"Doo Wop Today" and Friends
"Doo Wop Today" and Friends
Hosted by Jersey Phil and his partners Southern Flyer and Sackie.Discussion of Oldies, Doo Wop, R&B and Soul, and that Olde Tyme Rock and Roll.
Derek Evan, Popular Doo Wop & Oldies Singer.
This show will feature an interview with Derek Evan, from Budd Lake, NJ. We will also be playing a few of Derek's recent recordings-which will knock your socks off!! You will not want to miss this show. Derek is one of the most unique singers in the oldies and doo-wop business, and has many years of experience as a singer, recording artist, and live performer. Derek was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1976 and now lives in northern New Jersey. In addition to his work with The GoldTones, Derek has also worked with various other music groups over the years. He was formerly the lead singer of the doo-wop group 'Still Around', and also a former member of the oldies band 'Jukebox Memories'. He has performed at many concerts, shows, restaurants, and private events throughout the eastern United States, and has appeared on various radio and television programs. Derek has also performed at varios doo-wop and oldies concerts which starred legendary doo-wop recording artists including The Vocaleers, The Continentals, The Dubs, Nicky Addeo & The Night Owls, Della Griffin & The Enchanters, and The Del Vikings. He plans to continue his efforts to help keep doo-wop and rock'n'roll oldies alive, and to help introduce the oldies to new generations of listeners! Be sure to call in and say hello to Derek.
Apr 1, 2011
32 min
Street Corner Five-Acapella at its Finest
On Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 8:30-10:00 PM, Philadelphia's own "Street Corner Five" will be performing at The Washington Theatre, Washington, NJ (Warren County). For details go to the Washington Theatre website at http://www.thewashingtontheatre.com.For this blog, Jersey Phil will be interviewing Jim Bakay of the Streetcorner Five. Jim is also a DJ for WRDV Radio, in the Philadelphia area. We will be talking to Jim about his group, the status of doo wop in general, and we will also be playing a few SC5 tunes, just to get you hooked on this incredible group. Call in during the show if you have any questions, otherwise send email to jerseyphil@comcast.net. The following SC5 tunes will be played:Come Go With Me(Dell Vikings), Tonight Tonight (Mello Kings), Buzz Buzz Buzz (Hollywood Flame), A Little Bit Of Soap (Jarmels), Deserie-Jim Bakay on lead(Charts), To Make A Long Story Short (Eddie & Starlights)
Oct 11, 2010
30 min
Mr Lee Interviews Pete Milazzo-Lead Singer of The Encounters
On October 9, 2010 popular acapella doo wopp group, The Encounters (from Brooklyn, NY) will be performing at the Allentown Symphony Hall, Allentown, Pennsylvania for the "Doo Wopp For Disabilities" concert. Mr Lee, President of the Philadelphia Group Harmony Association (PGHA), will be the concert Emcee. In this addition of Doo Wopp Today Mr Lee will interview Peter Milazzo, lead singer for The Encounters. We will learn more about the concert and The Encounters, and will have a chance to hear a few great Encounters tunes. You are invited to call in and speak with Mr Lee and Pete. Call 347-850-8371. Check out The Encounters at http://www.theencounters.com
Apr 18, 2010
32 min
Quiet Storm-Part 3: The Early Days And Now
Smitty joins us once again, fresh from his performance in Philly at the TLA. Before he sang with Quiet Storm, Smitty was a member of "The Informers". You will hear several Informers tunes, and Smitty's discussion about those days before Quiet Storm. Get ready to hear some more fantastic QS cuts as well.
Mar 14, 2010
1 hr
Quiet Storm-Acapella At Its Best.
This week we will feature the music of Philadelphia's great R&B, soul, and doo wop group known as "Quiet Storm". We are hoping that the groups founder Kamau "Smitty" Akiba will call in during the show. Wait till you hear the QS version of "Silhouettes".
Feb 21, 2010
1 hr 2 min
The Encounters
Discussion of the music and times of the Encounters, an acapella group from Brooklyn, NYC.
Jan 17, 2010
1 hr 4 min
WILLIAM DELL & THE WEE JAMS, and the "Beach Music" sound
Sackie,Southern Flyer and Jersey Phil will be joined by William Dell, lead singer of the Wee Jams from Pittsburgh, PA. The focus will be on the emergence of East Coast Beach Music as an important music genre and the relationship of Beach Music to Doo Wop.
Nov 15, 2009
1 hr 3 min
FRED PAPST, The Man & His Music
This week we will feature the life and times and music of Bronx native Freddie Papst (also) known as "Sackie". How did Freddie get this nickname?? Tune into our show and find out. You will also hear 10 tunes that have been selected from Sackie's library of music from the various groups he has performed with over the years, such as Cherished Memories, Harmony Knights, and Sentimental Journey.
Nov 8, 2009
1 hr 1 min
JACK STRONG, The Man & His Music.
This week's "Doo Wop Today" show kicks off its new 1 hour format with the popular singer, songwriter, and longterm DJ for the "Doo Wop Cafe", Jack Strong, from Philadelphia, Pa. Jack sang with several groups, including The Contenders (The Clock), The Kaptions (Dreaming Of You), and The Lytations (Look Into The Sky).You can listen to Jack (JP) on the Doo Wop Cafe-http://www.doowopcafe.net- every Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM Eastern, and every Sunday morning from 8:00-10:00 AM Eastern.You don't want to miss this one.
Nov 1, 2009
1 hr 1 min
The Music Of Fred Papst
This week we will focus on the music of Fred Papst (AKA Sackie). Fred has performed with many groups over the years. We have selected 6 or 7 tunes to be played (depending on time) that Fred has performed on-either as lead or as a back-up singer. Fred will be available to discuss these tunes and the groups that performed them and also present us with some of the background information associated with their production.
Oct 25, 2009
30 min