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Billy Freemantle

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How many records can people think of that are 100% doo-wop and 100% Northern at the same time. Two classics that immediately spring to my mind are The Empires - "You're on Top Girl' and The Delcos 'Arabia'. And does anybody know if the Empires of 'You're on Top' are in any way related to the earlier harmony group of the same name ?

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I'vebeen spinning The Vondells 'Valentino' which has a Doo-Wop feel to it to a packed floor in the Mojo Room at the Plinston for the past 2 years. Great record.

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Anything on the Gee label.....?

Squires - Don't Accuse Me

Drapers - You Love Has Gone Away

Cleftones - There She Goes

WOOF!

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How about The Upfronts on Lummtone - mind you I did think it was biz and got shut...

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I went to a Doo Wop night quite regularly about 10 years ago in Kentish Town, London. I would be the only guy there not dressed in best 50s regalia. They were a great bunch, and the music was top class, but they never had any record dealers, and the DJs would never want to part with any of their discs. blush.gif

Now if I had picked up a Vondells there, I think I would still be on cloud 9!

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