Doo(-)wop: trivial observation

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jul 31 23:55:55 UTC 2006

At 5:11 PM -0400 7/31/06, Wilson Gray wrote:
>Sigh! We can only agree to disagree. Nope, Wait. I'm now having second
>thoughts. My experience has been that both the term and its application
>originated among oldies DJ's - to such an extent that some such DJ's use
>"oldies" as a synonym of doo(-)wop - and *all* oldies DJ's are white, from
>Art Laboe in Los Angeles - AFAIK, the first person to have a radio program
>that specialized in R&B oldies, ca.1961, but I'm totally ignorant of the NYC
>scene - to Little Walter, Stomping Zemo, and Eddie Gorodetsky, to mention
>only a few of those in Boston.

Peter Tripp ("the curly headed kid in [or was it from?] the third
row"), mid-50's to early 60's
Murray ("the K") Kaufman, late 50's to mid 60's

both white


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