As the end of another year approaches, I need some fun music. It's been a depressing 2017 thanks to our racist, liar-in-chief and his gutless republican supporters in congress and the flunkies in his administration.
Does Doo Wop have a future? I think it could. It's fun music, uncomplicated and great to sing along to (and dance to for those who dance). A cappella group Straight No Chaser could do Doo Wop. Imagine Doo Wop out of Indiana? SNC's first Christmas album was outstanding. They have a new album in the works but I'm not getting my hopes up because who knows what material they'll choose. As I mentioned in my post about Hal Ketchum last September, his 2001 song "You Can't Go Back" has a Doo Wop flavor to it with its "shak a lak a boom boom" background singing toward the end. In a more recent post, I mentioned Ronnie Milsap's "Lost in the 50's Tonight", which includes part of "In the Still of the Night". Ronnie and Hal would have been great at Doo Wop.
"Doo-Wop"ing Pop Standards - 6/27/10