Author Archives: doowopdoowah
Still feeling an afterglow following my trip to Los Angeles. LA simply felt right… I await the chance to be amid the golden Hollywood hills again.
I recently returned from a weeklong trip to California. A dream. For the last several years, I’ve yearned to visit California. I always had such a strong affinity for the golden state. And now, I finally had my opportunity to go. I visited San Francisco for work and school-related purposes, and found the landscape to […]
Darlene Love, Fantasia, The View, Snow, Christmas, Soul, Gospel….. DOO WOP!! It’s all here in this performance of Christmas, Baby Please Come Home by Darlene Love!
Finally had some time to reflect on a few songs I’ve fallen in love with over the past several months! All doo wop, but infused with different styles that make each of them unique.
Music in general has a strong associational quality – it sticks with you, it comes to represent experiences in your life. On a grander level, it comes to collectively represent a generation, an era, the “zeitgeist” of the time. Doo wop is nostalgic. Doo wop is romantic. Doo wop is a mood, a time marker […]
A rather unique doo wop song with lots of character! The lead singer, Linda, brings a unique vocal timbre to the song and infuses soulful elements within. Oh, and did I mention the trombone?!
This song has been a favorite of mine for quite some time. I discovered it a few years ago on YouTube (thank goodness for YouTube and all of the wonderful people who share music on there!). The group is the Del-Rios, a southern doo wop group originating from Tennessee and then making their way to […]
A beautiful doo wop song by the Velvets that really is a breath of fresh air! Springtime ❤
see full post here: Are you feeling Spring Fever?!
Gosh am I feeling this song lately! Sunshine, warmth, the soft breeze, the green grass, the budding trees – I feel spring! It feels as though nature is coming back to life! Everything feels so alive. Of course, spring seems to have disappeared for the last few days in the Midwest as we’ve returned to […]
NYC is certainly a magical place filled with many magical moments! Beautiful.
To continue the spirit from a few posts ago discussing doo wop and New York City, this post is perhaps the greatest testament to doo wop in the city. We must not forget that music, no matter what kind, is a social experience. A song acquires some of its power from the mere fact that […]
Especially good for gogo dancing!!! Music and dance are sometimes the only solace when faced with difficult/tragic times… Enjoy as we welcome in 2017!
Full post found here: https://doowopdoowah.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/dreaming-of-you-the-kaptions/
Sometimes, only music can bring solace in a world faced with so much tragedy and heartache – especially in this past year. As 2016 draws to a close, I reflect on the tumultuousness it brought with it. Perhaps one of the only positive things about 2016, at least living in the Midwest, was the good […]
Full post found here: https://doowopdoowah.wordpress.com/2016/12/25/merry-christmas-doo-woppers/
An iconic and FAVORITE Christmas song!!! Oh, and did I mention, it’s DOO WOP!! Darlene Love has been singing this song on TV for years. This time she gets a special accompaniment by Patti LaBelle! Interestingly, Patti LaBelle, although not often regarded for such, also sang doo wop back in the early 1960s. Like Aretha […]
Takes me right back to the streets of NYC — hustling about 8th Ave around dinnertime to make it to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in time for opening act of Beautiful!! Absolutely beautiful memories — I did have a chance to go Downtown too (Financial District and SoHo/NoHo, where my heart still wanders)….
A dream of mine came true this past August. For the first time, I visited New York City!! For as long as I can remember, I have always been infatuated with cities. The sea of skyscrapers, walk-ups, diners, cafes, masses of people flooding the streets and subway stations beneath the streets. New York City is […]
Very thankful for this beautiful song!! Not only has this song come to represent the youth and green of summer, but also the maturation and orange of the fall. Summer has just let go of the midwest — very gritty this year, just like this song!
Happy Thanksgiving, Live Love Your Life!
I am sharing now a song that should have been shared a few months ago, at the end of summer. I discovered this song, “First Love” by Tracy Pendarvis in late May. As soon as I heard it, I instantly fell in love, and since May, it has been one of my favorite songs. I […]