Music Mondays: New Jersey's Got Talent!

Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Doo Wop Diner in Wildwood

New Jersey has always been loaded with great talent in many different musical genres. 

New Jersey has so many different kinds of music because it is a very diverse state. You can listen to all kinds of music here, particularly with the influence of the New Jersey shore!


There is The Boss (from Freehold), Bruce Springsteen! 


There is The Chairman of the Board (from Hoboken), Frank Sinatra! 


There is the band Bon Jovi, formed in Sayreville! 


There are the “Jersey Boys” originating in Newark - The Four Seasons! 


Don't forget Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, the Pride of the Jersey Shore

 

You have probably heard of all those talented performers.

But ladies and gentlemen, I now introduce to you: The Whiptones


The Whiptones are a teenage Doo Wop acappella quartet from Whippany, New Jersey!

Whippany is a section of Hanover Township, New Jersey. I grew up in the next town.

This type of singing demands that the singers possess good voices, as there is no musical accompaniment.


The Whiptones are starting to get a lot of attention from the New Jersey/New York media. 


Here they are at the recent Whippany Park High School graduation - three of them graduated, one is still a high school student.



Here they are on local television discussing singing the National Anthem at the Mets 2014 season home opener: 


They auditioned several times against stiff competition for the honor of singing at the Mets home opener, and they won! They were thrilled! 

Here they are:


Here are a couple more videos for you to enjoy! 



To read more about The Whiptones, check out their website



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22 comments:

  1. You do have some wonderful New Jersey talent. I love Bruce & Bon Jovi. Fun old songs, too. This is an interesting post.

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    1. We have lots of talent in New Jersey! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Whoa I am surely Jersied out! WOW so much talent in one place, and naturally my main man BON JOVI! Okay hearts beating fast here. Wonderful line here! YOU CERTAINLY ROCKED THE HOUSE! Thanks for joining us and sharing all the fine talent from New Jersey! Those boys remind me of the boys on the corner in the Rocky film. ~hehehe~ Really good.

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    1. You can never be truly Jersies out ;). Jon Bon Jovi is a cutie, isn't he?

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  3. Of course I love the old favorites and of course my man from Hoboken, Frankie baby!
    I loved the old sound the Whiptones. It is fun to see such a young group enjoy that sound.

    Great to see your hometown stuff!

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    1. Frank is one of the all time greats.

      It is great to see the Whiptones have success.

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  4. There's a lot of great talent from New Jersey and my absolute favourites Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons ..brilliant :-)

    Have a taletedtastic week ;-)

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  5. Oh, this is soooo cool! I just love this new-to-me upcoming group, The Whiptones! They truly are talented. I wish for them the very best success. I mean, you just don't hear kids mimicking the classic sounds of the 50s like this. I will check their website out. Thanks for the intro! ;) Have a tunetastic week!

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    1. It's really cool that they are doing doo wop! They are talented!

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  6. That diner looks so cool.

    Will be looking for the Whiptones on TV and the radio.

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  7. Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi are favorites of mine. Thanks for the introduction to the Whiptones - they sure are talented!! :) Thanks for the dance - have a great week! :)

    The Rhythm Of My Heart says You Give Love A Bad Name, but I’m Crazy On You because The Story is Sweeter Than Fiction.

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  8. Wow - Jersey has got it going on!!! Some of the best rock and rollers EVER. The Whiptones - wow. very cool. loved that.

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  9. Oh yay i'm all about Bon Jovi fro sure. Love this man so much he knows how to rock it.

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    1. He sure does. Seems like a good guy, too. :)

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  10. It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom.

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    1. I love music. It can made you sad and cry, but it can also lift your spirits!

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