Doo wop is often thought of as a vocal tradition rooted on the East Coast, but back in the 1950s, Chicago had a number of influential doo-wop groups, including the Magnificents, the Eldorados, the Moonglows, the Spaniels, and the Flamingos. This holiday weekend, we revisited Richard Steele's 2006 conversation with Doo-Wop vocalist Johnny Keyes. We heard the stories... and the beautiful music.
The Barber Shop Show airs Sundays at 9am on Vocalo 91.1FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. In addition, the show rebroadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5FM.