Category: Early Rockers

Doo-wop

“Doo-wop is a genre of music that was developed in African-American¬†communities in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Baltimore, Newark, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Detroit, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles in the 1940’s, achieving mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s. Built upon vocal harmony, doo-wop was one … Continue reading Doo-wop

Scotty Moore

Scotty Moore died the other day. He was 84 years old. Some of you will recognize the name. For those who don’t, he was one of the original rockabilly guitarists, in fact maybe the most prominent architect of that sound. Moore was Elvis’ original guitarist … Continue reading Scotty Moore