The Bosstones

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The Bosstones were an African American musical group in the late 1950s who performed in the instrumentally-sparse, a cappella-based harmonic style known as Philadelphia doo-wop.

The Bosstones released "Mope-Itty Mope"(also known as Mope-Itty) as a 45 rpm single in 1959.[1] The B-side of "Mope-Itty Mope" was a song called "Wings of an Angel".[1]In 1962 The Dovells remade "Mope-itty Mope" as "The Mope-itty Mope Stomp".[2]

After their existence was called to the attention of the Boston-based ska-core band formed in 1983 and also called The Bosstones, the latter group changed its name to The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.[3]


  1. ^ a b Dave Thompson (8 April 2016). Standard Catalog of American Records. "F+W Media, Inc.". pp. 148–. ISBN 978-1-4402-4628-9. 
  2. ^ Barry Blinderman; Paul Laffoley; University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Gallery of Contemporary Art (2000). The UFO show. University Galleries, Illinois State University. ISBN 978-0-945558-30-9. 
  3. ^ Dave Thompson (2000). Alternative Rock. Miller Freeman Books. pp. 495–. ISBN 978-0-87930-607-6.