Tag Archives: Jon ‘Bowzer’ Bauman

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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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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Great Balls of Fire: Otis Blackwell; Jerry Lee Lewis; Sha Na Na

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Great Balls of Fire. This is one of the classic ‘roots’ rock and roll songs. We will start with the original version by Otis Blackwell, who co-wrote the song. We … Continue reading

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