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Doo Wop Discoveries (My Music)

Airs Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: The Chiffons sing their 1960s smash “One Fine Day.”

Courtesy of TJL/SOFA

The legendary Frankie Lymon performs the classic “Goody Goody” in "Doo Wop Discoveries" (My Music).

Courtesy of TJL Productions

Acclaimed tribute group Kenny Vance (pictured) & the Planotones appear in "Doo Wop Discoveries."

Courtesy of My Music

Give at the $250 level during our TV membership campaign and receive the "Doo Wop Romance" 7-CD set and the "Doo Wop Discoveries" 8-DVD set. This gift also includes enrollment in the myKPBS Savers Club plus additional online access to more than 130,000 merchant offers and printable coupons, as well as a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). The "Doo Wop Discoveries" CD is also available at the $60 level.

"Doo Wop Discoveries" (My Music) brings back pivotal R&B and pop vocal groups of the late 50s and 60s through never-before-broadcast archival and new live performances of their most loved hits.

Pop music icons Smokey Robinson, Mike Stoller (of the writing team Lieber & Stoller), producers Mitch and Phil Margo of The Tokens, Aaron Neville, Neil Sedaka, George Clinton and more share their favorite doo wop styles and songs of the genre.

Hosted by Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, formerly of Sha Na Na, this new special includes interviews and appearances by guest DJs Cousin Brucie, Don K. Reed, Bobby Jay, Jerry Blavat, Harvey Holiday, Art LaBoe and TJ Lubinsky.

Performances in this program include: "Ling, Ting, Tong” – The Five Keys; “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” – The Robins; "Devil or Angel” – The Clovers; “A Sunday Kind of Love” – The Harptones; “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” – The Teenagers; “Gloria” – The Cadillacs; “Little Girl of Mine” – The Cleftones; “Goody Goody” – Frankie Lymon; “That’s My Desire” – Earl Lewis & the Channels; “Walking Along" – The Solitaires; “The Angels Listened In” – Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge; “Trouble In Paradise” – Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge; “Denise” – Randy & the Rainbows; “Earth Angel” – The Penguins; “Tell Me Why” – Norman Fox & the Robroys; “Ten Commandments of Love” – Harvey & the Moonglows; “Money Honey” – Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters; “Up on the Roof” – Charlie Thomas’ Drifters; “On Broadway” – Charlie Thomas’ Drifters; “Shimmy Shimmy KoKo Bop” – Little Anthony & the Imperials; “Hurt So Bad” – Little Anthony & the Imperials; “I Only Want You” – The Passions.

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