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[New!]Wally Osborne & Starfires

Satan & the Angels - Blue Eyed Soul

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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

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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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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
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    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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bullet40 Years of Group Harmony: Ray Block's Photos of Vintage, Ad-Libs, Reunion, Bon-Aires, East River Drive
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The 60th Anniversary of the Vinyl 45 RPM Single

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bulletHico Label

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bullet Vocalaries' White Christmas
bulletPenguins' A Christmas Prayer
bulletDominoes' Christmas In Heaven
bulletCameos' Merry Christmas
bulletDrifters' White Christmas
Lonely Christmas


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Unknown Vocal Groups

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Morris Museum "New Jersey Doo Wop Groups - Part 1"
June 8, 2011, Morristown, NJ
Special Presentation for the "Jersey Rocks" Exhibit

Scroll Down to see acappella videos!


A fabulous event took place in Morristown, NJ, on evening of June 8th 2011.  We gave a special multimedia presentation of our "New Jersey Doo Wop Groups - Part 1".  The gathering of fans, friends, and stars took place in the "Jersey Rocks" exhibit gallery at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ.  The exhibit, featuring New Jersey's contribution to the history of Rock & Roll, will run through September 5th and we'll be back on June 15 to give Part 2 of our presentation.  The "Jersey Rocks" program will also feature two major acappella concerts, several lectures and numerous other activities throughout the summer.  Check our Events Calendar for details.

Perhaps one of the greatest honors to us was to be able to talk within the exhibit itself.  We had assisted the Museum with the 1950's R&B and Doo Wop section of the exhibit, lending photos and memorabilia for display.  To make the evening special, we invited many of our singer friends from New Jersey to mingle with the attendees and sign autographs.  We also asked some close friends of ours to sing a few doo wop songs acappella, prior to our presentation.

We were honored to have so many singers in attendance.  We were delighted to have Tom Bialoglow an original member of the Duprees, Sam Siciliano, Patsy Siciliano, Louis Scalpati and Dennis Testa of the Darchaes, Sam campbell, Ron Taylor and Billy Spruill of the Del Larks, Bobby Thomas of the Vibranaires, V-Eights and Orioles, Vic Donna of Vic Donna & the Parakeets (now with the Vic Donna Group), Pete Sherwood of Memories of You, Jim Bakay of the Copians (and WRDV-FM radio), Shelly Buchansky of Vito & the Salutations, Five Discs, Silk City and Kid Kyle's Kool Kats, and Carl Anderson and Ted Bennett of the Plurals.  Carl Anderson and Ted Bennett had not seen each other in 51 years.  Three members of the acappella group, Re-MemberThen (Frank Cicerale, Jim Offner and Randy Croce) were also in attendance.  We were also privileged to have noted group harmony authority Paul Ressler in attendance.  Paul has played a major role in planning the Jersey rocks exhibit and activities at the Morris Museum and it was Paul who invited us to be involved with the Museum's program.  Other noted guests included WRSU-FM's "Big Beat Show" host Lou Rallo.

We set up for our presentation, "Doo Wop Groups of New Jersey - Part 1" in the main exhibit area.  Pam displayed 50 more photos of New Jersey R&B and Doo Wop groups along with collections of vocal group sheet music.  She also also handed out printed programs listing more than 200 NJ 1950's style R&B, doo wop and acappella vocal groups.  Our friends the Del Larks also had a table and signed autographs.  Ron Taylor of the Del Larks brought along six large poster boards displaying photos of the Del Larks and other Plainfield vocal groups.

Of course there were plenty of fifties R&B and doo wop vocal group memorabilia throughout the Jersey rocks Exhibit to view.  Attendees mingled with our celebrity singers to examine the exhibits.

Copians' Jim Bakay (right) visits the Del Larks' table.
(left to right behind the tables: Del Larks' Billy Spruill,
Ron Taylor, Sam Campbell, Pam Horner)

Pete Sherwood of the Jersey vocal group, Memories Of You,
visits the Classic Urban Harmony table.

Left to right: Jim Offner (Re-MemberThen), Ron Taylor (Del Larks)
Frank Cicerale (Re-MemberThen), Billy Spruill and Sam Campbell (Del Larks)
(Photo courtesy of Marian Cicerale)


Vibranaires' Bobby Thomas' viewing the Jersey Rocks exhibit.

