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[New!]Wally Osborne & Starfires

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!]Choice at Roxy & Dukes
bullet [New!]Philly Ringtones at Franklin Township Library
[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
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



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

Sunday, October 18, 2015 [Dunellen, NJ]

Original Mixed Company, doo wop acappella at Roxy & Dukes, Dunellen 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.  We've also just learned that Patty Zielinski will be joining the group on stage for the event.  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.  Call 732-529-4464 after 6 PM for reservations. 


[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 on the Great Horizon website, www.ssreg.com/mcs/.  Registration and admission fee required.

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 special guest, De'Sean Dooley, star of the musical  "Soul Harmony" and grandson of Sonny Til singing Orioles songs backed by Quiet Storm!

Tickets are on sale now!  Follow 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 special guest, De'Sean Dooley, star of the musical "Soul harmony" and grandson of Sonny Til, singing Orioles songs backed by Quiet Storm!.  It takes 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).  Gold Circle seats get an invite to a pre-concert "meet & greet" reception with the singers.  The best seats are already going fast and half of the Gold Circle seats are already taken. To purchase tickets on-line visit Monmouth U. Doo Wop Explosion.



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!]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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