Friday, April 25, 2014

Long Island Doowop weekend - photos from day 1

I'm back from from my US trip, in which I took in the Long Island Doowop Weekend, Viva Las Vegas and a trip to Los Angeles, so, as promised, I will be posting a series of photos of acts I saw over the next week or two. Here are the acts from day one at Long Island, with the songs they sang where I made a note, withsome Youtube links as well.
1. Jimmy Charles - Any Age Is The Age For Love/ Hop Scotch Hop/ A Million To One.
2. Kathy Young - Happy Birthday Blues/ Will You Love Me Tomorrow/ A Thousand Stars.
3. The Mystics - Goodbye Mr Blue/ Over The Rainbow/ Hushabye.
4. The Solitaires - Blue Valentine/ The Angels Sang/ Walking Along.
5. Tony Middleton & The Willows - Only My Heart/ Taste Of Love/ Church Bells May Ring.
6. Sonny Til's Orioles - Baby Please Don't Go/ Too Soon To Know/ Crying In The Chapel.
7. The Spaniels - Stormy Weather/ Heart And Soul/ You Gave Me Peace Of Mind.
8. Charlie Thomas & The Drifters - On Broadway/ This Magic Moment/ Sweets For My Sweet/ Save The Last Dance For Me.
9. Cleveland Still & The Dubs - Don't Ask Me To Be Lonely/ In The Chapel Of Dreams/ Could This Be Magic.
10. Jimmy Clanton - Go Jimmy Go/ Just A Dream/ Venus In Blue Jeans.
11. Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions - This Night Was Made For Love/ This Is My Love/ Gloria/ Just To Be With You.
12. Maurice Newton of the Fidelities - Captain Of My Ship/ Havin' A Party/ The Things I Love.
13. The Chantels - Look In My Eyes/ He's Gone/ I Love You So/ Maybe.
14. The Charts - Zoop/ Dance Girl/ Deserie.
15. Eugene Pitt & The Jive Five - What Time Is It/ You're The Girl In My Heart/ I'm A Happy Man/ My True Story/ Goodnight My Love.
16. Gene Chandler - Rockin' Robin/ Daddy's Home/ Groovy Situation/ I Only Have Eyes For You/ Duke Of Earl.
Photos by Nick Cobban.


At 8:35 am , Blogger john marriott said...

Great photos Nick. Seen them all mainly at Hauppage apart from Kathy Young. Brought back a memory of having breakfast with some wives and friends of the Mystics the next day at the La Quinta and they were at one point strongly blaming us for the British Invasion killing doowop and living near where Peter Noone came from. I told them they could have kept him for me but don't think it cut much ice.
Also what a great trip overall - enjoying seeing your photos and stories. You certainly packed a lot it - been to most places ourselves but it took 40 years to do it.
Any up to date Las Vegas record shops details ?.

At 11:24 am , Blogger Nick said...

Yes we covered a lot of ground and saw a lot of acts. Didn't have a car in Las Vegas though apart from one day so didn't get to any record shops there, just a couple of antigque stores which had a few records. Avenue D Records in Lond Island was great though. with some of the original doowop boys hanging around there shooting the breeze.And The Record Coillector shop in LA has loads of LPs, many of them jazz and classical but some good blues and other types too.

At 5:58 pm , Blogger john marriott said...

Cheers Nick. We go tomorrow. I've a car and a list of places to go to some of which I definitely know are still there. Might go to Rich Rosens after all - he's on facebook now and looks to have mellowed in his old age - even selling general records as well.
all the very best

At 1:06 am , Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Nick
Great Weekend. You covered a lot but you forgot the sensational acapella group that opened the first day of performers.

At 8:08 pm , Blogger Nick said...

You're right - Classic Sounds definitely deserve a mention.


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