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Sammy Strain & the Imperials, 1964 -, Part 4 in the series

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Richard Barrett Part 1: The Valentines

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bullet [New!]TNT 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 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
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

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    In Tribute

bullet [New!]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 &
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The Avalons

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The Avons

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Claude Robinson & Creations

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The 5 Embers

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The Juveniles/ Twilights/ Embers

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The Silhouettes

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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

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The American
Jubilee Singers

 

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The Dinwiddie Quartet

   History of
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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

 

 

GREAT LINKS!!!!!!!!!

Check this page often for links to some great Classic Urban Harmony sites.  Click on the underlined links.  Then hit the BACK button to return to us.

Val Shively's R&B Records is a group harmony record collector's institution and Val's new website is a must visit for anyone who seriously collected!  Check out the Photo Gallery and Val's look back on his life, including numerous classic record collecting stories.

Todd Baptista's website has a wealth of info and news for group harmony fans.  It contains Todd's articles, news of his concerts and other events and links to purchase books he's authored.  Click www.toddbaptista.com

Matt the Cat  Back before XM Radio combined with Sirius we used to love listening to Matt the Cat's satellite radio shows like "The Night Prowl Show" and "Harlem".  Though not on the radio now, Matt still has a great and informative website.  Let's hope Matt can return to radio real soon. 

Beaudaddy's Vocal Group Harmony Site.  If you're looking for a great site dedicated to acappella street corner harmony, this is it!  Full of featured articles, group photos and label scans.  Check this one out.

NE Doo Wop Society  The New England Doo Wop Society does a great job keeping our music alive with regular doo wop shows in the Springfield, MA area.  Check out their website for info on their next show.  The also have a weekly email newsletter that is free and informative.  To get on their email list write to them at the email below.

"Echoes of the Past" magazine is dedicated to researching and preserving the history of R&B and Doo Wop groups of the 1950's.  We are regular contributors to this magazine, along with several other excellent writers.  For info or to subscribe, contact Bob Belniak at echoes.past@yahoo.com

New Jersey Doo Wop & Street Corner Harmony Association holds monthly shows with acappella groups in northern New Jersey, usually at the Paramus Elks Club on the last Saturday of each month.  For info see http://www.njdoowop.com/ or see our Calendar Page.

Keep Rockin', a new magazine dedicated to the life times and culture of the 1950's and early 1960's.  Contains interviews with artists like Jimmy Beaumont of the Skyliners and Lou Christie.  For info click Keep Rockin' to visit their website.

South Philly String Band Club Monthly Doo Wop Acappella-Fests  Every second Wednesday evening, fans of doo wop acappella singing gather at the South Philly String Band Club to enjoy great food and listen to one or more of their favorite Philadelphia acappella groups.  In between groups, dee jays like King Arthur and Jimmy DePre spin great tunes for dancing.  For details, contact Eddie Natale at his new email eddie7792@gmail.com.  You can also view photos and read our reviews of a couple typical get-togethers there by clicking South Philly String Band Club and South Philly String Band Club Revisited

It's About The Music! Concert Calendar.    Our friend Andrea Siegel is editing a concert calendar that is the most comprehensive schedule of upcoming events in the oldies and group harmony scene, countrywide.  Fabulous listings of events, venues, radio & Internet shows, producers, promoters, artists and record stores and contacts for hundreds of active vocal groups.  Plus, Classic Urban Harmony's own Pamela Horner contributes occasional reviews of recent concerts.  Click on the link to visit their website for subscription information.

White Doo Wop Collector's Blogspot  Juan Marce Frontera's put together an outstanding site dedicated to some of the more obscure white doo wop groups.  A wealth of great info and photos.

Felix Hernandez's  Rhythm Review.  Great site from our longtime friend, Felix Hernandez of KISS-FM and WBGO-FM (NY/NJ).  From this site you can listen to Felix live, check out Felix’ Video of the Week, Radio Survey Collection from soul stations around the country (1962-1982) and find out about the next Rhythm Review Dance Party.

