Phil Artsis | The Pompadours

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The Pompadours

by Phil Artsis

Classic Doo-Wop songs with all lead and background vocals by the artist.
Genre: Rock: 50's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Once Upon A Time
3:20 $0.99
2. Wonderful Girl
3:27 $0.99
3. Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
2:37 $0.99
4. Diamonds and Pearls
2:25 $0.99
5. This I Swear
3:07 $0.99
6. Who's That Knocking
1:41 $0.99
7. You Cheated
2:25 $0.99
8. To Be Loved (Forever)
2:46 $0.99
9. Morse Code of Love
2:50 $0.99
10. Wisdom of A Fool
2:35 $0.99
11. Chapel Bells
2:30 $0.99
12. Lovers Never Say Goodbye
3:09 $0.99
13. Who's That Knocking (A Capella)
1:40 $0.99
14. Diamonds and Pearls (A Capella)
2:22 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
As a kid growing up in New York, music was everywhere, especially doo-wop. Before I ever touched a guitar, I had a phonograph, and a small transistor radio. I played those 45s over and over, singing along, and making believe I was part of the group. The music and lyrics were simple, and the harmonies were heavenly. In 1960, when I started singing and playing guitar, doo-wop was still in full swing, and vocal harmonies became the focus of my early groups, the T-Birds and the Islanders. A few years later, the Beatles arrived, along with the British music invasion, and changed the face of music, and me, forever. It wasn’t long before doo-wop, along with the teen idols, faded slowly into the sunset. Throughout the years, street corner harmonies have continued to hold their unique appeal for me, and although I’ve played many types of music over the years, and had numerous careers, I somehow have always returned to doo-wop. I refer to doo-wop, as memory music, because it always takes me back to my old neighborhood and some great memories. Now, decades later, my life has come full circle, and it’s time for me to give back to the music that has been such an important part of my life.

The Pompadours began as a concept of a fantasy doo-wop vocal group, in which I would sing all the parts, from bass to falsetto. Just as on the street corner, the vocals would take the dominant position, and the instruments would be placed in the background to better showcase the voices. The Pompadours album encompasses many styles of doo-wop, and the song selections draw from east and west coast vocal groups that influenced me as a young singer and musician. This is my contribution to the spirit of doo-wop music, and I truly hope you enjoy the many voices of the Pompadours.

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Howard Fisher

*** Doo-Wop Lives in Me ***
Listening to Phil's CD today brought back wonderful memories of times gone by. I am amazed by the artist's vocal range and talents, continually reminding myself that all the lead and backgrounds are by Phil himself. The smooth, consonant vocal harmonies, are both relaxing and stimulating. This is a CD I can listen to all day and everyday! Thanks Phil for brightening my days!!!!!