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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

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Philly's Original Capris

Little Jimmy & The Tops

Teddy & Twilights, Deckers

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Sensations - Part 1

Sensations - Part 2

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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

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Richard Barrett Part 1: The Valentines

Richard Barrett
Part 2:
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Richard Barrett
Part 3: The Chantels, Clickettes,
Fashions Veneers

Richard Barrett
Part 4:

Little Anthony & Imperials

Richard Barrett
Part 5: Lewis Lymon
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Richard Barrett
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Isley Bros, Del Knights

Richard Barrett Part 7: The 3 Degrees, Showmen

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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

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    Doo Wop


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The Avons


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Claude Robinson & Creations


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bulletThe Ad-Libs
bullet Jackson Five (Pre-Motown & Other Rarities)

    Carolina Beach Music

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    Doo Wop Groups

bullet40 Years of Group Harmony: Ray Block's Photos of Vintage, Ad-Libs, Reunion, Bon-Aires, East River Drive
bulletYounger Dayz

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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

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Pam & Charlie Horner's 5th Anniversary Celebration
Part 4 - The Dinner


We have restricted our identification of people in the following photos to those well known to the group harmony scene.  If you would like to be identified beneath the photos and weren't, please drop us an email and we'll be glad to mention you.

Except where credited, all photos on this page taken by JDV Music and Design, www.jdvmusic.com, and remain the property of Classic Urban Harmony LLC.  JDV is the official photographer, videographer and sound system provider for Classic Urban Harmony LLC.

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Following the reception, all of the guests moved into the main ballroom.  Each guest had picked up a table card with their name and a photo of a rare record label on it.  The record label corresponded to the table designation, as noted by a framed label on each table.  When everyone was seated, we (Pam & Charlie) entered the ballroom from a grand stairway to the song, "Partners For Life" by Hank Ballard & the Midnighters.







Pam & Charlie open the dancing to the tune of
"These Golden Rings" by the Turbans.


(Photo courtesy of Marian & Frank Cicerale)

(Photo courtesy of Sandy & Bill Proctor)

Guests joined in dancing on the second song,
the Cardinals' "Here Goes My Heart To You"

The Chance Label Table

We chose Chicago's legendary Chance label for our table since it is part of our Classic Urban Harmony logo.  At our table were seated family and friends, including Mr. & Mrs. Doc Robinson (Master-Tones).

Members of Charlie's family
(Photo courtesy of Sue Johnson)

Members of Charlie's family
(Photo courtesy of Sue Johnson)

Chance Label Table
(Photo courtesy of Sue Johnson)


Sabre Label Table

Sabre Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Patty & Val Shively

Sabre Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Sandra & Charles Anderson
Charles Anderson is a former co-host of Charlie's radio program

Sabre Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Toni & Bill Keith
Bill is a former member of numerous vocal groups including the Blendtones,
A Moment's Pleasure and the (Philadelphia) Students as well as a former
co-host of Charlie's radio program.

Sabre Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Dolores & Angelo Pompeo.  Angelo is a noted
record collector and group harmony expert.

Sabre Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Terry Stewart.
Terry is President of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Apollo Label Table
Table included (left to right): Pam Nardella, Little Isidore, Wayne Smith
(Capris & Inquisitors), Sandra Italiano, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Schmitt (Cornerstone),
Janet "Queen" Alvarez and Carlos "King Arthur" Alvarez

Apollo Label Table
Little Isidore, Charlie & Pam, Sandra Italiano, Wayne Smith

Apollo Label Table
Serius XM Radio's Cool Bobby B

Gee Label Table (front row, left to right):  Steven Kahn (group harmony historian & writer),
Mr. & Rev. John Jones (Norristones).  Back row, (left to right), Sharon Brembly,
Jim Bakay (WRDV Radio and Street Corner Five), Barbara Jean English
(Clickettes), Smitty (Quiet Storm), Lois Powell (Chantels)

Charlie & Pam visit the Gee Label Table with Barbara English & Lois Powell

Gee Table
Smitty, Charlie & Pam, Steven Kahn

Gee Table
Charlie & Pam with Mr. & Rev. John Jones
John is a former member of A Moment's Pleasure, now with the Norristones

Gee Table
Charlie & Pam with WRHU's Gordon Skadberg & friend Gloria

Gee Label Table
Charlie & Pam with "Night Train" Jim Bakay
Jim sings with Street Corner Five as well as hosting a radio show on WRDV-FM

Vee-Jay Label Table
Table included among others, members of the Tymes,
the Plurals and the family of Silhouettes' Rick Lewis.

Pam & Charlie visit the Vee-Jay Label Table
Representing the Silhouettes are Shana and Elaine Lewis.
Tymes' Norman Burnett on right.

New Silhouettes Two-CD package just released by Elaine & Shana Lewis.
Most complete Silhouettes package to date, including doo wop & soul
releases as well as rare recordings and parts of Charlie Horner's
1980's interview with the Silhouettes.

Vee-Jay Label Table
Pam & Charlie, Tymes' Norman & Peggy Burnett

Vee Jay Label Table
Pam & Charlie, Plurals' Carl Anderson & friend Linda

Vee Jay Label Table
(Right to left) Pam & Charlie, Tymes' Lafayette & Rose Gamble

The Phila Label Table
(Left to right at table: Harold Leiter (Balladeers), Mr. & Mrs. Ron Greilich,
Mr. & Mrs. Matt Gilliano, Mr. & Mrs. Steve Applebaum
Back row: Carl Tancredi & friend Holly, Mr. & Mrs. Don Leins.

