Keeping Doo Wop Alive

Keeping Doo-Wop Alive tells the story of singer, John Cheatdom, who started his professional entertainment career in 1957, at the age of 17, and is still working to the present day.

Keeping Doo Wop Alive

Author: John Cheatdom

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ISBN: 9781937269821

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Keeping Doo-Wop Alive tells the story of singer, John Cheatdom, who started his professional entertainment career in 1957, at the age of 17, and is still working to the present day.

Doo Wop Acappella

9 Keeping it alive, however, must coexist, with certain realities. Gone forever are
those acappella days when four or five guys sing doo-wops on the corner with a
sound beyond compare. Gone also is the lamppost and the subway platform that
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Doo Wop Acappella

Author: Lawrence Pitilli

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442244305

Page: 240

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Scholar and singer Lawrence Pitilli explores doo-wop acapella groups as manifestations of urban change, mass migrations, ethnic acculturation and changing radio and recording industries. He reveals how groups displayed the dynamics of cultural change in the “sounds”—sonic and linguistic—that every generation seeks to make and remake for themselves.

Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo Wop Singer

The skies are ice blue Jagged peaks covered in snow Desert dust storms choke
Cold nights this winter Bitter wind blows through wall cracks Our love keeps me
warm Obon this summer Keeping traditions alive Ancestors will dance Our love ...

Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo Wop Singer

Author: Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520297237

Page: 376

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Prologue -- La Veinte: a Santa Monica barrio -- Rubén Ladrón de Guevara Sr., 1914-2006 -- 1742 22nd Street, Barrio La Veinte, Santa Monica -- Palm Springs / Cathedral City / Las Vegas -- Binnie -- La Gatita -- Las Vegas : breakup of the family -- Sue Dean -- Beverly -- Shindig! with Tina Turner and Bo Diddley, 1965 -- The Sunset Strip riots -- The southern belle -- LACC / The New Revelations Gospel Choir -- Miss Santa Barbara -- Frank Zappa / Ruben And The Jets / Rock 'n' Roll Angels / 1972-1974 -- Miss Pamela & the G.T.O.'s (Girls Together Outrageously) -- Miss Claremont -- Miss Chino -- The mutiny -- The movie star and Miss Blue Eyes -- We open for Zappa at Winterland, San Francisco, April, 1973 -- Con Safos the album -- Mexico / Hollywood / The Whisky / Eastside Revue / Zyanya Records -- La gypsy -- The Star Spangled Banner / America the Beautiful -- The Whisky / Con Safos the band, 1980 -- Miss Aztlán -- Gotcha -- Zyanya Records -- Cristina / Día de Los Muertos / Chicano Heaven -- Born in East L.A.--the movie -- HBO/Cinemax special -- Performance art : Mexico and France -- La quemada -- La rebel -- Jammin' with Johnny -- Arts 4 City Youth -- UCLA -- Journey to New Aztlán -- Miss San Francisco : the enchantress -- Miss Mongolia -- Metropolitan State Hospital -- Trinity Elementary School -- Teaching at UCLA -- Miss Tokyo -- Mexamérica the CD -- The Eastside Revue : a musical homage to Boyle Heights, 1922-2002 -- Boyle Heights, LA Times -- Collaborations with Josh Kun -- The Iraq war -- Collaborations with Nobuko Miyamoto / Great Leap / NCRR / MPAC -- Manzanar pilgrimage -- Yellow Pearl remix -- Minutemen protest in Baldwin Park -- Rock 'n' rights : rockin' for the mentally disabled -- Resistance & respect : Los Angeles muralism & graff art -- Miss Bogotá -- Word up! a performance and theater summit at the Ford, 2006 -- Meeting my Okanagan brothers from Westbank First Nation, B.C. Canada -- Epiphany at Joshua Tree -- Miss Altar in the sky -- Rubén Guevara & the Eastside Luvers -- The Tao of Funkahuatl -- The Tao of Funkahuatl the CD -- Mex/LA -- Opening for Los Lobos at the House of Dues -- Fifty years in show biz / The Madeleine Brand Show, NPR, 2011 -- Miss Beijing -- Miss Monterey Park -- End of ten year sex drought -- My 70th birthday party -- Platonic homegirls -- Joseph Trotter -- A Boyle Heights cultural treasure -- The new face of Boyle Heights -- ¡[email protected] presente! -- Sara Guevara -- Confessions of a radical Chicano Doo Wop singer : the solo, multi-media theater piece -- The fall -- Reflections on L.A

The Projects

To this day, some of those acts are still performing around the country in doo-wop
shows and keeping rock and roll alive. I truly believe that rock and roll brought
together young people and started new friendships. When the baseball season ...

