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Satan & the Angels - Blue Eyed Soul

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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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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 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
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

    PROFILES IN
    HARMONY

    In Tribute

bullet [New!]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
    Groups

bullet

The Academics 

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The Avalons

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The Avons

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The Blue Notes (original)

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Claude Robinson & Creations

bullet

The 5 Embers

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The Juveniles/ Twilights/ Embers

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The Silhouettes

    1960's Soul
    Groups

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

bulletThe
Angelic Gospel
Singers

 
bulletClaude Jeter & the Swan Silvertones

    Early Black
    Vocal Groups
    1870 -1930

bullet

The American
Jubilee Singers

 

bullet

The Dinwiddie Quartet

   History of
   Recording

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The 60th Anniversary of the Vinyl 45 RPM Single

    Rare Record
    Labels

bulletHico Label

   Holiday Harmony

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

    Hometown
    Harmony

bullet Philadelphia Area Doo Wop & Acappella Groups
 
bulletBermuda Vocal Groups

    Ongoing
    Research

Unknown Vocal Groups

     Great LINKS

 

 

Photo Gallery of our Musical Family.

Click on Photos to Enlarge!  Then click Back Arrow to return to the Gallery.

Charlie & Pam Wedding Photo, 2005

Pam & Charlie, 2005

Charlie & Pam, Spring 2008

Castelles' George Grant, Pam & Charlie, 2008

Columbus Pharaohs' Morris Wade & Charlie, 2008

Pam & Columbus Pharaohs' Morris Wade, 2008

Flamingos' Terry Johnson, Pam & Larks' Weldon McDougal, 2008

Pam, Wes Hayes (Dreams) & Charlie, 2008

Pam, Wes Hayes (Dreams), Walt Miller (Re-Vels, Castelles), Billy Taylor (Castelles, Dreams, Dominoes, Spaniels, Orioles), 2008

Charlie, Wes Hayes (Dreams), Walt Miller (Re-Vels, Castelles), Billy Taylor (Castelles, Dreams, Dominoes, Spaniels, Orioles), 2008

Vic Donna (Parakeets), Pam & Shelly Buchansky (Vito & Salutations, Silk City), 2009

Charlie & Silhouettes' John Wilson, 2009

Spiders' Chuck Carbo, Charlie & Sensations' Alphonso Howell, ca. 1996

Charlie with Deep River Boys' Vernon Gardner & Harry Douglass. Courtesy of and (c) by Mark del Costello

Pam & the Cadillacs' Earl Speedo Carroll, Gary K. Lewis & Bobby Phillips at the 2008 R&B Foundation Awards Ceremony

Charlie, Ronnie I, Ecstasies' Joe Grimaldi at Ronnie I Tribute, April 2007

Charlie with Orioles' lead and "Father of R&B Group Harmony", Sonny Til, 1980

Charlie, Del Larks' Sammy Campbell, Pam, 2006

Charlie & Pam with Mills Bros' John Mills, 2005

Charlie & Pam with Mills Bros' Elmer Hopper, 2005

Mills Bros Society Founder Dan Clemson, Elmer Hopper & Charlie, 2005

Eddie Natale & Charlie, 2006

Pam with Spaniels' lead Pookie Hudson & Andy MacGruder (Five Blue Notes)

Charlie with original Ravens, Warren Suttles, Leonard Puzey, Maithe Marshall, 1988

Pam with Danny Hicks & the Continentals

Pam with Channels' lead, Earl Lewis

Charlie with Flamingos lead, Solly McElroy, 1992

Pam with Five Keys lead, Rudy West

Charlie with original Ink Spots' lead Jerry Daniels and his wife Jean, 1992

Pam & Swallows' lead, Eddie Rich

Charlie with Johnny Bragg, lead of the Prisonaires & Marigolds

Pam with Clickettes, Trudy McCartney Cunningham, Barbara Jean English & Sylvia Hammond-Akridge

Ronnie I, Charlie & Castelles members George Grant, Frank Vance and Billy Taylor, UGHA Hall of Fame, 1996

Pam with Turks' lead & cowriter of "Earth Angel," Gaynell Hodge

Charlie with fellow Philly DJ's Jocko Henderson & Kae Williams, Black Music Association Forum, 1984

Pam & Chantels' Lois Harris Powell, 2007

Charlie & Jimmy Keyes of the Chords

Pam with Fred Willis & Jimmy Corbett of the Calvanes, 1998

Charlie & Capris' lead, Rene Hinton

Pam & Lewis Lymon (Teenchords), 2000

Charlie & Lewis Lymon (Teenchords), 2007

Pam with Mellows' Arthur Crier & Wrens' Bobby Mansfield

Charlie with Sensations' Yvonne Baker & Alphonso Howell

Pam with Tymes' Caesar Berry & Norman Burnette, 2007

Charlie & Calvin Henderson & Tyrone Johnson of Tyrone & the NuPorts

Pam & Spiders' lead, Chuck Carbo, 1994

Charlie with Calvin Williams of the Deep Tones, Hi-Liters, Stereos, Golden Gate Quartet and Johnny Smith's Ink Spots

