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[New!]Making Crossroads 2 Concert
April 17, 2010, Hackensack, NJ

by Pamela and Charlie Horner



 

This was an incredible night of the convergence of different genres of music in the Wilson Auditorium on the campus of Fairleigh Dickerson University.  Studio Chatter Enterprises produced the event.  Christine Vitale who hosted the concert picked an exceptional group of performers to demonstrate the compatibility of different styles of music.


Christine Vitale, Producer & MC


Philadelphia acappella group Quiet Storm opened the show wearing suave black tuxes with red bow ties.  They wowed the crowd with “Never Let Me Go” and “She is Mine”.  The "storm chasers", fans of Quiet Storm who traveled from Philly, cheered wildly.


Quiet Storm


Quiet Storm
 

The second act of the night was Tony Smith and The Crew. Tony and the group takes traditional gospel songs does them in a jazz style.  Tony is an exciting sax player and doubly exciting when he’s playing two saxes.  Tony and his Crew performed “Wade in the Water” and the Edwin Hawkins' song “Oh Happy Day”.


Tony Smith & Crew


Tony Smith with alto and tenor saxophones

 

The acappella "battle of the groups" was next between Philly's Quiet Storm and Jersey City's Choice.  WFDU's Christine Vitale and WVLT's Dennis Burgey (The Doo Wop Cop) started the "rumble" with some friendly verbal jousting.


Christine Vitale and Dennis Burgey

 

Choice came out wearing white zoot suits with gold stripes and began the battle with bass led songs.  They sang the Dominoes' “Chicken Blues”.  Quiet Storm followed with the Spaniels' “People Will Say Were in Love”.


Quiet Storm and Choice square off




Choice




Quiet Storm
 

Next it was the battle of tenor-led songs with Choice leading with “The Girl’s Alright With Me” from the Temptations' songbook.  Quiet Storm answered with the Skip Mahoaney & The Casuals' tune “Where Ever You Go.”  Choice came back, saying that Quiet Storm did a song from the 1970’s so they would answer with a Mills Brothers' song from the 1930’s called ” Lucy Brown” complete with scat singing.


Choice awaiting their turn


Choice


The battle finale featured both groups singing the Spaniels' “Everyone’s Laughing”.  This was an exciting battle of the groups.  Choice displayed some great acting abilities while waiting for their turn to sing.  Quiet Storm was not quite as animated but looked very gentlemanly.  In Classic Urban Harmony's opinion, both these talented vocal groups sang to a tie.

Everyone was waiting for the living legend, Joe Bataan and Group.  Actually his group was an orchestra consisting of 12 pieces.  A native of East Harlem, Joe Bataan gained fame in the late 1960's by developing a musical program that contained the best of Latin rhythms and doo wop and sweet soul ballads.  In the early 1970's Joe helped coin the phrase "Salsoul" to describe his musical genre.  Joe Bataan began by talking about growing up in the barrio around 104th Street and being influenced by artists like Johnny Ace, the Flamingos, the Heartbeats and Teenagers.  He also liked Gershwin, Cole Porter and of course Latin soul.  Joe Bataan closed the first half of the show with a jam ("The Good Old Days"), "When Sunny Gets Blue" and his fabulous rendition of "Sad Girl."  He performed his first recorded song, "Gypsy Woman," which he explained he was not even originally scheduled to sing on (1965) and the "I Wish You Love."


Joe Bataan and Group


Joe Bataan and Group


Joe Bataan

After a short intermission, Joe Bataan and his band were back on to do his big hit "Ordinary Guy," "Prayer," and "My Cloud," which he noted is one of the most popular songs in Southern California.  It was certainly a treat to see someone of Joe Bataan's stature perform.  We also had the pleasure of meeting him and having him sign our copy of one of his albums.


Joe Bataan with Charlie & Pam


Our autographed Joe Bataan Album
 


Charlie talking about Classic Urban Harmony
 

Angel Rissoff, whom we had last seen perform in South Carolina at the Carolina Shag Festival, was next.  He appeared with Choice and alone while being backed by his band.  Angel has a very varied program.  He sang “Let the Good Times Roll” a Louis Jordan song.  He also did Percy Mayfield’s “Sad and Lonely."  Choice joined him on stage and backed him as they sang the Five Royales “Think” and the Tempts' “I Want A Love I Can See” which is a big beach music hit.  We loved the gospel influenced “Tears of Joy”.  He then sang two duets with special guest Little Isidore.  They sang “Give It Up” and “Nothing But Love”.


Angel Rissoff letting the "good times roll"


Angel Rissoff & Choice


Little Isidore and Angel Rissoff


Angel Rissoff, Little Isidore and Choice
 

All the entertainers sang a finale of “Boogie Down Bronx.”  While this show was not your standard doo wop show, it was a great mind expanding concept.  It was very enjoyable and a marvelous learning experience for the audience.


Charlie, Joe Bataan & Angelo Pompeo at the artist Meet & Greet


Angel Rissoff with Pam & Charlie


Charlie, Quiet Storm's Smitty, Pam & Angelo Pompeo


Little Isidore & Pam


Little Isidore & Charlie


Matt G., Little Isidore, Billy Kane

 

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