Noted record collector and music historian Angelo Pompeo visits the
Duprees display.  Angelo grew up with the Duprees in Jersey City.

The Del Larks, from Plainfield, NJ.
Left to right: Billy Spruill, Sam Campbell, Ron Taylor

The Plurals' Carl Anderson with friend Linda

Original members of the Plurals, Carl Anderson and Ted Bennett.
Prior to this night, Carl and Ted had not seen each other in 51 years.
Plurals' blue vinyl record, on loan from the Classic Urban Harmony Archives to the right.


Randy Croce (Re-MemberThen) and Tom Bialoglow (Duprees)

Tom Bialoglow of Duprees by the Duprees display.
Tom lent the Museum the Duprees jacket to the left.

Del Larks' Billy, Sam & Ron with Charlie

Tom Rowell, Shelly Buchansky and Carl Tancredi


Jersey Rocks banner autographed on top by
Southside Johnny & LaBamba
(Photo courtesy of Marian Cicerale)

Left to right: Shelly Buchansky, Paul Ressler, Bobby Thomas & Jim Bakay

Del Larks with Pam Horner

Marian Cicerale & Del Larks' Sam Campbell
(Photo courtesy of Marian Cicerale)


We began the festivities with some impromptu acappella doo wop singing from three members of the acappella group, Re-MemberThen (Frank Cicerale, Jim Offner, and Randy Croce) joined by Vic Donna (The Vic Donna Group) and Shelly Buchansky (Vito & The Salutations).  This was the first time these five gentlemen had ever sung together as a quintet but they were able to quickly find their notes and put together a few songs to sing for us.  This is the way our music started on the street corners with singers finding their notes and joining in.  With Re-MemberThen's Frank Cicerale leading, the quintet sang “Tonight Could Be The Night”, “Gloria” and “So Much in Love".  Shelly Buchansky of Vito & the Salutations led “Zoom".  It was a superb way to start the evening with even the museum personnel enjoying the opening of our presentation.


Acappella group getting ready to sing as others view the displays

Impromptu acappella harmony


Crowd listening to acappella doo wop singing


Left to right: Randy Croce, Vic Donna, Jim Offner, Shelly Buchansky, Frank Cicerale
(Photo courtesy of Marian Cicerale)







Shelly Buchansky (of Vito & Salutations) leading the group on "Zoom"
(Photo courtesy of Marian Cicerale)

To see and hear the acappella group singing click the Youtubes below.  Both are courtesy of Marian Cicerale.

Tonight Could Be The Night


"So In Love"


Charlie welcomed the audience, now occupying all of the seats, and we spent 90 minutes on the history of Doo Wop in New Jersey.  The presentation was composed of stories, photos of groups, record label shots, and song clips.  We began with the roots of vocal harmony in New Jersey: The Coleman Brothers were a vocal group that began singing in 1918.  We then covered the groups of Asbury Park including the groups that Bobby Thomas sang with The Vibranaires and V-Eights.  Ray & The Darches were next, followed by Nicky Addeo, Barbaroso & the Historians, the Broadways, Uniques, Valtairs and Ray Goodman & Brown.  Throughout the evening we discussed the Plazas, Rivieras, Del Larks, Plurals, Duprees, Ronnie & The Hi-Lites.  We also covered the roots of the Four Seasons.

Charlie Horner beginning the presentation


Charlie discussing the Rivieras




Vibranaires' Bobby Thomas being acknowledged by the crowd


Members of the Darchaes in the audience

After the presentation there was a lot of friendly intermingling among the attendees and celebrities.

Left to right: Darchaes' Patsy Siciliano, Sam Siciliano,
Louis Scalpati, Dennis Testa, Charlie Horner
(Photo courtesy of Marian Cicerale)


Darchaes' Sam Siciliano, Vibranaires' Bobby Thomas, Re-MemberThen's Frank Cicerale
(Photo courtesy of Marian Cicerale)

Jim, Vic and Randy
(Photo courtesy of Marian Cicerale)


We came back to The Morris Museum on Wednesday June 15th with another foray into New Jersey Doo Wop (Part Two).

We’d like to thank The Morris Museum for the opportunity to give our multimedia presentations and for hosting “Jersey Rocks”.


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