Doo-wop Italiano: Towards an understanding and appreciation of Italian-American vocal groups of the late 1950s and early 1960s

  title={Doo-wop Italiano: Towards an understanding and appreciation of Italian-American vocal groups of the late 1950s and early 1960s},
  author={Robert Albrecht},
  journal={Popular Music and Society},
  pages={150 - 166}
  • R. Albrecht
  • Published 15 March 2019
  • History
  • Popular Music and Society
Abstract The vocal harmony groups of the 1950s, later known as “doo-wop groups,” were rock and roll’s most significant form of urban expression. Created and developed to its highest level by African-American youth, doo-wop was soon adopted by Italian-American teenagers living in city neighborhoods who came in contact with this musical form through radio, records, stage shows, and street performances. By fusing this African-American music with their own rich musical and cultural heritage, the… 


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