Doo-wop (also spelled doowop and doo wop) is a genre of rhythm and blues music that originated among African-American youth in the 1940s, mainly in the large cities of the United States, including New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Baltimore, Newark, Detroit, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles.
AMERICA'S MUSIC DOO WOP AND R&B - Volume 1 The Memories, Rainbows and Denny Martin & the Avenue Grand Band perform America's beloved doo wop and R&B tunes. Various artist contemporary music. 15 tracks. AMERICA'S MUSIC DOO WOP AND R&B - Volume 2 The Memories and Denny Martin & the Avenue Grand Band perform America's beloved doo wop and R&B tunes.
The band was formed in 1955 at Brooklyn's "Abraham Lincoln" High School of New York City, and was known first as the Linc-Tones, a name inspired by the President of the United States' surname. Original members were Neil Sedaka, Hank Medress, Eddie Rabkin, and Cynthia Zolotin, however Rabkin was replaced in 1956 by Jay Siegel.
Despite this sadness, his mother, a practical nurse, made sure that music was prevalent in the Vandross household, particularly gospel, soul and doo-wop. Luther was influenced by his older sister Patricia, who became a member of a doo-wop group called The Crests, and scored with the 1958 single "Sixteen Candles".
Produced the album Metal Machine Music in response to RCA Records' demands for a quick follow-up to his top-ten LP Sally Can't Dance. The hour-plus of electronic noise was almost buried as a classical release, but instead was promoted as a pop album.