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George Grant: Another Sweet Voice Silenced

David Hinckley | Posted 01.16.2017 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

When George Grant started singing, more than 60 years ago, popular music was not yet a young person's game. He helped change that, and the change has shaped popular music ever since.

Billy Joel & Jimmy Fallon Surprise Everyone With Impromptu Doo-Wop

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.07.2016 | Entertainment

Something like this hasn't happened for the longest time. Nowadays, shows are so planned out that even impromptu moments seem prearranged. That wasn't...

WATCH: Pitbull And Ke$ha's 'Timber' Made Vintage With Doo Wop Cover

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment

We are huge fans of the online musical sensation Postmodern Jukebox, who have the uncanny ability to take modern pop songs and totally reinvent them i...

Bye Bye Love

Doug Bradley | Posted 03.09.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

Being a teenager in Philly in the late 1950s was one of life's greater privileges and my older brother Ron and his pals sure made the most of it -- pompadours, jeans, hot rods, girls and music. Especially music.

Kenny Vance's Acapella Album Lovingly Revisits 1950s Music

Steven Rosen | Posted 05.13.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

Kenny Vance put together the Planotones to revive the unadorned harmonies and delicate, almost-ghostly vocals of 1950s-era urban, street-corner doo-wop music. He's carved out a niche career doing so, the highlight of which has been his lovely modern doo-wop song "Looking for an Echo."

1957: My Father's Explosive Reaction To R & B Music

Doug Bradley | Posted 09.24.2012 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

I'm scared and a little stunned, because I've come to know that nothing good comes of my father raising his voice and asking us questions he doesn't expect us to answer. My brother just smiles up at him and slowly, albeit too slowly, turns down the volume. You can still hear Johnnie and Joe talking back and forth.

WATCH: The West Village Wants To Kill All The Doo-Wop Groups

Posted 06.04.2012 | New York

Summer in New York City, for all its joys, brings many bothers-- swarms of bees, smelly streets, falling air-conditioner water, mosquitoes, the ice cr...

Dion DiMucci in Conversation With Steven Van Zandt at the 92nd Street Y

Holly Cara Price | Posted 04.23.2012 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Just imagine you're sitting in your own living room and it's nice and cozy and quiet, and across from you in two comfy chairs are Dion DiMucci and Steven Van Zandt talking, for 90 minutes, about Dion's long and amazing career.

The Kinsey Sicks Descend on Washington (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

"A cappella" singing has been around for several hundred years. What started in the late 15th century as a form of religious expression (without the u...

Lost in Time: A Conversation With Eric Benét, Plus Sony Launches

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"When I listen to music today, it feels like there is a lot of soul missing in soul and R&B music. I think technology, in a lot of ways, has become a crutch for people who really aren't as talented as they appear to be," Benét said.

Acapella at the Met

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

Acapella Soul Photo by Nick Broad One mid-summer day, sun bestows his blessing upon New York City concrete and its denizen...

iTunes Confuses 'Doo Wop' For Racial Slur, Censors Songs | Camilla Chafer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Apple's automated censoring service confuses the 1950s genre for a racial slur, marking song titles with an asterisk...

Mayer Hawthorne Brings His Retro Cool to Denver This Week

Heather Browne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Heather Browne

Tomorrow night, put on your good Sunday slacks and a healthy daub of Brylcreem and come buy me a mint julep for the total throwback sounds of young Mayer Hawthorne, on his first Denver stop.