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Lee Marshall

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Here's a terrific reality piece from Dave....

David W

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My votes
Gold :The Marcels - Blue Moon

Silver:Beach Boys - Good To My Baby

Bronze😃ion & the Belmonts - I Wonder Why

Tin:Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall in Love

Cross between a comedy record and doo-wop

May not be doo-wop but certainly a lot going on including someone hung from the balcony  ! Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Good The Bad and the Ugly

Definitely not doo-wop but speaking of "Bad" , I got a bargain 3 for a pound CD haul in a charity shop last week . One of them was the double Michael Jackson album , "History" . Listening to Earth Song I actually thought wow theres a lot going on in that there tune ! Not everyone likes it out 0f 176 million views 30,000 give it a thumbs down !

Larry Franz

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Originally Posted by t bedford

Larry, “Too Much” immediately qualifies as doo wop. “Seven and Seven Is”...not so much.

But it does have its fair share of "interwoven moving parts".

Variations on "I'm So Young":

Maureen Gray

The Beach Boys -- instrumental backing track and final product

Jo Ann & the Heartaches


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Gold: The Marcels - Blue Moon.  Love it.  Can't say the same about their 1961 Xmas song Merry-Twistmas.

Silver: Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall in Love. Lymon only 13 when he recorded this.  By 15, a heroin addict.  How tragic.

Bronze: Dion & the Belmonts - I Wonder Why.  Forgotten about this one.  I seem to recall hearing a version from Sha Na Na. 

Beach Boys - Good To My Baby.  Hadn't heard - this was first time.  Much better than a tin rating.
Larry Franz

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Our oldies request line is open....

The Tymes -- "So Much In Love" and "Wonderful! Wonderful!"

The Four Preps -- "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)" and "Big Man"

The Bell Notes -- "I've Had It"

Skip & Flip -- "It Was I"

The Cookies -- "Don't Say Nothin' (Bad About My Baby)"

Conway Twitty -- "It's Only Make Believe"

The Falcons -- "You're So Fine"

The Chantels -- "Maybe"

The Castells -- "So This Is Love"


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GOLD Good To My Baby

BLUE Silver Moon... er, you know what I mean.  So close to Gold but I wouldn't want to listen to it too much though.

BRONZE Why Do Fools

TIN I Wonder Why

Why indeed.

Darren J. Ray

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Yes, t. I was aware of the history of 'Blue Moon'. 

Richard Rodgers wrote great tunes. 
Tom Tobben

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In remote Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks all week with hardly any internet/Wi-Fi access. My votes:

Gold — Good to My Baby, Beach Boys
Silver — I Wonder Why, Dion & The Belmonts
Bronze — Blue Moon, Marcels
Tin — Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Frankie etc.

All good oldies from long ago.
bonnie bella

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Okay t, at least you haven't had that pesky robot appear.  

GOLD - TBB.  There is a lot going on here, great little fun song.  It's aged pretty well.  Has it had something done?

SILVER - Frankie and the Older Kids.  I know what he did to the dog, t.  Best you don't ask.  

BRONZE - The Marcels.  Problem is I can't hear the words "blue moon" without thinking of another variety of moon and an unfortunate drunken incident back in '89.  May I just add I was on the observation deck, far, far (but just not far enough) from the moon.

TIN - Dion and the Belmonts.  There's stuff going on, and then there's too much stuff going on.  This a case of too much going on and some. 

Great choice, Larry, with 10CC.  Here's one I love from them.  Some might say the graphic below is an unfortunate snapshot in time. For clarification purposes, it's a ONE, as in ONE ZERO CC, okay?  [thumb]

Pink Floyd, way back when.

Thanks, t.


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paul g adsett

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gold: 'blue moon'
- i've always enjoyed this song by rogers & hart
and enjoy this version
(though it sort of trivialises the sentiment of the song).
crikey, the vocal sounds are bloomin' faaab.
don't recall ever listening in this stereoised version before.
an ear opener!

silver: 'good to my baby'
- vocals excellent, luvverly inventiveness.
but repetitive, even over 2 and a quarter minutes.
with fairly bogstandard rhythmic instrumental
(compared to some of the other 'today!' arrangements).
thought i'd be giving this gold at the start of the week.
i haven't.

bronze: 'why do fools fall in love' 
- precocious or what? oh, boy!
best instrumental track on offer here, with plenty going on throughout.
great energy in delivery of the vocals.
does it deserve higher position?

tin: 'i wonder why'
- comparatively caterwauling.
the vocals don't meld together as they could / should.
sharp and abrasive sound.
taken at such a rate of knots that it's more breathless than wonderful.
not that i dislike it,
but it's streets corners behind the other picks.

thanks for these listening titbits.
not done much music listening down here this week,
in deepest, farthest cornwall.
except for a splendid day at a folk festival yesterday
in the company of the divinely scruptious eddi reader and her band.


t bedford

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Thanks for the votes stkilda4ever, D.A.N., Tom, bonnie & paul. Thanks to all for the videos (on which I am currently catching up).

bonnie, are you sure that's a "1"?!? I thought it was a balloon animal paenisaurus!

Another 7 hours or so for any stragglers (myself included, if only to pump up the numbers).

I'm not a real billionaire, but I play one on TV!
t bedford

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Reply with quote  #27 
GOLD for Dion & the Belmonts/I Wonder Why.

SILVER for the Beach Boys/Good to My Baby

BRONZE for Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers/Why Do Fools Fall in Love

Leaving TIN for The Marcels/Blue Moon, which deserves better than last.

I'm not a real billionaire, but I play one on TV!
Larry Franz

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"So Fine" by the Fiestas from Newark, New Jersey. It's not to be confused with "You're So Fine" by the Falcons (from Detroit), which also came out in 1959.

Rochell & the Candles -- "Once Upon a Time"

Thank you, t.


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Reply with quote  #29 
Gold - The Marcels - Blue Moon
Silver - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Bronze - The BBs - Good to My Baby
Tin - Dion and The Belmonts - I Wonder Why

Never too much doo-wop, t. Coming or going.

I try hard to be strong
But sometimes I fail myself
And after all I've promised you
So faithfully
You still believe in me
I wanna cry . . .”

Al Forsyth

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T, just coming in again before you end your week.  I stand by my Good To My Baby NOT being doo wop, but certainly interwoven (he was singing almost in the round here and the II7 ((major)) chord that is so prominent in the chorus) but I do understand your concept. 

I've been listening off and on to the new Sirius channel 4 (Beach Boys not there any more) Carolina Shag and a LOT of doo wop there. We've been with this before.

Good to see what you put as GOLD:

Definite doo wop:

NOT doo wop - r and b:

A diamond necklace played the pawn...
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