Doowop: The Chicago Scene
by Robert Pruter
University of Illinois Press, 1996
Paper: 978-0-252-06506-4 | Cloth: 978-0-252-02208-1
Library of Congress Classification ML3527.P78 1996
Dewey Decimal Classification 782.42164


Robert Pruter's classic look at black doowop in the Windy City moves from street corners to South Side clubs to the studios at Chess Records to recapture the doowop scene of the 1950s. Pruter combines long-lost material from fanzines to the Chicago Defender with in-depth interviews to chronicle legendary African American vocal groups like the Flamingos, the Moonglows, the Spaniels, and the El Dorados. But Pruter also delves into the neighborhood scene that produced the likes of the Quintones and Five Chimes, and returns non-recording acts to their rightful place in Chicago music history. 

Rich with detail and including an irreplaceable discography, Doowop offers doowop obsessives and fans of early rock 'n' roll and R&B a must-have look at the genre.

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