Doo Wop Jukebox Forum.  Register here to read and post comments on doo wop music topics of the day.  Fascinating discussions on all aspects of doo wop music!  Run by Mike Paladino, former member of the Bon-Aires and now with the Moonlites.  This non-commercial forum also has a DJ's and Shows Forum where we post notices of our radio guest appearances.  Join this to stay informed about our music!

Unca Marvy's Site    Marv Goldberg's R&B Notebook contains a huge collection of detailed articles about 1950's era R&B vocal groups, researched and written by Marv himself.

Vocal Group Harmony Site   Tony Fournier has assembled a wealth of information, especially on 1940's and early 1950's vocal groups.  Check out the "Record of the Week" section and the archived group harmony radio shows.  On December 6, the Record of the Week was be supplied by Classic Urban Harmony - the Four Deep Tones on Coral.

Clifton Music  The record and CD store, started by Ronnie I, that was the center of our lives for so many years, continues under the supervision of Sandi I.  Check them out for your music CD and DVD needs.

Black Gospel Blogs   Bob Marovich’s (Gospel Memories) definitive blog for black Gospel, Jubilee and Spiritual groups.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.  The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has a lot to offer group harmony enthusiasts.  We anticipate working with them in the near future to do much more to archive and preserve the history of vocal groups.

A Touch of Classic Soul  Marc Taylor's great monthly 28-page newspaper-style magazine features detailed biographies and discographies of classic soul artists.  Everyone from the Channels and Chantels to the Manhattans and Blue Magic.  Some single artists but plenty of vocal groups.  Highly recommended.  Click this link to email Marc Taylor for subscription details.

Lead East.  The world's largest 1950's weekend party, doo wop concert festival and vintage car show returns to Parsippany, NJ, every Labor day weekend.  Check out the Lead East Website.

 

GROUPS & ARTISTS

Linda Jansen - Original Lead Singer of the Angels  The lead of one of the best known vocal groups from New Jersey, Linda Jansen still has a powerful voice and a big following.  Check out her website by clicking the link above.  Linda is also on Facebook.

Cal Raye  With or without the Class-Airs, this guy's a great singer!  Remember "Lovely Lies" and "My Tears Start To Fall"?  Cal Raye has a dj service now in Rhode Island but still drops by the Star Diner in Rumford to harmonize.  Check out his site.

Ronnie & the Satellites  The group from Rhode Island that recorded "Last Night I Dreamed" (Rose label, 1959) and "Blue Moon" (Dolly label (1960) is back together again and sounding good.  Check out their website and also "Papa Joe" Fiske's website about the group.

James Power  Singer and songwriter James Power gave us the song tribute to Rev. Claude Jeter, "The Man In Room 1009," recorded as a duet with former Persuasions lead, Jerry Lawson.  Click on Jim's name to visit his website.  Also see our web tribute to Claude Jeter and the Swan Silvertones to see a video of "The Man In Room 1009."

Sheps  Talented acappella group from New Jersey with great harmony and a nice repertoire of songs including some of their own original compositions.  The Sheps are the next group we've scheduled to do free concerts at the Franklin Township Public Library in Somerset, NJ.  Check out their website!

Escalades  Great new acappella group from Philadelphia and South Jersey.  Group contains good friends of ours including Bill Keith (formerly of the Blendtones, Philadelphia Students, A Moment's Pleasure, Accords), Buddy Rhodes (formerly of the Accords), Jerry Utter and Harry Filoon (both from the Destinations) and Tony Russo (from the Destinations and formerly of the Duprees).  Check out their website!

Five Boroughs  Great vocal group comprised of group founder, Frank Iovino, Jimmy DellaRosa (formerly of Street Corner Memories), Eddie Pardochi and Paul Albino (both from the Five Discs) and Johnny Sorrentino.  Also check out the Five Borroughs MySpace page.

