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Nay, and Jan's interviews page is always being updated, so scroll down the page to see the special interviews that Jan and Nay have conducted with authors, artists and label owners and producers. Some are recorded on-air, some by phone, some at the studios, and some recorded the personal homes of individuals.
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Nay's interview with Al Pavlow - Author of A Disc History of Rhythm & Blues 1940-1959
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Interview Part 1 with Al Pavlow
Interview Part 2 with Al Pavlow

To e-mail Al Pavlow write to:
mschouse@earthlink.net
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Un-Broadcast Web Site EXCLUSIVE!
March, 1988

Big Al Pavlow is one of the most knowledgeable record collectors and yet virtually unknown to most of the people in the record collecting hobby. All of the big time collectors/dealers know and respect "the man who wrote the book on Rhythm and Blues". If your a friend of Al's, your a friend forever.

I first met Big Al back in 1974 or so. I had just moved to Rhode Island from Hartford, Ct. and didn't know a soul in the record collecting scene in Little Rhody. I will be writing an article on Al in "Echoes Of The Past" magazine and this will allow me to share with you my insights into one of the icons in record collecting. He was a Disc Jockey, a record store owner, a record label owner and an author during various stages of his life.

In this interview that I conducted back in 1988, you will hear from his own lips some of the experiences that Al had in his interesting life in music. The interview was intended to be aired on my radio show, but soon after completing it, I was transferred to Baltimore, Md. I forgot that I had it until recently I discovered it in one of my tape boxes. I'm proud to share a small glimpse of Big Al Pavlow one of my mentors along the way in this wacky hobby.

His long out of print masterpiece "The R&B Book" is again availabe and you can contact Al at the address listed herin. He tells me that his "Hot Charts" are also again in print and can be purchased.

Please see the links opposite and listen to my friend, Big Al Pavlow. The interview is presented in two parts, in MP3 format, and you can click on the appropriate links on the left.


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Nay's interview with Dick Lillard - legendary D.J. from the Baltimore/D.C. area
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Interview Part 1 with Dick Lillard
Interview Part 2 with Dick Lillard
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First broadsacst on WTMD, Towson, MD
August 17, 1991

In early 1990 I was working and living in Blatimore, MD. and I was able to secure a radio gig on WTMD-FM the voice of Towson State Univer07 sity in Towson, MD. The show gained steam slowly and the local collector community finially discoverd and supported the show.

In early 1991 the "Echoes Of The Past Show" was named 'the best oldies show' in greater Baltimore and from that point on we were on the radar screen. Thanks to assistance from Wayne Jones and Kenny Schreiber the show was a center of for the oldies scene in the Charm City.

On 8/17/91, I had the pleasure to share the mike with a legendary D.J. from the Baltimore/D.C area the great Dick Lillard. I was able to locate a tape of that show and I am pleased to share this with all of my friends from the Baltimore area and Dick's legion of fans. Sit back as listen to one of my proudest moments.

Please see the links opposite and listen to my friend, DJ and record collector, Dick Lillard. The interview is presented in two parts, in MP3 format, and you can click on the appropriate links on the left.


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Nay's interview with Leroy Taylor
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Nay's interview with Leroy Taylor
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First broadsacst on WTMD, Towson, MD
October 3, 1992
Re-broadcast on WSLR LPFM, 96.5 FM, Sarasota, FL
February 16, 2008

Nay had a strange call while on air with WTMD, presenting his "Echoes Of The Past" show. His caller said "Hey, you're playing my song!" Nay took that as a request for a favorite tune, until the caller identified himself as none other than Leroy Taylor and the song Nay was playing was actually his recording.

Nay soon invited Leroy to the studio and engineerd the show with slected tracks and accompanying interview. The interview opens with one of Leroy's unissued "Shrine Records" tracks "I Ain't Worried About You," and goes on to recount a brief recording history. Leroy had so much joy for being remembered and still admired. Nay also discovered the connection between Leroy and "The Winstons" and his backing group on "Shrine," The Kays.

