Tin Pan Alley Doo Wop

In the late 50s a new group younger people entered into the music business. Exposed paleo and classical doo wop, but trained in musical theory and practice, they developed their own ideas about music. They were songwriting teams like Gerry Goffin and Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. The songs they wrote blended mainstream doo wop features of tight harmony, bas and nonsense syllables with more complex melodies and painstaking production. These efforts helped bring to an of the classic doo wop and put the female groups on the map

Prominent Examples

Group Song Tempo Year
Angels
Blue Jeans (Bob B. Soxx and the
Chiffons
Crystals
Jelly Beans
Oxfords
Randy and the Rainbows
Raindrops
Teddy Bears
Tokens
Til
Why Do Lovers
He's So Fine
Da Doo Ron Ron
I Want To Love Him So Bad
Picture In My Wallet
Denise
The Kind of Boy You Can't Forget
To Know Him Is To Love Him
Tonight I Fell In Love
slow
fast
fast
fast
fast
slow
fast
fast
slow
fast
1961
1963
1963
1963
1964
1959
1963
1963
1958
1961