Four Pops  Another nice vocal group featuring our friend Nelson "Tino" Alvarez who's also sung with Dino & the Heartspinners, Norman Fox & the Rob Roys, Brooklyn Connection and the Larkings.  Check out their website.

Jimmy Merchant & Teenagers  An original member of Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, Jimmy Merchant is still singing and sounding great.  Jimmy is also a very talented artist.  We ought to know.  We purchased one of his pr.ints for Classic Urban Harmony's archive wall.  To check out Jimmy's schedule or view his art, visit his site.

Quiet Storm  This fine acappella group out of Philadelphia is attracting a lot of attention with their tight harmonies.  Check out their website.

Tru  Great 60's and 70's-style soul group out of Camden, NJ, getting rave reviews in south Jersey.  Check out their website and their new CD.

Marquees  Reese Palmer and the group that gave a start to Marvin Gaye, recorded "Hey Little School Girl" and "Wyatt Earp" for Okeh in the late 1950's.  They also became the second group of Moonglows.  Still going strong, the Marquees now have a website.  It is not quite finished but it looks pretty good so far.  Check out Marquees.

Elmer Hopper, now with the Mills Brothers but formerly with Paul Robi's Platters, has his own blog, xplatter.com, "My Times with the Platters."  Very interesting site.

Choice  Visit the new website for "Jersey City's Bad Boys of Acappella."   If you enjoyed this group at the Franklin Township Public Library, check out the group's upcoming schedule.

Four Man Trio  An extremely entertaining vocal group and self contained band in Northern New Jersey doing fifties and sixties songs with emphases on great doo wop and soul harmony.  Check out their website for a schedule of their appearances and more.

Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town  Jerry Lawson former lead singer, arranger & producer of The Persuasions for 40 years & 22 albums is now with a new acappella group called Talk of the Town and they are great!  Check out Jerry's website for samples from their new CD and a lot more.

Nicky Addeo & the Nite Owls  One of the great voices of our time, Asbury Park NJ's Nicky Addeao is still sounding great.  Check out his website for great photos from his career and his current schedule.

Street Corner Five  We've known this fine acappella group from the Philadelphia area since the early 1980's and they keep getting better and better.  Now they have their own website.  There's a group bio, photos, music and video clips and a schedule of where you can see them perform.  Check them out!!!

Four Epics  Great website in tribute to the South Philly group, the Four Epics.  Remember "I'm On My Way" (Heritage) and "Again" (Laurie)?  How about "Mr. Cupid" by the Vespers?  Site has a detailed bio and fabulous photos of the group in the studio backing Johnny Greco on "Rocket Ride".

Les Paul  As a musician, inventor and all around legend, Les Paul wa an American entertainment icon!  Though Les is gone now, his website serves as a tribute to him.  Check it out.

Cadillacs  One of the greatest R&B vocal groups of all time and they're still looking and sounding good!  Led by the dynamic Earl "Speedo" Carroll, the group also contains original member Bobby Phillips along with Gary K. Lewis.  See photos and hear music clips.  Has the group's schedule of upcoming performances.  Nice site.

Jimmie Rodgers  Who can forget those great 1950's songs like "Honeycomb," "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," "Secretly," and "Oh Oh I'm Falling In Love Again"?  Well we recently spoke to Jimmie Rodgers by phone and found out he's got his own website.  It has a detailed time-lined bio, lots of photos and details on Jimmie's latest projects including a soon to be released autobiography called "Dancing on the Moon". 

Silk City  One of the most entertaining acappella groups around and a great bunch of guys with a world of talent.  Check out their website and go out to see them when they're performing in your area.

Vic Donna  Remember Vic Donna and the Parakeets who recorded "Teenage Rose" for the Atlas label?  Well Vic Donna is recording again and he still sounds great.  Click Vic Donna to connect to a site and listen to a great group harmony cut from Vic's soon to be released CD.  We'll be writing an article on Vic and the Parakeets soon for Echoes of the Past magazine. 