The Phila Label Table
Charlie, Pam, Holly & Carl

The Phila Label Table
Charlie, Pam, Harold Leiter, Denise & Don Leins

The Phila Label Table
Charlie & Pam, Ron & Karen Greilich

The Phila Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Kathleen & Matt Gilliano

Dom D'Elia visits Phila Table's Steve Applebaum & Carl Tancredi
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

The Phila Label Table
Don holds up his Phila Label table card
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

Jimmy DePre visits Harold at the Phila Label Table
Carl samples the appetizer
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)

The Red Robin Label Table
At table, left to right: Vic and Camille Donna, Shelly & Sandy Buchansky (Vito & Salutations),
Johnny Boy Mirablia, Danny Pesci and son.  Johnny and danny are members of the The Vic
Donna Group.  Top row: George Marchese and Dom D'Elia of the Vic Donna Group,
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cicerale.  Frank sings with the acappella group, Remember Then.

Red Robin Label Table
Shelly Buchansky, Charlie, Johnny Mirablia, Pam, Danny Pesci

Red Robin Label Table
Charlie & Pam with Sandy & Shelly Buchansky


Red Robin Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Camille & Vic Donna

Red Robin Label Table
Clockwise from lower left: George Marchese, Dom D'Elia, Charlie, Pam, Vic Donna

Jax Label Table

Jax Label Table
Charlie & Pam with Dick Plotkin of the Magics
and Precisions and owner of the Debra label

(From the Classic Urban Harmony Archives)

Jax Label Table
Bill Proctor, Charlie, Pam & Lynn Fuchella

Jax Table
Pam & Charlie with Carolyn & Kris Gjoka

Jax Table
Charlie with Sandy & Bill Proctor.  Bill is a leading authority on the Ink Spots

Jax Table
Pam & Charlie with good friends

Jubilee Label Table
Our neighbors

Jubilee Table


Jubilee Table


Jubilee Table


The Princeton Label Table
Our Neighbors

The Princeton Label Table

The Harlem Label Table

The Harlem Label Table
Frank Chille, Charlie, Pam, WRSU's Lou Rallo

The Harlem Label Table
Charlie, Pam, Ann Levine, Bob Bosco
Bob Bosco writes for Echoes of the Past

Harlem Table
Pam & Charlie with Sandy & George Frunzi
George hosts Gold radio's "Down on the Streetcorner"
and writes for Echoes of the Past

Harlem Label Table
Charlie & Pam with Lauren & K.J. O'Doherty

Aladdin Label Table
Charlie & Pam with Del Larks Sammy Campbell, Ron Taylor, Judy Haskins

Aladdin Label Table
Pam & Charlie with WFDU's Christine Vitale and Choice's E-Z

Aladdin Table

Rama Label Table
At table: Stephanie, Frannie & Joe Grimaldi (Ecstasies), Darrall Campbell (New Emage
& Ecstasies); Top: P.J. Noce, Bill Hyde & Frankie Lafaro (Frankie & the Fashions)

Rama Label Table
Carmen & Buzzy Garland with Charlie & Pam

Rama Label Table
Charlie, Pam, Joe & Frannie Grimaldi

Rama Label Table
Charlie, Pam & Darrall Campbell (New Emage)

(From the Classic Urban Harmony Archives)

Rama Table
Frankie Lafaro, Pam, Charlie, Joe Grimaldi, Bill Hyde

Gotham Label Table
At table: Bill Diamond (Cornerstone), Tom Rowell, Mr. & Mrs. Ken Thompson
Bob Campbell; Back row: Jeff Beckman, Tom Hight, Jimmy DePre

Tren-Town Label Table
Our Neighbors

La Beat Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Masqueraders' Robert "Tex" Wrightsil,
Abdur Rahman Hatim, Harold "Sundance" Thomas

La Beat Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Masqueraders

La Beat Table
Pam & Charlie with Masqueraders' Sundance

La Beat Table
Tommie Shider, Charlie Coleman, Johnnie Barlow, Richie Camacho, Tommy Lockhart

Charlie's welcoming toast





The Palace provided a gourmet meal, starting with a choice of salad and appetizers (potato crusted crab cake with micro arugula & fennel salad with stone ground mustard & herb vinaigrette OR warm grilled eggplant with boursin cheeze and oven dried tomato bundle with red tomato emulsion and herb salad.

For an entree, guests had a choice of an herb seared filet of beef, fingerling potato confit, tomato, parmesan and eggplant gateau with sweet port wine glaze OR herb roasted crispy skin salmon with preserved lemon, five select wild mushrooms and chive whipped potatoes with olive oil and fresh thyme.

Deserts included either a Warm Granny Smith Apple and Almond Tart, baked apple and almond cream with rum raisin ice cream OR Warm Chocolate Nirvana, flourless chocolate cake, liquid ganache center with sweet cherry ice cream.

Dancing followed with group harmony songs spin by DJ and MC, King Arthur.  Some of the many celebrities in attendance were also acknowledged at this time, while their records were played.


Janet "Queen" Alvarez and King Arthur (our MC and DJ)
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)


Pam & Charlie swing dancing
(Photo courtesy of Marian & Frank Cicerale)

Plurals' Carl Anderson and friend and photographer, Rev. Skip Borsos, acknowledged


Click PART 5: The Concert, to see photos of the Masqueraders, the Sheps, Bobby Thomas of the Vibranaires, the Del Larks, Harry Schmitt of Cornerstone, Shelly Buchansky of Vito & the Salutations, the Vic Donna Group, Frankie Lafaro of Frankie & the Fashions and Little Isidore of Little Isidore & the Inquisitors.

To see PARTS 1, 2, 3, 6 or 7, return to the Anniversary Page.


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