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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #285 on: November 26, 2017, 10:12:50 PM »
Sad to report that the co-founder of the "Tokens", Mitch Margo passed away in his sleep on Friday 11/24. Mitch was the co-writer and falsetto voice on "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", "Tonight I Fell In Love" and other tunes. Mitch was 70 years of age. Rest In Peace Sir and thanks for the memories.




RIP Mitch Margo.

The group was formed in 1955 at Brooklyn's Abraham Lincoln High School, and was known first as the Linc-Tones.
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« Reply #286 on: November 27, 2017, 06:39:34 AM »
Yes indeed. Neil Sedaka was a founding member also. "Picture In My Wallet" recorded in 1959 was sung by "Darell & The Oxfords" who were guys that were part of the Tokens.

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« Reply #287 on: December 18, 2017, 07:31:09 PM »
 It was a long time ago, maybe 50 years. But these once much Younger Guys from the Bronx can relate to these pictures. They grew up in the Bronx. They went to school in the Bronx. Maybe back then they even sang on the street corners in the Bronx.

 So join them as it was back in the days of Doo Wop. The days of Chocolate Malts and White Castle sliders. As Larry Chance and the Earls, also from the Bronx, sings about the Streets of the Bronx.

 We dedicate this to:
 1) Mike D., aka "mikeindabronx"
 2) Tom E., aka "guitarman314"
 3) Frank D., aka "fdce54".
 4) Bill J., aka "Parkave32"
 5) Ken F., aka "Atlas"
 Along with anybody else who was a part of it.

  

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« Reply #288 on: February 02, 2018, 06:55:04 AM »
Just in case you were wondering, on this day (2/2/1949)  RCA released the first 45 RPM records. There were seven releases in various genres. One of the released records was the original "That's All Right Mama" by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup.

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« Reply #289 on: February 03, 2018, 06:38:27 AM »
Dennis Edwards of the R&B group Temptations* passed away yesterday (2/2/18) in Chicago from an aneurysm. His 75th birthday would have been today. Rest In Peace.
* Not to be confused with the Temptations of Flushing, Queens who had the hit with 'Barbara.'

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« Reply #290 on: February 03, 2018, 01:49:13 PM »
   Today is the anniversary of the Feb. 3, 1959 plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. Some Doo-Wop stars including Vito Picone &  the Elegants flew to Clear Lake, Iowa to do a concert there today.

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« Reply #291 on: February 13, 2018, 03:19:21 AM »
June 2008 ...take me back ...but not possible but enjoy...

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« Reply #292 on: February 24, 2018, 11:02:33 AM »
Unfortunately another passing to report. Barbara Alston, original lead singer of the Crystals passed away Feb. 16, 2018 at the age of 74. The Crystals were well known for their hits such as "There's No Other (Like My Baby), "Uptown", "Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home"), and "Then He Kissed Me". Rest In Peace Barbara and thanks for the great music and memories.




















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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
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« Reply #294 on: February 24, 2018, 01:18:32 PM »
June 2008 ...take me back ...but not possible but enjoy...

Jay and the Americans 1960s:

Come a Little Bit Closer:

     

Only in America:

     

Cara Mia:

     

Some Enchanted Evening:

     

This Magic Moment:

     

Let's Lock the Door:

     

Walking in the Rain:

     

She Cried:

     

Think of the Good Times:

     
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« Reply #295 on: February 24, 2018, 02:16:25 PM »
Here's where it gets interesting... "He's A Rebel" & "He's Sure The Boy I Love" were actually recorded by Darlene Love And The Blossoms. It seems that the aforementioned songs were going to be snapped up by another group and Phil Spector was adamant about crediting them to the Crystals. The Crystals were on the road and could not get back quick enough to record, hence Spector utilized Darlene Love & The Blossoms under the name "The Crystals".

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« Reply #296 on: February 24, 2018, 08:05:03 PM »
The story on Jay and The Americans and the tune "She Cried" was not sung by Jay Black that was the original recording sung by the original lead Jay Traynor who was on the original recording of "Hushabye" by The Mystics and left after the song was recorded to start his own group "Jay and The Americans" who also had Kenny Rosenberg (Kenny Vance) in the grp. Listen close the sound of the lead on the song"She Cried" and the otherswhere you can hear Jay Black's soaring voice.  BTW Jay Blacks real name was David Blatt.

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« Reply #297 on: February 24, 2018, 10:06:49 PM »
 I believe the lead singer for the Shirelles was a lady by the name of Shirley Alston, who sung hits like "Soldier Boy", "Will you still love me tomorrow" etc. Was she related to Barbara Alston, the lead singer of the Crystals who just passed away ? 

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« Reply #298 on: February 24, 2018, 11:39:16 PM »
^^^^^ Wasn't the name Shirley Alston Reeve's ?

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« Reply #299 on: February 24, 2018, 11:53:05 PM »
  As some here might know, I used to play lead guitar for Shirley Alston-Reeves. She left the group for a while in the early 1970's and lost claim to the Shirelles name.  I'll have to ask her about that. I do know Shirley Alston-Reeves is related (cousin) to Whitney Houston's mother, Cissy Houston.