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0120180508 (6M)
20071011 (6M)

Ronnie Spector explores the rise, fall and enduring influence of doo-wop.

Like rap in the 1980s, doo-wop was once the DIY music of young America. For people who couldn't afford instruments, all that was needed was a talent for singing in harmony.

With the help of the musicians, the producers and the hustlers who made it happen; this series charts the rise, fall, and rise again, of the music. It also considers whether doo-wop, as the first black street music to go mainstream, was a precursor to hip hop and rap.

The first programme, Opening Notes, looks at how the success of gospel groups in the late 1940s inspired a new style of close harmony rhythm and blues. And before long, vocal groups like The Swallows, The Ravens and The Orioles were flying high in the charts.

Contributors include: Leonard Puzey of The Ravens, Heman Denby of The Swallows, Ira Tucker of The Dixie Hummingbirds, Deborah Chessler, composer of It's Too Soon To Know by The Orioles, writers Todd Baptista and Marv Goldberg.

The documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2007.

Ronnie Spector explores the rise, fall and enduring influence of doo-wop.

Ronnie Spector presents the story of doo-wop.

0120190305 (6M)
20071011 (6M)

Ronnie Spector explores the rise, fall and enduring influence of doo-wop.

Like rap in the 1980s, doo-wop was once the DIY music of young America. For people who couldn't afford instruments, all that was needed was a talent for singing in harmony.

With the help of the musicians, the producers and the hustlers who made it happen; this series charts the rise, fall, and rise again, of the music. It also considers whether doo-wop, as the first black street music to go mainstream, was a precursor to hip hop and rap.

The first programme, Opening Notes, looks at how the success of gospel groups in the late 1940s inspired a new style of close harmony rhythm and blues. And before long, vocal groups like The Swallows, The Ravens and The Orioles were flying high in the charts.

Contributors include: Leonard Puzey of The Ravens, Heman Denby of The Swallows, Ira Tucker of The Dixie Hummingbirds, Deborah Chessler, composer of It's Too Soon To Know by The Orioles, writers Todd Baptista and Marv Goldberg.

The documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2007.

Ronnie Spector explores the rise, fall and enduring influence of doo-wop.

Ronnie Spector presents the story of doo-wop.

0120170509 (6M)
20071011 (6M)

Ronnie Spector explores the rise, fall and enduring influence of doo-wop.

Ronnie Spector presents the story of doo-wop.

0120170509 (6M)

The story of doo-wop, beginning with the emergence of vocal harmony groups.

0220170510 (6M)
20071018 (6M)

Ronnie Spector tells how groups like the Ravens and the Orioles became familiar names.

Ronnie Spector presents the story of doo-wop.

0220180509 (6M)
20071018 (6M)

Ronnie Spector tells how groups like the Ravens and the Orioles became familiar names.

Ronnie Spector presents the story of doo-wop.

0220190306 (6M)
20071018 (6M)

Ronnie Spector tells how groups like the Ravens and the Orioles became familiar names.

Ronnie Spector presents the story of doo-wop.

0220170510 (6M)

Ronnie Spector tells how groups like the Ravens and the Orioles became familiar names.

0320180510 (6M)
20071025 (6M)

Ronnie Spector take a look at the rise, fall and influence of doo-wop.

By the mid-1950s, hundreds of vocal group records were being released each week and acts like The Penguins, The Five Satins, The Cadillacs and The Moonglows became familiar names in the charts.

As doo-wop took root in cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and LA, the mainstream music industry moved in for a slice of the action.

Tracks featured in this episode include The Moonglows' Sincerely, The Cadillacs' Speedo, The Penguins' Earth Angel, The Five Satins' In The Still Of The Nite, and The Chords' Sh-Boom!

First broadcast in 2007.

As doo-wop took root, the mainstream music industry moved in for a slice of the action.

Ronnie Spector presents the story of doo-wop.

0320190307 (6M)
20071025 (6M)

Ronnie Spector take a look at the rise, fall and influence of doo-wop.

By the mid-1950s, hundreds of vocal group records were being released each week and acts like The Penguins, The Five Satins, The Cadillacs and The Moonglows became familiar names in the charts.

As doo-wop took root in cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and LA, the mainstream music industry moved in for a slice of the action.

Tracks featured in this episode include The Moonglows' Sincerely, The Cadillacs' Speedo, The Penguins' Earth Angel, The Five Satins' In The Still Of The Nite, and The Chords' Sh-Boom!

First broadcast in 2007.

As doo-wop took root, the mainstream music industry moved in for a slice of the action.

Ronnie Spector presents the story of doo-wop.

0320170511 (6M)
20071025 (6M)

As doo-wop took root, the mainstream music industry moved in for a slice of the action.

Ronnie Spector presents the story of doo-wop.

0320170511 (6M)

As doo-wop took root, the mainstream music industry moved in for a slice of the action.

0420170512 (6M)
20071101 (6M)

Ronnie Spector looks at why some doo-wop acts did not reap their deserved rewards.

Ronnie Spector presents the story of doo-wop.

0420180511 (6M)
20071101 (6M)

Ronnie Spector looks at why some doo-wop acts did not reap their deserved rewards.

Ronnie Spector presents the story of doo-wop.

0420190308 (6M)
20071101 (6M)

Ronnie Spector looks at why some doo-wop acts did not reap their deserved rewards.

Ronnie Spector presents the story of doo-wop.

0420170512 (6M)

Ronnie Spector looks at why some doo-wop acts did not reap their deserved rewards.