Friday, November 4, 2022

Doo Wop - Discography- [Various Artists]

Doo Wop - Discography


Doo-wop is a genre of rhythm and blues music developed in the 1940s by African American youth, mainly in the large cities of the upper East Coast, including New York. It features vocal group harmony that carries an engaging melodic line to a simple beat with little or no instrumentation. Lyrics are simple, usually about love, ornamented with nonsense syllables, and often featuring, in the bridge, a melodramatically heartfelt recitative addressed to the beloved. Gaining popularity in the 1950s, doo-wop enjoyed its peak successes in the early 1960s, but continued to influence performers in other genres.

Although the musical style originated in the late 1940s and was wildly popular in the 1950s, the term "doo-wop" itself did not appear in print until 1961, in The Chicago Defender, just as the style's vogue was nearing its end. Though the name was attributed to radio disc jockey Gus Gossert, he did not accept credit, stating that "doo-wop" was already in use in California to categorize the music.

"Doo-wop" is itself a nonsense expression. In The Delta Rhythm Boys' 1945 recording, "Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin", it is heard in the backing vocal. It is heard later in The Clovers' 1953 release "Good Lovin'" (Atlantic Records 1000), and in the chorus of Carlyle Dundee & The Dundees' 1954 song "Never" (Space Records 201). The first record to use "doo-wop" in the refrain was The Turbans' 1955 hit, "When You Dance" (Herald Records H-458). The Rainbows embellished the phrase as "do wop de wadda" in their 1955 "Mary Lee" (on Red Robin Records; also a Washington, D.C. regional hit on Pilgrim 703); and in their 1956 national hit, "In the Still of the Night," The Five Satins[6] enlivened the bridge with a plaintive "doo-wop, doo-wah."


12 comments:

Tel said...

Thanx Buddy

Ozzieguy said...

Very welcome Tel, except a certain group of people do not like me placing them here for all to see and reported the links and had them removed.
In my opinion that group are still stealing money from deceased artists.

Anonymous said...

Muchas gracias por compartir tanta musica algunas discografias son
muy buenas y dificiles de encontrar.

teddycatbaz said...

many thanx buddy great set.

Anonymous said...

The artists see nothing from the sales... hope you can share the other volumes of Christmas Doo Wop & Pop. I believe there are 6 volumes!

Ozzieguy said...

Thank you teddy and others, I am glad that you are enjoying them and yes Teddycatbaz, the artists get next to nothing from sales, they get their money from doing public performances.

DoYouRemember said...

Great side and thanks for the wonderfull music.
When i go to the doo wop links i get everytime, This link does not exist.
Go to Home Page. (https://www.kprotector.com/p14/5def92a9eada2). Is there something that i do wrong?
Greatings Nico from Holland.

Ozzieguy said...

Hello Nico
Yes Nico I understand.
All of the links were deleted by mega due to the money grabbing company reporting the links.
Just keep watching and maybe one day they will re-appear.

Regards
Ozzieguy

DoYouRemember said...

Oneday maybe they will re-appear you said. WHAUW, thats on this moment. They comming in the wonderfull doo wop music. Thank you very mutch. Great!!
Greatings Nico from Holland.

Tel said...

Nice To See These Resurface, Not For Me Obviously But These Great Collections Should Never Disappear

Jaume said...

Many thanks for this fantastic blog, but my favorite are the "new" doo-wop songs from the sixties like The Duprees, The Belmonts (without Dion) and The Vogues. Kenny Vance (ex-Jay & The Americans) and his band The Planotones recorded a lot of doo-wop albums. Can you upload some of these like "Oceans of time"? Thanks for all, Ozzie.

Anonymous said...

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