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Sammy Strain & the Imperials, 1964 -, Part 4 in the series

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Asbury Park Vocal Groups Pt. 2

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Philly's Original Capris

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Windy City Harmony: Calvaes, Blenders & Accents

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Richard Barrett
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Richard Barrett
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bullet [New!]Philly Ringtones at Franklin Township Library
[New!]Curators Talk, Spirituals to Soul Exhibit
bullet [New!]Sonny Til's son & grandson visit Classic Urban Harmony Headquarters
bullet [New!]Re-MedmberThen at Roxy & Dukes
bullet [New!]Quiet Storm at Roxy & Dukes
bullet [New!]Spirituals to Soul Museum Exhibit, Freehold
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bulletFilming Doo Wop Documentary
bullet2015 Portsmouth VA Gospel Concert
bullet Monmouth University West Side Music Exhibit
bulletAsbury Park West Side Music Exhibit Monmouth University - Set Up
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bullet2014 Philly Doo Wop Festival
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bulletAsbury Angels 2014, Bobby Thomas
bulletRichard Nader Doo Wop Concert XXV
bullet2014 Portsmouth VA Gospel Concert
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African American
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at NJ Doo Wop Singers Club 2013

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bulletJohn Moore's Middle Room Records Closes
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bullet2012 Portsmouth VA Gospel Concert
bulletTNT North Jersey R&B and Doo Wop Party - 2nd Anniversary
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bulletDoo Wop Singers Club (NJ) Third Anniversary
bulletSoul of Asbury Park Concert
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bulletRichard Naderís Summer Doowop Reunion XXI
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bulletSilhouettes' John Wilson Visits CUH World Headquarters
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bullet Robert Murphy, Neighbors Complaint
bullet Walter McNeil, Gospel Nobleaires
bullet Jewel Akens, 4 Dots
bulletVirgil Johnson, Velvets
bulletCleotha Staples, Staple Singers
bulletDarlene McCrae, Cookies, Raeletts
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bulletMickey "Guitar" Baker
bulletEarl Speedo Carroll, Cadillacs
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bulletCleve Duncan, Penguins
bulletDeborah Chessler, Songwriter,Mentor to the Orioles
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bulletJohn Jones, Moments Pleasure, Norristones, Copians
bulletChester Brown. The Counts
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bulletJack Scandura
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bulletBobby Robinson
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bullet Moonglows' Harvey Fuqua
bulletCrests' & Brooklyn Bridge's Johnny Maestro
bulletDelroys' Reggie Walker
bulletSolitaires' & Vocaleers' Herman Dunham
bulletValentines' & Del-Knights' Eddie Edgehill
bulletChris Bartley
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[New!]Doo Wop Group Harmony Singers Club
Celebrates Fourth Anniversary
North Brunswick, NJ
November 18, 2012

Event flyer designed by Warren Tesoro

It's great to see the Doo Wop Singers Club still thriving and celebrating its Fourth Anniversary.  The club meets on the third Sunday of each month from 11 AM to 4 PM at 9 Deerbrook Blvd., North Brunswick, NJ.  Pat and Stu Pushkin and a staff of volunteers organize each monthly meeting as a way for singers of vocal harmony groups to make connections, socialize, harmonize and even establish new vocal harmony groups.

We attended their Fourth Anniversary celebration and were lucky be among the last reserve a spot, as the event filled up quickly.  We had a fabulous time with a hot lunch and even hotter harmony from eight performing vocal groups.  Haddie Westerfield emceed and Ray Block's group, The Jersey Jukebox supplied the sound system.  Among the groups that gave us a harmony filled afternoon were Still Around, Re-MemberThen, The Classic Five, Echoes of Time, The New Dimensions, The Jersey Jukebox, The Goldtones and Quiet Storm.  Our congratulations to Stu and Pat Pushkin for their hard work in keeping the Club successful over the past four years.

