Home Up


Classic Urban Harmony, LLC

"We Take You Back In The Day"





    What's New?

  Mills Brothers Society

    Our Events

  Bookshelf, DVD's


Presentation and Event Photo Album

    Charlie's Bio

    Pam's Bio


    Responses to
    our Presentations

    Articles & Press
    About Us

   Our Brochure

    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

    Visit Our

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 Nader’s 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




  Classic Urban Harmony

Celebrates Vocal Group Harmony

And the Masqueraders’ 50th Anniversary

June 10, 2012, Morristown, NJ

Part 5 - The Concert Videos

We've now posted below, YouTube high definition video clips of all of the performers at Pam & Charlie Horner's June 10, 2012 Celebration of the Masqueraders' 50th Anniversary and Classic Urban Harmony.  The event took place at the Morris Museum's Bickford theatre, Morristown, NJ.  All videos posted here with permission from the singers involved.

We also acknowledge Joe DeVico of JDV Music and Design, www.jdvmusic.com, for his fine videography.  All videos were posted with prior permission of the groups themselves.

All videos on this page remain the exclusive property of Classic Urban Harmony LLC and the individual groups themselves, but we will allow them to be embedded on other websites, so long as www.classicurbanharmony.net is credited.

We've posted songs by Re-MemberThen, King David's Harp, Quiet Storm, Little Isidore & the Inquisitors, The Vic Donna Group, Milton Love & The Solitaires and The Masqueraders.  We hope you enjoy the videos.  [Our video clips can also be reached from our YouTube channel, chorner1, where you can view all of the videos we've posted over the past few years.]

    *            *            *            *            *

Re-MemberThen (Frank Cicerale, Jim Offner, Harry Maitland, Marty Geliebter and Bill Butkowski) is a talented and up and coming acappella group, based in Piscataway, NJ.



Jim Offner leading Re-MemberThen in
"Tears From My Eyes," originally recorded
by Net Roman on the Sahara label.


Harry Maitland leading Re-MemberThen in his own
composition, "Thank You Johnny," a tribute song
to the late Johnny Maestro (Crests & Brooklyn Bridge lead)


Frank Cicerale leading Re-MemberThen in
"Crying In The Chapel".  The group sang this song in
honor of the late Bobby Thomas (Vibranaires & Orioles)

Visit Re-MemberThen's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RememberThenAcapella


Since most of Classic Urban Harmony is derived from Gospel quartet singing, we felt it was essential to have a great Gospel group on our program.  We found one, King David's Harp, when we were in Portsmouth, Virginia, in 2010 and 2012 to attended Rev. Brenda Boone's February programs.  King David's Harp is composed of Van Jones, Otis Jones, Cornelius Yancey and Curtis Mitchell.  Another member, Jesse Jones was not able to make the trip to New Jersey.

King David's Harp began with an inspiring acappella version of "Jesus Gave Me Water" and followed it with an incredible acappella rendition of "The Lord's Prayer".  "The Lord's Prayer" is presented below along with three other King David's Harp videos.  Those in the audience also heard great renditions of "Wade In The Water," "Brother Shout," and a Soul Stirrers medley of "He's So Wonderful"/"Touch The Hem Of His Garment".

King David's Harp singing "The Lord's Prayer" acappella.
This unbelievably emotional rendition amazed the audience
and brought everyone to their feet for a standing ovation.


King David's Harp doing "The Denial"
The song was first recorded by the Stripes of Glory for the
Peacock label in the early 1960's.  We sent the song to
King David's Harp about ten days before the concert and asked
them if they could learn it in time.  They did!  Great job!


King David's Harp singing "Three Pictures Of The Lord".
Great song, first recorded by the Violinaires for the
Checker label.  This is a must watch video!


King David's Harp singing "Seek Seek And Ye Shall Find"
An old spiritual, reminiscent of the version by the
Sacred Four on Gotham (late 1940's).

One of the hottest acappella vocal groups around is the Philadelphia R&B and doo wop acappella group, Quiet Storm.  Quiet Storm came together in 2008 but individually the members have been singing group harmony all of their lives.  Quiet Storm consists Kamau "Smitty" Akiba, Ron Silva, Darrall Campbell, James Phillips and William Nix.  In addition to the videos below, they also sang a great rendition of "At Night".

Quiet Storm opening with the up-tempo, "Fools Fall In Love," first done by the Drifters.
James Phillips is doing the lead.

Quiet Storm, singing "It's Too Soon To Know".
The song is the Deborah Chessler composition recorded by the Orioles
in 1948 that started R&B vocal harmony.  Quiet Storm backed former
Orioles' member Bobby Thomas in 2011 and sang this in Bobby's memory.
In fact, the group told us they intend to sing this at each and every
performance from now on in Bobby Thomas' honor.  Ron Silva is doing the lead.

Quiet Storm singing "You're Mine".
The song was first recorded by Dean Barlow & the Crickets in 1952
but here Quiet Storm is singing the Vibrations' arrangement.
William Nix is doing the lead here.

Quiet Storm singing "Some Enchanted Evening".
The arrangement is based on that of the Temptations.
Darrall Campbell, doing the lead here, formerly
sang with New Emage and the Ecstasies.

