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Sheps with Jim

(L-R- back row = Tommy Lockhardt, Jim Dunn, Tommie Shider, Charlie Coleman- Kneeling = Johnny Barlow, Rich Commacho)

The Sheps provided the music for a  program "A Taste Of Doo-Wop", presented by Jim & Nikki for the Lynbrook Public Library.



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Crystalairs with Nikki at Co-Cos, Huntington, NY -7/12/2001

Doo-Wop thrives not just in the US but around the world. Based in Germany, The Crystalairs are  helping to keep the music alive in europe. Now in their 30s, the group formed when members were in their teens, and has been together for about 13 years . Their smooth sound reflects that longevity. They recently completed a vist to the US which included a performance in Huntington, NY  with the Dedications, as well as an appearance on Don K. Reeds "Doo-Wop" shop.

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3/25/2000 AHRC benefit show - Little Isidore & Inquisitors

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At a private party on Long Island, some impromptu entertainment is provided by:

L-R - Singer/Songwriter Paul Evans , Jim Dunn, Old Town Recording artist Ruth Mc Fadden,

and Greenwich Village folk singer /guitarist Bob

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L-R - Jim, Bob, Paul

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This spur of the moment get together in June 2000 included:

L-R - Jack Carlson(Roomates), Kathy Jean (Roomates), Dave Goddard (Aquatones)

Jim, Dick Plotkin (Magics)

and quickly led to some backyard singing.

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Billed as the "Four Kings", this outdoor show in Harlem in August 2001 featured:

Lloyd Price, Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler and Ben E. King

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Nikki with Lloyd Price (left) and Jerry Butler (Right)

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Between acts, Jim and others do some acappella singing.

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Jim has done backup vocals for Joe Villa , lead singer of 3 Friends / Royal Teens on several occasions.

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Performing at 2002 Alan Freed Tribute show In Rockaway Park, NY

The show included: Cleftones, Del-Vikings, Johnnie & Joe, Rocketones, Charlie Thomas' Drifters & more

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Rehearsing for Tilles Doo-Wop show.

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Perfoming at "first" Doo-Wop show held at Long Island's prestigious Tilles Center in 2003

Sharing the bill on the show were -   Channels, Platters, Kenny Vance & Planotones

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Nikki at Tilles Center with Earl Lewis of the Channels

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In the summer of 2002 CBS announced it's intentions to take the long running "Doo-Wop Shop", hosted by Don K. Reed off the air. This did not happen without Doo-Wop lovers in the metro NYC area protesting. And yes Jim & Nikki were there in the midst of the fray.

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Doo-Wop activist Nikki in protest mode !

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Holding those Protest signs high !

In the right foreground, Andrea Siegel (Oldies Forever Magazine)  & Kenny Vance join in.

In August 2004 Jim performed (keyboard and vocals) as part of the Paramounts for a show at The Shadowbrook Resort in Tunkhannock, PA.


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