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Definition(s):

  • (n) a genre (usually a cappella) of Black vocal-harmony music of the 1950s that evolved in New York City from gospel singing; characterized by close four-part harmonies; the name derived from some of the nonsense syllables sung by the backup

Usage(s):

  1. For an authentic American experience in New Jersey, PTI recommends the beaches, boardwalk and doo-wop motels of Wildwood.
  2. You see this in his studio pictures: in the operatic intensity of the acting and the camerawork and in their use of music, from arias to doo-wop, to underline an emotion.

News

  1. Belle Ghoul’s ‘Saturday Knife Fight’ EP

    Belle Ghoul – Saturday Knife Fight EP   Elephant Records Info Our singer slides in with a too-cool croon as mellifluous as some late-night DJ on buzzy AM radio. There’s this hand-clappable beat coaxing you to shake and twist your way out of the diner and slide down the banister to that wavy bass groove as rich in character as any low humming baritone member of a doo-wop quartet. These cascading ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Detroit Metro Times

  2. David Lynch and Lykke Li Go for a Very Long Drive in 'I'm Waiting Here' Video

    "We made love where the horizon ends," coos Lykke Li on David Lynch's "I'm Waiting Here." The Swedish songstress' hypnotic voice pairs perfectly with the surrealist director's dreamy '50s-flavored doo-wop and the new video for the song seems to take inspiration from that memorable line...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Spin

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Quotes

  1. "He's regaled as the elder statesman of doo-wop," Bauman said. "He was just a wonderful human being."
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Jon Bauman Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "We've been approached to do a country record, and a doo-wop record and a classical record," Stockman said. "We're not sure which one we'll do yet, but it's probably going to be the one that's most challenging to us."
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Shawn Stockman Source: Newsday

  3. "The Bronx is home to doo-wop, hip hop, salsa and now the Hard Rock," Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión, Jr. said in a statement released by the team on a Yankee blog. "Marquee restaurants like these will attract even more visitors to...
    on Jun 18, 2008 By: Adolfo Carrion Jr Source: Sun-Sentinel.com

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