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Old Time Doo Wop Tickets
Old Time Doo-Wop tickets
Celebrating the doo-wop genre, this event showcases the best modern doo-wop artists. Each set is unique in terms of the line-up, featuring artists from the Old Time Doo-Wop albums. Just a few of the talented performers include such acts as The Coasters, Jimmy Clanton and Charlie Thomas.
An exciting, high-energy event, Old Time Doo-Wop will bring you back to the 50s and 60s. Presented at the landmark Count Basie Theatre, nothing beats an evening of feel-good, harmonized doo-wop.
Old Time Doo-Wop's history
This genre of music was originally developed within African-American communities living in Chicago, New York City, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Detroit and other major metropolitan cities. What began in the 1940s, rapidly evolved into a mainstream genre all its own. This genre would later influences incredibly successful artists, such as The Beatles and Lauryn Hill.
The first major hit, "When You Dance," was released in 1955 by The Turbans, kicking off the mainstream movement. Peaking in 1961, there was also a rise in Italian American and Hispanic doo-wop groups. Built on vocal harmony, especially group harmonies, doo-wop is more of a pop-oriented R&B style. This genre is iconic for its off-time, swing-like beats, heavily influencing anything from soul to rock, inspiring the Beach Boys' early hits, "Surfin" and "Surfer Girl."
The last doo-wop album to reach the top ten on the U.S. pop charts was, It's Alright, by Huey Lewis and the News. In 1993, it reached No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Surging in popularity once again, at the turn of the millennium, numerous doo-wop concert programs began to surface. Today, Meghan Trainor and Bruno Mars are great examples of artists who incorporate this style of music into their records and performances.
In order to keep this genre alive, Old Time Doo-Wop shows are presented Red Bank, New Jersey. Based on the Old Time Doo-Wop Volumes I-VII, these lineups include a collection of artists. When presenting Old Time Doo-Wop Volume VII, for instance, Willie Winfield & The Harptones played "Sunday Kind of Love," The Majors performed "Hushabye," and Kenny Vance sung "Looking for an Echo."
The Old Time Doo-Wop experience
Presented by Lars Enterprises, Old Time Doo-Wop events always features a must-see lineup. Each performance pays homage to the original doo-wop era, celebrating both this historic and cultural genre. Combining sounds of pop, rhythm, blues and rock, performances continue to represent vocal harmonies. These harmonies are smooth, yet lively, bringing audience members to their feet.
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