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Steven Van Zandt, the E Street Band guitarist, says a new show about Dion DiMucci’s life story is born to run on Broadway because it doesn’t rush through the songs like other “jukebox musicals." "Nine times out of 10 they change the music in ways that always bugs me." He cites the  “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, as guilty of having done that even though he saw it several times and enjoyed it overall.  “Broadway feels they have to speed everything up, I don’t know where that impulse comes from.” Van Zandt loves that the still-incubating Dion musical lets the songs in “The Wanderer” stand on their own rather than using them as a segue to get from scene to scene.

While Van Zandt is known for his work with Bruce Springsteen, he has released a new live collection, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul's "Soulfire Tour," recorded last year on his tour in North America and Europe.  While at Lead East earlier this month, there was a lot of conversation about one of the songs on the album as  Little Steven goes back to his Doo Wop roots. See if you don't agree as you listen to The City Weeps Tonight


Rave On: The Buddy Holly Story the BBC produced documentary has been released in the United States and will be airing on PBS stations around the country starting this weekend. The film, produced by 1515 Productions, explores Holly's life via interviews with those who knew and worked with him, as well as prominent music fans who were influenced by his work. Holly was one of the most influential Rock & Roll artists of all time with an incredible body of music in his all-too-brief career, before his untimely death at the age of 22.  Check your local PBS station for air times in your city.

The Library of Congress is the world's largest repository of images with a collection of more than 1.6 million items. The Library is now making hundreds of its digitized treasures more easily accessible to the public, with the launch of its online National Screening Room. I searched the catalog and it is loaded with great Doo Wop and Rock & Roll items including movies, books and albums. This is a real treasure that I'm sure you will enjoy exploring and downloading. 


Elvis Book This may be the perfect Christmas gift for that Elvis fan in your family. Yes, Christmas is less that 3 months away!  Steve Binder, the man behind Elvis Presley's comeback with the NBC TV Special in 1968, collected his memories in a new book: Comeback '68 The Story of the Elvis Special. As a trusted visionary, Binder’s narrative captures the behind-the-scenes tug of war between himself and Colonel Parker as they fought for their competing visions. That Steve Binder won is evident as the result was an iconic and life-changing event, enjoyed by millions of American viewers that evening in December 1968. Like most things Elvis, it carries a hefty price tag of $36.99 and is available in the Graceland online store.

Mark Lindsay has cancelled upcoming concert dates after receiving a pacemaker September 19. Mark was in good hands, though. His cardiologist once played guitar in a band that opened for the Raiders in 1965. Mark says he has 3 PRR songs that will be used in upcoming movies. Arizona is the theme song for the movie of the same name and two Quentin Tarantino films. Lindsay says he also licensed a song to American Idol for the 2019 season. All that good news should make Lindsay feel a little better. 

Allman Brothers Band guitarist and vocalist Dickey Betts fell and struck his head at his Sarasota, Florida home and underwent successful brain surgery September 21 to relieve swelling. The fall may have been the result of a stroke the 74 year-old suffered in August. 



Marty Balin
, who co-founded the San Francisco psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane died Thursday at the age of 76. Balin and the Jefferson Airplane were pioneers of psychedelic rock who helped define the San Francisco music scene in the 1960s. The Jefferson Airplane was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

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From the find a way, No way Department 
Glen,
8/24/2018  I did not receive last weeks edition. If possible please send.
Bob Engleman
8/27/2018  Thank you for both the link to the letter and Stardust by Frankie & Cameos; rarely have I heard both verses with the chorus. The only two prior occasions I recall were Nat Cole and Billy Ward & Dominos. On the latter, I think it was Gene Mumford on lead.
Bob Engleman         
                                                                    

GF: Thanks, Bob. More than one way to beat the system. (My editor will not let me say "skin a cat.") If you don't get your newsletter send me an email.

Glen,
Always look forward to my reading of your newsletter on Sunday. Great link to the Pizzaro/Cameos video.

Thanks,
Elliot Brooks


GF: I got several rave reviews on the Frankie Pizarro/Cameos video which I have linked again here. I told Frankie that he needs to do more with the Cameos who are one of my favorite groups. Great peeps as well. 


