Category Archives: Doo Wop

(July 21, 2017): The Cadillacs – Speedo

From the 1957 album, The Fabulous Cadillacs.  A doo wop classic.  The song predates the swimming suit and took its name from lead singer Earl Carroll, known as Speedo.

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(February 12, 2013): El Pauling and Royal Abbit – Send Me Somebody

From the 1962 a-side 7″ single, Send Me Somebody / Come On Let’s Have A Good Time. Lowman Pauling had been the driving guitar behind the 1950s R & B machine, The 5 Royales.  By the early 1960s, with the ascendancy of … Continue reading

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(Aug 1, 2014): The Chimes – Once In A While

From the 1960 single, Once In Awhile / Summer Night  (Tag Records – 45 XT-444).  This 1937 Green-Edwards tune was first a hit for Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra.  Patti Page covered it in 1957 and it reached #11 for the Chimes in … Continue reading

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(Dec 1, 2012 – Sat. bonus): Randy & the Rainbows – Denise

The a-side of the 1963 single, Denise/Come Back.  The Zero brothers and the Safuto brothers teamed up in 1962 with Ken Arcipowski to produce this feel good chart topper.  They did not release a long player until the early 1980s … Continue reading

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