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Thanks to Chuck, Elvis, Fats and Little Richard by 1959 R&B was breaking through on Top 40 Radio and The Clovers hit #23 on both the Pop and R&B charts with their version of LOVE POTION NUMBER 9.

This particular clip from a TV Show called, "Showtime at the Apollo," beautifully restored with augmented sound, is one of the few ways these acts could break through. This is a great song to show the way white singers would steal their material, like the Clo...

The J. Giles band has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame five times and passed over again for 2017. They along with The Cars and other bands that really rocked, have suffered from Jann Wenner's policy of expanding the base to include acts that are a...

Bobby was in a doo-wop group, The Vocaleers, and one night at a Record Hop the deejay asked if he'd written any songs; Bobby said he hadn't, but maybe he should. So he wrote several tunes and cut demos of them as a solo act. A guy from Jubilee Records heard, &q...

he doo-wop craze was very big in the North East, especially New York City where most of the groups were, and jocks like Alan Freed played the music. But for some reason the sound never really blanked the country keeping record sales down, and the groups off both the Po...

I'm in a Doo wop kinda mood. I was a major fan of DION & THE BELMONTS, and spent a little time around them back in the day. This is an incredible clip showing a very young DION, and his buddies from the corner. That all really happened, Doo wop groups standing under a...

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