Doowop: THE CHICAGO SCENE (Music in American Life)

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Basses burbled low, tenors soared, leads wailed, and choruses chanted in harmony in the earliest doowop groups as this cutting-edge early rock 'n' roll music captured the atmosphere of the era, a long-ago sound that touches the emotions even today. Doowop rose out of teen culture on the streets of Chicago and other big cities in the 1950s, creating a new type of music that largely supplanted the old forms of rhythm and blues and pop music. The wailing, the soaring harmonies, and the wild vocal riffing - which many listeners scorned - represented the creativity of youth and their love of vocal harmony and rock 'n' roll. Robert Pruter has mined sources ranging from fanzines to the Chicago Defender and conducted extensive interviews in putting together Doowop, which provides fresh and welcome insights into this vibrant chapter in American music. Readers of Pruter's work will learn about not just major acts such as the Spaniels, the Dells, the Flamingos, and the Moonglows, but virtually every Chicago doowop group that contributed to that era.

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Doowop: The Chicago Scene provides histories of most of the labels and vocal groups in Chicago during the 1950s and early 1960s. The majority of the profiles are based on interviews with various members of the groups.

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Robert Pruter is the senior editor of social sciences for "New Standard Encyclopedia" in Chicago, Illinois. He has been a columnist and features writer for "Goldmine" and since 1985 its R & B Editor. He has been a regular contributor to "Time Barrier Express, Juke Blues, Living Blues, Record Collector's Monthly, Illinois Entertainer, Soul Survivor," He is the author of the award-winning "Chicago Soul" (1991).

Geoff Brown is a freelance writer and journalist living in London. He was a feature writer for "Melody Maker," editor of "Black Music" and "Jazz Review" magazines, and music and senior editor of "Time Out" magazine. Published books include "Diana Ross" (1981) and "Michael Jackson: Body and Soul" (1984, 1988).

Bill Dahl is a freelance writer and journalist and a resident of Chicago. He has written extensively on soul and blues for "Goldmine, Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Living Blues, Downbeat, Guitar World," and many other publications. Dahl was a contributor to a Tina Turner biography, "T*I*N*A*" (1985), and a co-writer of "Rock n' Roll Trivia" (1985).

Peter Grendysa is a freelance writer from Caledonia, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in specialist music magazines such as "Goldmine, Bim Bam Boom, Record Collector's Monthly," and "Yesterday's Memories," He was the principal researcher for the books "Top R&B Singles, 1942-1988 (1989), Top Country Singles, 1944-1988," and "Top Videocassettes, 1979-1991 (1992)." Since 1979 he has been United States liaison for European record companies engaged in reissuing vintage rock and roll, and since 1989 he has been a member of the Awards Committee of the Association of Recorded Sound Collections.

Jeff Hannusch is afreelance writer and journalist, and a resident of New Orleans. His articles have appeared in "Billboard, Rolling Stone, Juke Blues, Elle, Baseball America," and the "New Orleans Times-Picayune," and his liner notes have appeared on releases from Rounder, Rhino, EMI, and many other labels. He is the author of the award-winning "I Hear You Knockin': The Sound of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues" (1985).

Randal C. Hill is a high-school teacher and freelance writer from Upland, California. He is a frequent contributor to "Goldmine," and the author of "Rock Hall of Fame" (1981), "Music Hall of Fame" (1986)," Spotlight on Rock Stars" (1989), "Superstars of Rock" (1989), and the "Official Price Guide to Collectible Rock Records" (1979-82). He was a contributor to "Contemporary Music Almanac" (1980/81).

Wayne Jancik is a freelance writer and journalist from Chicago. He has contributed articles in all areas of popular music for such publications as the "Chicago Sun-Times, Illinois Entertainer, Goldmine, Record Collector's Monthly," and "RPM," He is the author of "The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders" (1990). Dan Nooger is an album reissue producer and music business attorney living in Flushing, New York. He has produced reissue albums for the Chess Blues Masters series for All Platinum, the Swingtime reissues for Night Train International, and for various artists on Savoy Jazz and Ace (UK). He has written for such publications as "Goldmine, Blues and Rhythm, Shades of Soul," and was a contributor to the "Blackwell Guide to Recorded Blues,"

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