1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 13, 2010.
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Introduction to Doo-Wop (2:10) -- Morris Conservatory of Music (1:58) -- A Doo-Wop Dream (2:46) -- A New Musical Sound (2:57) -- Hopes for a Career in Show Business (1:55) -- How Sentimental Can I Be (2:10) -- Corrupt Music Industry (1:42) -- C'est La Vie (1:43) -- Record Collectors (1:54) -- Come Back My Love (2:18) -- Standing Ovation (2:37)
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In the early 1950s, before rock-and-roll dominated youth and urban culture, an innovative form of music appeared on the streets of America's cities. It was a mix of strange new harmonies and nonsense syllables that came to be known as doo-wop. This program traces the development of doo-wop music and the accomplishments of musicians who made the style their own. Viewers also meet a group of enthusiasts determined to keep the doo-wop spirit alive, meeting once a month to experience the sounds, nuances, and emotions of the genre.
9 & up.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Films Media Group.
National Geographic Television & Film.