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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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Our Photo Gallery:
Our Musical Family

Our Photo Gallery:
CUH Archives

Renovations to the Classic Urban Harmony Library

    Concert Reviews,
    Photos & Events

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 [New!]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




Thursday, April 17, 2014 [Newark, NJ]

Private Classic Urban Harmony presentation of "Crossing Jordan: How African American Spirituals Changed the World" for the Prudential Retired Employees Association

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 [Westfield, NJ]

Classic Urban Harmony Newly Updated Doo Wop Presentation "Under The Streetlamp: Tales From the Doo Wop Era - Part 1" scheduled for the Westfield (NJ) Memorial Library, April 23.

Classic Urban Harmony's newly updated doo wop presentation debuts at the Westfield Memorial Public Library, 550 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090, on Wednesday evening April 23, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 PM.  Come join us as we begin a new year of celebration of doo wop music.  The presentation is free to attend but you must register.  Registration is now open.  Go to the Calendar page of www.wmlnj.org to register.

[New!]Monday, June 16, 2014 [Somerset, NJ]

All New, "Doo Wop Groups of Central New Jersey" scheduled for the Franklin Township Public Library, June 16.

Classic Urban Harmony has put together a completely new multimedia presentation on Doo Wop and R&B groups from Central New Jersey.  We'll be covering groups from New Brunswick, Trenton, Plainfield, Somerville and the surrounding area.  Come hear about groups like the Golden Bells, Contessas, Majestics, Admirations, Parliaments, Del Larks and many more.  We'll even play videos of some of the current area acappella groups.  It takes place on Monday evening June 16 from 7 - 8:30 PM at the Franklin Township Public Library, 485 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ.  The presentation is free to attend but you must register.  We'll let you know when you can sign up.


[New!]Wednesday, July 9, 2014 [Somerset, NJ]

FREE, Live, Acappella Concert by "A Perfect Blend" at the Franklin Township Public Library, July 9.

Each year Classic Urban Harmony is pleased to assist the Franklin Township Public Library by recommending a great acappella group for their free Summer Concert Series.  This year, we have another great acappella group, the Philadelphia R&B and doo wop vocal group, A Perfect Blend.  If you haven't yet heard this fine Philadelphia group, you're in for a treat!  It takes place on Wednesday evening July 9 from 7 - 8:30 PM at the Franklin Township Public Library, 485 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ.  We expect registration to fill up quickly for this one, so watch our website to find out when you can register.


[New!]Friday, August 8, 2014 [Lake Hopatcong, NJ]

Private Classic Urban Harmony presentation of "Under The Streetlamp: Tales From the Doo Wop Era" for the Garden State Yacht Club.





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)



Saturday, May 17, 2014 [Lyndhurst, NJ]

Little Isidore & Inquisitors at Whiskey Cafe, Lyndhurst NJ

Little Isidore & the Inquistors will be live on stage and up close at the Whiskey Cafe, 1050 Wall Street, Lyndhurst NJ, on Saturday night May 17.  There'll be two shows; 9 and 11 PM.  See the flyer below for details.


Sunday, May 18, 2014 [Paramus, NJ]

Vocal Group Harmony Association (VGHA) presents "A Cappella  Extravaganza IV"

The Vocal Group Harmony Association (VGHA) presents "A Cappella Extravaganza IV" on Sunday afternoon May 18, 2014 from 2 - 6 PM (doors open at 1 PM).  Hosted by Nicky G and friends.  Performing acappella groups will be named later.  It all happens at the Paramus Elks, 200 Route 17, Paramus NJ (right behind the Raymour & Flanigan).  Details TBA.  For information call 201-303-3218.


Saturday, May 31, 2014 [East Rutherford, NJ]

Richard Nader's 25th Anniversary All Star Concert to star the Belmonts, Cleveland Stills & the Dubs, Larry Chance & the Earls,the Chantels, the Capris, the Duprees, Kenny Vance & the Planotones, the Mello-Kings, Vito & the Salutations and Tommy Mara & the Crests.

Save the date!  Richard Nader's 25th Anniversary All Star Concert will take place at the Izod Center on Saturday May 31, 2014 and will star the Belmonts, Cleveland Stills & the Dubs, Larry Chance & the Earls,the Chantels, the Capris, the Duprees, Kenny Vance & the Planotones, the Mello-Kings, Vito & the Salutations and Tommy Mara & the Crests.  More details later.

Saturday, June 21, 2014 [Ambler, PA] - Note New Date

The Norristones & Quiet Storm concert in Ambler, PA is postponed until June 21, 2014 due to inclement weather.

Rockin' Memories presents "Oh What a Night for Love" concert featuring the Norristones and Quiet Storm on Saturday night, June 21, 2014.  It takes place at the Temple Ambler Campus Auditorium, 580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler, PA.  Doors open at 6:30 PM with open seating.  Concert starts at 7 PM.  Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  Call 610-277-3063 for tickets and info. 


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