The thing I love most about YouTube is not that you can see and hear the videos that everyone else is talking about, but that you can find these obscure little gems that are waiting to be discovered and shared with others. “Don’t Be A Fool” (1960), by a largely unknown doo-wop group from New York, is one of these rare nuggets. I had never heard of this group, The Explorers (aka, Dennis and The Explorers), and I’m willing to bet most other people haven’t either. For the life of me, I can’t understand this. They’re every bit as good as the popular, well-known groups from the era and “Don’t Be A Fool” should be a classic known to all fans of the genre. One commentator has said that “if I were to choose one song to exemplify the doo wop sound for someone, this song would definitely come to mind”. I couldn’t agree more. If you are someone who loves doo-wop, you owe it to yourself to listen to the performance I’ve posted here.


There are a couple of other wonderful songs I found by this amazing group and I will be posting them to this experience group in the near future.
 
Rutterman Rutterman
41-45, M
Aug 18, 2014