The Spaniels are recognized as true originals, one of the most revered 1950s vocal groups among their peers, successors and generations of group harmony fans.
Part of an amply illustrated, limited-edition, three-box series marking the company’s 60th anniversary, “Atlantic Vocal Groups” is organized thematically.
No troupe has done more to preserve the glories of early doo-wop than the staunchly a cappella Persuasions.
The Bop Chords went from a street corner to Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater in a matter of weeks. Their career was brief, but they left behind three singles.
Rich Rosen is known as “The King of Doo-wop.” The nickname’s not surprising for a man who has spent a lifetime searching for doo-wop’s rarest records.
Rock and roll survivor and passionate performer, Ronnie Spector is still in love with singing
The 1940s was a watershed decade for labels such Chess, Imperial and Aladdin. But King Records ruled the indie circuit, thanks largely to owner Syd Nathan.
At the dawn of the vocal-group era, several years before adolescent hit-making groups were an industry norm, five Harlem, N.Y., boys formed The Mello-Moods, scored a top 10 R&B hit and ultimately influenced countless youngsters who followed.
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Before he crossed over to the Brooklyn Bridge, Maestro made his way through R&B with The Crests.