The Doo Wop Cafe DJ List
I was born on April 26, 1944 in Newark, NJ. After completing high school, I went into the USN from 1962-1966 and served from 1964-1966 patrolling the Tonkin Gulf in Viet Nam. After returning home I met my wife Peg and we have been married since Feb. 22, 1968. We have 4 grown children and 9 grandchildren ! I retired from the NJ Turnpike in 1996. I have been DJing for 19 years now, most of it with The Cafe. Woody and I were a few of the first DJ's at The Cafe. I love playing the fabulous tunes that I grew up on and never grow tired of the great sounds ! I do all that I can to keep OUR music alive !
Boy from New York City is my theme song, as I was born in Harlem New York. Unfortunately I have none of those things mentioned in the song. I always loved music and sang some in some four part groups and in a chorus group where I met the mother of my kids. Doowop and R&B I was raised on. Going to the Apollo was a piece of cake. Also went to Brooklyn twice at 14 for shows, but mother did not know any of this as I am still here today. Surfing on the internet for doowop sites, the cafe roped me in with Nan's and Jack Strong's shows. Thank you cafe for taking me under your DJ wings November 17, 2008. Thank you for all your friendships as well, including my Boo who I met via Richie Sullivan's show, sometime in 2007. My Boo is Ruby Murdaugh and a better Boo you will not find. This is my lovely lady that I am sharing a picture with. Thank you very much Circes Doowop Radio..BillyF
I was born in Kernersville, NC, where at an early age I learned piano, followed by Harmonica, Guitar, banjo, trumpet, trombone, and French Horn. I played in several blues and jazz bands, as well as dance bands such as the 'Blue Angels'. Where as I am a college graduate Who holds three degrees; I am now retired to the Northeast Georgia mountains, after my being job based out of Pensacola, Florida for 28 years. I love the peace and serenity of the mountains, as well as the wilds of nature, while still per-suing my life's dreams. For a few years now I have aspired to be a DJ, which has brought me to the DooWop Cafe and my second Family.
DJ Jeff and Suzi-Q
I have always had a love for music of all kinds but my favorite is Doo Wop . I grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh in the 60's, so I got to hear a lot of the great groups from here in the Pittsburgh area.
After moving to the left coast in 1977, I married my wife Suz, a southern California girl full of life and fire.
In 1992 we moved back here to Pa. and raised our family of 2 children. Our daughter, Kelly, who has gone on to marry a wonderful man and given us 3 wonderful grandchildren who keep us young at heart and very busy .
Our son Andrew, who at the very young age of 22, was taken in a car accident.
My love of music and Suz's love of life and our sense of humor has brought me here to the Doowop cafe with all of you .
I was born in 1947 and raised in Muncie, Indiana. I got my first radio when I was 11 years old and listened to Cousin Brucie and Dick Biondi in the late 50's and early 60's. In 1966 I joined the Air Force, spent 20 years and retired. I attended college for training in Computer Technology in which I received a degree and along the way I also picked up some classes in Industrial Electricity. I ended up working for US Postal Service, until I retired in Feb. 2013. I started be a DJing about 1977, playing a mixture of music (Doowop, Oldies, Old Country, and Disco) and started with the Doowop Café in Oct. 2014.
vinyl (45's and some LP's) mostly Doo Wop. He also plays a little golf when he gets a chance.
He's moved 4 times in 6 years and misses New York City but, hey, Jupiter FL is not bad!!
DOC ALAN (AKA DR DOOWOP)
Born In the Catskills of N.Y.Grew up in Kew Gardens ,Queens.Went to Parsons JHS,Francis Lewis HS ,Queens College,U of Neb School of Med. President of South Fl Group Harmony Asso. since 1986 and Doowop 45 collector since 1958
Born in 1941,so i was a teen during the 50s when all this great music was on AM radio everyday. I quickly fell in love with it and have been spinning songs at the doowopcafe for quite a while now.I am proud to be included among this great group of Dj's.
email Jack Strong
Strong brings us his "JP's Salad Bowl" with a nice mixture of doowop tunes
from all over. However, reflecting his roots, "JP's Salad Bowl"
always has a nice garnish of those great old Philly tunes. Jack grew
up in the shadows of Philly and started singing with a group in 1962.
