The classical vocal groups showed Presens for the first time in 1920, but in 1948 one could really speak of a doo-wop band.


The polyphonic male songs pressed on LPs and singles seduced the women with their ballads and charm. Many put doo-wop CDs and vinyl records under rock and roll, but we at Bear Family see more of a relationship to rhythm and blues in the music. However, Doo Wop was influenced by Blues, Jazz and Gospel. Let's not argue about the genre in which you sort your vinyl records and CDs, but let's enjoy the unique feelings that the music expresses through its many octaves and lyrics.
 
Doo Wop CDs and vinyl records
To explore the complete history of the Doo Wop, we can recommend our self-produced CD album series Street Corner Symphonies. We have pressed the complete story with rare photos and recordings on CDs for you. Bear Family Records has also released the following albums in the Doo Wop genre: Doo Wop in Germany, Five Keys and Nitecaps - The Best Of Doo Wop Classics Vol.2, The Platters - The Ballads Of The Platters, Cadillacs - The Cadillacs Rocks, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers - Frankie Rocks, The Cues - Why, The Cadillacs - The Josie Seesions and many more.
 
Of course you will also find releases from other record labels on vinyl records, e.g. singles with 45rpm or classical LPs with 33rpm, CDs and high-quality CD album box sets. Take a look at our doo-wop category and get the music in your favourite format, whether vinyl records like singles as 7inch, LPs as 12inch or simply on CDs.

The classical vocal groups showed Presens for the first time in 1920, but in 1948 one could really speak of a doo-wop band. The polyphonic male songs pressed on LPs and singles seduced the... read more »
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The classical vocal groups showed Presens for the first time in 1920, but in 1948 one could really speak of a doo-wop band.


The polyphonic male songs pressed on LPs and singles seduced the women with their ballads and charm. Many put doo-wop CDs and vinyl records under rock and roll, but we at Bear Family see more of a relationship to rhythm and blues in the music. However, Doo Wop was influenced by Blues, Jazz and Gospel. Let's not argue about the genre in which you sort your vinyl records and CDs, but let's enjoy the unique feelings that the music expresses through its many octaves and lyrics.
 
Doo Wop CDs and vinyl records
To explore the complete history of the Doo Wop, we can recommend our self-produced CD album series Street Corner Symphonies. We have pressed the complete story with rare photos and recordings on CDs for you. Bear Family Records has also released the following albums in the Doo Wop genre: Doo Wop in Germany, Five Keys and Nitecaps - The Best Of Doo Wop Classics Vol.2, The Platters - The Ballads Of The Platters, Cadillacs - The Cadillacs Rocks, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers - Frankie Rocks, The Cues - Why, The Cadillacs - The Josie Seesions and many more.
 
Of course you will also find releases from other record labels on vinyl records, e.g. singles with 45rpm or classical LPs with 33rpm, CDs and high-quality CD album box sets. Take a look at our doo-wop category and get the music in your favourite format, whether vinyl records like singles as 7inch, LPs as 12inch or simply on CDs.

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On The Dancefloor With A Twist! - 25 Tunes to Twist It Up (CD)
Various: On The Dancefloor With A Twist! - 25 Tunes to... Art-Nr.: BCD17666

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1-CD (Digipak) with 36-page booklet, 25 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min. The second album in the 'On The Dancefloor With ...' series on Bear Family Records®. Highly entertaining and wholly danceable compilation featuring 25 of...
$18.05
Meet Me At The Candy Store - 31 Sweets for the Dentist's Joy (CD)
Various Artists: Meet Me At The Candy Store - 31 Sweets for the... Art-Nr.: BCD17659

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1-CD with 16-page booklet, 31 tracks. Total playing time approx. 76 min. Sweets are the everyday little pleasures - this loving compilation is the nostalgic soundtrack to go with them. Let's meet at the Candy Store! We don't just have...
$11.26
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R&B in DC 1940-1960 - Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wop, Rockin’ Rhythm and more… (16-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Various - History: R&B in DC 1940-1960 - Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wop,... Art-Nr.: BCD17052

