Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

“Forever Doo Wop Brings the Era Back”

See also

Those days of the vintage Doo-Wop groups have returned to the Riviera Hotel. ”Forever Doo Wop” packaged all of the excitement and music of the ‘50s and ‘60s into their show.

More Photos

One unique aspect of the “Doo Wop” show, the producers chose their all-star cast from members of some of the original Doo Wop groups. The cast includes Early Clover, Grammy Award-winning singer Jerome Jackson, Tonja Foster, Terrence Forsythe and more. Forever Doo Wop features five male and three female vocalists with vignettes and mini concerts of the classic hits.

They mix Doo Wop music with a touch of the highlights of that era with the history and famous stars who became known for their Doo Wop songs.

Doo Wop music has a special sound, the harmonies of vocal groups that stand out from the other styles. Originally Doo Wop music was popular with African Americans and later became mainstream favorites.

The first record to use the syllables "doo-wop" in the refrain was the 1955 hit "When You Dance" by The Turbans (Herald Records H-458). Previously, the scat backing vocal "doo-wop" is heard in The Clovers' 1953 release "Good Lovin'" (Atlantic Records 1000) and in the chorus of Carlyle Dundee & The Dundees' 1954 song "Never" (Space Records 201). Other early uses include the 1955 song "Mary Lee" by The Rainbows on Red Robin Records (also a Washington, DC regional hit on Pilgrim 703), which contains the background "do wop de wadda"; and the 1956 smash "In the Still of the Night" by The Five Satins, which features a plaintive "doo-wop, doo-wah" refrain in the bridge. After some time, the term "doo-wop" finally caught on as both a description and category for R&B vocal group harmony. The definition expanded backward to include rhythm and blues groups from the mid-1950s, then cascaded even further back to include groups from the 1940s.

The intimate Le Bistro Lounge becomes the perfect setting for their upbeat numbers. The “feeling” of the Doo Wop era is packed into this show. Whether you enjoy Doo Wop music or want to introduce yourself to these fun numbers, this show offers a nostalgic evening,

The Riviera Hotel has a lineup of shows: Men The Experience, ILLUSIONS starring Jan Rouven, Crazy Girls, Comedy Club, Forever Doo Wop, Forever Motor City, Pawn Shop Live and special events.

Advertisement

Arts & Entertainment

  • Jack White
    Reddit users have fun with Jack White's unhappy face at a Cubs game
    Headlines
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
    The first 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer has been released, leaving fans wanting more
    Video
    Movies Buzz
  • Big Bang Theory
    Will CBS be able to ink a deal with the cast of 'The Big Bang Theory' before shooting begins?
    Camera
    12 Photos
  • Hercules
    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson brings fun, adventure, and heart as 'Hercules'
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Shermar Moore
    Daytime television is about to get a lot hotter with Shemar Moore back on the screen
    Camera
    11 Photos
  • Adele
    Adele's infant son has won a substantial amount of money in a paparazzo lawsuit
    Video
    Today's Buzz