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A super song that never got its deserved recognition--love it!!
Music from an era that valued true vocal skills and blending of wonderful human voices...before auto tune. You had to have chops..and these boys certainly did. Great song!
Recorded in 1958 but didn't become a hit till 1961
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Can't get enough of this song
GREAT SONG luv it
this is rock n roll
GREAT music. Too bad this era had to end.
A classic by a great singer from Odessa and Lubbock Texas. My home town. A+from The College Professor SAN BERDOO.
This is doo-wop at its very best adore this song it means that much to me I just love the velvets and they are as smooth as velvet this is doo-wop
I'm 80 but only in age. In my mind; I'm more like 30.
Wow, haven't heard this in a long time. This was a DJ favorite on NYC AM radio back in the early 60's. Brings back a lot of good memories. As usual us teen aged boy's added our own version of "tonight could be the night to xxx". You get the idea. Thanks for the upload.
Wow, what ever happened to music like this? This is truly Rock N' Roll
Love ,Doo Wop
Doo woop at its best
What a song !!!
One of the most beloved educators in the State of Texas, yet very few knew of his recording background. R.I.P. MR Johnson. Those who love Doo Wop will remember you as much as those of your students through out the decades.. www.lubbockonline.com/entertainment/2013-02-25/lubbock-crooner-educator-johnson-passes-away-sunday
A true classic....'61....Virgil Johnson (RIP '13) and crew.
I'm 66 and do wop was the best
The "energy" of this record is just amazing!
No thank you
Agree with comments below; Alley-Gator from Altoona, Wisconsin!
i LIKED THISA SONG SO MUCH/ i EVEN BOUGHT IT OUT OF MY .i.pRESS NEWSPAPER ROUTE $
The memories of this song brought tears to my grandfather's eyes, memories of when he used to sing in the US
I just ADORE this!!!!
Roy Orbison worked closely with this group
this would go thru my mind as I rode the coney island ave bus b68 on Saturday nights to pick up my g/f -- 1961 ----
If in the next century someone were to ask you what is /was doo wop music, all you'd have to do is play "Tonight" with one of the greatest leads ever, Virgil Johnson. This is exquisite!!!
Song goes hard
One of my favorites
I'm 21 years old, come from Germany and I love this song :)
a golden goodie
The greatest era of music. What a blend of harmony. Just love to here this song
always love this song -- so optimistic
SING ALONG ITS FREE
I grew up with these dudes 159th street between Amsterdam and broadway I hear eddie heard and his brother Arthur I have with the passage of time forgotten some of the others,the year was mid fifties also I grew with frankie lymon from 165th street and Amsterdam ave.and his brother lewis there were others if I think of I will add them I hope.
R.I.P Virgil Johnson
pure music. what a great Doo wop cut.one of my favs.
I love this Music!!
Simple songs of love. No need for cursing, gangsta rap, hate, race baiting, or political BS. It was great while it lasted. Now its selfishness, and the entitlement generation. Everyone's into what have you got for me, the latest I phone, and greed is the norm. Our leaders sell out to the highest bidder, and they care little about the people who trusted them to do the right thing, and put them in power. Good manners, respect, and helping one another is gone as well.
Great post. I hope for a return to civility.
And to think our leaders of the new age don't care about the people they stand for and infest us with people who don't have anything to do with us and live off the system without putting a dine into and we are to blame, ha you don't like this free country get the fuck out
Yeah, there's a place near here that has them but I never drive out that way so never know when they are, Who knows, maybe the place went outta business
I have searched..there are a couple ...very irratic dates and times...hard when you're older at times...:)
I think there are, just gotta search. With ya on that!
Tonight... could be the nightTo hear her say... darling I doAnd tonight... could be the ni-eye-eye-eye-ightTo give that ring... around your fingerDoo-wop, doo-wop-de-wop, doo-wopDoo-wop, doo-wop-de-wop, doo-wopDoo-wop, doo-wop-de-wop, doo-wopOh my darling... hold me tightAnd tonight... just could be the nightBa-ba-ba-ba-ba, yeahTonight... could be the nightTo fall in love... with someone like you-ooh-ooh-ooh-oohOh my darling... hold me tightAnd tonight... just could be the nightBa-ba-ba-ba-ba, yeahAnd tonight... could be the ni-eye-eye-eye-ightTo give that ring... around your fingerOh my darling... hold me tightFor tonight... is the night
One of the sexiest doo wop songs of all tine.
