Monday, April 20, 2009
Tonight Eric asked me what my favorite Doo Wop song of all time is. I said "Mr. Sandman." He replied that white chicks don't sing Doo Wop. He then directed me to allmusic.com . The best thing about what I read there was that Jinny Osborn (who started the group) "was exposed to harmony singing via her father, who was president of 'The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America Inc.'" I also liked that it not only listed Doo Wop as one of The Chordettes' styles but also claimed their genre to be R&B. "Normally I respect that website," Eric said, "but today it has made a fool of me."