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'Streetlight Harmonies': New Doc Traces History Of Doo-Wop
The two best reasons to get into singing doo-wop? A sense of camaraderie and attention from the ladies, at least according to doo-wop singers such as the Drifters' Charlie Thomas in a new documentary called Streetlight Harmonies.
"The main thing was all the girls used to come to the best group. And we were the best group ... they used to come and crowd and load up our corner," said Thomas. "That was the most marvelous [part]."
The documentary, which is directed by Brent Wilson, chronicles the history of doo-wop and some of its most famous singers from early street corners serenaders through successful '60s girls groups, and how it impacts modern day music. Artists featured in the film include Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, "Little" Anthony Gourdine, N'Sync's Lance Bass, and the Crystals' La La Brooks.
The film will premiere Nov. 14 during the Doc NYC festival in New York.