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The Corvettes: Revved up to celebrate the doo-wop era

December 18, 2018

“Rock Around the Clock,” “Earth Angel” and “At the Hop.” These are some of the hits you’ll hear when The Corvettes bring their high-energy doo-wop celebration to The Palace Danbury on Saturday, Dec. 29.

The Corvettes are dedicated to performing the music of the 1950s and early 1960s — songs such as “The Twist” and “In the Still of The Night.” You can thank a Connecticut group for the latter; that love song is listed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

“In the Still of the Night” was recorded by The Five Satins in New Haven, back in 1956. The recording was actually done in a makeshift studio in the basement of St. Bernadette Catholic Church on Townsend Avenue.

Doo-wop started in cities, where kids sang under streetlamps and in schoolyards. When people think of that genre, they often think of melody-based songs with vocal harmonies, plus the combination of rhythm & blues with rock ’n’ roll.

Vinnie Brandi, of The Corvettes, has been in the music business for more than three decades, as a director, drummer, arranger and producer. He has also worked with a wide range of artists, from The Platters and The Drifters to Chuck Berry and Bobby Rydell.

The Palace Danbury, 165 Main St. Saturday, Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m. $40. 203-794-9944, thepalacedanbury.com

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