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JOE T'S SODA SHOP (JOE TROIANO'S BLOG)

Anthony & The Sophomores – Play Those Oldies Mr. Dee Jay

ANTHONY & THE SOPHOMORES RECORDED THIS DOO-WOP CLASSIC ON MERCURY RECORDS (72103) IN 1963.  THE SONG WAS A HUGE DISC JOCKEY FAVORITE IN NEW YORK…”PLAY THOSE OLDIES MR. DEE JAY IS STILL BEING PLAYED TODAY ALMOST 50 YEARS LATER.

THE SINGLE RECORD DID NOT CHART ON THE MAJOR NATIONAL MUSIC CHARTS, BUT IS CONSIDERED A DOO-WOP CLASSIC…AND IS LISTED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST DOO-WOP HITS OF ALL TIME BY WRITERS GRIBIN AND SCHIFF IN THEIR BOOK “THE COMPLETE BOOK OF DOO-WOP”.

CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE AND ENJOY THIS DOO-WOP CLASSIC BY ANTHONY & THE SOPHOMORES.

Till the next time—Joe

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Classic, from Dion

JOE T'S SODA SHOP (JOE TROIANO'S BLOG)

DION IS ONE OF THE MOST DURABLE OF ALL THE ROCK AND ROLL ARTISTS TO COME ALONG SINCE THE 1950S.  HIS AMAZING VOICE HAS SENT MANY A HIT ON TO THE BILLBOARD POP SINGLES CHARTS SINCE 1958, WITH DION & THE BELMONTS…THAT FIRST HIT IS THE CLASSIC…”I WONDER WHY” A #22 POP HIT AND A TIMELESS DOO-WOP STANDARD.  DION, AS PART OF DION & THE BELMONTS AND AS A SOLO ARTIST HAS CHARTED…33 HITS ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 AND 7 HITS ON THE BILLBOARD R&R CHART.

DEJA NU ALBUM BY DION WAS RELEASED IN 2000 ON THE COLLECTABLES LABEL…THE FIRST TRACK ON THAT ALBUM IS…”SHU BOP” (THE LOST TRACK).  THE RECORDING SOUNDS AS IF IT HAD BEEN RECORDED BY DION AND NOT RELEASED FOR YEARS…BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE.  THE POP/DOO-WOP SOUNDING TRACK IS AN INSTANT CLASSIC.  HAD IT BEEN RELEASED DURING HIS HEYDAY IN THE EARLY 60S, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN…

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