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Complete Recordings   (5-CD) Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers: Complete Recordings (5-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15782

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The Complete Josie Sessions (4-CD) CADILLACS: The Complete Josie Sessions (4-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15648

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The Jubilee Recordings (6-CD Box Set) The Orioles: The Jubilee Recordings (6-CD Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD15682

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Doo Wop in Germany Various - Hits und Raritäten auf deutsch: Doo Wop in Germany Art-Nr.: BCD16948

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Vol.09, 1957 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.09, 1957 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17287

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Vol.11, 1959 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.11, 1959 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17289

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Excello Vocal Groups (CD) Various: Excello Vocal Groups (CD) Art-Nr.: CDEXC3013-C

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Definitive '5' Royales: King A&B Sides (2-CD) The Five Royales: Definitive '5' Royales: King A&B Sides (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSOUL015

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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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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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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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Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol.5 (CD) Various: Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol.5 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKEND485

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(Kent Records) 25 tracks 15 years on from “Dave Godin’s Deep Soul Treasures Volume 4”, and from Dave’s death, we present the next 25 sides of significance – selected by Dave, including some he wanted from day one of the series. It was...
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Ruby Baby - Donna The Prima Donna (CD) Dion: Ruby Baby - Donna The Prima Donna (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTOP1548

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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) The Charmaines: I Idolize You! - Fraternity Recordings... Art-Nr.: LPCHD1545

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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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21st Century Doo Wop (CD) Various: 21st Century Doo Wop (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD825

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(Ace Records) 26 tracks Old doo woppers never die it seems - they seem to go one forever, and better yet, they infect younger brethren with the same glorious desire to maintain the craziest part of rock'n'roll. Doo wop never quite went...
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Playin' Hard To Get - West Coast Girls (CD) Various: Playin' Hard To Get - West Coast Girls (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD559

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(Ace Records) 28 tracks with 8 page booklet. - The Challenge label was formed in 1957 by singing cowboy actor Gene Autry. Though the company's most successful act was the instrumental group The Champs (with the No 1 hit Tequila),...
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Where The Girls Are Vol.10 (CD) Various: Where The Girls Are Vol.10 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD1511

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(Ace Records) 26 Tracks Spanning the years 1962 to 1968, this is the tenth and final volume in our long-running compilation series of girl group treasures from the USA. The tracks were recorded in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles,...
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The Best Of The Crests - Featuring Johnny Maestro (CD) The Crests: The Best Of The Crests - Featuring Johnny... Art-Nr.: CDCHD297

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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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Buck Ram's Doo Wop (CD) Various: Buck Ram's Doo Wop (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD735

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(Ace) 26 tracks (69:13) with 8 page booklet. - Buck Ram is best known as the manager, producer, and songwriter for the Platters - however they were not the only vocal group under his direction during the 1950s and early 60s. Buck Ram's...
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Return Of The Wanderer - Fire In The Night Dion: Return Of The Wanderer - Fire In The Night Art-Nr.: CDCHD936

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(ACE Records) 18 tracks Between 1978 and the Yo Frankie album, Dion Di Mucci abandoned secular music completely and cut nothing but gospel material for 10 years. His swansong in '78 was the album Return Of The Wanderer - this features...
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I'll Be Spinning - The J&S Recordings (CD) JOHNNIE & JOE: I'll Be Spinning - The J&S Recordings (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD1138

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(Ace Records) 30 tracks 1956-70 with 20 page booklet. Johnnie was Johnnie Richardson who ran the Dice label (The Clickettes) and she was the daughter of Zell Sanders whose J & S Label released the Baby Washington & Hearts discs - so all...
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It's Hard But It's Fair - The King Hits & Rarities (CD) The Five Royales: It's Hard But It's Fair - The King Hits &... Art-Nr.: CDCHD1038

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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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Catch That Teardrop (CD) The Five Royales: Catch That Teardrop (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD1055

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(Ace Records) 28 tracks, incl. the best of their Home Of The Blues reocordings, plus the complete Federal recordings of their lead guitarist Lowman Pauling and the solo recordings of their piano player Royal Abbit 1961-65 with 12 page...
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The Fabulous (CD) Rocky Sharpe & The Replays: The Fabulous (CD) Art-Nr.: CDFAB009

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​(1991/Ace) 12 tracks
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Phil's Spectre - A Wall Of Soundalikes (LP) Various: Phil's Spectre - A Wall Of Soundalikes (LP) Art-Nr.: LPHIQ043

