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  Doc Pomus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Doc Pomus (January 27, 1925 - March 14, 1991) was an American blues singer and songwriter, active throughout the 20th century.
Using the stage name "Doc Pomus," he began performing as a teenager, becoming one of the most successful white blues singers of his time.
Doc Pomus was one of the two friends whose illness and death inspired Lou Reed to write his 1992 album Magic and Loss (the other person being Rotten Rita).
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 LCD 23 | Tell the Truth Until They Bleed
Doc Pomus was no Damon Runyon character; he was a leading man, a great stabilizing figure of integrity in a music industry that had come to resemble a corporate cesspool.
Doc wrote 80 of the lyrics, 20 percent of the melody.
Doc's driver was a full-time on-call employee, required to transport Doc to his stomping grounds, clubs whose entrances could accommodate a wheelchair.
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 Warner Chappell Music
The legendary Doc Pomus found success as one of the finest white blues singers of the 1940s before becoming one of the greatest songwriters in the history of American popular music.
By the mid-'50s, after singing in a thousand blues clubs, Pomus came to a crossroads in his career: he was in his early 30s and if he wanted to get married and support a family, it was not going to be by singing the Blues - he decided to concentrate on songwriting.
Pomus' son Geoffrey was sitting next to his father one night, trying not to give away the cards in their hand and maybe learn a thing or two about the game, when the mob came in to get their cut...
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 Let's Live For Today by The Grass Roots Songfacts
This was written by Doc Pomus (born Jerome Solon Felder) and Mort Shuman.
Pomus lived in New York City (with a short trip to London in 1959) and Shuman lived there until late into the '60s when he slowly (over the course of a year and a half) moved to France.
Pomus was upset about the obvious similarity, and even though lawyers called him to suggest that he should sue, he did not.
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 Doc Pomus: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The legendary Doc Pomus [+] found success as one of the finest white blues singers of the 1940s before becoming one of the greatest songwriters in the history of American popular music.
By the mid-'50s, after singing in a thousand blues clubs, Pomus came to a crossroads in his career: he was in his early 30s and decided he wanted to get married, but realizing he'd never support himself and a wife singing blues, he decided to become a songwriter.
Pomus worked tirelessly for singers he believed in, and among those he believed in was Little Jimmy Scott [+], a jazz balladeer from Cleveland who first came to New York in the late '40s as part of Lionel Hampton's band.
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 Printer Friendly Version - Nobody's cripple   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All this he did as "Doc Pomus," to shield his family from any potential disgrace at his new profession, which was somewhat less reputable than lawyering.
By then, Pomus also had gotten a songwriting break on his own: He had showed his friends Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller a song called "Young Blood," a wistful ode to jail bait, and they'd reworked it into a big hit for the the Coasters.
When Doc Pomus wrote the song, he was married to Broadway actress Willi Burke, a knockout blonde who liked the nightlife.
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 Songwriters Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman - Elvis Presley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Doc Pomus was born Jerome Solon Felder on June 27, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York.
The partnership of Pomus and Shuman authored hundreds of songs, specializing in "blue-eyed soul." For the most part Doc Pomus wrote the lyrics and Mort Shuman wrote the music to their songs, but they sometimes worked on both.
In 1965, Pomus took a severe fall that resulted in his being confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
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 Mort Shuman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He became a fan of RandB music and after he met Doc Pomus the two teamed up to composee for Aldon Music at offices in New York City's Brill Building.
Their songwriting collabortion saw Pomus write the lyrics and Shuman the music although occasionally they worked on both.
After the partnership with Doc Pomus ended in 1965, Shuman moved to Paris, France where he wrote songs for French rocker Johnny Hallyday and embarked on his own recording career.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mort_Shuman   (269 words)

