Friday, 28 June 2013

Tell the World (in case it might be listening)

Apologies to regular readers for this prolonged absence from my post - or posts; frankly I didn't think anyone would notice, but I'm happy to stand corrected. I have several writing projects on the go, which I hope to fill you in on soon, so no news on this site is - for me at least - likely to be a sign of good news. I have also taken to posting clips on a certain social networking website restricted to family and friends, but actually I'm not sure why - a lot of it is doo wop which would be better suited to be shared with the world, or that portion of the world which cares about that sort of thing, here.

I don't have the time to talk about them at length but here are two favourite doo wops which I don't think I've posted before. One is a raw and naive recording by the recently depleted Dells, my introduction to them on a double album I've written about before, and the other is an acapella recording by the Five Satins which is also available with vaguely South American backing. Give me the acapella every time.

Okay, cue the music. Keep the Five Satins as the dessert. And if you don't like this kind of thing, I wish you well as you click beyond my ken. I've just listened to the Dells again and it's rawer than I remember. But it sounds like people making music, or trying to, all in the one room, and it reminds me why I love doo wop, and why it's the cornerstone of this blog. If blogs can be said to have cornerstones. Do bats eat cats?

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