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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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A Few Things We Love (CD) The Murmaids: A Few Things We Love (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTOP1459

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The Hollywood-based girl group’s complete 1960s recordings, several new to CD, including one with lead vocals by Jackie DeShannon. Written by a pre-fame David Gates and produced by Kim Fowley at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood, the...
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The Legendary Dig Masters Vol.4 - The Vocal Groups (CD) Various: The Legendary Dig Masters Vol.4 - The Vocal... Art-Nr.: CDCHD569

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(1994/Ace) 24 tracks - Ray Topping continues his cruise through the vaults of Johnny Otis' Dig label and comes up with some fine R&B vocal group performances.
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Cherry Pie - The Original Modern Recordings (CD) Marvin & Johnny: Cherry Pie - The Original Modern Recordings (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD509

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(1994/Ace) 28 tracks
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Voices Of America - Vocal Harmony Groups: Then And Now (CD) Various: Voices Of America - Vocal Harmony Groups: Then... Art-Nr.: CDCHD416

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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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The Lifeboat - Featuring Lou Rawls (CD) The Chosen Gospel Singers: The Lifeboat - Featuring Lou Rawls (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD414

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​(1992/Ace-Specialty) 22 Tracks - Original Specialty recordings, 1952-1955! 
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The Fifties R&B Vocal Groups Various: The Fifties R&B Vocal Groups Art-Nr.: LPCHA212

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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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The Shadow Morton Story Various: The Shadow Morton Story Art-Nr.: CDTOP1369

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(ACE Records) 24 tracks with 40-page booklet. From 1950s Doo-Wop to 1970s Glam-Punk via Girl Group melodramas and Long Island psychedelia - the unlikely story of enigmatic producer/songwriter George 'Shadow' Morton. “Producers are...
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Lenny Coleman & The Ebbtides Sing 4 Seasons And 15 Others By ... (Vinyl LP) Various: Lenny Coleman & The Ebbtides Sing 4 Seasons And... Art-Nr.: LPCHD215

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(1987/ACE) 16 Tracks
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Carlo & The Belmonts CARLO & THE BELMONTS: Carlo & The Belmonts Art-Nr.: LPCHD251

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(1988/ACE) 16 rare early 60s gems from the 'Streets of the Bronx' (3 Stereo) - very rare original Europe pressing, metal mastered from digital tapes. At the height of their popularity in the late fifties, Dion &, The Belmonts were...
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Yo Frankie (1989) Dion: Yo Frankie (1989) Art-Nr.: CDCHM1356

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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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Just A Little Misunderstanding: Rare And Unissued Motown 1965-68 Dennis Contours & Edwards: Just A Little Misunderstanding: Rare And... Art-Nr.: CDTOP419

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(2014/ACE) 26 tracks
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Finders Keepers - Motown Girls 1961-67 (CD) Various: Finders Keepers - Motown Girls 1961-67 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTOP1364

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(Ace Records) 24 tracks - Motown's feminine side, including 12 unissued masters from the vaults.
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Complete Indigo Recordings INNOCENTS: Complete Indigo Recordings Art-Nr.: CDCHD374

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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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Earth Angel (CD) The Penguins: Earth Angel (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCH249

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Vol.2, Laurie Vocal Groups - Sixties Sound Various: Vol.2, Laurie Vocal Groups - Sixties Sound Art-Nr.: CDCHD346

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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 Various: Remember Me Baby - Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups Art-Nr.: CDCHD1272

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(2010/ACE) 24 tracks 1958-65 with 8 page booklet.
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The Wah-Watusi - South Street The Orlons: The Wah-Watusi - South Street Art-Nr.: CDCHD1275

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(2010/ACE) 24 tracks - Cameo Parkway's top girl group the Orlons with their 1962 debut album 'The Wah-Watusi' and 1963's 'South Street'.
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It's A Treat - The King-DeLuxe Recordings 1959-63 (CD) Otis Williams & His Charms: It's A Treat - The King-DeLuxe Recordings... Art-Nr.: CDCHD1267

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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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Sing The Golden Oldies - Spontaneous Combustion The Shirelles: Sing The Golden Oldies - Spontaneous Combustion Art-Nr.: CDCHD1262

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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 The Shirelles: Swing The Most - Hear & Now Art-Nr.: CDCHD1239

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(2009/ACE) 23 tracks (two rare 1964 albums) with 12 page booklet.
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Foolish Little Girl - It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (CD) The Shirelles: Foolish Little Girl - It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad... Art-Nr.: CDCHD1227