You nailed it, Stephen !!
Beehive doo's so high they would stop the blades on a ceiling fan! EVERY gal in high school had their hair up like that.
One of the great Doo Wop songs from a generation that brought us so much great music.
one of my all time favorites
This is Music...50s 60s.....best time ever..great memories...
You nailed it !!
1 of my favorite doo wopp songs of all time
Tragically we had very little Doo Wop in the Uk during the 50's. Thank the Lord for UTube and all you guys that are uploading this stuff. I'm 70 now and catching up on all that missed talent.
Yeah, well, I wish!!! British invasion, okay there was some good music there, but you had to pick and choose. But when we got the Everlys and Roy Orbison, that's when great American music hit us. Have a good day Steve.
Bernie Andrews ......Im 70 now and grew up with this music and even mid 60s had a group from NYC on the ship I served on ....kept things good to say the least ...thanks for the post...jd ol man way down in tx
Doo Wop, the 50's car culture and all the rest. Great times then. The trash that passes as music today is not music.
This was a 45RPM I had in my collection/ then came along the British invasionCould we be distant cosuin by some remote chance??? I'm of the andrews CLAN OF queens n.y.
Sorry to hear that, I'm 15 and have been listening to this music ever since I could say doo and wop
MUSICAL MEMORIAL: VOCALIST/SONGWRITER VIRGIL JOHNSON DIED ON THIS DAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013, AT THE AGE OF 77. THE CAUSE OF DEATH IS UNDISCLOSED. VIRGIL WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 29, 1935, IN ODESSA, TEXAS. TENOR-VOCALIST CLARENCE RIGSBY DIED IN 1978 AT THE AGE OF 31 IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT. MAY VIRGIL JOHNSON AND CLARENCE RIGSBY BOTH REST IN HARMONY. FOR MORE INFO AND MEMORIALS, PLEASE JOIN MY GROUP AND VIEW MY TVclip PAGE: TONY JAMS MUSICAL MEMORIALS 1950'S AND BEYOND. FACE BOOK PAGE: TONY JAMS MUSICAL MEMORIALS. THANK YOU.
I ,wish , i could meet a guy who could sing this style of song Doo-wop to me !x
Check out a young man by the name of Robson Field , he sings all sorts of 50's & 60's songs
Agree that this song is great.
This is the kind of music that brought us together as a nation LONG LIVE DOO WOP !
Yeah, we could use that now!
+Robert Cummings Great comment, Bob
Remember it so well. And my youth and the good times.My Dad turned me on to music at a young age,and he loved this song.
the great lead of virgil johnson...the remaining members of his group were his students from his english class
Virgil Johnson (December 29, 1935 - February 24, 2013)
+Johnnralph Class act !
Virgil Johnson is awesome!
THE PERFECT DOOWOP SONG ☆☆☆☆☆
THE best 50s record
AWESOME----A classic frozen in time
never heard this one, very good oldie
Thats the one mate . DOO WOP 4EVER X
Great doo Wop from out of Texas,Roy Orbison got them a recording contract with Monument records.
The most requested song on a radio show I had the pleasure of hosting for 13 years on Dublin City FM (Doo-Wop Street)
@Michael Dunne No wonder why !!
great sound. old school friends of ''roy orbison'' he helped set them up, absolute magic harmonies…wayne
Now THAT, my friends, is music!
The term, "rap music is an oxymoron" with emphasis on the "moron" !!
@Robert Garrett Absolutely!
One of the greatest songs ever made!!
Without a doubt !!
released in 1961.
thanks for the doo wop!
The best - bring back doo wop!
Feb. The gibbon
Could be done, given the technology that's out there. It might even be better than before.
If you like this great song, check out "I Love you" by the Volumes.It's great,too!
9675775. I know
This is doo wop at its best
One of my favorite songs
IMHO--it should have reached the top 5!!!! Great song!!!
@Bruce Farris Totally!!! One of the all-time great hits in my songbook!!
one of my favorite doo wops!
