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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #330 on: July 02, 2018, 01:30:07 PM »
^^^^^^Willy once again you hit the nail right on the head.....well stated.

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #331 on: July 03, 2018, 02:59:26 PM »
1950s and 1960s had many "novelty" hit songs.

MTA (Boston) 1950s:

     

Big Bad John 1961:

     

Boy Named Sue:

     

Mr Custer 1960:

     

Yellow Polka Dot Bikini  1960:

     

Speedy Gonzales  1961:

     

Alley Oop 1960:

     

Purple People Eater  1958:

     

Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor 1961:

     

Hello Muddah  1963:

     

Bannana Boat Song 1956:

     

Monster Mash 1964:

     

Wooly Bully  1960s:

     

Surfin Bird 1963:

     

Boots Made for Walkin 1966:

     

















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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #332 on: July 03, 2018, 05:54:54 PM »
Some of the lyrics in "Surfin' Bird"  were adapted from the Rivingtons' recording of "Papa-oom-mow-mow."

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #333 on: July 08, 2018, 04:48:24 PM »
Vince Martin Passed Away July 6, 2018 At A Nursing Facility In Sheepshead Bay, Bklyn. Where He Was A Resident. Vince Was A Member Of "The Tarriers" Who Had Hits In 1956 With "Cindy, Oh Cindy" And The "Banana Boat Song." Vince Was 81 Years Of Age. Alan Arkin Was Also A Member Of That Group At The Time.

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #334 on: July 13, 2018, 04:01:49 AM »
In regard to Reply# 331 above....in song # 5   Brian Hyland singing "Itsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" ......I remember Brian Hyland performing regularly at our Sat night dances at St Thomas The Apostle Grammar School w/an old non electric guitar w/the plywood face peeling off & a piece of clothesline for a strap then in the Summer of 1959 he made the "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" then his career took off.....he  continued to perform in music circles as does his Son.   

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #335 on: July 16, 2018, 04:26:34 AM »
Just something to listen to for a few minute's break from the daily goings on...it may not not erase the goings on today but maybe will bring you back to another time when things were more light hearted...

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #336 on: July 16, 2018, 10:53:24 PM »
It worked! Thanks Jack

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #337 on: July 18, 2018, 09:21:19 PM »
 Fred Milano of Dion and the Belmonts, who has since passed away, talks about The days of Doo Wop with Dion and the Belmonts, what it was like and how it all began.

 

 Also here is Dion singing one of their most famous songs without the guys from the group.

    

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #338 on: July 18, 2018, 10:07:14 PM »
1961 - Runaround Sue:

     

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #339 on: July 19, 2018, 11:11:18 AM »
1961:  Riding the Red Arrow trolley to Freshman year at Monsignor Bonner High School and trying to avoid the wrath of my Augustinian teachers.

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #340 on: July 20, 2018, 04:41:55 PM »
Lost Summer Songs - 50s/60s/70s

Summer Wind:

     


Summer Song:

     


Summer Nights:

     


Summer in the City:

     


Summer Wine:

     


Lazy Crazy Days of Summer:

     


Wonderful Summer:

     


Theme From a Summer Place:

     


Summer Rain:

     


Sealed With a Kiss:

     


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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #341 on: July 21, 2018, 12:24:25 AM »
This has to be one of the most valuable threads on NYCFIRE.NET.  Deepest thanks to all who post such wonderful memories.

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #342 on: July 21, 2018, 02:33:37 AM »
You may want to check this out...a show every Saturday from 1900 to 2200 hrs featuring the Top Ten from years ago on that days date between 1950s thru 1963 hosted by Alan Seltzer broadcast on FM radio 88.1   or here      https://wcwpgrooveyard.com/author/alan417/

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #343 on: July 21, 2018, 09:05:22 AM »
 Personally, I'm very grateful that I was around during this time to be able to appreciate this "Time of Great Music".

 Listening to the tunes on the AM radio while riding around was great then. Sometimes even getting carried away and singing out a few notes along the ride.

 What a GREAT time it was. Things were so different then too. I think it's fair to say that most of us who were around then would gladly trade in these days for those old Doo Wop Days.

 Things have changed but my interest in this kind of music hasn't. The music went from our AM radios in our cars, to music tape cassettes, to 8 track tape players, to today, those CD players and hook ups using that Doo Wop Music tuned into our cell phones.

 But what hasn't changed is that sometimes I find myself riding along, playing a couple of CDs, and "still" trying to sing those songs that were once so popular that were played on the radio 5 or 6 "decades" ago.

 During that time, most of us "Baby Boomers" really didn't know how lucky we were to be a part of this Doo Wop Music. Or that we'd still be listening or singing to this music 50 or 60 years later. 

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #344 on: July 21, 2018, 11:00:23 AM »
Amen to that my friend!

 

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