Don't forget, Quiet Storm has a new CD out.
Visit www.quietstormphilly.com


It's hard to find a more exciting and dynamic vocal group than Little Isidore & the Inquisitors!  The group consists of Little Isidore, Johnny Staccato, Kitten Kaboodle, Molten Milton and Jim "Patsy" Kline (on guitar).  Little Isidore and his group energized the audience and it was such a pleasure having them on our event.


Little Isidore & the Inquisitors singing the up-tempo "You And Me Baby".
The song had the audience stomping their feet and clapping along.


Little Isidore & the Inquisitors slowing things down with a great original ballad, "Oceans Apart".
The song is a real crowd pleaser and one of our favorites!

Little Isidore & the Inquisitors singing Chris Kenner's "I Like It Like That".
The song again had the audience singing and clapping along.


Little Isidore & the Inquisitors singing "All Night Long".
The song was originally recorded by the Du Mauriers' on the Fury label,
but more people now probably know it by Little Isidore.
It’s become one of his signature songs.  Great performance!


Vic Donna began singing as a youngster, making his first record in 1957 backed by the Parakeets on the Atlas label.  Throughout his career he has also sang and recorded with the Fi-Tones, Sharps and Compliments.  In 2010, Vic assembled the some of the best voices he could find to put together the Vic Donna group.  Their first professional performance was at our (Pam & Charlie's) 5th Wedding Anniversary in 2012.  They have since gone on to be one of the more respected vocal harmony groups around!  The group consists of Vic Donna, Dom D'Elia, Danny Pesci, John Mirabile and George Marchese.

The Vic Donna Group singing "Big Night For Love".
Vic Donna learned from the Parakeets (Atlas label) back in 1957.
They were rehearsing it but never recorded it.
The first time this song appeared on record was on Vic's 2010 CD.


The Vic Donna Group singing "Rose Marie," originally
recorded by the Five Chimes on the Betta label in 1953.
The song brought quite a reaction from the crowd.


The Vic Donna Group singing "The Gypsy," best known by the Ink Spots.
Vic Donna recorded this song solo back in 1959. 


The Vic Donna Group singing "My Heart Tells Me," originally
recorded by the Parakeets on the Atlas label.
As expected, the Vic Donna Group turned in another masterful
performance with impeccable harmony.
They were much appreciated by our audience!


The Solitaires are one of the greatest R&B groups ever, and we were thrilled to have them at our celebration!  Milton Love, whose voice is heard leading many of the Solitaires recordings in the 1950's, sounds as great as ever.  Don Cruz, formerly of the Metros (Just label) did some extraordinary leads.  Other members of the Solitaires are Al Grant (formerly of the Cordavons on Johnson and several other groups) and Ray Goodwin.

We're posting five videos by the Solitaires here and the selection was a difficult one.  We could have easily picked any of the other songs the group sang on June 10, including "Please Remember My Heart," "Blue Valentine" or "Walking Along".  The Solitaires are sentimental favorites of ours because they sang at our (Charlie & Pam) 2005 wedding.

Milton Love & The Solitaires singing "The Angels Sang,"
a song Milton and The Solitaires first recorded for Old Town Records in 1956.


The Solitaires singing "Please Kiss This Letter," a song The Solitaires
first recorded for Old Town Records in 1957 as the flip of "Walking Along".
Don Cruz (formerly of the Metros on the Just label) is singing lead here.


The Solitaires singing "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance"
a song The Solitaires recorded for Old Town Records in 1954.
Don Cruz is singing lead here.  The song drew a standing ovation from the audience.


The Solitaires singing "Wonder Why" a song the Solitaires
recorded for Old Town Records in 1954.
Milton Love is singing lead here.


The Solitaires singing "Embraceable You" a song The Solitaires
recorded for Old Town Records in 1959.
Milton Love is singing lead here.


The final group of the evening was great soul harmony group, The Masqueraders, whom we reunited for only the second time in the past 15-20 years (the first time being our 5th Wedding Anniversary in 2010).  Members of the Masqueraders, reunited for this occasion, included Abdur Rahman Hatim, Harold “Sundance” Thomas, Robert “Tex” Wrightsil, David “Cowboy” Sanders and Sammie Lee Hutchins.


The Masqueraders opening with “One More Chance,”
a song they recorded in 1967 for the Detroit record label,  La Beat.


The Masqueraders singing “I’m Just An Average Guy,”
a song they recorded for the AGP label in 1968.


The Masqueraders singing a soul harmony version of
“What A Wonderful World,”
the song made famous by Louis Armstrong. 


The Masqueraders singing “(Call Me) The Traveling Man,”
a song they recorded for the HBS ABC label in 1975.


The Masqueraders singing “I Ain’t Got To Love Nobody Else,”
a song they recorded on the Bell label in 1968.


The Masqueraders singing a unique vocal harmony arrangement
 of “At Last,” the song made famous by Etta James.


The Masqueraders singing their own unique vocal harmony arrangement
of “A Change Is Gonna Come,” the song written and made famous by Sam Cooke.


The Masqueraders closed with "Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight".  It was an incredible night with one outstanding vocal group after another.


Copyright © Classic Urban Harmony LLC, 2012.  All Rights Reserved.