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“Doo Wop at the South Philly Stringband Club”
Honors Its Founders and Staff


 

The founders and staff of the “Doo Wop at the South Philly Stringband Club” were honored this Veterans Day (September 11, 2009) when the members of the audience gave them a surprise testimonial.  Expecting the usual Wednesday night acappella-fest, Bobby Buerklin, Eddie Natale and all the others who work tirelessly to keep our music alive in Philadelphia, were stunned to see no less than seven acappella groups arrive to sing for the packed club.  After the first acappella group sang, Billy Kane and Dennis B. (the Doo Wop Cop) called Bobby Buerklin, Eddie Natale, Joe Mehl, Camille, Maryanne and King Arthur & the Queen to the front where they were honored with gifts and praise.  Missing was Jimmy DePre who didn’t arrive until later.

We’ve tried to capture the excitement of that night with the photos below.  Most of all, we at Classic Urban Harmony want to express our gratitude to Bobby, Eddie, Joe, Camille, Maryanne, King Arthur, Janet and Jimmy and all who have helped them make “Doo Wop at the South Philly Stringband Club” such a success.  What started as Bobby Buerklin’s and Eddie Natale’s dream has turned into one of the most important venues for doo wop acappella singing in the area.

Street Corner Five, the featured group of the evening, started off the evening with some fine acappella.  Led by Rich Giresi and Jim Bakay, the group scored with the Paradons' "Diamonds And Pearls," Chris Kenner's "I Like It Like That," and the Dubs' ballads, "Don't Laugh At Me" and "Down Down Down I Go."


Street Corner Five


Pam & Street Corner Five's Jim Bakay


Billy Kane then took the microphone and asked Bobby Buerklin and Eddie Natale to come forward.  Before the tribute was completed, Bobby, Eddie, Joe Mehl, Camille, Maryanne, King Arthur & Janet (The Queen) were all honored.



Left to right: Billy Kane, Dennis B. (the Doo Wop Cop),
Eddie Natale, Camille, Bobby Buerklin


Bobby Buerklin


Eddie Natale


Left to right: Maryanne, Billy Kane, Dennis The Doo Wop Cop, Eddie Natale,
Camille, Bobby Buerklin, King Arthur, Janet (the Queen).


U.S. Congressman Robert A, "Bob" Brady (far right)
presenting awards



After the testimonial part of the evening, the acappella group Quiet Storm came on and sang three fabulous numbers, including "Never Let Me Go" and the Autumns song, "Thank You Pretty Lady."


Quiet Storm
 

Up next were the Destinations.  They were originally scheduled to be the night's featured group, but had to step down due to the illness of one of their members.  With the help of two stand-ins, the Destinations were still able to perform a couple tunes, including "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and "When we Get Married."  The Destinations will be the featured group at the next (December 9) Doo Wop at the South Philly Stringband Club show.


The Destinations


Original Destination' Jerry Udder and Charlie


The Norristones, who recently released their first CD, performed next.  With John Jones leading, the Norristones did "Lovey Dovey."  Ron Selix led on "Lost Love."



Charlie & Norristones' John Jones

 

Nostalgia Five did a nice job on songs like "Man Oh Man" and "In The Morning."


Nostalgia Five


Jimmy (DePre) and the Four Seniors (Bobby Buerklin, Joe Mehl, John Paloney and Dave Moore) sounded good on "Pennies From Heaven" and "Could This Be Magic."


Jimmy & the Four Seniors


Street Corner Five came back on for a second set, with Smitty from Quiet Storm doing the bass.  The final group of the night was One More Time, featuring Jack Strong who played guitar as well as sang.


One More Time



 


Dennis the Doo Wop Cop, Dave Moore, Bill Keith


Congressman Bob Brady with Pam & Charlie


Parktowns' Rob Frantz, Charlie, Val Shively


Charlie & Bill Keith


King Arthur, Janet (the Queen), Congressman Bob Brady


Val Shively, Quiet Storm' Smitty, Pam, Charlie, Dennis the Doo Wop Cop

 

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