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Richard Nader’s Summer Doowop Reunion XXI
June 12, 2010, IZOD Center, NJ
 

By Pamela & Charlie Horner

 

On June 12, 2010, Richard Nader Entertainment Inc., presented Richard Nader’s Summer Doo Wop Reunion XXI at the IZOD Center in the Meadowlands, NJ.  The enjoyable day and night of doowop music honored the memory of Richard Nader, who started the Rock & Roll Oldies Revival at Madison Square Garden in 1969.  Sadly, Richard succumbed to complications of Parkinson’s disease in December 2009.  Deborah Nader is keeping alive Richard’s dream.
 


 

The day started with a doo wop tailgate party and classic car display.  Many old cars were on view in the parking lot.
 


Charlie examines classic cars



 

On an outdoor stage, three outstanding acappella vocal groups battled it out for a chance to appear on the main indoor stage later that night.  Former WCBS radio personality, Don K. Reed, allowed New Millennium, Sounds of the Street and Quiet Storm to each sing a twenty-minute set while the audience picked the winner with their applause.  Each group did an outstanding job, but the winner was Quiet Storm, an impressive group out of Philadelphia.
 

Quiet Storm


Quiet Storm


Determining the winner.
Left to Right:  Smitty from Quiet Storm, member of New
Millennium,
Don K. Reed, member of Sounds of the Street


Don K. Reed (front) with Quiet Storm


Quiet Storm's Smitty and Pam


For holders of VIP tickets there was a “meet and greet” with the singers.  We spoke briefly with Richie Freeman, long time member of the Five Satins who signed our program.  (For the record collectors reading this, Richie had previously sung with the Starlarks on the Elm and Aancho labels.)  Three of the Coasters were there, including bass singer “Fast Eddie” Whitfield whom Charlie has know for about 25 years.  Eddie once sang with the acappella group, Neighbor’s Complaint from Philadelphia.  Eddie introduced us to the other Coasters and we had a few photos taken together.


VIP Meet & Greet


Pam & Five Satins' Richie Freeman


Charlie & Pam with the Coasters

 

After grabbing something to eat, we headed toward our seats on the floor of the IZOD Center.  Deborah Nader addressed the crowd, talking about Richard’s legacy in producing shows like this since 1969.  She told us that Richard was a veteran who served in Korea. Deborah then introduced Amanda Nikka who at age fourteen was a very polished performer with a strong voice.  She sang the patriotic song “God Bless the USA” followed with “I Believe.”  Barbara Harris of the Toys entertained us with “Lovers’ Concerto” and was joined by Amanda Nikka for a duet of “I Will Survive.”


Deborah Nader


Amanda Nikka


Barbara Harris of the Toys

 

Tommy Mara, a long time friend of the late Johnny Maestro, and now the leader of the Crests came on stage to sing “The Angels Listened In” and “16 Candles.”  Mara’s Crests were two former members of the blue-eyed Philadelphia soul group the Soul Survivors who did “Expressway to Your Heart.”


Tommy Mara & the Crests
 

Don K. Reed, whose long running radio “Doo Wop Shop” is still remembered by New York area fans, introduced the next group.  The Five Satins were very impressive.  Fred Paris sounds remarkably the same as he did on his records.  They harmonized to ”The Jones Girl” and “In The Still of the Night”.  Astonishingly, they began the latter song acappella and then repeated it with the band.


Fred Parris (right) with the Satins
 

Deborah Nader introduced Terry Stewart, the President and CEO of The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.  Terry spoke about the Hall and how The Coasters were inducted into it.  The Coasters put on a fabulous show!  They looked very polished dressed in red jackets.  The group is lead by Carl Gardner Jr. the son of Carl Gardner.  Some of the songs they sang were “Poison Ivy,” “Searchin,” “Young Blood,” and “Charlie Brown.”  The Coasters had great chorography and their dancing was very lively.


R&R Hall of Fame President, Terry Stewart


The Coasters


The Coasters
 

The Duprees, who are always a very polished act, described themselves as the other boys from Jersey.  They dedicated their set to Richard Nader and Johnny Maestro.  They vocalized “My Own True Love,” and “You Belong to Me,” with Tommy Patillo back on lead.  Phil Granito led the group in a spirited rendition of “Jackie Wilson’s “Lonely Teardrops.”


 

The Cookies, a female trio led by original member Margaret Ross performed their big hits “Chains” and “Don’t Say Nothing Bad About My Baby.”  This was the first time we’d seen the Cookies perform and they sounded great.


The Cookies
 

Introduced by Terry Stewart as another group in the Rock Hall, Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers were on stage next with two original members, Jimmy Merchant and Herman Santiago.  Both have been singing for 55 years.  Timothy Wilson (of Tiny Tim and The Hits) sang lead.  Rounding out the group was bass singer Tommy Lockhart who we know from the acappella group, the Sheps.  The Teenagers performed “I Promise To Remember”, “Share” and “Goodie Goodie”.  They closed their act with “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”. The Teenagers’ chorography was just sensational as was their singing.  They are always show stoppers whenever they perform.


Frankie Lymon's Legendary Teenagers
Left to right: Jimmy Merchant, Tommy Lockhart, Herman Santiago, Timothy Wilson
 

After a short intermission the concert resumed.  The winners of the afternoon acappella contest, Quiet Storm, was up to sing The Blue Notes “She is Mine”.  This group is spectacular.  Being well familiar with their repertoire, we knew “She Is Mine” would draw a rousing response from the audience, and it did.


Quiet Storm
 

Kenny Vance and the Planotones were next.  Kenny has been in the music business a long time, having been a member of Jay and The Americans.  Kenny did the soundtrack for the film, “American Hot Wax,” during which the idea of the Planotones originated.  They always wear hats and dark clothing but this time they added a little comedy to their performance.  Some of the songs they harmonized to were “Those Oldies But Goodies,”  “Diamonds and Pearls,” “Devil or Angel” and of course “Looking for an Echo.”  The crowd enjoyed the “Planotones” walk choreography.  The audience loved them and gave they a standing ovation.


Kenny Vance & the Planotones
 

Terry Stewart was back on stage to introduce the Platters who featured original Platter Herb Reed singing bass.  Herb was dressed in serious black while the group was dressed in hot pink.  This group is very polished and impressive.  They sang “Twilight Time,” “Only You,” and “Great Pretender.”  They closed their portion of the show with a song they recorded in Paris, “Smoke Get in Your Eyes”. The Platters are just marvelous!


Herb Reed (center) & Platters
 

The final act of the night was the Charlie Thomas Drifters who were also inducted into The Rock Hall.  They put on a show!  Their chorography and harmony was superb.  They were also dressed to impress.  The Drifters harmonized to “There Goes My Baby,” “Save The Last Dance for Me,” “Up On The Roof,” and “Under The Boardwalk.”


Charlie Thomas (right) & Drifters


Charlie Thomas' Drifters
 

This concert was amazing.  The acts were all excellent.  It was a wonderful way to pay tribute to Richard Nader.

 

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