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The Sheps are without a doubt one of the most popular acappella groups in the N.Y.- N.J. circuit today. We have the credentials to prove it! The five part vocal group consists of original members, Tommie Shider and Richie Camacho, along with Charles Coleman and Johnnie Barlow. All residing in New Jersey. Tommy Lockhart, the fifth member lives in New York. All five members have "paid their dues" so to speak, as in gaining experience to form one of the most unique blends of harmony today! They are all committed to singing many songs that other groups won't even touch. It is for the fact that they do these obscure songs so well, that it is no wonder that a fan club was formed immediately after their very first performance! Upon receiving awards and plaques over the years, this has not changed the way the guys feel about 'really keeping the music alive!" Also these fellows have one of the highest reputations for being back-up forces for such greats as Pirkle Lee Moses, leader of the Eldorados, Otis Williams leader of the legendary Charms, Ray Wooten, leader of the Mellow Moods, Johnny Bragg, leader of the Prisonaires, Ray Pollard, leader of the Wanderers, the incredible Ruth McFadden, Bobby Mansfield, leader of the Wrens, Harvey Fuqua of the Moonglows, along with an impressive list of many more. With all this going for them, they still find the time to create their original songs in which they are constantly turning out.


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Sheps : Give You Heart For Christmas

Review: Formed in 1992, taking their name from the legendary lead singer of the Heartbeats, James Sheppard. Known for their authentic performance and recording of the classic 1950s Doo-Wop, this Christmas CD features songs, some with light percussion, most of which we have not heard before. "Christmas Puts Jingle Bells in My Heart," a bopping "Santa Claus, Santa Claus," the a cappella anthem "My New Year's Prayer," the nice original "Give Your Heart For Christmas," the a cappella lament "She Took The Merry Out Of My Christmas" and the love song "Christmas Is Over." It's an authentic Christmas on the corner!

Songlist: Christmas Puts Jingle Bells in My Heart, It's Christmas All Over Again, Santa Claus, Santa Claus, My New Year's Prayer, You Santa Claus..., Give Your Heart for Christmas, Interlude, She Took the Merry Out of My Christmas, It's A Lovely Christmas Night, Christmas Puts Jingle Bells In My Heart, Christmas Bells, Christmas Is Over, We'll Spend Christmas Apart, It's A New Year

8257c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella Doo Wop Christmas

Sheps : It Was Destiny : 1 CD :  : 3026

Sheps : It Was Destiny

Review: Presented as "a tribute to the Authentic Roots, 1950's RnB Groups, "Destiny" is several cuts above your average Doo-Wop CD. First, the material concentrates on that of mid-50's groups, primarily those from Chicago and New York. Songs like the Pipes' "Be Fair," The Velours' "Romeo," The Crows' "Baby Doll," "Call A Doctor" and "I Love You So," The Orchids' "Newly Wed" and The Diablos' "The Wind"- these songs are the real thing, and take us back to the years when streetcorner Doo-Wop was a ticket for some very talented singers and songwriters into recording studios and onto the radio and tv. Clean, sweet, in-tune leads by 5 guys who have paid their dues, and the arrangements (by Tommie Shider), don't take the easy path of many groups. There's 23 songs, including two nice originals, the title tune and "UGHA." A couple of songs are accompanied, but trust us, "Destiny" is a treat by a group that takes care of business!

Songlist: Be Fair, Romeo, Baby Doll, It Wasn't A Lie, You're Mine, Gloria (The Girl for Me), Castle in the Sky, PS I Love You, It Was Destiny, Tell Me Why, She Was A Battle Axe, I Love You So, All I Want, Call A Doctor, Newly Wed, The Verdict, I Know, Starting from Tonight, Fool's Prayers, The Wind, UGHA, How Would You Know, The Beat of Our Hearts

8248c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Sheps : Me, My Tears and a Jukebox : 1 CD :  : 3008

Sheps : Me, My Tears and a Jukebox

Review: The Sheps are one of those rare groups which received almost instant success and public acclaim. Tommy Shinder formed the group in late 1992 after a long search for kindred spirits who loved to sing the music of the early R&B groups. Their name honors James Sheppard of both the Heartbeats and Limelites. In their first year of performing they won the UGHA's (United In Group Harmony Association) prestigious award, Rookie Of The Year-1993, and in unprecedented triumph were declared the Veteran Group Of The Year in 1994. This award winning quintet have their harmonic sensibilities firmly rooted in the 1950's as they emulate the Mellomoods ('Where Are You,' 'I'm Lost,' 'How Could You'), the Heartbeats, the Five Keys, Flamingos and more. Included is one original composition, the title track, 'Me, My Tears and a Jukebox' which might have written in 1954 except it mentions all the groups they love. Great!

Songlist: Where are You, I'm Lost, How Could You, Heaven Above Me, Tormented, People Are Talking, Down On My Knees, You're The Dream, Darlin', My Reverie, Mistakes, How Long, Priceless, Untrue, Miss You, Gee, Eternally, Dearest, Golden Teardrops, Me, My Tears and a Jukebox

8642c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

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