North End sounds (and Scorsese’s passion for doo-wop)

Oct 27, 2015 660

by James Pasto

I was not one of those kids who sang on the street corners. I didn't have a good voice and by my teen years I tended to hang out less than I did when I was younger. But I remember the kids singing in the park during the day or on cold fall nights around fire-lit barrel. Just like in the movies, as the saying goes.


In doing my own research on the North End I spoke to Nick Savino a while back. Nick spoke about his love for doo wop and acapella. He told me how he and his friends would sing in alleyways and hallways for the echo effect. They would sing until people yelled for them to stop, and then they would move on to the next hall or alley.

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Fonte: Bostoniano

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