  
 Bob Dylan Who's Who   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I was honored to have some years of friendship with Doc Pomus and I 'think' that I can tell you of what his view on this would have been.
Doc felt that young writers had to learn their craft and, over a period of time, gradually get better at it.
My statement was that Doc Pomus considered song-writing to be his 'gig' and a job that he undertook with no illusions of pomp or ceremony.
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 Doc's Biography
Doc's first electric guitar was a 1961 Blue Fender Jazzmaster with a Fender Amp for sound support.
Doc has told me that they, (the band members) used to stay up all night the night prior to parade day making sure that everything they built for their floats was as strong as it could be.
Doc feels that he has a way of teaching the guitar that is so simple anyone can learn and be playing a little guitar music after only about two hours of his guitar lesson.
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 Doc Pomus Biography
Although Josh Friedman knew Doc Pomus well and was his friend and still is a friend of his family, the family of Doc Pomus does not attest to the accuracy of every fact and event illustrated below.
Their first songs were lyrical beauties that triggered the renaissance in Doc's career: "Dance The Night Away With You", "He's A Hero", and the title track for City Lights, a 1978 landmark album for Dr. John.
Doc noticed a new song, "Youngblood" by The Coasters, on the jukebox and threw in his nickel.
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 Till The Night Is Gone - A Tribute To Doc Pomus
Doc Pomus was one of the finest songwriters of the '50s and '60s, as evidenced by the performers who sang his songs: the Coasters, Elvis, Bobby Darin, Ray Charles, Dion and the Drifters, among many others.
Jerry Wexler once paid Pomus the ultimate compliment by saying, "If the music industry had a heart, it would be Doc Pomus." Heartfelt best describes this loving testament to an artistic giant.
The Doc Pomus tribute released by Rhino in March 1995 includes a rousing version of "Young Blood" by the Band.
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Noah talks with Sharyn Felder, daughter of the late hit songwriter Doc Pomus, and also with Joel Dorn, a friend of Doc's and one of the co-producers of a tribute album to Doc Pomus that has just been released.
Pomus started writing songs in the 40s and many became rock and blues classics: he wrote "Lonely Avenue" which became a hit for Ray Charles; he wrote "Viva Las Vegas" which Elvis made into a hit; "Young Blood" was a hit for the Drifters.
The new CD, "Till The Night Is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus" features new versions of fourteen Doc Pomus songs, including the last song he wrote before he died of lung cancer in 1991.
www.npr.org /programs/atc/rundowns/1995/jul/atc.07.05.95   (940 words)

  
 Songwriters Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For it was as a singer, braced on crutches (Pomus contracted polio at age six), that he entered the world of music which was to become his life.
Pomus, by coincidence, met a talented teenaged fledgling songwriter Mort Shuman, who was dating Pomus' cousin.
Mike Stoller called Doc the "arch angel of rhythm and blues." He was a founder and trustee of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, and was the recipient of their prestigious Pioneer Award (the only white honoree to date).
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 Johnny Adams : Johnny Adams Sings Doc Pomus: The Real Me - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
The late Doc Pomus was one of the top songwriters in the R&B/blues tradition while Johnny Adams was one of his favorite singers; their eventual matchup was quite logical.
Pomus wrote a few new songs and worked with Adams on planning this Rounder CD up until his own death.
Pomus' intelligent and universal lyrics perfectly fit Adams' style which features flawless enunciation and an ability to sincerely convey a wide range of emotions.
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 90.3 WCPN®: Spotlight
CD–Doc Pomus had been trying to get Jimmy recorded on a big label, and he would talk him up to record executives and they said 'who is Jimmy Scott' and 'he is passe'.
And when Doc Pomus died, big record executives went to his funeral, and Jimmy was asked in the will, or Doc Pomus had asked that Jimmy sing at his funeral, and blew some of these people away.
Since Pomus' funeral in 1991, Scott has released five records, not including the re-issues from other labels such as Savoy, which had his original recordings from the '50s and '60s.
www.wcpn.org /spotlight/news/0706jimmyscott.html   (1110 words)

  
 Plain Jane Session -- Session Notes by Dik de Heer, BobbyDarin.net/BobbyDarin.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Of the five songs recorded at this session, two came from the pens of the songwriting duo Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman.
Jerome "Doc" Pomus (1925-1991) was already an experienced songwriter when he took the much younger Mort Shuman (1938-1991) under his wing in 1955.
Everything changed when their publishing company, Hill and Range (unlike most other Brill Bruilding writers, Pomus and Shuman were not contracted to Aldon, the publishing company of Al Nevins and Don Kirshner), began to require songs for other record labels.
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 nFluent Music - it's contagious
Sort of a Doc Pomus type song (Lonely Avenue) with a BB King like track (The Thrill Is Gone) and a Albert King style lick, (I'll Play My Blues For You).
Doc was the King of the Rock & Roll world that day and many days to follow.
Doc and two of his sisters (Dorothy & Della) along with Bradley Berg, Dennis Howard and Freddie Thomas formed a band in the sixties called "The Exotics".
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 Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
In 1965, Pomus took a severe fall, requiring hospitalization, and he remained confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
Mort Shuman under went a liver operation in the spring of 1991 and died in London on November2, 1991 at the age of fifty-four.
In 1991 Pomus became the first white person to be awarded the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Pioneer Award..
www.history-of-rock.com /doc_pomus_and_mort_shulman.htm   (612 words)