Hi Glen,
I am enjoying your newsletter; very professionally done. Would you please add my radio show to your links section? ( Party Time with Joe T. )
Thanks,

Joe Trachy
WRDV-FM & WLBS-FM
Radio in the Delaware Valley

GF: Thank your for your comments, Joe. You have been added to the Radio Links section. Thanks for all you do to help keep the music alive. 

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Charlie & Pam Horner also put out a terrific free newsletter at Classic Urban Harmony. Contact them here to sign up.  Tell them Doo Wop Ramblings sent you. They just released newsletter #33. You can read it here. Thanks for the plug Charlie!
 

This is a blog written by Kent Kotal and one you should subscribe to. It's devoted to music of the 50's-70's and then some. This is truly a great read by Kent who has been putting out this blog since 1998. Give it a try, you won't regret it. Forgotten Hits.

 
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 Tonight's Playlist 
 September 30, 2018

Woo Woo Pretty Girl -- The Indigos  

Dream Lover -- Dante & The Evergreens 

Little Star -- The Elegants

Mr. Maestro -- Impossibles 

No Way Out -- Joyce Harris

In The Still Of The Night -- Legends Of Doo Wop

Give Me A Girl -- Serenaders 

They'll Never Be -- Chaps 

Hushabye -- The Mystics

The Girl I Love -- Acchords

Take Me As I Am -- One More Time

Donna -- Valens Ritchie

Girl In the Chapel -- The Keynotes 

Don't -- Elvis Presley

Earth Angel -- The Penguins

Can I Be In Love -- Larry Lee & the Four Belaires

Never -- Classic Sounds

There Is Something On Your Mind -- Big Jay Mc Neely
 
Rejected Love -- Convincers 

Show Me The Way -- Signeals


Goodnight -- 3rd Edition


Thanks for listening. "Together we really are keeping the music alive."

Click on the logo below and it will take you to the Doo Wop Revival page where you can listen to the show and see the titles and artists of all the songs on tonight's show.
 
The original intent of this publication was to let you know what songs were being played on the Doo Wop Revival.  As time went on, I became more focused on keeping you updated on the latest news and happenings in our musical world.
If you have a comment, question, story, song, video or group link you would like published in the newsletter, just let me know.
Glen Fisher
Doo Wop Revival
2001 Mipaula Court
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

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 Video of the Week 

 Kenny Vance & The Planotones
          Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Here is a video that I had not seen before. It's, Kenny, Frenchy, Johnny and Jimmy strolling through the park doing what they do best. This is off Kenny's Happy Holidays cd.


Little Anthony & the Imperials were on the schedule for my daughter Stacy and I last week at the Villages in Florida. Fighting sinus issues, Anthony did a great job getting through a 22-23 song set. The Imperials, which includes the founding member of the group, Ernest Wright, were superb. 
I featured the acappella version of Two People In The World (thank you, Lou Alfano) last week and they did sing it at this show. Anthony was not able to hit all the notes but he was close. In addition to the music, the group was very entertaining as they kept the audience laughing throughout the show. Fun show complete with great memories. If you get an opportunity, make sure you see them.


10/2/54  Elvis makes his only appearance on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.

10/5 /04   The musical " Jersey Boys: Story of 4 Seasons" has its premiere at La Jolla, California Playhouse.

10/8/87   The Chuck Berry documentary film "Hail, Hail R & R opens & Chuck gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

10/15/71  Rick Nelson plays his Madison Square "Garden Party" in NYC.

10/21/58  Buddy Holly's last recording session is held in NYC. Recording  "True Love Ways," "Raining In My Heart " and "It Doesn't Matter Anymore." See more on Buddy and Rave On on the opposite column.

Frank B.


French Doo Wop? My friend Joe Conroy, who has worked with the Earth Angels and Crystalaires across the pond, has been vacationing in France. I asked him how the Doo Wop was over there and he said this was the closest thing he's found. 

 

PLEASE CLICK on the links below. They are your direct connections to great Doo Wop radio shows and websites of the performers and promoters in our business. Your support will help them keep the music alive.
 

Anyone know who this group is? Guess here.