The Projects

Author: Tony Licchi Jr.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450201873

Page: 120

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The Projects: Life and Times in Marble Hill brings to life the detailed story of author Tony Licchi Jr.'s youth in this Bronx neighborhood during the fifties and sixties. Sharing events both large and small, it's a story filled with long-lasting friendships and relationships. This memoir narrates stories about the people, places, and events in the Marble Hill projects from the age of seven until he married and left home. Licchi describes the pushcart man outside of school selling jellied apples on a stick and shaved ice in a cup; the seltzer man delivering seltzer bottles with chocolate syrup; and the games the children played such as Johnny on the pony, hide-and-seek, and ring-a-leeveo. Setting his experiences against the backdrop of the times while referencing current and historical events, and music and popular culture, The Projects: Life and Times in Marble Hill represents a unique period in Licchi's life. It encompasses both happy and sad experiences and brings forth nostalgic memories of a first date, the first kiss, dances, and fun times in the good old days.

We Need More Love Songs

Doo Wop the Duprees and Me Tommy Petillo. Bobby Wells brought my ...
Concert promoters like Richard Nader and Dick Fox were keeping the music
alive with their very popular oldies revival concerts across the country. Promoters
like King ...

We Need More Love Songs

Author: Tommy Petillo

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457558505

Page: 216

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Voice was the first wind instrument of man and a simple flute dates as far back as 67,000 years ago. The Greek and Roman God Apollo was said to be the father of all music with a lyre string instrument. Simple vibration and hand clapping dating back to the beginning of human culture eventually developed composition and performance of melodies for spiritual worship and entertainment, thus singing in Acapella harmony was born.

I ll Take You There

Mayfield drank more deeply of the blues, where transcendence has more to do
with keeping on, with just living to see another ... a record that was anchored by
the chilling "Doo Doo Wop Is Strong in Here , " he ventured KEEP ON PUSHING
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I ll Take You There

Author: Bill Friskics-Warren

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826419217

Page: 272

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The urge to connect with that which transcends our experience, be it a higher power, another person or some artistic ideal or aspect of nature, is one of the things that makes us human. People view the object of this quest, as well as what it means to achieve it, differently. Yet regardless of how it is understood, the urge to participate in or belong to something greater and more lasting than ourselves—a feeling born of an awareness of our mortality—is what defines us as spiritual beings. Though often dismissed as ephemeral or, worse, demonic, popular music has given voice to this quest for transcendence since its beginnings. Pop singers are rarely as outwardly spiritual as, say, their gospel counterparts; they're forever pointing beyond themselves, though, be it to some better future, some higher ideal, or to some vision of deliverance. Fontella Bass's "Rescue Me," the Four Tops's "Reach Out (I'll Be There)," Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers to Cross," Afrika Bambaataa's "Looking for the Perfect Beat," and U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" are but a handful of popular recordings from the past few decades that express a longing for something more. What, other than transcendence, is Jimi Hendrix talking about in "Purple Haze" when he shouts, "'scuse me, while I kiss the sky"? Or Van Morrison, in "Caravan," when he implores us to crank our radios and sail away with him into the mystic? Heard in the right light, secular and even carnal records have the power to speak to transcendental concerns, galvanizing their historical and cultural moments. Regardless of their spiritual leanings, all of the subjects discussed in this book (including Public Enemy, Madonna, Sleater-Kinney, Tricky, Johnny Cash, Nine Inch Nails, Moby, Marvin Gaye, Eminem, Polly Harvey, Bruce Springsteen and Sly & the Family Stone) make music that expresses a basic striving for transcendence. Artists' stories and personalities inform these discussions, but only in as much as they illuminate the struggles and concerns that run through their music. I'll Take You There is a beautifully written, wide-ranging and illuminating examination of some of the most potent popular music ever recorded.

Blue Suede News

Rick Meek heart rate up , " Itchin ' For My Baby ” Blue Rockit Records 141 with
fierce guitar licks , piano , Doo - Wop ... Keeping Bluesman Darrell Nulisch has
thing ! www . bluerockit . com - Rick Meek the harmonizing vocal tradition alive
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Get a Job

... to nicer houses and pleasant neighborhoods, like the Homewood of the 1940s
and 50s, keeping alive the promise that ... or unemployed young men could find
each other hanging out on the corner singing doo-wop, smoking reefer, shooting
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Get a Job

Author: Robert D. Crutchfield

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081471708X

Page: 303

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Are the unemployed more likely to commit crimes? Does having a job make one less likely to commit a crime? Criminologists have found that individuals who are marginalized from the labor market are more likely to commit crimes, and communities with more members who are marginal to the labor market have higher rates of crime. Yet, as Robert Crutchfield explains, contrary to popular expectations, unemployment has been found to be an inconsistent predictor of either individual criminality or collective crime rates. In Get a Job, Crutchfield offers a carefully nuanced understanding of the links among work, unemployment, and crime. Crutchfield explains how people’s positioning in the labor market affects their participation in all kinds of crimes, from violent acts to profit-motivated offenses such as theft and drug trafficking. Crutchfield also draws on his first-hand knowledge of growing up in a poor, black neighborhood in Pittsburgh and later working on the streets as a parole officer, enabling him to develop a more complete understanding of how work and crime are related and both contribute to, and are a result of, social inequalities and disadvantage. Well-researched and informative, Get a Job tells a powerful story of one of the most troubling side effects of economic disparities in America.

