9 Keeping it alive, however, must coexist, with certain realities. Gone forever are
those acappella days when four or five guys sing doo-wops on the corner with a
sound beyond compare. Gone also is the lamppost and the subway platform that
Author: Lawrence Pitilli
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Scholar and singer Lawrence Pitilli explores doo-wop acapella groups as manifestations of urban change, mass migrations, ethnic acculturation and changing radio and recording industries. He reveals how groups displayed the dynamics of cultural change in the “sounds”—sonic and linguistic—that every generation seeks to make and remake for themselves.
Doo Wop the Duprees and Me Tommy Petillo. Bobby Wells brought my ...
Concert promoters like Richard Nader and Dick Fox were keeping the music
alive with their very popular oldies revival concerts across the country. Promoters
like King ...
Author: Tommy Petillo
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Voice was the first wind instrument of man and a simple flute dates as far back as 67,000 years ago. The Greek and Roman God Apollo was said to be the father of all music with a lyre string instrument. Simple vibration and hand clapping dating back to the beginning of human culture eventually developed composition and performance of melodies for spiritual worship and entertainment, thus singing in Acapella harmony was born.
He has single. handedly kept doo-wop and fifties music alive. Michael S. Janin
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He has written half of the songs on the current "Keep The Summer Alive" LP and
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... of early 1960s doo-wop, soul and rock and roll. Nevertheless, the song “
Keeping the Faith” is proof that the singer wasn't just aiming to steep himself in
nostalgia: he wasn't living the past, but was keeping the fire of his youth burning
Author: Steffen Radlmaier
Publisher: ars vivendi Verlag
In the 1920s, Karl Amson Joel and his wife Meta founded a mail-order linen goods company in Nuremberg, Germany. The business flourished, and it could have turned out to be a picture-book success story, were it not for the coming to power of Adolf Hitler. To escape the Nazis, the Jewish couple and their son Helmut fled first to Berlin and then on to Switzerland. The linen goods company was snapped up by department-store 'king' Josef Neckermann at basement price. A further hazardous journey then took the Joels to Cuba and, finally, to New York. Helmut married a young girl from Brooklyn and, in 1949, she gave birth to their son William Martin, known as 'Billy'. When the marriage fell apart, Helmut returned alone to Germany, re-married and had a second son, Alexander, now an internationally sought-after conductor. Billy Joel is one of the most successful solo artists in the world of international pop music, having sold over 100 million albums. His daughter Alexa Ray has also carved out a career for herself in music. In order to write this extensive biography, Steffen Radlmaier not only researched archives and analyzed specialist literature and interviews, over a period of many years he also conducted personal interviews with numerous family members, acquaintances and contemporary witnesses. He visited Billy Joel and his daughter in New York in the autumn of 2008.
The Descendants of Doo - wop In the United States , the genre known as “ doo -
wop ” after the vocal rhythm riffs supplied by ... Keeping to that profitable theme ,
Dion ' s first solo hit was titled “ Lonely Teenager , " but the following year , he
delivered two ... The double standard was still alive and well , although when the
birth - control pill was introduced in 1960 , it would have farreaching implications .
Author: Rhonda Markowitz
Rock music has played an enormous role in American culture ever since its beginnings in the 1950s. Providing an understanding of rock music, this six volume set shows the many ways it has shaped, and been shaped by, American culture. It provides chapters on important musicians, writers, and more within these exciting periods in rock music history.
... career of the lead singers of the Platters , a defunct doo - wop group whose
popularity had ended by the time John was born . ... It was there that he began to
undername , 23 stand what he terms “ unconscious racism ” or Keeping Hope
Author: Niki Butler Mitchell
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Discusses the lives of twenty African American entrepreneurs and how they achieved success.
Beginning his solo recording career with self - produced doo wop singles that
were sold after shows to supplement the band ' s meager income , Ra went on to
release more ... 133 Keeping the Arkestra alive financially was never an easy
Author: Brian Dorsey
Discusses blues, jazz, and rap as music and poetry
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Publisher: Que Pub
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... a local oldies radio station looking for other like - minded vocalists and was
referred to other former doo woppers living ... When not keeping the vocal group
sound alive , Frank lovino was busy as a Broward Sheriffs Office Detention
Author: Jay Warner
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
A one-of-a-kind guide to the great American singing groups from the Andrews Sisters to the New Kids on the Block.