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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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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Yellow Moon - The Complete Recordings 1961-1962 (CD)
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(Ace Records) 29 tracks Leaning more to the soul (rather than doowop) side of Black Music, The Fiestas career spanned nearly 20 years. This CD expands on the old Ace LP (CH 173) and includes their biggest hit So Fine (which reached No 11...
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(Ace Records) 24 tracks Having quit the Belmonts in late 1960, Dion DiMucci enjoyed a string of solo hits on Laurie, including the million-selling ‘Runaround Sue’, and two Top 20 albums before signing to Columbia Records in late ’62. By...
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I Idolize You! - Fraternity Recordings 1960-1964 (LP)
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(Ace Records) 14 Tracks - A brief appearance on Billboard’s Bubbling Under chart belies the fact that the Charmaines were Cincinnati’s leading 1960s girl group. Formed by Marian “Gigi” Jackson, Dee Watkins and Irene Vinegar, the group...
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(Ace Records) 18 tracks AAD 1958-1962 (9 newly remastered in Stereo) - Between the end of 1958 and late 1960, New York based vocal group The Crests had 9 top 100 hit singles in the U.S. The most well known .of these and possibly the most...
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(Ace Records) 26 tracks with 16 page booklet. - Led by the fantastic lead vocals of Johnny Tanner and the stinging guitar of Lowman Pauling, the gospel-infused hamonies and the vibrant recordings of the '5' Royales were and still are...
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(2016/Ace) 12 tracks. Phil Spector did not produce the tracks on this LP. They all just sound as if he might have. Spector’s sessions at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles were celebrated for their extravagance. Using massed voices, an...
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Voices Of America - Vocal Harmony Groups: Then And Now (CD)
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(1996/Ace) 26 tracks with 12 page booklet. Outstanding, decades spanning compilation from Tony Gribin and Matt Schiff (The Doctors of Doo Wop).
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Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou - Vocal Groups
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(2015/Ace) 28 tracks, 1953-1962, 12-page booklet with liner notes and details to every track by Ian Saddler, plus many rare photos and label scans. The history of Bayou vocal groups, Doo-Wop and multiple vocal Rhythm & Blues from...
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The Lifeboat - Featuring Lou Rawls (CD)
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​(1992/Ace-Specialty) 22 Tracks - Original Specialty recordings, 1952-1955! 
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The Fifties R&B Vocal Groups
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(1987 / Ace) 20 tracks. Gatefold cover with liner notes by Ted Carroll. This compilation focuses on some of the great vocal groups that recorded for Modern Records during the 1950s. This album is a testament to the thriving vocal group...
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Yo Frankie (1989)
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(2012/ACE) 10 tracks (41:06) with 16 page of lyrics, notes and photos. Dion's superb 1989 album, featuring the production and guitar work of Dave Edmunds, an all-star band and guest appearances from Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Bryan Adams,...
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(2014/ACE) 30 tracks (74:02) with 20 page booklet. A second volume of rare 1950's Doo Wop delights from the previously untapped vaults of Music City Records (California), with the focus now on the uptempo sides of this Bay Area imprint....
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Just A Little Misunderstanding: Rare And Unissued Motown 1965-68
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Complete Indigo Recordings
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​(1992/2011/ACE) 25 tracks 1959-61 with 12 page booklet. The West Coast trio's 'Innocently Yours' LP with bonus tracks, including previously unreleased titles.
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Vol.2, Laurie Vocal Groups - Sixties Sound
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CD Compilation on ACE RECORDS by Various Artists - Vol.2, Laurie Vocal Groups - Sixties Sound
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Remember Me Baby - Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups
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(2010/ACE) 24 tracks 1958-65 with 8 page booklet.
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It's A Treat - The King-DeLuxe Recordings 1959-63 (CD)
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(ACE Records) 24 tracks with 16 page booklet. Cincinnati’s Otis Williams & the Charms (or His Charms or His New Group, as they were sometimes billed) are one of the groups with which the King label is permanently associated. Williams...
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(2010/ACE) 26 tracks (64:59) 1964 & 1967 with 16 page booklet. Including two rare bonus tracks.
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Swing The Most - Hear & Now
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(2009/ACE) 23 tracks (two rare 1964 albums) with 12 page booklet.
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