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Limited and numbered edition of 1,500 copies! 16-CD box set (LP-size) with 352-page hardcover book, 472 tracks. Playing time c. 20 hrs Dear Richard & Jay, I just opened the package you sent, Jay's labor of love, his Washington, DC box...
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Christmas ...There's Trouble Brewin' - 16 Serious Rockin' Crackers for your Christmas Hop (LP, Green Vinyl)
Various - Season's Greetings: Christmas ...There's Trouble Brewin' - 16... Art-Nr.: BAF18071

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1-LP 12inch (colored vinyl), 16 tracks. Total playing time approx. 38 min. Christmas card enclosed! On the market there are innumerable Xmas CDs with so-called R 'n' R recordings - but only Bear Family Records ® delivers such an album of...
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Meet Me At The Hop - 33 Cruisin' Dreams (CD)
Various Artists: Meet Me At The Hop - 33 Cruisin' Dreams (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17633

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1-CD with 16-page booklet, 33 tracks. Total playing time c. 79 min. This lovely compilation on Bear Family could well be the alternative soundtrack to cult movies like 'American Graffiti', 'American Diner', or 'Lemon Popsicle'!...
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The "5" Royales - Rock (CD)
The 5 Royales: The "5" Royales - Rock (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17522

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1-CD (Digipak) with 36-page booklet, 31 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min. With the fantastic Five Royales, we introduce another significant element in the transformation of African-American music from gospel to R&B to soul in...
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The Coasters - Rock (CD)
The Coasters: The Coasters - Rock (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17526

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1-CD Digipac (6-sided) with 36-page booklet, 31 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 minutes. The Coasters – Rock The Coasters are one of the most popular vocal group in music history! We've included their best rockin' tunes such as...
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The Platters - Rock (CD)
The Platters: The Platters - Rock (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17558

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The Platters – Rock The Platters are the most popular vocal group in music history on the circuit of Doo-Wop, Ballads and Rock'n'Roll! Instead of their classic ballads ' Only You ' and ' The Great Pretender ' we've included their rockin'...
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Vol.12, 1960 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop
Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.12, 1960 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17290

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1-CD album Digipac (4x) with extensive booklet, 28 titles. Playtime approx. 69 mns. Street Corner Symphonies The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Volume 12 - 1960 The vocal group sound was splitting in several directions as the new decade...
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The 5 Keys And The Nitecpas - The Best Of Doo Wop Classics Vol.2 (CD)
The Five Keys & The Nitecaps: The 5 Keys And The Nitecpas - The Best Of Doo... Art-Nr.: BCD17395

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1-CD Digipak with 16-page booklet, 16 tracks. Total playing time approx. 40 minutes 16 classic vocal group sides, most of them blazing rockers. Culled from deep within the vaults of Groove Records, RCA Victor's legendary mid-1950s R&B...
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Jim Breedlove Sings Rock & Roll (LP)
Jim Breedlove: Jim Breedlove Sings Rock & Roll (LP) Art-Nr.: BFX15327

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(Bear Family Records) 12 tracks KILLER DILLER Rhythm & Blues vinyl, feat. 12 Rockers you don't get on any CD! Breedlove was the founder of the Doo Wop group the Cues and was part of them until 1957 when he left the group to start his...
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The Ballads of The Platters
The Platters: The Ballads of The Platters Art-Nr.: BCD17326

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1-CD-Album Digipak with 40-page booklet, 33 tracks, total playing time approx. 90 Minutes. Some of the biggest hits of the Fifties, sung by the most successful vocal group of all time! These songs defined an era! Classics include Only...
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The Drifters - The Drifters Rock (CD)
The Drifters: The Drifters - The Drifters Rock (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17278