Charlie & Pam's Wedding, with Milton Love & Solitaires, 2005

Pam & Meadowlarks' Don Julian

Charlie & Weldon A. McDougal II of the (Philly) Larks

Pam and Dixie Hummingbird's lead, Ira Tucker, 2007

Charlie & Orlon's Steve Caldwell, 2006

Billy Taylor (Castelles), Wesley Hayes (Dreams), Charlie, Ronnie Jones (Classmates), Herman Wilson(Cruisers), 2006

Pam with the Counts' Robert Wesley & Chester Brown, 1999

Charlie on WXPN Radio, 1978

Pam with Masqueraders' Harol "Sundance" Thomas, Robert "Tex" Wrightsil & Sam Hutchins, 2008

Charlie with bandleader Mercer Ellington

Pam with Charms' lead, Otis Williams

Charlie & the Tymes' Donald Banks, Lafayette Gamble and Norman Burnette, 2006

Pam & Charlie with soul singer Billy Paul (2007)

Pam & Betty Harris, 2005

Charlie & Bill Keith on WXPN Radio

Pam & Charlie's Wedding, 2005

Pam & legendary Spaniels' bass singer, Gerald Gregory

Charlie & Johnnie & Joe's Johnnie Richardson

Pam & Charlie at Commanders Palace in New Orleans, 2004

Pam & Clickettes' Trudy McCartney Cunningham

Billy Taylor (Castelles), Charlie, Pam, Wesley Hayes (Dreams), Ronnie Jones (Classmates), 2006

Holland's Deep River Quartet on WRDV Radio, 2005

Charlie with Lander Coleman of Coleman Brothers, 1995

Pam with Calvanes' lead, Herman Pruitt

Bob Murphy (middle) makes Charlie & Don Leins honorary members of acappella group, Neighbors Complaint

Pam with soul singer, Freddie Scott

Charlie & John Moore on stage, 1983

Charlie & Pam with Del Larks' Sammy Campbell & Ron Taylor, 2006

Pam with great jazz singer, Jimmy Scott, 2008

Charlie with Reginald Haynes, lead of the soul group, the Escorts, 2006

Pam at car show

Charlie & Herb Johnson ("Have You Heard," "Guilty")

Charlie & pam with the Re-Vels' Billy Jackson

Charlie & Chantels' Lois Harris Powell, 2007

Charlie & Tymes' Norman Burnette, 2007

Pam & Ravens' Leonard Puzey

Pam & Charlie with XM Radio's Cool Bobby B, 2006

Pam, Charlie & Ink Spots' Bill Godwin

Pam with Street Corner Five's Jim Bakay & Blendtones' Bill Keith

Charlie with Golden Gate Quartet & Deep River Boys' lead, Harry Douglass (middle), 1994

Pam & Charlie's Wedding, with Deep River Quartet

Pam & the Del Larks' Ron Taylor, 2007

Charlie with Smitty of the Informers, 2007

Pam & Charlie with Jimmy Castor (Juniors & Jimmy Castor Bunch), 2007

Pam & Trudy McCartney Cunningham of the Clickettes

Mills Brothers' John Mills, Charlie & Ink Spots expert Bill Proctor, 2003

Pam with Orlon's lead, Steve Caldwell, 2006

Charlie on WXPN Radio, 1970's

Pam & the soul group, the Persuaders, 2006

Charlie receiving award at Phila. Doo Wop Festival, 2006

Charlie & Pam with the Del Larks, 2006

Pam & Lewis Lymon (Teenchords), 2007

Charlie & soul singer Betty Harris, 2005

Pam & Tymes' Norman Burnette, 2007

Charlie with Dixie Hummingbirds' lead, Ira Tucker, 2007

Charlie with soul singer, Freddie Scott, 2006

Pam & Charlie with the Tams' Joe Jones, 2003

Charlie & Pam with Sam Hutchins of Masqueraders, 2008

Charlie & jazz singing legend, Little Jimmy Scott, 2008

Pam & Charlie with Street Corner Five's Jim Bakay & Blendtones' Bill Keith, 2007

Charlie with Ecstasies' Joe Grimaldi

Pam & Charlie with Masqueraders' Harold "Sundance" Thomas, 2008

Charlie with Bobby Thomas (Vibranaires & Orioles), Calvin Williams (Deeptones, Hi-Liters & Golden Gate Quartet) and Calvin's daughter, Fannie, 2006

Pam & Charlie with UGHA Founder Ronnie I, 2007

Charlie & Charms' lead, Otis Williams

Charlie & the Persuaders, 2006

Charlie & Ravens' lead, Maithe Marshall

Pam with Tymes' Donald Banks & Norman Burnette, 2006

Pam & Charlie's Wedding with Solitaires & Deep River Quartet, 2005

 

 

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