The Bon-Aires  One of our favorite vocal groups, we have all of their records going back to the early 60's on the Rust label.  (OK, we don't have "Blue Beat" but how many people do?!!)  Anyway, we always loved this group when they did UGHA.  Now the group's history is detailed in this site with some great photos and song clips.

The Moonlites  Very fine contemporary doo wop group out of Texas.  This group sings mainly in the Southwest but they do get to other areas.  We saw this group perform at Cool Bobby B's 2007 Doo Wop Convention in Las Vegas and they were great!  Their website contains photos and music clips.  Group features former Bon-Aires bass, Mike Paladino.

The Duprees  We grew up on the Duprees music and they're still great!  Check out two nice websites here - one for the Duprees and one for lead singer Tommy Petillo.  Check out what's new with the Duprees and then go read the fascinating bio of Tommy Petillo singing with Parkway and then the Duprees.

Earl Lewis and the Channels have a great MySpace page with samples of their music and their current concert schedule.  Earl Lewis a legend in our music and a great guy.  And he and the Channels sound as great as ever.  Check out his page.  Also, visit our Recent Articles by Us Section to read about the Channels' records with Richard Barrett.

The Chantels.  One of the greatest female vocal groups in R&B history.  You can read about their history in the Recent Articles by Us Section.  But be sure to check out the Chantels own webpage for a lot more, including their current schedule.

Jimmy Castor  From Doo Wop to Hip Hop, from Jimmy Castor & the Juniors to the Jimmy Castor Bunch and beyond, our friend Jimmy Castor has done it all.  Definitely one of the most talented men in show business!  Jimmy's a writer, producer, singer, instrumentalist and just an overall great performer.  Jimmy's early career with the Juniors and Teenchords is covered in the Recent Articles by Us Section.  But check out Jimmy's own site to read his complete bio.  Group harmony fans will want to purchase his new CD single "Give Me Your Love," a great harmony ballad with high tenor lead.  You can hear a sample on JimmyCastor.com

Clyde Wright & the Golden Gate Quartet  Great link about Clyde Wright and the Golden Gate Quartet.  History of both Clyde Wright and the Golden Gate Quartet.  Contains the Gates' current schedule and links to purchase their CD's and Clyde's biography.  Many other great links.  The site is in English and French.

Terry Johnson's Flamingos   What a fabulous singer and what a fabulous group.  Terry Johnson is one of the true legends of our music.  Check out his website for the group's schedule and don't miss this group when they sing in your area.

Morris Wade and the Columbus Pharaohs   You saw him on the 2008 Burlington Concert, now visit his website.  Morris gives a history of his career with the Columbus Pharaohs, the Four Pharaohs, the Egyptian Kings and beyond.  Lots of great photos and Morris' current schedule.

Manhattan Transfer   One of the most innovative harmony groups of our time.  Check out their website.

Mills Brothers     John Mills and Elmer Hopper continue the Mills Brothers legacy.  Click this link for their current schedule, booking info and a photo tour of the group's 80-year history.

Ink Spots Archive  Jack Hanna's and Bill Proctor's phenomenal archive of information on the original Ink Spots.

Ink Spots' Family Tree    Greg Centamore's compilation photos and personnel for the many Ink Spots groups that evolved from the original over the years.

The Ink Spots – Carrying on the Inks Spots tradition, this group contains four guys with a wealth of credentials; Sonny Hatchett (formerly of Sonny & the Dukes), Herman Denby (formerly of the Swallows), Harold Winley (formerly of the Clovers) and Morris Dow (worked with Jimmy McGriff, Herb Kenny and Nancy Wison).

Deep River Quartet   For more than thirty years, one of Europe's premier spiritual and jazz vocal quartets.  Check out their website for their CD's and schedule.

The Silhouettes  Remember the song "Get A Job"?  Of course you do!  This site is dedicated to the Philadelphia group that brought us that record and so many more great songs.