Stu Pushkin, Club organizer and singer with "Still Around"

Pat Pushkin welcoming everyone to the event


Singers, Warren Tesoro (LarKings and dozens of other groups)
and Joe Grimaldi (Ecstasies)

Pam Horner, Frank Cicerale (Re-MemberThen) and
Alan David Stein (WMTR's "Doo Wop Drive")

Alan David Stein (WMTR) and Jim Offner (Re-MemberThen)

A pick up group, singing

Lou Rallo, WRSU's "Big Beat Show"

John Bishop (left) leading the acappella group, Still Around.  Ray Block (center)
filled in for Stu Pushkin who was under the weather and did not sing.
The group did three strong numbers including "Chapel of Dreams" (Dubs),
"Would You Still Be Mine" (Emblems) and "If I Should Lose You" (Dreamlovers)

Re-MemberThen began their acappella set with a couple of lesser known but still
great harmony numbers.  Frank Cicerale (left) led "How Will I Remember" (Sunsets)
and Jim Offner (center) led "Tears From My Eyes" (Net Roman).  They
closed with "Lost Love" and the rhythmic "Acappella With My Friends" (Earls).

The Classic Five were an acappella group from Long Island that we had not seen before.
They sang "Don't Ask Me To Be Lonely" (Dubs) and a strong version of
"Sunday Kind Of Love" (Harptones).  They closed with the standard "Glory of Love".

The New Jersey acappella group, Echoes Of Time, was up next.
They started with "Peace Of Mind" (Spaniels) and then gave us a swinging
rendition of "Can't We Be Sweethearts" (Cleftones).  The concluded their set
with nice versions of "Lovers Island" (Blue Jays) and "The Echo" (Emotions).

The New Dimensions (formerly the Del Angels) are a female trio that performed to tracks.
They sang sixties and seventies songs like "Chains" (Cookies), "What's Going On"
(Marvin Gaye) and "Son Of A Preacher Man" (Dusty Springfield/Aretha Franklin).
We were especially impressed with Krystal (center) leading "At Last" (Etta James).

The Jersey Jukebox is made up from some former members of RB Express.
They also sang to tracks.  They sang nice versions of "Sh-Boom" (Chords),
"I Only Have Eyes For You" (Flamingos), "Life Is But A Dream" (Harptones),
and "Since I Fell For You" (Lenny Welch).  Ray Block engaged the audience
with a soulful rendition of "Mustang Sally".  Particularly impressive was the
group's "Take Me As I Am" (Demons/Duprees).

The Goldtones were a professionally sounding acappella group that has been
together for ten years.  They are from the Jersey Shore and Staten Island areas.
They had an impressive set including "Vows Of Love" (Paragons), "I Laughed"
(Jesters), "Crazy For You" (Heartbeats) and "Most Of All" (Moonglows).

The final group of the afternoon was the great acappella group from Philadelphia,
Quiet Storm.  They began with "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" (Temptations) and followed
with "Sincerely" (Moonglows) and "You're Mine" (Crickets/Vibrations).  Next, they
sang the Orioles' "It's Too Soon To Know" and dedicated it to the late Bobby Thomas.
Smitty handled the bass-lead "The Sun" (Del Vikings) and Darrall ended the program
with "Some Enchanted Evening," one of our favorites by the group.

Shelly Buchanski (Vito & Salutations), recently recovered from a serious illness
and Jim Offner (Re-MemberThen).  We're glad to see our friend Shelly is doing so well.

Jim Bakay (WRDV's "Sound of the City"), Pam Horner and Darrall Campbell (Quiet Storm)

Marian and Frank Cicerale with Nick @ Nite of the Vocal Group Harmony Association
(VGHA) (seen here in the center).

For info about the Doo Wop Group Harmony Singers Club, contact Stu Pushkin at doowopstu@hotmail.com.

To see photos from the third anniversary of the Club click Doo Wop Singers Club 2011.
To see photos from the Club in the early days, click Doo Wop Singers Club 2009.


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