Friday, October 20, 2017

Any Street Corner in Philly in the early Sixties, some guys were singing this.


7 comments:

Steve Oerkfitz said...

I guess doo wop was more of a East Coast thing. Was never aware of it in the Detroit area.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Maybe it was mostly Philly. But it was a common thing around 1962. Although only guys seem to do it.

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, I do love that doo-wop sound!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Yes it was. New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit (yes, Detroit), Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and even as far as L.A. with The Penguins of "Earth Angel" fame.

Anonymous said...

I recently spoke with an African American woman who grew up in Detroit, specifically asking her about the vocal group scene in the early 1950's. At that time local group the Midnighters were riding high with "Work with me Annie". She told me every street corner and public park had amateur groups singing to attract girls.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Guess I was too young by a few years. Can't say I ever cared much for doo wop.

Charles Gramlich said...

Really? People actually did sing on the streetcorners? I thought that was just a story from the movies.