[New!]New Jersey Doo Wop &
Street Corner Harmony Association
Doo Wop and Car Show
July 31, 2010 (Paramus, NJ)

by Pamela Horner

The New Jersey Doo Wop & Street Corner Harmony Association has been in existence for two years but Saturday, July 31st was our first visit.  We had previously met the organization's host, Nick @ Nite at his Doo Wop and A Cappella Open Mic Night, which is an entertaining way to spend a Thursday night (see Open Mike Night).  The open mic nights are held currently at Harold’s Restaurant @ The Holiday Inn at Parsippany, NJ.  This event may change nights and/or add new locations so stay turned to our web site for the latest information. 

The New Jersey Doo Wop & Street Corner Harmony Association is usually held the last Saturday of every month (check our Events Calendar page for details).  It's held at the Paramus Elks Club, 200 Route 17 North in Paramus, NJ.  It's right behind the Ramour & Flanigan Furniture Store in the same location that held the final UGHA's.  We arrived too late for the car show.  The Saturday night doo wop show began with the Philadelphia acappella vocal group Quiet Storm singing up a storm.  The group, dressed in black tuxes, received a fabulous response from the crowd.  We’ve previously seen Quiet Storm perform and know how amazingly great they sing.  Among the songs in their first set was their own arrangement of “Silhouettes”.  Next, they were off to Chicago for the Cosmic Rays' “Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie”.  They ended their first set with a superb version of The Blue Notes “She is Mine”.

Twin Gold and the Twin Gold Band were up next.  They performed marvelous R&R dance music and kept the audience on the dance floor.  At one point a hula-hoop was passed around to the dancers.  The two ladies in Twin Gold were celebrating a birthday.  They were happy to get a cake with their photos on it.

Quiet Storm returned to the stage with more incredible songs such as The Philadelphians' “I’m Comin’ Home” and The Four Fellows “In The Rain”.  They went on to sing even more astonishing songs like the Mohawks' “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," “Sure As The Flowers” (Hi-tones), “How Do You Say I’m Sorry” (Manhattans), “Everyone’s Got A Home But Me” (Tommy Hunt).  They closed their impressive set with The Temptations “Farewell My Love”.

We had a wonderful time celebrating the second anniversary of the New Jersey Doo Wop & Street Corner Harmony Association's doo wop and car show and plan to go back in the near future.

For more info on the New Jersey Doo Wop & Street Corner Harmony Association visit their website, www.njdoowop.com


Host, Nick @ Nite


Charlie Horner addressing the crowd.  Nick to the right.


Quiet Storm


Quiet Storm


Quiet Storm


Twin Gold


Crowd dancing to Twin Gold


Quiet Storm backstage


Nick @ Nite and Charlie Horner

 

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