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1-CD Digipak (6-plated) with 52-page booklet, 32 tracks. Playing time approx. 81 mns. -- The finest black vocal group of all time on a long overdue compilation of their rock'n'roll classics. The original versions of songs like 'Money...
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Vol.13, 1961 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop
Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.13, 1961 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17291

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1-CD-Album Digipak (4-plated) with 84-page booklet, 35 tracks. Total playing time approx. 88 mns. Street Corner Symphonies The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Volume 13 - 1961 The vocal group scene was a veritable dichotomy in 1961....
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Vol.14, 1962 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop
Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.14, 1962 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17292

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1-CD-Album Digipak (4-plated) with 84-page booklet, 34 tracks. Total playing time approx. 88 mns. Street Corner Symphonies The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Volume 14 - 1962 America's longterm love affair with doo-wop was beginning to fade a...
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Vol.07, 1955 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop
Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.07, 1955 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17285

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1-CD DigiPac (4-plated) with c. 80-page booklet, 33 tracks. Playing time approx. 88 mns. Street Corner Symphonies The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Volume 7 - 1955 More R&B vocal groups than ever populated the musical landscape in 1955, the...
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Vol.01, 1939-1949 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop
Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.01, 1939-1949 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17279

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1-CD-Album DigiPac (4-plated) with 84-page booklet, 30 tracks. Playing time approx. 87 mns. Street Corner Symphonies The Complete Story of Doo Wop Volume 1 - 1939-1949 The roots of the 1950s rhythm and blues vocal group explosion were...
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Vol.02, 1950 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop
Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.02, 1950 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17280

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1-CD-Album DigiPac (4-plated) with 84-page booklet, 30 tracks. Playing time approx. 83 mns. Street Corner Symphonies The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Volume 2 - 1950 1950 was something of a transitional year for African-American vocal...
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Vol.05, 1953 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop
Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.05, 1953 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17283

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1-CD-Album DigiPac (4-plated) with 84-page booklet, 32 tracks. Playing time approx. 88 mns. Street Corner Symphonies The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Volume 5 - 1953 The R&B vocal group explosion was in full swing by 1953. Incendiary...
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Vol.04, 1952 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop
Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.04, 1952 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17282

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1-CD DigiPac (4-plated) with 84-page booklet, 31 tracks. Playing time approx. 85 mns. Street Corner Symphonies The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Volume 4 - 1952 The R&B vocal group landscape was shifting in 1952. Groups that would persevere...
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Only Believe...Unissued And Rare Nashville..
The Prisonaires & The Marigolds: Only Believe...Unissued And Rare Nashville.. Art-Nr.: BCD16893

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1-CD-Album Digipac (4-plated) with comprehensive booklet, 28 tracks. Playing time approx. 69 mns. his exciting CD-Album reveals a completely unknown chapter in the already implausible - though true - story of the Prisonaires, the prison...
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Westwärts (CD)
The Crystalairs: Westwärts (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17239

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1 CD album Digipac (4 pages) with extensive booklet, 16 tracks. Playing time approx. 60 minutes. German Country & Doo Wop in a mixture like never before, the successor of the successful album'Die ganze Welt' with vocal and lyrical...
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The Whole Wide World (CD)
The Crystalairs: The Whole Wide World (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD16768

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1-CD-Album DigiPac with 36-page booklet, 16 tracks, playing time 45:05 mns. Music from Bielefeld for the world! New English language album. Fabulous harmonies and world class vocals. The Crystalairs ' unique style of rock 'n' roll,...
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The Cadillacs Rock
The Cadillacs: The Cadillacs Rock Art-Nr.: BCD16281

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1-CD Digipak (6-plated) with 44-page booklet, 34 tracks. Playing time approx. 78 mns. Starting out as a street-corner harmony group on 131st Street in New York, the Cadillacs quickly discovered the teenage market and created wild,...
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Die ganze Welt (CD)
The Crystalairs: Die ganze Welt (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD16927

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1-CD-Album Digipak (4-plated) with 47-page booklet, 16 tracks. Playing time approx. 52 mns.​
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