This was a "one hit wonder" that hit the top 40 charts in June 61' for 4 weeks. It reach as high as #26. The Quartet' lead singer was Virgil Johnson from Odessa, TX.
Makes you wanna get up and dance the night away......
Dustene Barrett. count me in !
you nailed it !!
Turn this one up LOUD in a public place, and watch the smiles.
Tim Liddell. and happy, I could listen to this song all day.
Thanks for your reply, Roberto. I am with you all the way .
Great song, and the great voices of The Velvets were just perfect. Not like the senseless music we listen to now-a-days.
Went to # 26 in 1961.
it never charted?
@IYoungDaddyO LANA was a pretty big hit too.
many thanx.i couldnt find it in the billborad book.im going blind.lol.
It was a "one hit wonder" that hit the top 40 charts in June 61' for 4 weeks. It reach as high as #26. The Quartet' lead singer was Virgil Johnson from Odessa, TX.
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Sometimes America amazes me! Doo wop was the beginning of an incredible era in music. It was fresh and liberal in it's outlook. We wanted everyone to take part. Now we bicker and argue, instead of taking time out to help and be kind to others. What happened?
I am am aware that Americans value individualism whereas Canadians do not. I should point out that Canadians have always been great admirers of Franklin Roosevelt. No American President was more admired by Canadians than FDR. It is puzzling to Canadians to know that some right wing Americans regard FDR as a socialist and think that the New Deal was too radical. It might interest you to know that Keifer Sutherland's maternal grandfather headed North America's first socialist government in 1944. He was from Scotland and was named Tommy Douglas. He started out as a Baptist minister. In 1931 when he declared himself to be a socialist every Baptist church in Saskatchewan blacklisted him.. The difference between a Methodist minister that was a socialist and a Baptist minister that was a socialist was that the Methodist minister could still find a church that would take him whereas the Baptist minister could not. Even though Douglas was a Baptist nobody in Canada despised him more than a Baptist. Unlike some politicians I can think of who are Baptists, Douglas took the Biblical admonition against fornication and adultery very seriously. There was never a hint of scandal concerning him. When Lyndon Johnson was a congressman and later a Senator the oil tycoons in Texas made sure that they got a generous oil depletion allowance every year from the federal government. Those billionaires hated socialism and were against government assistance to the poor but they made sure that the government helped them out. Of course, that type of thing happened in Canada, too.
@Robert Easton Even if that were true, you couldn't sell it here. It isn't who we are.
In Canada socialism began in Saskatchewan. In the 1930's there were farmers so poor that they had to shot gophers and magpies for food. Girls had to wear potato sacks for skirts. It is not about entitlement. It was about survival. Also Saskatchewan had a socialist government that was fiscally responsible. Nineteen years without going into debt(1944-1963). That is a better record than a lot of parties that believe in free enterprise. For two generations the most honest politicians in the British Empire were socialists. That is because socialism came from Methodism; not Marxism. Even today the politicians that are involved in sex scandals in British Commonwealth countries are usually from the right; not the left.
Gentlemen ! Its called Socialism. Give someone something free of charge for a year than stop doing it. Typically what's then expressed is surprise, resentment and often anger and hostility. Why ? Because they now feel entitled. They didn't feel entitled at first but that was a year ago.Ambition ,hard work, sacrifice then accomplishment , inspire more of the same . There are some sorry assholes out here today. Pumping iron and finishing concrete still and I'm 70 years old. I should be " checking out " soon. These young guys may as well bend over and kiss their asses goodbye. America is over with. Nice chatting with you
Wonderful doo-wop !
GREAT THANX FOR THE OLD DOO WOP CLIP!!!!
thanks for the doo wop clip doing great job
One of the very best in fast doowop!
A great record! Also, the USA has been fighting against the spread of Communism, Tyranny and now Terrorism. Whether or not we supported them against the USSR is irrelevant at this point. People who hate this country ought to go live somewhere else and see how good we have it here. There is a reason people from all over the world come here to live, besides welfare and other freebees. We were a world leader until five years ago.
peace in the name of jesus Christ the lord!
Soy de la generación de los 90s, pero me fascina esta música: Dion di Mucci, The Crest: Platter, Bobby Darin, Bobby Vee,the Cleftones, etc. Esto sí es música señores, viva el Doo wop