-scale=1.0,maximum-scale=1.0" : "width=1100"' name='viewport'/> Plum Street Chili: August at Plum Hovel

Sunday, August 7, 2016

August at Plum Hovel

...is a food paradise. Today I had farm ripened tomato sandwiches on sesame seed encrusted Italian bread. I had Silver Queen corn with butter and salt and pepper. And now, I am going to eat some ice cream. And listen to some doo wop. Life is good. 

"Summertime, Summertime" was a hit twice—once in 1958 and again in 1962. It reached #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1958 and #38 in 1962.

The Danleers was an American doo-wop group formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1958. The group's original and most famous lineup consisted of Jimmy Weston, Johnny Lee, Willie Ephraim, Nat McCune, and Roosevelt Mays. One of many streetcorner vocal groups in Brooklyn, they rose to prominence in 1958 on the strength of the single "One Summer Night", written by their manager, Danny Webb, who also named the group. The single was one of the biggest hits of that year and sold over one million copies.

The Harptones, one of the most respected rhythm and blues groups of all time, never put one of their 29 singles on the national R&B lists. Yet many of their recordings are oldies standards today. Read more about vocal groups HERE. 

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