Doo Wop Discoveries and Motown: Big Hits and More

Doo Wop Discoveries and Motown: Big Hits and More 
premiered November 2012.

PBS Specials
The pivotal R&B and pop vocal groups of the late 50s and 60s seen through never-before-broadcast archival and new live performances of their most loved hits.

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Doo Wop Discoveries
Doo Wop Discoveries brings back pivotal R&B and pop vocal groups of the late fifties and sixties through never-before-broadcast archival and new live performances of their most loved hits. Pop music icons Smokey Robinson, Mike Stoller, Aaron Neville, Neil Sedaka, George Clinton and more share their favorite doo wop styles and songs of the genre.

Hosted by Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, formerly of Sha Na Na, this new special includes interviews and appearances by guest DJs Cousin Brucie, Don K. Reed, Bobby Jay, Jerry Blavat, Harvey Holiday, Art LaBoe and TJ Lubinsky.

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“I started the preservation of doo wop and classic R&B vocal groups on PBS nearly 18 years ago, and since then hundreds of performers and classic groups have passed,” TJ Lubinsky, My Music series creator-executive producer-director. “It’s a thrill for me to come full circle and share this final chapter in our last all original, all classic doo wop shows now archived for history. In Doo Wop Discoveries, we get to share all the groups and songs we were never able to present before, along with the stories from so many of the artists who made the music.”

Song List
“Ling, Ting, Tong” – The Five Keys 
“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” – The Robins
"Devil or Angel” – The Clovers
“A Sunday Kind of Love” – The Harptones
“Why Do Fools Fall in Love” – The Teenagers
“Gloria” – The Cadillacs
“Little Girl of Mine” – The Cleftones
“Goody Goody” – Frankie Lymon
“That’s My Desire” – Earl Lewis & the Channels
“Walking Along” – The Solitaires
“The Angels Listened In” – Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge
“Trouble In Paradise” – Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge
“Denise” – Randy & the Rainbows
“Earth Angel” – The Penguins
“Tell Me Why” – Norman Fox & the Robroys
“Ten Commandments of Love” – Harvey & the Moonglows
“Money Honey” – Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters
“Up on the Roof” – Charlie Thomas’ Drifters
“On Broadway” – Charlie Thomas’ Drifters
“Shimmy Shimmy KoKo Bop” – Little Anthony & the Imperials
“Hurt So Bad” – Little Anthony & the Imperials
“I Only Want You” – The Passions

Motown: Big Hits and More
The special features many of Motown’s biggest hits and original Motown classics from 1959 to 1967, including; Temptations, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Martha & the Vandellas and more.
Featuring the biggest and best moments from past PBS Motown specials, enhanced and extended with additional footage and archival gems from the vaults.

Song List
"Nowhere to Run" – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas 
"Heat Wave" – Martha Reeves 
"Do You Love Me" – The Contours
"My Girl" – The Temptations 
"Get Ready / Ain't Too Proud To Beg / The Way You Do The Things You Do" - The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards  
"Uptight" – Stevie Wonder
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 
"I Heard It Through The Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye 
"Baby, I Need Your Lovin" - The Four Tops 
"Bernadette / It's The Same Old Song / I Can't Help Myself" - Four Tops Medley 
"What Become of the Broken Hearted" - Jimmy Ruffin 
"Ooh Baby Baby" - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 
"Mickey's Monkey" - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 
"Tracks of my Tears" - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 
"Going To A Go-Go / Tears of a Clown" - The Miracles Medley
"Please, Mr. Postman" - The Marvelettes 
"Needle In A Haystack" - The Velvelettes 
"Stop! In The Name of Love" - Diana Ross & The Supremes 
"You Can't Hurry Love" - Diana Ross & The Supremes 
"Back In My Arms Again" - The Supremes

 

Doo Wop Discoveries and Motown: Big Hits and More
were both produced by TJL Music Productions.

 

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