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I can answer most questions regarding 1950s Black Vocal Group music, called Doo Wop (Do Wop). Having lived in the era & grew up with the sounds of the early 50s.

Experience in the area

Extensive research into 1950s doo wop and have resoures at hand to draw from..

Organizations

United Group Harmony Association, Doowop Society, Doowop Corner, etc..

Publications

Discoveries Magazine, Goldmine Magazine, Kreiter's Price Guide &
Dead Wax Guide.

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BA

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Recent Answers from John Spence

2015-01-09 Book about black vocal groups:

Hi Andy,  Lot's of great books out there on this subject;  Du-Wop by Johnny Keys,  Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight~Spaniels by Richard C Carter,  Group Harmony(2 volumes)by Todd Baptista,  Just Walkin'

2014-11-22 doo wop girls name:

Hi Bill,  Looked thru all my sources, no doo wop Lois's,  but there is 'You're The Only Girl,Delores  by Nolan Strong & The Diablos from Fortune records;  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nolan-Strong-The-Diablos-For-Old-Times-Sake-Complete-Ear

2013-06-07 Who sang this 50's song:

Hi Donna,  There were many versions of the song "Tell Me Why", the most popular one was by the 'Belmonts' from 1961, other versions were by the 'Sunbeams', 'Crew Cuts' & 'Bobby Vinton', try going to youtube

2011-09-27 question:

Hi Steve,  Your song is "Groovy Baby" by 'Billy Abbott & Jewels on Parkway 874 from 1963.  If you now do a google search, you'll see a bunch of lyric links.  The question I answered previously was about

2011-03-13 song title/artist:

Hi Dennis,  There were several versions of this song;  Jesse Belvin on RCA records from 1959,  Lula Reed on Federal records from 1961 ,  Splendors on Jano records from 1962.  Alley Cats on Philles records

 

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