klezmer electro-thug beats said:
my uneducated impression (i.e. never been to a record convention, don't have loads of collectro buddies) was always that doo-wop collecting was majority older-boomer kind of age dudes. is it kinda like beatles krust where the demographic will collapse over time and the values will dip?somebody I know was talking about how certain non-record collector items seem to be slowly collapsing in value - she used the example of original Disney animation cels, which you'd think younger people would have some interest in since a lot of those movies are pretty timeless. apparently they're getting pretty cheap.
Someone commented to me that the doo-wop collectors are dying off. I guess there is some truth to that. Beatles seem to be more timeless. Generation after generation go through a phase where they enjoy some Beatles tracks. One of my 10 year old twins was humming a Beatles tune yesterday and I don't ever really play Beatles records at the house. The Beatles as a band they evolved through some different sounds so I can understand that. Doo-wop is doo-wop though. You either love it or hate it. I can enjoy Doo-Wop but I don't out of my way to listen to it.