Category Archives: Doo-wop

SONG OF THE DAY Clem Sacco – The African Cry

Clem Sacco, aka Clement Sacco was an Italian singer born in Cairo, Egypt in 1933. His musical repertoire spanned over an impressive fifty years, but today’s song is the only one I know! This little nugget came to me by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Richard Swift – The Bully

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Richard Swift wrote music for the love of the art. He wasn’t overly famous and never wrote a commercial hit song, but his singular work resonated through a lot ear drums, bringing joy to all those … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra – Dreaming

It’s only been just over a week since I posted a song, but it feels like a lot longer!! Man, I’ve missed sharing music on here!! What I have for you today is a sugarplum-sweet little doo wop number from … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Duff Thompson – The Long Haul

“Strings, clarinet, and steel guitar accompany a Slim Whitman-esque lullaby followed by muddy, howling, live-to-tape garage rock”….. Duff Thompson is a songwriter, producer, recording engineer and co-founder of the New Orleans-based label Mashed Potato Records.  A long time member of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Dundees – Evil One

There is some good news and bad news to accompany today’s song, so I shall start with the bad!  This great doo wop classic was the only single to be released by LA group, Carlyle Dundee & The Dundees…which is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Eugene Viscione – Turned Killer

Known as “a supernova of strange ideas” Eugene Viscione wasn’t afraid to explore and carry out each and every one of them!! Some called him the “mad genius of New Jersey” and its no wonder really, he was accomplished in a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Warmduscher – Nelson's Threads

Two Warmduscher tracks which were originally only available as a special 7″are to be released digitally for the first time today! Accompanying their Dinked Edition of album, Tainted Lunch, these two tracks have not been available in this format anywhere until … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Sha La Das – Open My Eyes

Hailing from Staten Island, the four Sha La Das consist of father Bill and his three sons; all of whom were taught vocal harmonies by their father from a very young age. As a group they have toured the world … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY King Khan and The Shrines – Que Lindo Sueño

Canadian born and now Berlin-based, Arish Ahmad Khan, aka King Khan is the impressive front man of King Khan and the Shrines, also referred to as King Khan and His Sensational Shrines. His music, which blends together psychedelic soul, garage … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Miriam Makeba – Intandane

Following up on the inspirations behind yesterday’s song, ‘Makeba,’ I thought I’d check out the woman who influenced its creation.  Zenzile Miriam Makeba, aka Mama Africa, was an iconic South African singer/songwriter and civil rights activist. Emerging in the early 60’s … Continue reading

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