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Presentation and Event Photo Album

    Charlie's Bio

    Pam's Bio


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    our Presentations

    Articles & Press
    About Us

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    Articles by Us

[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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Our Photo Gallery:
Our Musical Family

Our Photo Gallery:
CUH Archives

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



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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