STREET CORNER SOUL - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/61mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 11th May 2017
Ronnie Spector take a look at the rise, fall and influence of doo wop.
By the mid-1950s, hundreds of vocal group records were being released each week and acts like The Penguins, The Five Satins, The Cadillacs and The Moonglows became familiar names in the charts.
As doo wop took root in cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and LA; the mainstream music industry moved in for a slice of the action.
Tracks featured in this episode include The Moonglows' Sincerely, The Cadillacs' Speedo, The Penguins' Earth Angel, The Five Satins' In The Still Of The Nite, and The Chords' Sh-Boom!
First broadcast in 2007.