Groups Links
Acappella Soul 
Acchords
Arminio Entertainment 
Bel Airs
Bon-Aires 
Boomerz 
Brooklyn Bridge 
Cameos
Capris
Classic Sounds
Clusters Desire
Crystalairs 
Deja-Vu Experience
Del Vikings Tribute
Desire
Dukes Of Doo Wop 
Duprees 
Fabulous Dudes
Fireflies
Frankie Pizzaro
Freddie Velas & The Silvertones 
Jive Five 
Johnny Maestro RRHOF Effort 
John Kuse & The Excellents
Jimmy Bense 
Kenny Vance & The Planotones
Larkings 
Larry Chance & The Earls 
Lola & The Saints
Malt Shoppe Memories
Manhattan Skyline
Mystics 
Mike D'Amore
Neal Stuart & the Empire State Band
Party of Five 
Precisions
Traditions 
Reminisce
Safaris 
Shades Of Grey
Shake Rattle & Roll
Skyliners Fan Club 
Solitaires 
Sidestreet 
Skyliners Fan Club 
Street Magic 
Smooth Jim & Betty Doo Wop 
Tribunes

Whatabouts
Whiptones
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Alan Lee's Forgotten 45's 
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At The Hop with Kevin Boles
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Big Beat Radio Show With Lou Rallo 
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Doo Wop Radio For U with Billy R 
Doo Wop Radio 
Dusty Bag Oldies-Time Machine Show with Mike Mahaf 
Frankie Day Show 
Group Harmony Alley with Christine Vitale
Goodfellas R&R & R&B Show 
Hot Wax & Doo Wop Memories with Cal Lynch
Jerry Blavat All Doo Wop 
Jim Santa Barbara 
Jukin' Oldies 
King Arthur Show
Lou Costello's DooWop Diner  
Marty B Sunday Matinee 
Mickey Bo's Rock 'n' Roll Revue 
Music Heaven with Bill Clark
Oldies Unlimited with Arnie Amber 
Oldies Your Way
Old Time Rock & Roll with Lee Douglas 
Party Time with Joe T (new)
Pete Chaston Doo Wop Show
Philly Gold Radio
Pop Shoppe with Stuart Weiss 
Queen Of Doo Wop 
Rockin' Richard Show 
Rock-it Radio
Wild Wayne's R&R Memory Machine 
Record Hop with Rick Michael
Remember Then Radio 
Roots Of Rock & Roll with Boppin Bobby
Saturday Hop with Susanne Taggart 
Street Corner Doo Wop
Street Corner Serenade with The Doo Wop Cop
Story Untold with PJ Noce
The MaltShopHop 
Topshelf Oldies with DooWop Pete 
Tony O. Dungeon Serenade Radio Show
Tunein Radio
Yesterday's Memories with Ed & Bill


Research, Videos & Recording Studios
All Music.com 
Doo Wop Shoo Bop
Charlie Horner's videos 
Classic Urban Harmony

Forgotten Hits 
Marv Goldberg's Articles
NRR Archives Great old videos
Paul's Video Jukebox 
Storm Of The Century Music Recording Studio
Vocal Group Harmony Website
Whirlin' Disc Records 
 

In an effort to keep Doo Wop Ramblings a free publication, we are going to offer some of our items to you in the Ramblings Store. Our cost to publish Ramblings is increasing, so I'm looking for ways to monetize the newsletter. Hopefully, this will help us defray some of our costs. Your support is greatly appreciated.
At this time we are not soliciting items to sell in the store. Thank you.



Jimmy Gallagher's brand new cd is titled The Passion, Legend and Legacy of Jimmy Gallagher in Bits & Pieces. Jimmy sang with all of the groups in the title. The Bits & Pieces and the Legacy songs were never released.This is a must-have for all Jimmy Gallagher fans.
$20 plus $2 shipping and handling

Jimmy and the Passions will be performing at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ this Saturday.  Kenny Vance, Willie Winfield, The Mystics, Dubs, Capris and Classic Sounds are also on this show. Jimmy will be selling his cds at this show so make sure you come by and say hello. He'll even include an autographed color picture with a cd purchase.


Maurice Newton is the original lead singer of The Fidelity's. This cd includes 14 original cuts and the only songs the group ever recorded for the Baton label, including "The Things I Love" and "Captain of My Ship."
$10 plus $2 shipping and handling
 

To order send check to:
Glen Fisher
Doo Wop Ramblings
2001 Mipaula Court
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Email me here


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