In no way is my love for doo wop just about nostalgia. Like any music one grows up with, there is always some element of nostalgia to be tapped into. But dozens of doo wop songs are still in heavy rotation for me because of their inherent musical virtues: great vocal group arrangements and performances that capture timeless emotions and are always fun to sing and dance along with.

Doo wop, of course, is a term invented long after-the-fact to describe a style of mainly rhythm & blu... (more)