All photographs Nikki Gustafson & Jim Dunn, 2004 and are not to be used without prior permission

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A 3 Day Tribute To Pioneer Doo-Wop / R&B Artists

DOO-WOP IN D.C. - A Reunion Tribute to the Pioneers of Rhythm & Blues and Doo-Wop -

June 24 - June 26, 2004

Presented by the Office of the Director of the Howard University Blackburn Center at Howard University, Washington, D.C., in collaboration with The Atlanta Doo-Wop Association

Special acknowledgment and thanks go out to Eugene Tompkins, Arthur Crier, Beverly Lindsay-Johnson, Clyde Frazier Sr., Lawrence Berry, & Roberta McLeod for all their hard work in putting together this very successful, monumental project and event.

Congratulations to all the wonderful performers who sang their hearts out at the main event: Exhilirations, Velons, Clickettes, Continentals, Magics/Precisions, Jay Johnson's Diablos with Gino Parks & Jim Dunn, Lorraine Anthonia Lofaso of the Socialites, Mellows featuring Lillian Leach, Bill Lindsay, Baby Washington, Eddie Rich & his Swallows, Five Discs, Diz Russel's Legendary Orioles, Darlettes, Buddy McRae's Chords, and special performance by Roy Hamilton, Jr. in tribute to his father, the late, great Roy Hamilton!

Congratulations to all who received the Elder Statesman trophy awards: Eddie Rich (Swallows), Ernie Lee Warren (Cardinals), Bill Pinkney (Drifters), Floyd Buddy McRae (Chords), Pookie Hudson (Spaniels), Johnny Reed (Orioles), Warren Suttles (Ravens), Leonard Puzey (Ravens), Harold Winley (Clovers)

Congratulations to those who received Pioneer Image trophy awards: Richard Barrett, The Chantels

Congratulations to those who received The Atlanta Doo-Wop Association Special Recognition awards: Eli Reed (photographer), Tom Spain (Documentary Producer), Andrew Fredericks (Documentary Producer), Hal Keshner (Band Leader), Kenny Oibangoan (graphic artist), Roberta McLeod (Howard University)

Honorable Mention award certificates from the Atlanta Doo-Wop Association were given to the following individuals in behalf of their behind-the-scenes help and/or support of the legendary artists/groups and their music over the years: Harry Turner, David Hinckley, Marv Goldberg, Todd Baptista, John Clemente, Jim Dunn, Nikki Gustafson, Marsha Grant, Bruce Woolf, Barbara Lesiak, Barbara Ann Yatsko, Brian Donegan, Donna Whitworth, Arlene Foote-Patterson, Joan Tompkins, Dorothy Crier, Carolyn Frazier, Williams S. Johnson, Jr., Bernice Berry, Jamila Allston

**NOTE: On Day-2, there were 3 daytime activities for which we don't have photos. They were: 1) Tour of XM Satellite Radio facilities for artists 2) DC Hand Dance: From Jitterbug to Hand Dance- with screening of the award winning documentary "Swing, Bop & Hand Dance" moderated by documentary producer, Beverly Lindsay-Johnson 3) Doo-Wop Shop- sale of CDs and books by participating artists/authors.

dc-doowop.GIF (204006 bytes)         Day-1 Hotel Preliminaries

dc-doowop.GIF (204006 bytes)        Day-1 Howard University - Photo Gallery

dc-doowop.GIF (204006 bytes)     Day-2 Howard University - Main Event

dc-doowop.GIF (204006 bytes)      Day-3 Howard University - Panel Discussion

dc-doowop.GIF (204006 bytes)       In Memoriam - Arthur Crier - 1935-2004

Program guides from the event may still be available. For further information, please check the official Doo-Wop in DC website. Doo-wop In D.C. - June 2004

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