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bullet [New!]2014 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 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
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

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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

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

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

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bulletThe
Angelic Gospel
Singers

 
bulletClaude Jeter & the Swan Silvertones

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Jubilee Singers

 

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The 60th Anniversary of the Vinyl 45 RPM Single

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

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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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2014

 

  Wednesdays, October 8 through November 5, 2014 [Bridgewater, NJ]

Classic Urban Harmony's once-a-week for 5-weeks R&B/Doo Wop course returns to Raritan Valley Community College's Lifelong Learning Institute! - Too Late - this course is already in progress!

Due to popular demand, Charlie & Pam Horner are again teaching a course on R&B and doo wop vocal groups at Raritan Valley Community College's Bridgewater NJ Campus, 14 Vogt Dr., Bridgewater NJ (near the Bridgewater Commons Mall). The course is part of the college's Lifelong Learning Institute and registration is limited to those 50 years old and older.  The course is being held every Wednesday afternoon from October 8 through November 5, 2014, from 2 - 3:30 PM.  Each class consists of a one hour multimedia mini-presentation, followed by open discussions on on a wide range of relevant topics.  Last year we covered:
The origins and evolution of R&B/Doo Wop Vocal Group Music; New Jersey Vocal Groups; Brooklyn Vocal Groups; Philadelphia Vocal Groups; Doo Wop singing around the world.  This year's curriculum will be similar.  We have attendees of all levels - from those with vast knowledge of the music to those who are not familiar with doo wop music but would like to learn about it. 

  Tuesday, October 28, 2014 [Hillsborough, NJ]

Classic Urban Harmony presentation of "Doo Wop Groups of New Jersey" for the Hillsborough Public Library

Classic Urban Harmony returns to the Hillsborough Public Library, 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ on Tuesday October 28, 2014, for our presentation of Doo Wop Groups of New Jersey.  Starts at 7 PM.  The Library is located at 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ.  The presentation is FREE to attend but you must sign up.  Registration is now OPEN.  You can register on line at Hillsborough Library or by calling 908-369-2200, ext. 12 or 13.
 

Monday, November 10, 2014 [Morristown, NJ]

Classic Urban Harmony presentation of "Under The Streetlamp: Tales From the Doo Wop Era" for Great Horizons Lifelong Learning Institute, held at the Morris Museum.

For those who have been unable to catch our newly updated multimedia presentation, "Under The Streetlamp: Tales From the Doo Wop Era - Part 1" during our night time scheduling, we'll be giving it on November 10, 2014, from 1 - 2:30 PM.  It will be for the Great Horizons Lifelong Learning Institute and will be held in the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ.  Registration is necessary and there will be an admission charge of $29 (less for Great Horizons members).  There are only 2 open seats left, so if interested, go to www.ssreg.com/mcs/ and type "doo wop" into the catalog search for more info and registration.
 

[New!]Wednesday, November 19, 2014 [Cranford, NJ]

Classic Urban Harmony presentation of "Under The Streetlamp: Tales From the Doo Wop Era - Part 2" at Cranford Community Center, Cranford NJ

We get asked all the time, when we'll be again giving PART 2 of our doo wop presentation series.  Well, Classic Urban Harmony returns to the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford NJ on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, for our presentation of Tales from The Doo Wop Era - PART 2. The event is FREE and no registration is needed - just show up.  It starts at 7:30 PM, but get there early for a good seat - last time the room was packed!.
 

Sunday, January 11 through Monday January 19, 2014 (Asbury Park, NJ)

Gallery Exhibit, "Asbury Park’s Springwood Avenue Harmony: Celebrating The West Side’s Unique Musical Legacy"

Long before Asbury Park became known for rock music, the city’s African American community rocked on Springwood Avenue.  Between 1910 and 1970, the city’s West Side pioneered the sounds of jazz, gospel and rhythm & blues.  This exhibit explores, chronicles and highlights Asbury Park’s black music scene from Count Basie to Billy Brown, through an impressive collection of rare photos and memorabilia.

Working with the Asbury Park Historical Society, the Light Of Day Foundation and Monmouth University's Center for the Arts, Classic Urban Harmony LLC is spearheading a comprehensive museum-like exhibit that will be open to the public in January and February 2015.

