Street corner harmony for Friday (UPDATE: on Thursday)

This is obviously a tribute group, but back when the real thing was happening in the early 50’s on city streets, nobody was recording it. I think one of the movies about Motown had some re-enactments that were terrific. I can’t find those on youtube.

These guys are a bit slicker and more rehearsed than the teens and young men in Philly and Baltimore who invented doo-wop while they were enjoying summer nights, but they get it mostly right. And sound wonderful.

9 responses to “Street corner harmony for Friday (UPDATE: on Thursday)

  1. He, he, he…..

    Good Music…

    A Day early?

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  2. We’re ALL getting old….

    Who cares if ya posted it on Thursday or Friday?

    Not me….

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  3. I like that these guys are actually of the era too…. I’m so old I remember when Shhh Boom was racy and unmusical and generally unfit. Wonder what my mother would have made of rap?

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    • Well pat, you could tell her – and this is TRUE – that Rap has rekindled interest in poetry especially among young people. Not surprising since so much of it IS poetry.

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  4. That was fine, damn fine, Moe. Thanks for putting it up.

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