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Doo Wop Music

Doo-wop: a distinctly American musical form that flourished in the 1950's, emerging from urban centers such as New York and Chicago. It's vital statistics? Groups comprised of four to five members, bass/baritone/tenor (or a first and second tenor) and lead, singing in three or four part harmony; frequent use of falsetto; predominance of nonsense syllables; dynamic bass parts; instrumentation subservient to vocals or nonexistent; simple but heavy backbeats and lyrical themes that espouse love and longing for the one. It's pedigree? The vocal harmony groups of the 1940's, such as the Ink Spots and the Mills Bros., rhythm and blues, which incorporated elements of jazz and swing; country and gospel. Each of these individual cells would develop into the matrix called rock and roll, of which doo-wop is considered a part.


Doo Wop Arrangements for Male Voices

Doo Wop Arrangements for Male Voices

Doo-wop, a distinctly American musical form that flourished in the 1950's, has shown how enduring those songs have become as the music is introduced to a new generation. The harmony sounds of the genre, especially for male voices, adapt very well to a choral or group setting and will liven up any concert.


Doo Wop Arrangements for Female Voices

Doo Wop Arrangements for Female Voices

Doo-wop, a distinctly American musical form that flourished in the 1950's, has shown how enduring those songs have become as the music is introduced to a new generation. The harmony sounds of the genre, including female voices, adapt very well to a choral or group setting and will liven up any concert.


Doo Wop Arrangements for Mixed Voices

Doo Wop Arrangements for Mixed Voices

Doo-wop, a distinctly American musical form that flourished in the 1950's, has shown how enduring those songs have become as the music is introduced to a new generation. The harmony sounds of the genre adapt very well to a choral or group setting and will liven up any concert.


Doo Wop Songs

Doo Wop Songs

The modern a cappella sound started here with these all-time doo wop favorites. A selection of some of the finest doo wop songs from the era of street corner harmony. These have become standards and every singing groupo should have at least a couple of doo wop songs in their repertoire


Doo Wop CDs

Doo Wop CDs

A selection of primarily acapella doo wop CDs from not only the classic groups but from some of the talented current groups who are helping keep this wonderful tradition alive.


Doo Wop Groups

Doo Wop Groups

Doo wop is another distinctively American style of a cappella singing whose popularity stretches from the 1950ís to today. Originating from the street corners of New York and New Jersey the tradition of doo wop singing has enduring popularity and there are still many doo wop groups performing today. Here is a list of acapella doo wop groups who have CD recordings available.


Doo Wop Christmas

Doo Wop Christmas

The great thing about doo-wop is that is transcends subject matter. That streetcorner sound, wrapped around some of the most loved holiday classics of all time - would could be more appealing? Whether you're a fan of Christmas music, or a fan of doo-wop, or - best of both worlds - smart enough to love 'em both, these albums will warm you up and getting you singing.


Doo Wop DVDs

Doo Wop DVDs

The doo wop sound was one of the earliest vocal harmony music and it is of course still going stong today. There are many great doo wop groups currently performing and here are some DVDs of some of the best.