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The Penguins' Earth Angel' was reputed to have sold two million copies on Dootone in 1954. The song was written by Jesse Belvin and recorded by Cleveland Duncan (lead vocal, born July 23, 1935), Curtis Williams (1935), Dexter Tisby (1936) and Bruce Tate (1935). Gently rock-inflected, the record distilled the feeling of adolescent uncertainty per-fectly.

It remains America's favourite oldie. Subsequently managed by Buck Ram, the Penguins had no comparable success, but recorded a series of fine discs for Mercury, Wing, Atlantic, Dooto, Sunstate and Original Sound, where Frank Zappa wrote and produced 'Memories Of El Monte' for them in 1963. During this period, Teddy Harper and Randolph Jones replaced Williams and Tate.

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The Complete Releases 1954-62 (2-CD)
The Penguins: The Complete Releases 1954-62 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDADD3210

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(Acrobat Music) 42 Tracks - 16 page booklet The Penguins were one of the several doo-wop groups of the 50s who took their name from a bird (others included The Orioles, The Ravens, The Flamingos and The Robins), and they are best known...
Earth Angel (LP)
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​(Ace) 18 tracks - Original 'Dootone' recordings
The Best Of Penguins - The Mercury Years (CD)
The Penguins: The Best Of Penguins - The Mercury Years (CD) Art-Nr.: CD532735

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(PolyGram/Mercury Chronicles Series) 21 tracks, digitally remastered, includes essay and track annotation. Sealed US pressing - essential!
Earth Angel (CD)
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Earth Angel (2-CD)
The Penguins: Earth Angel (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS176

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(2011/JASMINE) 40 West Coast Doo Wops 1954-60.