Doo-Wop Voices: Aaron Neville and Kenny Vance


September 25th, 2013 ~ Join American Routes on the street corner for some "shang-a-langs" and "do-wop de waddas" from the past and the present. Confused? Listen in to our conversation with New Orleans own Aaron Neville about his recent album of '50s classics, including his take on the harmonizing genre. Then we visit with Brooklyn bred Kenny Vance, founding member of Jay and the Americans, to talk mechanics and art of the doo-wop sound. You'll be "shama-lama ding dong"-ing in no time!

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  • Open Bed: My True Story Aaron Neville
    My True Story, Blue Note
  • Dixieland Rock Elvis Presley
    Elvis: The King of Rock and Roll - The Complete '50's Masters, RCA
  • Let the Boogie Woogie Roll Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters
    Rockin’ and Driftin’: The Drifters Box Set, Atlantic/ WEA
  • Golden Gate Gospel Train Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
    Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, PMF
  • Don't Knock The Staple Singers
    The Gospel Sound, Columbia
  • CLIP: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
  • Yakety Yak The Coasters
    Atlantic Rhythm And Blues 1947-1974, Atlantic
  • Thank You Mama, Thank You Papa The Dixie Cups
    Best of the Dixie Cups, Laserlight
  • Got You On My Mind Cookie and the Cupcakes
    Cookie and the Cupcakes: Kings of Swamp Pop, Jin
  • Instrumental: Think Steve Cropper
    Dedicated: A Salute to the 5 Royales, 429
  • My True Story Jive Five with Joe Rene and Orchestra
    The Only Doo-Wop Collection You'll Ever Need, Shout!
  • Tell It Like It Is Aaron Neville
    The Classic Aaron Neville, Rounder
  • SEGMENT: Aaron Neville
  • Instrumental: Guitar Boogie Shuffle The Virtues
    Guitar Player Presents Legends of Guitar - Rock: The '50s, Vol.1, Rhino
  • Cherry Ball Blues Skip James
    The Very Best of Skip James, Shout!
  • I Only Have Eyes For You The Flamingos
    The Best of the Flamingos, Rhino
  • I'm Just a Prisoner (of Your Good Lovin') Candi Staton
    Candi Staton, Capitol
  • Please, Please, Please James Brown
    James Brown Star Time, Polydor
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me Nina Simone
    My Baby Just Cares For Me: Nina Simone and Her Trio, Gambit
  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
    The Doo-Wop Box, Rhino
  • End Bed: Egg Radio Bill Frisell
    Gone, Just Like a Train, Nonesuch
  • Open Bed: Only in America Jay and the Americans
    God Bless the USA, MCA
  • St. Louis Blues The Delta Rhythm Boys
    Jump & Jive 'Til One O'Clock, Vol.2, 1947-1950, Anthology
  • Hit the Road Jack Ray Charles
    Genius Hits the Road, Rhino
  • Big City Bound The Hornets
    Chop Chop Boom, Delmark
  • Ndamcenga Miriam Makeba and the Skylarks
    The Best of Miriam Makeba and the Skylarks, BMG
  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens
    Folk Song America - a 20th Century Revival, Smithsonian Collection
  • Everything on Earth Lane Relations
    Cooler Than Ice: Arcitic Records and the Rise of Philly Soul, Arctic
  • Barbara Ann The Regents
    Doo Wop Memories Vol. 1, Rhino
  • Surfer Girl The Beach Boys
    Endless Summer, Capitol
  • Instrumental: On Broadway Tito Puente
    50 Years of Swing, RMM
  • SEGMENT: Kenny Vance
  • Only You (And You Alone) The Platters
    The Doo Wop Box: The Birth of Doo Wop Vol 1, Rhino
  • Think The 5 Royales
    James Brown's Funky Summer, Mojo
  • Don't Play That Song Aretha Franklin
    Spirit in the Dark, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Late Date Floyd Cramer
    Country Legends: Floyd Cramer, RCA
  • Sh-Boom The Chords
    The Doo Wop Box: The Birth of Doo Wop Vol. 1, Rhino
  • Long Lonely Nights Lee Andrews and the Hearts
    The Doo Wop Box Volume 2, Rhino
  • Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) Roy Orbison
    For the Lonely: 18 Greatest Hits, Rhino
  • Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite The Spaniels
    The Only Doo-Wop Collection You'll Ever Need, Shout!
  • Don't It Make You Want to Go Home The Persuasions
    Man Oh Man: The Power of the Persuasions, EMI
  • End Bed: Sleep Walk Santo and Johnny
    Hot Rod Rock: Back Seat Movers, The Right Stuff