DooWop Classic: The Duprees, You Belong To Me

The Duprees, "You Belong To Me," went Top 10 on the Pop Chart (#7) in 1962, and they would have a couple more Chart Records during the 60's, but none were big hits. Guys started leaving the group as early as 1963, tired of the lack of a follow up Hit Record.

At the end of the decade the Duprees changed their name to "The Italian Asphalt & Pavement Company," or (I. A. P. CO) and had a minor hit with a song called "Check yourself." By 2005, four of them were dead and missed being inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2006.

Scott found an early Kinescope of The Duprees Lip Syncing their hit "You Belong To Me" with passable picture and good sound. With Big Band arrangements like this there was no way TV could afford to have all the instrumentalists play Live for the show, the Union Wages would have sunk them. I hope you liked the post, this was about my favorite DooWop tune during the DooWop craze, along with Dion and the Belmonts. @therealdonrocks

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