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Doo Wop Yule Pop
Doo-Wop Yule Pop is a holiday concert featuring oldies and doo-wop in a show that brings memorable hits from the 50s and 60s such as Do You Love Me by the Contours, Hang on Sloopy by the Vibrations, A Thousand Stars by Kathy Young, Western Movies by the Olympics, Harlem Nocturne by Blue Suede Orchestra and many more.
Going back to its origin, Doo Wop is one of the genres of rock & roll and R&B that flourished in the late '50s. The limited use of musical instruments and great vocal harmonies are the essence of doo-wop music.
It also combined easy to understand vocals and, simplistic words that appealed to the vast majority of Americans. Booming in the 1950's, the origins of Doo Wop seem to be rooted in urban African American society, however, not limited to this nationality.
Major cities such as Chicago, New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles all lay claim to the origins of the Doo-Wop sound. Doo wop artists were vocal groups, with each singer in the group taking a different part that interweaved with the other singers.
Frequently, the backing vocalists sang nonsense words as rhythm, and the genre's name derives from this trait. Most doo wop groups started as a cappella bands, performing without instrumental accompaniment. The hit doo wop singles inspired countless teenagers to form their own a cappella groups, though many of them were never recorded.
Despite its a cappella origins, few doo wop records were made without instrumental backing. The use of their voices in a cappella form could be rehearsed in any location, on a street corner, in a hallway, or wherever the groups could gather together.
These groups also had their professional beginnings in local community center talent shows, churches, school talent shows, and their neighborhood street corners. One of the chief proponent's of today's renewed interest in the acappella doo-wop sound is the five-piece vocal ensemble Stormy Weather from the Gary, Indiana area.
The group has recorded eight albums, including the highly touted seasonal record entitled Street Carols, which itself has become a holiday classic. Also, a cameo-recording on Rhino Records' sports music perennial, Baseball's Greatest Hits. Their children's series, Doo-Wop & Lollipops, has won numerous awards, including the Parent's Choice Gold Award and the Parent's Guide to Children's Media Award.
Stormy Weather celebrated their 25th anniversary, last year, delivering this dandy collection of cover hits spanning their career. Doo-Wop Yule Pop is third in the award-winning Doo-Wop & Lollipops series. It is an acappella unique, happy, finger-snapping holiday music aimed at children. Subtitled a Christmas collection for kids, Doo Wop Yule Pop is just plain fun at any age. The bands versions of Jingle Bells, A Yule Tide Aire, Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer and so many more (15 in all), are musically solid and amazingly creative.
Doo Wop Yule Pop live holiday show is a concert featuring 6 artists who would present hits from the 50s and 60s. It is presented by Canterbury Productions in association with Star Productions. Owned by Henry Farag Canterbury Productions promotes and produces concerts in 15 markets nationawide. a voting member of NARAS (the Grammies) Farag has co-produced four nationally syndicated TV specials like A Street Carol, 40 Anniversary of Rock n Roll, Magic Moments, and Original Leads of the Temptations. A seasoned administrator, Henry Farag has recorded 18 albums/cds.
Additionally, he has produced over two thousand concerts, including special productions at the White House, Voice of America, the 100th Olympiad, and events overseas. Aong the bands and musicians for whom he has also written and produced are Rock n Roll Hall of Famers, Jerry Butler, Bill Pinkney, and Hank Ballard, as well as other notables, such as Ronnie Spector, the Chi-Lites, the Skyliners, Gene Chandler, the Spaniels, the Drifters, etc
The artists to be performing at the Doo Wop Yule Pop concert include The Contours, The Original Spaniels, The Reflections, Kathy Young, The Magnificents, and Blue Suede Orchestra. One of the first of the Motown groups The Contours featuring Sylvester Potts.
The group scored regionally with First I Look at the Purse followed by their multimillion seller, a Berry Gordy, Jr. composition, Do You Love Me, (featured in the hit movie, Dirty Dancing). The Original Spaniels featuring The Original Spaniels with a Tribute to James Pookie Hudson, wrote and recorded what many believe to be the national anthem of Doo-Wop - Goodnight Sweetheart among other hits.
They also headlined PBS' record-breaking event - 50 Years of Doo-Wop. The Reflections are a powerful group with hits, taken from Shakespeare, Just Like Romeo & Juliet, is too cool for school. Their lead singer sounds just like Jackie Wilson. Featuring Johnny Keyes is The Magnificents - another true doo wop group. Up On A Mountain is one of their most valued and collected songs of this genre.
The writer, and original lead singer Johnny Keyes, also had another in the blues field called Too Weak To Fight by Clarence Carter selling million copies. Wowing the PBS audience with what came to be known as The Dress KATHY YOUNG sang with the Innocents (honest I do and gee whiz) and then went on her own with the smash hit, A Thousand Stars.
Blue Suede Orchestra is famous for Harlem Nocturne, Jingle Bell Rock and a number of other compositions. This spectacular concert will definitely get everyone in the mood for New Year's Eve!
Though Doo wop faded away in the early '60s, its influence was felt throughout popular music in the following decades. Doo-wop in general and acapella doo-wop in particular represents a golden age in American vocal harmony, with a loyal following that remains strong to this day.