Doo Wop Hour Listen with Lara Radio Wey
Derek Shelmerdine, author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, is a guest on Lara McNamee’s Listen with Lara show, this week’s topic is the fabulous doo wop music of the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s.
Derek will be talking to Lara about the history of doo wop and some of the classic doo wop songs.
LISTEN to some of the classic songs that might come up in the conversation:
The Five Sharps: Stormy Weather 1952 Considered to be the rarest R&B single. A copy sold in 2003 for $19,000
The Spaniels: Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite 1952 Doo Wop classic
The Penguins: Earth Angel 1955 In the UK this was released on the London label and is one of the most collectable UK doo wop singles. It can cost upwards of £1,500.
The Turbans: When You Dance 1955 This song uses the phrase “doo wop” in the background vocals
POST DOO WOP
The Mothers of Invention: Love of My Life 1968 Frank Zappa and his Mothers of Invention released an album of doo wop songs as Ruben & The Jets.
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More songs will be added before the show on Sunday…
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