everybody young and old
I don't really know that much about doo-wop, besides the fact that its mostly upbeat rhythm and blues with lots of vocal harmonies, and was popular from the fifties right up to the British invasion. I've tried to figure out who exactly the Flares were, but I couldn't follow all the line-up changes. So much for google journalism. Its seems that Willie Davis and Aaron Collins were the core songwriters of the group, and those two used to be in the Jacks (and aparently aka the Cadets), pictured at left.
The Flares- Foot Stomping, Pt. 1
This hit number 25 on the charts back in 1961. KW Griff does a great baltimore club version of this, and I'm hunting for a copy. Thanks to Paul Devro for sharing this one.