Posts Tagged ‘harmony groups’

Fred Parris, 1936 — 2022

January 21, 2022

Fred Parris

Fred Parris, songwriter and lead singer of The Five Satins, died last week at the age of 85. He wrote “In the Still of the Night“in 1956, and recorded it in the basement of New Haven’s St. Bernadette Church school. Singers Al Denby, Ed Martin, Jim Freeman and Nat Mosley backed up Mr. Parrish with “shoo-doo-shooby-doo.” Doug Murray played bass, Curlee Glover was on piano, and Bobby Mapp on drums. There’s also a sax solo by Vinny Mazzetta, a St. Bernadette altarboy. The song title was originally rendered as “In the Still of the Nite” to differentiate it from a song by Cole Porter.

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 31, 2021

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”was written in 1947 by Frank Loesser, and became a hit R&B record for The Orioles two years later.

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 31, 2020

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”was written in 1947 by Frank Loesser, and became a hit R&B record for The Orioles two years later.

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 30, 2017

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”was written in 1947 by Frank Loesser, and became a hit R&B record for The Orioles two years later.

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(It’s Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas

December 18, 2015

“(It’s Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas,” written by Phil Rose and Sid Sprung, performed by The Orioles in 1951. The group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 31, 2014

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”was written in 1947 by Frank Loesser, and became a hit R&B record for The Orioles two years later.

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