What Is Doo Wop?
A form of R&B based harmony vocalizing using phonetic or nonsense syllables (like a repeated "doo-wop") for rhythm and intricate harmonic arrangements
To be considered doo wop a song must fit into all five of the below, with minor exceptions:
Vocal Group Harmony
Wide Range of Voice Parts (lead, first tenor (falsetto), second tenor, baritone, bass.
Nonsense Syllables - Logatomes
Simple Beat and Light Instrumentation
Simple Music and Lyrics
Doo Wop Groups
The Doo Wop Society
Where did the name Doo Wop come from?
Doo Wop: Definition of a genre