  
 Rounder Records - Album Detail
Johnny Adams had recorded songs written by the late Doc Pomus on ì each of his previous Rounder albums except his Percy Mayfield ì tribute; Doc felt that Johnny was one of the finest interpreters ì of his songs, and he kept them coming Johnny's way.
On this ì album, Johnny's vocal interpretations of Doc's lyrics are as true ì and deep as the songs themselves.
While this album may be ì regarded as a retrospective of Doc's work, many of the songs are ì new, and are accompanied by a New Orleans dream band.
www.rounder.com /index.php?id=album.php&catalog_id=4760   (128 words)

  
 Reviews of Collective Soul (self-titled) and Till the Night is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus
Till the Night is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus (Rhino Records 1995) - Legendary songwriter Doc Pomus, who died in 1991 after a battle with cancer, is treated to a generous and loving tribute on Till the Night is Gone.
The son of an attorney, Doc Pomus was born in New York City in 1925 as "Jerome Solon Felder." At age 6, he was sent to summer camp in Connecticut to escape a city-wide polio epidemic.
During this time, Pomus and Shuman enjoyed the high life and churned out hits for such acts as The Drifters, The Coasters, Fabian, Dion and The Belmonts, and Elvis Presley.
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 The Blacklisted Journalist
Doc was often on the phone to that well known madman, Phil Spector, who gave no other man but Doc full respect.
In a master songwriting class Doc gave from his apartment, I sat as an observer.
Privately, Doc was dumbstruck that DeVille could sit for hours strumming a guitar aimlessly without an idea in his head.
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 Doc Pomus MP3 Downloads - Doc Pomus Music Downloads - Doc Pomus Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Crippled by polio in his childhood, Pomus -- born Jerome Felder on June 27, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York -- became interested in singing blues and writing songs after hearing a Big Joe Turner record when he was 15; he played saxophone at the time, and after hearing Turner, blues music became his obsession.
He then realized he needed a collaborator, and found one in his piano-playing partner for dozens of years, Mort Shuman.
Pomus worked tirelessly for singers he believed in, and among those he believed in was Little Jimmy Scott, a jazz balladeer from Cleveland who first came to New York in the late '40s as part of Lionel Hampton's band.
www.mp3.com /doc-pomus/artists/94483/biography.html   (379 words)

  
 Doc's Music
All three, Doc, BB and Albert are at the top on my blues heroes list.
Freddie and I played the wheels off of this tune for several years but, here it is at its best.
Players are as follows: Doc "Mistabluesman" Quinn Sings Vocal, Kevin "Stik" Paul (1st Lead Guitar and Rhythm), Scott "Lockingnut" Durflinger (2nd Lead Guitar) and John "Jasper Mills" Cohmer (Bass Guitar).
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 Amazon.com: Till the Night is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Born Jerome Felder in Brooklyn in 1925, Doc Pomus was stricken with polio at age nine and spent most of his life on crutches or in a wheelchair.
Till the Night Is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus reinforces the obvious point that Pomus's tunes should be considered American pop standards as much as Irving Berlin or Harold Arlen's compositions, and should be recorded again and again.
I mean, the Harmonicats couldn't have done a worse job; Reed, despite his links to Pomus, simply isn't a singer, and his band on this cut sounds like a garbage truck with an oil leak.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000033GU?v=glance   (1239 words)

  
 LivinBlues- Doc Pomus
Born 1925 in New York City, Jerome Solon Felder later adopted the sobriquet Doc Pomus after deciding to become a Blues shouter at 18, flipping out over a Big Joe Turner record.
Doc also co-produced Roomful of Blues debut album in 1977, while also playing a crucial role in the Joe Turner/Roomful of Blues project in 1983.
In 1992, Doc Pomus was elected to the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame.
www.livinblues.com /bluesrooms/docpomus.asp   (488 words)

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