During the interview Leroy brought in and played one of the hardest to find 45's of all - his "H & H" release of "If I" backed with the flip side "I'll Understand." The interview is presented in MP3 format and you can click on the appropriate links on the left.


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Jan's interview with Frankie Iovino
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Jan's interview with FRankie Iovino
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First broadsacst on The DooWop Cafe, Internet Radio/Web Site
May 13, 2004

Jan was invited to visit and interview Frankie Iovino of the Five Boroughs at Miami's Dino Pete's restaurant and night spot, while hosting his Soul Crusing Show on the DooWop Cafe. The interview was conducted live at Dino Pete's and music was added at the studio to complete the program.

The Five Boroughs are a truly unique contemporary doo-wop group. If you look at today's doo-wop groups, you usually have original doo-wop groups performing under their original names with a few of their original members. Or you have new groups of singers who were not around in the original days of doo-wop but who perform the music nonetheless.

Since their inception around 1986, the Five Boroughs have counted such great original doo-wopers as Tony Passalaqua (the Fascinators), Jimmy Gallagher (the Passions), Frank Iovino (the Bob Knight Four), and Charlie Notabartolo (The Casual Airs), among their membership.

During the interview Spanky and his son Dino added a few words about the local Miami venue that hosted doo wop with great dining.


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Jan & Nay's interview with Joeseph Angiolillio - Author of Gene Pitney's Biography
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Interview Part 1 with Joe Angiolillo
Interview Part 2 with Joe Angiolillo

To visit Joe's Web Site
Follow This Link
Gene Pitney presented by Joe Angiolillo

or visit AMAZON
and order the book on line!

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First broadsacst on WSLR LPFM. 96.5 FM, Sarasota, FL
March 30, 2008

Jan and Nay had fun talking in the studio with Joe about his book "Gene Pitney - His Climb to International Success", the biography. The hard cover book, 288 pages with photos, text, memorabilia, stories, and charts. Sixteen pages are in full color, with foreword written by GENE PITNEY!!

Nay engineerd the show and slected tracks to accompany the interview, with some rare cuts, including tracks collected from all over the world. Gene's soul connection is briefly mentioned, plus we discover some background as to who and what, influenced and shaped Gene's life. The interview explores the making of the book and references stages in Gene's life. The interview is presented in two parts in MP3 format and you can click on the appropriate links on the left.

"Gene Pitney, His Climb to International Success" is rated FIVE STARS, the highest rating on Amazon's rating chart.


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Guest Presenter DooWop Danny C's interview with Sonny Jordan
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Interview Part 1 with Sonny Jordan
Interview Part 2 with Sonny Jordan

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& Doowop Danny C

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First broadsacst on WSLR LPFM. 96.5 FM, Sarasota, FL
March 21, 2012

Sonny Jordan is a true pioneer of DooWop. He was an original member of the "Supremes" that backed up Ruth McFadden and Bobby Mansfield, and recorded for the Old Town label. He was also a member of the "Bachelors" and "Montereys", both with legendary Dean Barlow as the front man. In 1958, he was the founding member of the “Five Delights” who also recorded as the "Mood Makers".

Born in Norfolk, VA, Sonny moved to the Bronx, NY at the age of nine. I met Sonny through a mutual acquaintance about twelve years ago and have since become the very good friends.


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SoulManJan's interview with Willie Clarke
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Interview Part 1 with Sonny Jordan
Interview Part 2 with Sonny Jordan

SoulManJan with Willie Clarke special guest on the Doowop2Soul Show
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special show guest
Willie Clarke
To visit Willie's Web Site
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First broadsacst on WSLR LPFM. 96.5 FM, Sarasota, FL
August 19, 2012

Willie J. Clarke, is currently president of Songs R Us, and has been a professional songwriter and producer since the mid-1960's. He has earned platinum, gold and Grammy awards.

