To celebrate Black History Month, ADIFF invites you to watch Streetlight Harmonies.
Doo wop, featuring stellar vocal harmonies sung a cappella, was born on street corners in the 1950s. soon, the Coasters, The Drifters and Frankie Valli were singing their hearts out to America on Alan Freed’s influential radio show. In Streetlight Harmonies, a who’s who of musicians trace the evolution of American pop music from doo wop and Phil Spector’s legendary ‘wall of sound’ up through Motown, surf music and the British Invasion. It’s a toe-tapping stroll down memory lane for music lovers of all ages.
Streetlight Harmonies stars Fred Parris, Little Anthony, Vito Picone, Jimmy Merchant, Barbara Jean English, Billy Brown, Ronald Coleman, Lois Harris Powell, Sammy Strain, La La Brooks, Charlie Thomas, Terry Johnson, Diz Russell, Jerry Blavat, Val Shively, and a host of others, including Classic Urban Harmony’s own Charlie Horner. The film also features hundreds of photos of groups, sheet music, posters, etc. from the Classic Urban Harmony Archives. Not to be missed!