He wrote and recorded with the Lytations (Kaptions) in 1963.
in 1965, he formed Java Records with Val Shively. Jack continued to
write and record throughout the years, with the Contenders in 1965-66 and
with Lou Tavani (one of the original Contenders) in The Revolvers in 1994.
puts the food on the table working as a carpenter. He still collects
the sounds, writes and sings. He's happily married to Peggy (Stevie
Nicks biggest East Coast fan) for the past 34 years. They have two fabulous
children and three grandchildren and are still crazy after all these years.
Jim the Saltie Old Coastie
Born in Pittsburgh Pa. March 1947, Jim graduated from Perry High School in Pittsburgh 1965.
He joined the United States Coast Guard in 1966 and did a tour of Vietnam with the Coast Guard in 1967 and as a 19 year old, he enjoyed playing his doowop records aboard the USCGC Barataria while on active duty in the
South China Sea.
After discharge in 1970, he got a job driving transit buses in Pittsburgh. While driving for the transit company, he went back into the Coast Guard Reserves in 1981. Later, he retired from the bus company in 1994.
Jim is still in the Coast Guard Reserves where he holds the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Thus the nickname "saltyoldcoastie".
Jim raised three sons, all grown and on their own. He has three granddaughters .. Cailey, Madison, and Alyssa, as well as two grandsons ...Aidan and Luke.
Now, Jim drives tour coaches as a semi-retired job for Coach USA out of Pittsburgh. Thus, he gets to many areas of the country and Canada.
John Hine - The Doowop Kid
I was born in upstate NY on 8/11/55. When I was still in high school we all moved to NJ & I found a great radio station WCBS FM 101.1 from New York city. On Sunday nights with Don K. Reed the "DOOWOP SHOP" he played doowops and I fell in love in love with it every since. I've been listening to doowops for over 40 years. After moving to TN while searching the internet I found the DOOWOPCAFE and been listening for over 3 years. This station is phenomenal. I hope you can join me in "DOOWOP HEAVEN" on Sunday's from 4-6 EST & from 11-12 EST. The DOOWOPKID.
Born: Hollywood, California in 1947.
Raised in the San Fernando Valley, I graduated from Reseda High in 1964. I cruised the San Fernando Valley thru the 60's. My Family was in Vaudeville and Burlesque. Singing, dancing and a great sense of humor came easy for me. I did some TV Variety Shows at an early age. In high school I helped to organize Sock Hops and such. After I graduated I worked for The William Morris Agency with variety groups, (Elvis Presley for one) all over California and Nevada. I Worked for KTHO in South Lake Tahoe doing Promos for variety groups like Santana and The Chambers Brothers, in the late 60's. Then moved down to Stockton to join Herbie Hancock at KSTN. I'm was the Secretary for the "PHAROAHS" car club (the same club in "American Graffiti"). I participated in food drives and, on air contests that Herbie puts together. I have had the pleasure and honor of interviewing the Coasters, Calvanes, Medallions and the Meadowlarks as well as a few other groups. And, I would be lying if I didn't say, I still get star struck. lol I started Internet Djing I 2003 for a couple of internet stations and joined the Cafe in 2005 or around that time. This is my home now and I will remain at the CAFE where everyone is like family.
And, I am be proud to be a part of it.
Nan The Duchess of Doo Wop
I COME FROM NEW JERSEY AND HAVE BEEN A "JOISEY GIRL" ALL MY LIFE. I GREW UP IN VERONA, MOVED TO WEST ORANGE WHEN I GOT MARRIED 32 YEARS AGO, AND FOUR YEARS LATER MOVED TO MY PRESENT LOCATION AT THE JERSEY SHORE IN LITTLE SILVER. I HAVE THREE GROWN BOYS, 20, 22, AND 26 (AND ALL AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE WHO HAS ELIGIBLE DAUGHTERS....LOL).
