WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - Doo Wop Sounds - May 26, 2004

The "Insane World Of Mike Sain" airs every Wednesday at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on WPON-AM 1460 Detroit both on the air and on the Internet. Today, Mike played songs that use background words or syllables in the songs.


  • The original version of "Rama Lama Ding Dong" was released in 1958 as "Lama Rama Ding Dong."
  • "Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts was included on their 1957 album "Rock And Roll Bash" (Mercury Canada, MGW-12125 Wing Records).
  • "Mope-Itty Mope" by the Boss Tones was released as a single in 1959 (Boss B-401 b/w "Wings Of An Angel"). "Mope Itty Mope" by the Bosstones is included on the following CDs: Doo Wop Box; Gimme Dat Harp Boy [IMPORT]; Best of Doo Wop 8; Doo Wop 45's on CD 4 [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED]; The Encyclopedia of Doo Wop/The Complete Book of Doo Wop
  • "Ooo Poo Pah Doo" was a chart hit for both Ike & Tina Turner (1971) and Jessie Hill (1960).
  • "Boom A Chick Chick" by Bobby Lewis was included on his 1961 album "Tossin' And Turnin'" (Beltone 4000).
  • A sequel to the Rivingtons' novelty hit, "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow," was released in 1963 called "Mama-Oom-Mow-Mow."
  • "Blue Moon" by the Marcels topped both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts in 1961. The Marcels "Blue Moon" is an upbeat doo wop version of a melodic ballad by Rogers and Hart which had three versions that charted in the Top 10 in 1935, including one by Glen Gray. "Blue Moon" was also a chart hit for Elvis Presley (1956), Herb Lance (1961), and the Ventures (1961).
  • "Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite" by the Spaniels was released as a single (Oldies OL 23 b/w "You Don't Move Me").
  • "Sha-La-La" was a chart hit for both the Shirelles (1964) and Manfred Mann (1965).

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