If you can not understand the simplicity of children, then it will be very difficult to understand the complexity of the world.
How it sounds
As if drunk, fakes, Irish people sing about the love of a friend, of lost love, or of a completely “lost” friend.
But… without being drunk, not fake, not even Irish, they just sing about love, imaginary or not.
But in essence, it is a kind of Rhythm and Blues music that came from the youth of African Americans.
A mix of Pop and Rock N Roll in a ballad with lots of ou ou ou ou and ooo ooo ooo
Why listen to it
Because it is beautiful, melodic, simple, and loving.
But also because it includes wonderful voices, suitable for a genuine love confession.
Because your grandparents liked it and they tell you that they fell in love with these songs.
Basically, when your grandfather tells you that real music was written then, he means it, but he does not know what it is called.
It is too sweet.
Where we meet it
Mostly in the big cities of the USA
When did it start
In the ‘40s.
Who are the pioneers
Doo-wop’s roots date back to 1930 on Mills Brothers and Ink Spots albums.
The term “doo-wop” first appeared in print only in 1961.
The Chicago Defender used the term to describe Marcels‘ song “Blue Moon.”
In the “Just A-Sittin ‘And A-Rockin” by the Delta Rhythm Boys in 1945, the phrase “Doo-wop” is heard for the first time.
Later we hear it again in 1953 in the “Good Lovin'” of the Clovers, but also a year later in the chorus of “Never” by Carlyle Dundee & the Dundees.
It is noteworthy that in “Mary Lee” by Rainbows the phrase “do wop de wadda” is heard, but also in “In the Still of the Night” by Five Satins.
You have to listen
The Platters, The Accents, The Ad Libs, The Aquatones, The Belmonts, Moonglows, Penguins, the Cadillacs, the Heartbeats, Shep & the Limelites, Dion and the Belmonts.
Days of glory
It gained popularity in the 1950s, where it was considered “artistically and commercially viable” until the early 1960s.
It continued, however, to influence artists even later.
Generally, it was glorified by millions of “capsules” around the world and still continues to be glorified in the love affairs of big teenagers.
It smells like mold and often looks like grandma’s gum. It is still extremely digestible like grandma’s soup.
And many songs are similar, they just talk about a different capsule.
But in essence, all the capsules are the same.
What is it confused with
With early Rock N Roll and in fact, many think this is it. Also with Jazz, Blues, Boogie, Soul, Traditional Pop, R&B, and Rap.
In essence, however, we could say that is the evolution of Jazz and Blues.
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
Where you hear a lot of “doo-wop-doo-wop,” and “wah-wah-wah-wah” with lyrics that talk about teenage love, and the grandfather remembers it… Ehh this is it!