He has a proven track record as creator of the "Miami Sound" creating along with K C and the Sunshine Band, Lil Beaver, George McRae, Gwen McRae, Betty Wright, Paul Kelly, and Helene Smith as a producer and engineer at T K Productions.

His career began with his label Deep City, out of Liberty City, Miami, and he has also worked extensively with Henry Stone, Clarence Reid and Betty Wright - who hasn't heard of "Clean Up Woman," but now you know the force behind the song!


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Lola & The saints Appear Live at WSLR
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Lola and The Saints Concert Part 1
Lola and The Saints Concert Part 2
Interview with Lola and The saints

Lola and The saints live at WSLR
Introduced by
Nay Nassar,
interviewed by
SoulManJan with
with Doowop Danny C
and special guest
Sonny Jordan
To visit Lola's Web Site
Follow This Link

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First broadsacst on WSLR LPFM. 96.5 FM, Sarasota, FL
September 30, 2012

The Three hosts of the Doowop2Soul show were proud to host Lola and The Saints in concert before a live audience as well as simulcasting on WSLR (96.5 FM) and via the Internet to our friends all over the world. After nearly eight years on the air with the Doowop2Soul show, this event is one our crowning achievements.

Lola and Tom Foy have been performing and recording since the mid 1960’s and upon moving to Florida in 2005 they reformed the group. They have four CD’s to their credit and a legion of fans across the country. There were approximately one hundred and twenty five (125) people in WSLR studio venue, and everyone was loud and appreciative.

Then, the power of the Internet came through loud and clear, when we received word that nearly five hundred (500) people were listening to our live little concert in Sarasota, from a V.F.W. Hall in Fall River, MA.

After a rousing concert, with an emotional rendition of "I Believe" to cap it off, the group were interviewed in the WSLR broadcast studio's live on-air, taking several phone calls from across the nation. For extra measure they even delighted listeners further by performing two acapella tunes during the interview. We are proud to offer those of you who couldn’t be with us in person for this ground breaking event, an archived presentation for your enjoyment and approval. You can catch the "Doowop2Soul Show" every Sunday evening fro 5-7 pm (est). Jan, Dan and Nay on a splendid Sunday.


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Guest Presenter Danny C's phone interview with Hector Rosado of the 5 Jades
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5 Jades Interview Part 1
5 Jades Interview Part 2

The 5 Jades Web Site
To visit The 5 Jades Web Site
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First broadsacst on WSLR LPFM. 96.5 FM, Sarasota, FL
March 3, 2013

The Five Jades are well known in NY, NJ and the Northeast as being one of the finest Aceppella groups of all time. Their incredible harmonies have only gotten better with age. With the love and passion for the music, they continue to keep the sounds alive today as if you were standing on the street corner with them fifty years ago.

In 1963 The Five Jades recorded their first single on the Your Choice label, "My Reverie b/w Rosemarie". The group released their first album in 1965 "Acappella Showcase", nineteen songs, including four original cuts. In 1980, the Five Jades released their second acappella album, "The Past is in the Future", and in 1982 they released their third album "Playgound and The Five Jades". The album consists of songs by both the Five Jades and the band Playground.

Playground is a Four Seasons tribute band and, were the "Original" Jersey Boys.

Hector Rosado Jr. is a member of both groups who are still actively performing today. In 2008 The Five Jades recorded the CD, "The Five Jades Respectfully Serenade The Flamingos". Without a doubt, one of the greatest compilations of all time.

As it turns out, Hector and I discovered recently, that we played in rival bands in the same neighborhoods in the Bronx back in the early 60's.

Please enjoy the interview and the ten songs by the Five Jades. I promise to bring Hector back again in the future. You can catch Doowop Danny C and the "Memories Of Days Gone By Show" every Sunday evening fro 5-7 pm (EST), on WSLR 96.5 LPFM, Sarasota, FL.


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