more info call 215-820-6354.



Friday, April 10, 2015 [Queens, NY]

Richard Nader's Good Old Rock N' Roll concert to feature Dubs, Tommy Mara & Crests, Angel Rissoff, Twin Gold

Richard Nader's Good Old Rock N' Roll concert takes place on April 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the Queens Theatre, South Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, NY.  It will feature Dubs, Tommy Mara & Crests, Angel Rissoff, Twin Gold.  Tickets are available at www.Queenstheatre.org or through the box office at 718-760-0064.


Saturday, April 11, 2015 [Gloucester, NJ]

Nostalgia 5 "A Night Of Acappella And Oldies"

The fine acappella group, Nostalgia 5 will be featured in a night of acappella and oldies at the ICAC Club, 528 Monmouth St., Gloucester, NJ, on Saturday night, April 11 at 8 PM.  Admission is $30 and includes free buffet, beer and soda.  Event is for DVRBS.com - Camden History Fundraiser.  See poster below for info.


Sunday, April 12, 2015 [Virginia Beach, VA]

2nd Annual Hampton Roads Legendary Quartets

For those of us who love gospel quartet singing, we just got word of this program, and what a line-up: The Norfolk Aires of Norfolk, VA, the Original Gospel Travelers of Virginia Beach, the Word Singers, the Kingston Jubilees of Virginia Beach; the Golden Trumpets of Portsmouth; Robert Walker & the Gospel Travelers; and many more!  It takes place Sunday April 12, 2015, at 4 PM at Mount Bethel Baptist Church, 4636 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA.  Contact Bro. Daniel Williams at 757-717-5166 for info or tickets.  See the flyer below for more info.


Saturday & Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2015 [Hauppauge, NY]

Line up for next HEF & LARS Hauppauge  Shows Announced!

We now have the line up for the next Doo Wop Weekend (Vol. XII) at the Hauppauge High School, Hauppauge, NY.  It will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, 2015.

Saturday April 18, 2015---5 PM--Hosted By Bobby Jay & Cool Bobby
Chuck Jackson ----------------------I Don’t want to Cry/Any Day Now
Harold Winley’s Clovers------------------------ -----Love Potion # 9
The Mello Kings------------------------------------- -Tonight, Tonight
Barbara Lewis---------------------------------------- -Hello Stranger
Jimmy Clanton------------------------------------Venus in Blue Jeans
Johnny Tillotson--------------------------------------Poetry In Motion
The Jive 5--------------------------------------------- --My True Story
Mike Clifford ----------------------------------------- -Close To Cathy
The Eternals----------------------------------Babalu’s Wedding Day 
The Willows----------------------------------Church Bells May Ring
Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions------------ Just To Be With You
The Dubs---------------------------------------Could This Be Magic
Johnny Farina------------------------------------------ -Sleepwalk
Norman Fox & The Rob Roy’s-----------------------Tell Me Why
Lenny Dell &The Demensions------------------ Over The Rainbow
Kid Kyle---------------------------------------------------The Diary
Dennis Dorrity Jr All-Stars

Sunday April 19, 2015--3 PM --Hosted By Bobby Jay & Cool Bobby B
The Flamingos-----------------------------I Only Have Eyes For You
The Original Chantels------------------------------------- ----Maybe
Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners----------Since I Don’t Have You
Gene Chandler------------------------------------------ Duke of Earl
John Gummoe Orig. Lead Singer of The Cascades-----Rhythm of 
The Rain
Robin Luke--------------------------------------------- -Suzie Darlin’
The Olympics------------------------------- By The Light of the Moon
The Harptones---------------------------------- -Sunday Kind of Love
Ronnie Dove----------------------------------------------- --Say You 
The Swallows----------------------------------------------,,,,,,,,,,-Eternally
Dickie Lee------------------------------------.....--I Saw Linda Yesterday
Bobby Lewis---------------------------------------- --Tossin & Turnin
Jim Stephens Orig. Lead Singer of the Safaris-------Image of a Girl
The Fidelities---------------------------- These Are The Things I Love 
The Mystics--------------------------------------------------..-Hushabye
Acappella By The Classic Sounds..

Hauppauge High School -500 Lincoln Blvd--Hauppauge, NY 11788-

Tickets $70 Orchestra- $55 Mezzanine Per Show -- 
Group Rate of 10 or more, 2 Day Discount Available - No Extra Charges or Fees----Reserved Seating -Free Parking 631-587-3565
LAR Enterprises, Inc 
it's about the Music


[New!]Sunday, April 19, 2015 [North Brunswick, NJ]

NJ Doo Wop Group Harmony Singers Club to feature Fireflies, Montereys, Still Around

This month's get together at the New Jersey Doo Wop Group Harmony Singers Club will feature the Fireflies from Staten Island and the Montereys.  The resident group, Still Around will also be singing along with groups that get together made up of the many singers that attend.  Runs from 11 AM to 4 PM at 6 Deerbrook Blvd., North Brunswick.  $12 donation at the door.  We understand that this month's event is now sold out.  For info email Stu Pushkin at doowopstu@hotmail.com.


[New!]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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