Little Isidore & the Inquisitors  One of the most entertaining fifties-style vocal groups around today!  We love these guys!  Check out Little Isidore's MySpace Page.

Cornerstone  The site for Golden Voice Harry Schmitt and Cornerstone.  We've known these fellows for more than 25 years and they keep getting better and better!  To check out their schedule or see YouTube videos of the group, click on this link.

 

SOUL HARMONY and NORTHERN SOUL WEBSITE LINKS

GoldSoul  A well respected Soul music retailer and events organizer.  Kev and Sam Roberts and the folks at GoldSoul organized the fabulous SoulTrip USA events.  Visit this site for what's happening in Northern Soul music.

Hitsville Soul Club  Dave Moore and the gang at the Hitsville Soul Club have put together a great site with articles, record reviews, memorabilia and so much more.  Worth a visit!!!

Bob Abrahamian's Sitting In The Park Website  Bob Abrahamian's Chicago radio show, "Sitting In the Park," is one of the best show's around for great soul harmony.  Bob's done dozens of interviews of great Chicago soul groups and posted them on this site for all to hear.  A wealth of information!!!!

 

CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC LINKS!

Willie C's Beach Music Cafe & Carolina Beach Music    Great 50's & 60's R&B dance music lives on in the Carolinas.  Willie C's "Beach Music Cafe" is the first site to check for the latest on the Carolina Beach Music scene.

Beach Music and Shag Preservation Society of S.C.  Non-profit organization that produces the Charleston Beach Music & Shag Festivals plus other events.

The Tams  Great website for a great group!  "What Kind Of Fool," "Untie Me," "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy," "I've Been Hurt."  Charles Pope's Tams are a must see when you're in Beach Music country.

The Catalinas  This fine Charlotte NC group started in 1957 heavily influenced by doo wop and went on to become a classic beach music group.  There have been a lot of personnel changes over fifty years but the group is still going strong.

The Swingin' Medallions  This dynamic group is known outside of the Carolinas for "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)" but Beach Music fans know the group is so much more!  A "must-see" act.

East Coast Party Band   An exciting group from Charleston SC that's not only good vocally but also has a great horn and rhythm section.  Repertoire includes beach music, soul and classic rock & roll.

Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs   "Stay," "Little Darling," "May I."  Need we say more?  Maurice has been entertaining for fifty years and still sounds great.

Billy Scott & Party Prophet Band   Billy Scott's a born entertainer and a great guy.  Remember "I Got The Fever" by Billy Scott & the Prophets?  Check out Billy and his band.

Wallstreet   One of the hottest new groups on the Carolina Beach Music scene and they're from New Jersey.  Check out their MySpace page to hear samples of their music.

Angel Rissoff   Great voice and fine entertainer, Angel's from the Bronx but his music's found a strong following among Beach Music fans.  Formerly sang as Little Leapold with Little Isidore & the Inquisitors.  Click on Angel's name to see his website.

Fabulous Shades   Very fine Beach Music band with a large following.  Based out of Greenville, SC, they've been entertaining for 20 years.  They have a great new CD out.  See their website for details.

General Johnson & the Chairmen of the Board  One of our all-time favorite acts!  General Johnson is a music genius and the Chairmen are legends in the Carolina Beach Music field.

 

OTHER SITES MENTIONED IN OUR STORIES

www.blackpointwoodworking.com  The official custom cabinetry and furniture maker for Classic Urban Harmony LLC.  Robert Lafferty did a fabulous job in designing, building and installing our bookshelves and cabinetry in the CUH Library.

Mr. C's Beach Bistro  Very nice restaurant on the beach in Allenhurst NJ where we saw Nicky Addeo & Nite Owls on New Years Eve.  Visit there website here and check this place when in the area.

Philadelphia's Enterprise Center, Preserving the Original Bandstand Studio.  For info on how to help preserve the Original Bandstand Studio contact the Enterprise Center.

 

 

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