I GREW UP LISTENING TO THE OLDIES, ESPECIALLY MURRAY THE K, COUSIN BRUCIE, ETC. I ALWAYS LOVED THE "OLDIES" BUT I NEVER KNEW JUST HOW MANY SONGS WERE REALLY OUT THERE UNTIL I FOUND THE DOOWOPCAFE. IT IS PHENOMENAL THE AMOUNT OF MUSIC I NEVER KNEW EXISTED. I AM VERY FORTUNATE TO BE ABLE TO LISTEN TO THESE SOUNDS WHILE AT MY JOB AT MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY. I DECIDED TO DJ AFTER MUCH ENCOURAGEMENT FROM SOME OF OUR WONDERFUL MEMBERS AND I'M SO GLAD I DID BECAUSE I REALLY LOVE IT.
Richie is from New York, and has been a doo wop fan since
his pre-teens (we won't say how far back that goes). Richie use
to sing in an accapella group as a teenager. One of the members
of that group (The Creations) went on to fame as a member of a 60's
band. Another formed a group in the 60's with a former member of the
Imaginations. Richie once sang the lead to "Gloria" on stage
with Don and Juan doing the harmonies (if only he could still sound that way).
Richie now lives in upstate NY, and is a self-employed therapist.
I was born 4/12/61 in Brooklyn, NY. My parents loved 50's rock-n-roll, R&B and loads of other music. I grew up listening to dad's old 45's and 78's as a kid. Listened to WCBS-FM 101.1 in NY for many years, loved listening to doo wops on that station. I always had the dream of being on the radio. I discovered internet radio in 2004. That was with Homegrownradionj.com. I was with them for a few years spinning oldies and doo wops. Came over to the café in 2008, and I have found a home here. I've been recording my dad's old vinyl, slowly, and, I'm happy to share that from time to time on Saturday's With Dad's Music on the café. I have great memories, and, I love to bring it out there for you. Keeps his memory alive.
I've been married since 1986 to my wonderful wife Sandy. She has tolerated my doo wop obsession since we started dating in high school in 1977. We have one son, Anthony, who sometimes makes an appearance on the show. Being an internet DJ has been so much fun for me, it gives me an outlet to play great music. I so appreciate being part of the DooWop Café, the best station on the internet!
email Ron C
Born and raised in Kenner, La (suburb of New Orleans and home also to DJ RhythmDuke, plus so many great rhythm and blues artists) our love of music goes way back. Favorite music is doowop and RnB and we play a lot of both. After college, Moved around the country with my job, Fl., Ga., NY., Chicago. Dragged a closet full of 45s with me wherever I went. Now retired and split time between Atlanta, where my daughter lives, and So. Cal, where my son lives. After having a regular show on the Cafe for a number of years, due to my nomadic life, I now just do fill ins. I always give thanks to Bruce W for getting me hooked up again with RhythmDuke, after fifty years, and to Duke for pushing me, and helping me, get on the Cafe as a DJ.
Dave Woodring, from Reading, Pa spins all of those great tunes that you love to hear.
Woody is also our technical guru
By the way, you can call him WOODY ... he doesn't mind.
The picture is of Kathy and myself. Kathy is my biggest fan. She's helped me through a lot and I'm thankful to have her at my side. We cherish the time we spend with each other. We enjoy nothing more than relaxing with a nice glass of wine and listening to doo-wop music. In 1979 I started "Starlight Records". I started by recording local acapella groups like "Yesterday's Today", "Four Sevilles", "Revelations", and "BQE" to name a few. As the label became more well-known, we recorded the likes of the "Paragons", "Jesters", "Dubs", "Teenchords", "Dino & Heartspinners" and others.I hope you will join me in the "Tin Pan Alley" on Wednesdays from Noon-2PM ET and Fridays from 2PM-5PM ET.
Yours in vocal group harmony,
of Vaun’s Vintage Vinyl 'An Original CoveBoy' - Born in Stamford, CT in 1942 is
rich in the history of DooWop and group harmony music, from the well-known tunes
we love to the more obscure, and hopefully rediscovered, treasures. His new
found DJ-ing gig is the perfect fit for his love of music. He now lives in
Darien, CT close enough to enjoy his two awesome grandsons whenever he gets the
chance. He also likes to cruise town in his, completely restored, 1940 Ford
Deluxe. Catch his collection of tunes now on the DooWop Café!|