The exhibit will contain scores of rare photographs plus phonograph records, posters, sheet music, musical instruments and other memorabilia from Asbury Park's West Side.  It will contain sections on jazz, gospel and R&B music, and will also highlight black radio, record labels and record stores.  One section of the exhibit will  feature photos and ads for early Springwood Avenue nightclubs and theaters.

Fans of R&B, doo wop and gospel vocal harmony groups can be sure these genres will be well represented.  There'll be plenty of items related to Bobby Thomas & the Vibranaires, Lenny Welch & the Markeeys, the Ray Dots, the V-Eights, the Broadways, Billy Brown with the Moments & Ray Goodman & Brown, the Missionary Jubilaires, Golden Harmoniares, United Gospel Singers, Golden Harmonettes and many more.

The exhibit will first open in the Heaven Art Gallery, 721 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ.  There it will run from Sunday January 11 through January 19, 2015 (closed January 13 and 14) during Asbury Park's annual Light Of Day concert series.  The Light Of Day Foundation raises money to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease and their concert series brings thousands of music fans from around the world.

Upon closing, this exhibit will be expanded even further and moved to Monmouth University (see below).

 

  February 1 through February 28, 2015 (West Long Branch, NJ)

Gallery Exhibit, "Asbury Park’s Springwood Avenue Harmony: Celebrating The West Side’s Unique Musical Legacy"

On February 1, 2015, the exhibit described above will be expanded even further and moved to Monmouth University's larger Pollak Gallery on the university's campus at 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ.  There the exhibit will remain viewable for the entire month of February, 2015.  We'll be scheduling a Classic Urban Harmony multimedia presentation during February, possibly at the Pollak Theatre, a magnificent 700 seat venue.  Date and time TBD.  Other related events are being discussed.

SAVE THE DATE:    Grand reception, February 4, 2015 from 6 - 8 PM.  


Monmouth University's Pollak Gallery is located in the Pollak Theatre building

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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)


2014
 

 

[New!]Sunday, October 19, 2014 [Clifton, NJ]

The New NJ Doo Wop & Acappella Society presents a classic car & truck show to benefit prostrate cancer research.  Re-MemberThen is expected to sing.

The New NJ Doo Wop & Acappella Society will present a classic car & truck show to benefit prostrate cancer research at the Hearth Restaurant, Rt. 46W, Clifton, NJ (near Rt. 3 & GSP/Fette Ford).  Live acappella singing by Re-MemberThen!  Hosted by DJ Nick at Nite and friends.  10 AM to 3 PM.  For info call 201-303-3218.

 

[New!]Sunday, October 19, 2014 [North Brunswick, NJ]

The NJ Doo Wop Group Harmony Singers Club to feature the groups, Just 6.  Reunion and Still Around. 

Always a great time at the NJ Doo Wop Group Harmony Singers Club.  Besides the featured group(s) there is always impromtu harmonizing by pick up groups.  11 AM to 4 PM.  Takes place at 6 Deer Brook Blvd, North Brunswick NJ.  Contact Stu and Pat Pushkin at doowopstu@hotmail.com.  

 

[New!]Saturday, November 15, 2014 [Saddle Brook, NJ]

Sock Hop Pizza & Dance Party in Saddlebrook

Another great sock hop, presented by our friend Pam Nardella.  DJ, the Golden Gup.  Admission $20 per ticket includes pizza, soda & beer.  Takes place Saturday November 15, 2014, 7 - 11 PM, at the Saddle Brook VFW, 44 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ.  Contact Rick at 201-796-9889 or Pam at 201-791-4043.

 

 

[New!]Saturday, November 22, 2014 [Pottstown, PA]

A Night of Pop, Rock & Soul to feature the Tokens, Teenagers, Classics, Chiffons, Kid Kyle

Tom Coyle presents A Night of Pop, Rock & Soul featuring the Tokens, Teenagers, Classics, Chiffons and Kid Kyle.  Looks like a great show!  Takes place at the Davenport PAC at Pottstown High School, 750 North Washington Street, Pottstown, PA. 

 

 

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