Monday, November 16, 2009

LEGENDS OF ACAPPELLA, Original 60's Recordings from the 45s

OK, this compilation is a Sometime Somewhere exclusive. It's a 16 track album taken from our vinyl collection. 16 tracks originally released on the mid 60's on labels like Catamount, Relic, Old Timer and so... and to our knowledge never released on LP or CD format.

The mid 60's lived a boom on acappella, each east coast city seemed to have a group on every street corner. Anyway it was some kind of underground thing... so record were pressed on limited quantities and the used vinyl was not of the greatest quality... so althoug all the 45's used for this compilation were on Mint shape, don't expect crystal clear audio quality!. I could have used some filters to reduce noise and so... but I prefered not to do so... yes I could take some noise, but also some of the voices... so sit and listen to these tracks the way they were originally released.

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We Dig Acappella!

Juan Ibáñez


You know that over here we love acappella style. That's why are very happy about a couple of new releases that we just got from the USA.
First is the long awaited cd by The Bon-Aires, (yes the guys that did "The Shrine of St. Cecilia" on the Rust label on the 60's). This is a cd that contains 20 tracks mostly recorded as demos and rehearsal tapes on the 60s. This album perfectly shows how good they were, the intricate harmonies they were able to practice and what a good repertoire they had.
Tracklist is:

1. I love you
2. Thats what girls are made for
3. I'm in the mood for love
4. Tenderly
5. Hey guy
6. Priceless
7. Lights are low
8. Autumn leaves
9. Lucky old sun
10. No more
11. Begin the beguine
12. Heart's desire
13. Baby please come back
14. Can I walk you home
15. Ten commandments of love
16. Blue velvet
17. What a difference a day makes
18. Can it be wrong
19. Love is a river
20. Hurt

Other great new album is VIC DONNA's "LEGENDARY LEAD SINGER". This one came as a surprise... It's also a 20 Track cd. Includes 13 new ACAPPELLA tunes (songs composed by Donna but never recorded or songs that he used to sang back then) + 7 rare original recordings by Vic Donna with his groups the Parakeets, Fi Tones... all in all great stuff.
Track list:

1.Bad girl
2. Walking my baby back home
3. Ride A long
4. I don't know why
5. Say that you love me
6. Big night for love
7. Little angel
8. Don't make it too late
9. Dear god
10. You
11. Starlight starbright
12. Rosemarie
13. Baby pretty baby
14. To know you care
15. My life is in your hands 1
16. My life is in your hands 2
17. Silly & Sappy
18. Teenage rose
19. Count the tears
20. Love was a stranger to me.

To get copies of these great new albums at the best price you can contact me at: They come with our highest recommendation.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

"I Wonder Why" American Hot Wax

A vocal group singing "I Wonder Why", original by Dion & the Belmonts. Extract from the Motion picture American Hot Wax, 1978.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Acappella Street Corner Vocal Groups

Promotional video of the book "Acappella Street Corner Vocal Groups" A brief History And Discography of 1960's Singing Groups.

Quiet Storm

We want to introduce you one of the best acappella groups of the moment... QUIET STORM !!!! Simply INCREDIBLE!!!!
Quiet Storm is a Philadelphia based group that began in the spring of 2007. Started by Kamau “Smitty” Akiba who has sang and recorded with The Informers on J-Rude and Blackjack labels in the sixties and again from 2005 to 2006. Initially, the group started rehearsing in members homes, on porches, subways, and shopping malls, until settling down at Columbia Rehearsal Studios. Over the first six to nine months, the membership fluctuated with personnel changes for a variety of reasons. However, in the winter of 2007 the perfect mix of members emerged! It is now a perfect blend of brothers who equally share the dedication, belief, spirit, drive and cooperation fundamental to making a group as “ONE”.

Quiet Storm was performing several acappella tunes live on the "Street Corner Serenade" radio show , conduced by Dennis B The Doo Wop Cop. The show can be heard every Friday night from 9p-11p on Cruisin' 92.1 FM WVLT in Vineland, NJ and streaming live at

Quiet Storm's new CD will be available in the near future.


For more Quiet Storm acappella tunes, don't forget to visit the Youtube channel of the doowopcop

"Blue Velvet" by the Delmonicos

Video provided by the Youtube channel doowopp64. A channel for true lovers of the genre!
The fantastic Delmonicos from NY doing a great rendition of the classic "Blue velvet". This was featured on a japanese TV special about acappella singing.

"Up on the Roof" by Acappella Soul

The Acapella Soul is a New York band that performs in the streets of Manhattan .