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The Rivingtons

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The Rivingtons

The Rivingtons has been played on NTS in shows including Floating World Music., featured first on 6 August 2015. Songs played include Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow.

The Rivingtons were a doo-wop group noted for being one of the most loud and raucous of the genre. Their first hit, "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" (1962), like many such songs, began with the bass chanting nonsense syllables (in this case the title), followed by the tenor singing over repetitions of it. "Mama-Oom-Mow-Mow", an even more baroque rewrite of the theme, failed to sell, but they returned to the charts the following year with the similar "The Bird's The Word".

Previously the Rivingtons had been known…

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Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
The Rivingtons
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