The Complete Book of Doo wop

They committed ( perhaps they should be ) to keeping it alive . hadn't yet
experienced and didn't appreciate the earlier A good place to start with the story
of the post - doo- pre- and paleo - doo - wop sounds of the Ravens , Orioles
wopian doo ...

The Complete Book of Doo wop

Author: Anthony J. Gribin

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

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Provides an extensive history of doo-wop from 1950 through the early 1970s and gives definitions and illustrations of the music that falls between rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll. It also features 150 photos, 64 sheet-music covers and prices for 1000 top doo-wop records.

Living Blues

From there it ' s just been keeping with the tradition . " I have a ... Not so much to
earn my living at it like so many of these guys might have done ; but , then again ,
some of them had two jobs . ... I was born in D . C . and grew up with doo wop .

Living Blues

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AT T Magazine

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SUZU ... the concert , saw it not as a pop concert or television show , but as "
simply a means of keeping people alive . ... So whether you jived to Elvis and
smooched to doo - wop in the ' 50s , or twist - and - shouted through the “ British
Invasion ...

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Contemporary Musicians

... performers expend large amounts of time for very low wages, just for the pride
of keeping their preferred genre alive. ... From there I started drawing correlations
between old Rock Steady and American Doo-Wop and started finding a lot of ...

Contemporary Musicians

Author: Angela M. Pilchak

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787680633

Page: 336

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While popular music in all its varied forms is a source of common interest and an insatiable curiosity among readers of all ages, thorough biographical information about its stars and superstars can be difficult to find.Consult this ongoing reference series for biographical information on more than 3,600 important figures in today's musical arena. Covering all genres of modern music, Contemporary Musicians profiles artists involved in rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk New Age, country, gospel and reggae.

CD Review

This month's go - round focuses on bands from those heady times and newer
ones keeping the boppin ' flame alive . ... You , ” a flawlessly executed original
and the Roomates ' “ Please I Wonder , ” a place where doo - wop meets
rockabilly .

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Travel Leisure

KEEPING UP WITH KEEPERS Prospect Park Wildlife Center , Brooklyn ,
Weekends in July Enjoy special talks with animal ... DOLPHIN DOO - WOP
Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation , Coney Island , Brooklyn Weekends in
August Elvis is very much alive ... Live music , antique cars and an Elvis
impersonator add to the fun .

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Goldenseal

... that would come in different age groups like can Heritage Arts Camp July 15 –
Doo - Wop Saturday Camp Washington ... camp would be instrumental in 1979 ,
the camp was transferred to the Department of Culture and His keeping alive the
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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History Folk pop mods and rockers 1960 1966

The Descendants of Doo - wop In the United States , the genre known as “ doo -
wop ” after the vocal rhythm riffs supplied by ... Keeping to that profitable theme ,
Dion ' s first solo hit was titled “ Lonely Teenager , " but the following year , he
delivered two ... The double standard was still alive and well , although when the
birth - control pill was introduced in 1960 , it would have farreaching implications .

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History  Folk  pop  mods  and rockers  1960 1966

Author: Rhonda Markowitz

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313329609

Page: 319

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Rock music has played an enormous role in American culture ever since its beginnings in the 1950s. Providing an understanding of rock music, this six volume set shows the many ways it has shaped, and been shaped by, American culture. It provides chapters on important musicians, writers, and more within these exciting periods in rock music history.

Hip hop Connection

VAS Keeping that vintage Shaolin sound alive and well , Wu - affiliate and Sunz
of Man member Hell Razah stays true to the art . . . Between title and its ... My
father was a doo - wop singer , but he never really took it serious . He was really
an ...

Hip hop Connection

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The Video Librarian

... 3-54 Life Could Be a Dream : The Doo - Wop Sound ( DVD ) ( 3 ) , 4-36 Life of
David Gale , The ( 2 ) , 4-50 Life of Leonardo Da ... ( 3.5 ) , 6-68 Little Secrets ( 2.5
) , 2-49 Live From Baghdad ( 3 ) , 5-51 Living and Dying on Everest ( 3 ) , 5-42
Living Earth ( 3 ) , 6-30 Living With . ... 3-52 Keep Walking ( DVD ) ( 2.5 ) , 6-67
Keeping the Promise ( DVD ) ( 3 ) , 3-65 Keith Jarrett Trio Concert 1996 ( DVD ) (
4 ) ...

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