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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!]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


Wednesday, July 29, 2015 [Somerset, NJ] - This event is filled up!

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 experience 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.  Registration is now filled.

The Philly Ringtones


[New!]Saturday, August 8, 2015 [Dunellen, NJ]

Choice, doo wop acappella at Roxy & Dukes, Denellen NJ

Classic Urban Harmony LLC and Roxy & Dukes continue bringing doo wop acappella singing to the famous central NJ night club!  Our next doo wop concert will feature those "bad boys of acappella" from Jersey City, Choice!  It takes place on Saturday afternoon, August 8 at Roxy & Dukes, 745 Bound Brook Road (Rt. 28), Dunellen, NJ.  The concert starts at 3 PM, but doors open at 2.  Choice has a big following, so we expect a nice crowd.  Admission is only $10 at the door.  Great food and drink available for purchase.  Plenty of free parking.  If you desire a table, we strongly advise you to call for reservations!  To reserve a table call 732-529-4464 after 6 PM.  Of course, you can still just show up at the door but you won't have a "choice" seat..  With your support, we are turning central Jersey into Doo Wop Central!


[New!]Wednesday, August 26, 2015 [Westfield, NJ]

Classic Urban Harmony presentation "Doo Wop Around the World" comes to Westfield NJ Library

Our newest CUH presentation, "Doo Wop Around the World," comes to the Westfield NJ Library, 550 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090 on Wednesday evening, August 26, 2015.  It starts at 7 PM.  The event is FREE.  Call the Reference Desk at 908-789-4090 for more details.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015 [Morristown, NJ]

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

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)


Saturday & Sunday, August 1 & 2, 2015 [Portsmouth, VA]

Free Two Day 29th Annual Gospelrama in Portsmouth VA

The 29th Annual two day Gospelrama is free and opened to the public.  It features a great number of Gospel music stars (see poster below).  Event takes place at Portside, 6 Crawford Parkway, Portsmouth, VA.  Call 757-393-0318 for more details.

[New!]Sunday, August 2, 2015 [Portsmouth, VA]

Gospel - Hurdle Brothers 15th Anniversary Program 

What a weekend for Gospel music in Portsmouth, VA.  Sunday August 2 is the Hurdle Brothers 15th Anniversary program, at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 2111 High Street, Portsmouth, VA.  See the flyer below for details or call Deacon Hurdle at 757-558-9893.


[New!]Sunday, August 9, 2015, [Bridgewater, NJ]

NJ Doo Wop Group Harmony Club Doo Wop Summer Picnic

Join Stu & Pat Pushkin & the NJ Doo Wop Group Harmony Club picnic prior to the free outdoor concert by the Cameos and Emil Stuccio & the Classics concert at Duke Island Park, Old York Road, Bridgewater, NJ, on Sunday August 9.  Picnic starts at 2 PM.  Still Around will sing.  At 5 PM the Cameos will sing and at 7 PM the Classics will sing.  Bring your own food.


[New!]Sunday, September 13, 2015 [Philadelphia, PA]

Philly Doo Wop Festival plans announced for September 13. 

Save the date September 13 for the 2015 Philadelphia Doo Wop Festival. Fifteen vocal groups at this annual outdoor event.  We went last year and had a great time!  We'll let you know when we have the line up of groups but you can be sure many of the areas doo wop groups will be there.


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