The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #149412 Message #3476875
Posted By: Ron Davies
07-Feb-13 - 06:10 PM
Thread Name: What is Rock 'n Roll???
Subject: RE: What is Rock 'n Roll???
Absolutely, Leenia. Doo-wop, in particular, is just great fun. And you don't even really need a band--just some people who know how the parts went so you can have independent voices. --not just everybody singing lead.
Here in the DC area (perhaps over some opposition) we have declared doo-wop to be folk (is it rock? who cares?) such that there are regular doo-wop sings listed in the FSGW newsletter. A few weeks ago we had a sing at my house. I said we could get a limit of 25 into the room but they kept coming--we had over 30 and the room was about to explode. Sang about 2 1/2 hours, then the hard-core sang another 1 1/2 hours. The vast majority was a cappella (we had one guitar) and quite a few of us had a big bunch of songs memorized (there were some packets) -just have to drag it out of your brain again.