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(ACE Records) 23 tracks (6 Stereo) 1963, the fifth and sixth Scepter albums featured five Hot-100 hits and songs from some of soul music's greatest composers, including Van McCoy, Sam Cooke and Ed Townsend. With 16 page booklet. When...
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Vol.2, Doo Wop - Golden Age Of US Rock & Roll Various: Vol.2, Doo Wop - Golden Age Of US Rock & Roll Art-Nr.: CDCHD1230

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(2009/ACE9 30 tracks 1956-63 (5 Stereo) 24 page color booklet of photos, notes and rare labelshots.
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The Ultimate Flairs (feat.Richard Berry) (CD) The Flairs: The Ultimate Flairs (feat.Richard Berry) (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD1023

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(ACE Records)) 29 tracks 1953-63 - 12 page booklet The essential CD for the lovers of LA's premier doo wop vocal group - the Flairs - both in their own name and other guises. The Flairs recorded under their own name and under pseudonyms,...
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I Put Away My Idols & Kingdom In The Streets Dion: I Put Away My Idols & Kingdom In The Streets Art-Nr.: CDCHD898

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(2003/ACE) 20 tracks two original Gospel albums from 1983 & 1985
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Inside Job (1980) & Only Jesus (1981) Dion: Inside Job (1980) & Only Jesus (1981) Art-Nr.: CDCHD895

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(2003/ACE) 19 tracks
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Class & Rendezvous Vocal Groups (CD)s Various: Class & Rendezvous Vocal Groups (CD)s Art-Nr.: CDCHD892

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(2003/ACE) 26 Los Angeles gems (2 never issued on 45RPM) 1956-62. 12 page booklet. Ace's tour de force of vocal group compilations from West Coast labels continues and now the spotlight is turned on the Class & Rendevous marques. The...
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Foot Stompin' (CD) The Flares: Foot Stompin' (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD841

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​(ACE Records) 26 Tracks - 1960-1963 - 12 page booklet - The act of marching through sandboxes full of pebbles, to give a pop recording some snappy aural appeal, has been pursued on more than one occasion. Guitarist Les Paul toyed with...
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A Casual Look - The Flip Recordings (CD) The Six Teens: A Casual Look - The Flip Recordings (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD842

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​(ACE Records) 25 Tracks - 1956-1963 - Barely a teenager when the song was recorded, Trudy Williams' plaintive lead on the Six Teens' A Casual Look is one of the haunting memories of the classic age of the doo wop sound. Initially taken...
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Live In New York Dion: Live In New York Art-Nr.: CDCHD797

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​(2001/ACE) 12 tracks
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They Sing Like Angels DREAMERS: They Sing Like Angels Art-Nr.: CDCHD829

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This important West Coast girl group were the forerunner of the Blossoms. They recorded solo and as backing singers for Richard Berry who said of them 'they sing like angels' (2001/ACE) 20 tracks 1954-58 (Flair/Flip) with 12p. booklet.
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Flip Doo Wop Vol.1 (CD) Various: Flip Doo Wop Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD826

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(2001/ACE) 22 tracks 1955/56 with 12 page booklet
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Sanctuary - Suite For Late Summer...plus Dion: Sanctuary - Suite For Late Summer...plus Art-Nr.: CDCHD792

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​(2009/Ace) 25 tracks
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Vol.6, Modern Vocal Groups Various: Vol.6, Modern Vocal Groups Art-Nr.: CDCHD817

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CD Compilation on ACE RECORDS by Various Artists - Vol.6, Modern Vocal Groups
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Vol.4, Modern Vocal Groups Various: Vol.4, Modern Vocal Groups Art-Nr.: CDCHD764

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CD Compilation on ACE RECORDS by Various Artists - Vol.4, Modern Vocal Groups
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The Best Of Rosie & The Originals (CD) ROSIE & THE ORIGINALS: The Best Of Rosie & The Originals (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD738

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​(1999/ACE) 23 tracks (10 unissued)
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Wop Ding A Ling - Classic Doo Wop From Time, Brent & Shad (CD) Various: Wop Ding A Ling - Classic Doo Wop From Time,... Art-Nr.: CDCHD739

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Growing up, most of my friends' fathers had ordinary jobs. They were lawyers, doctors, businessmen. My dad was a record producer. Ours was certainly not your ordinary home on Long Island's North Shore. When I asked my mother who was...
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