Category Archives: Doo-Wop

I Wonder Why: Dion and the Belmonts; Sha Na Na; Showaddywaddy

Hello there! This week we will discuss the great doo-wop song I Wonder Why. We will first review the original song recorded by Dion and the Belmonts. The song appeared in the pilot segment of the TV show The Sopranos, … Continue reading

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Blue Moon: Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart (Manhattan Melodrama); The Marcels; Rod Stewart

Hello there! This is another entry in our continuing series, Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies. This week’s entry is Blue Moon. This was initially a popular tune from the 30s, composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Lorenz … Continue reading

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Duke of Earl: Gene Chandler; Sha Na Na; Earth Angels.

Hello there! This week’s entry is Duke of Earl, one of the greatest doo-wop songs from the 50s. We will begin with the original by Gene Chandler, after which we will briefly discuss the song as it appeared in the … Continue reading

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Since I Don’t Have You: The Skyliners; Ronnie Milsap; the Brian Setzer Orchestra

Hello there! This is another entry in our blog series Tim’s Cover Story Goes to the Movies. In these posts, we review a rock and roll tune that features prominently in a film. This week’s entry is Since I Don’t … Continue reading

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Barbara Ann: The Regents; The Who; The Beach Boys

Hello there! Our song this week is Barbara Ann. This is a bouncy, catchy doo-wop song. We will review the original version by The Regents, and we will also discuss versions by The Who and by The Beach Boys. The … Continue reading

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Little Darlin’: The Gladiolas; The Diamonds; Elvis Presley

Hello there! Our song this week is Little Darlin’, a doo-wop classic from 1957. The best-known version is by the Canadian pop group The Diamonds. However, the original version was by a group called The Gladiolas. We will review the … Continue reading

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One Fine Day: The Chiffons; Carole King; Bette Midler

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song One Fine Day. This is a really enjoyable pop song in ‘doo-wop’ style, initially recorded in 1963. We will start with the original song by The Chiffons, and will then … Continue reading

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