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Vocal Groups - Doo Wop - Street-Corner Music

Doo-Wop was the term applied to the singing style of American R&B vocal groups of the Fifties, originating from the fact that the harmony support to lead vocals was often de-rived from simple phrases like 'don wop'.

Such groups, generally four or five strong, usually consisted of a tenor or baritone lead singer supported by a second tenor, baritone and bass voices and were thus, basically, musically self-supporting. In fact, many recorded initially with minimal instrumental accompaniment, partly to avoid detracting from intricate vocal harmonies and partly for economics.

Street-Corner Music

The style is also known as 'street-corner music', since some groups actually rehearsed on the street comers of their neighbourhood, singing `acappella' (without instruments; literally 'as in chapel'), though often preferring the acoustic qualities of subways or hallways. Doo-wop music had its roots in the late Thirties when the Inkspots climbed to world fame featuring Bill Kenny's high tenor lead and Hoppy Jones' bass voice.

While the 'jubilee' (multi-voice harmony lead) and 'quartet' (solo lead with harmony support) styles of gospel groups were the inspiration behind the immediate postwar 'race' market success of earliest doo-wop performers the Orioles (Natural Records). Led by the cool and clear tenor of Sonny Til, and the Ravens (National) featuring Jimmy Ricks' bass lead. Coincidentally, these names were precursors of a vast number of 'bird' groups to record during the Fifties — Larks, Crows, Penguins, Flamingos, etc.

The last vestiges of the style are evident circa 1962. Leading into the era of soul vocal groups where the Bluenotes, Four Tops, Isley Brothers, etc.      read more...

   
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Dion: Runaround Sue - Best Of The Rest (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCH915
 

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(Ace Records) 24 tracks - Stereo The ultimate Dion out-takes album. This contains 24 tracks of alternate takes and previously unissued songs (until we released them in 1985). Among this selection of out-takes are some of the most spontaneous and well-recorded music...

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The Mills Brothers: Our Golden Favorites (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPMCA188
 

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(MCA) 12 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1960 'Decca' LP album, featuring their uptempos of 'Opus One', 'Smack Dab In The Middle'

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The Duprees: Christmas With The Duprees (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5911
 

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(Collectables) 12 tracks

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The Belmonts: Acappella Christmas (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPERF394
 

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(Performance Records) 8 Tracks (25:19) - Rare Acappella Doo-Wop Christmas recordings from 1991 of the original Belmonts, once accompanying singers of Dion DiMucci!

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Various: Runaround Who? 30 Songs Influenced By Dion DiMucci (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTV1026
 

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(Teensville Records) 30 Tracks -  Beautiful tribute to Dion DiMucci, the man who tamed Runaround Sue after he was on the road as The Wanderer and previously directed Dion & The Belmonts. An absolute must for fans of Doo-Wop, Rock'n'Roll and early-Sixties...

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Dana Countryman's Girlville: Dana Countryman's Girlville - New Songs In The Style Of Yesterdays Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTV1019
 

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(Teensville Records) 19 Tracks - Songwriter - Producer Dana Countryman has written and recorded three albums of his particular brand of retro-pop over the past three years, but his “Girlville” album is a little different. Having studied the work of the classic Brill...

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Showaddywaddy: The One & Only - Greatest & Latest (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD5215992
 

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(CMC Records) 17 Tracks - 1996 Re-recordings!

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Various: Explosive DooWops Vol.5 (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPEXD500
 

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(Explosive) 19 tracks - high quality pressing with top sound quality!​

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Various: Explosive DooWops Vol.6 (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPEXD600
 

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​(Explosive) 19 tracks - high quality pressing with top sound quality! ​

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The Impressions: For Your Precious Love (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPVJS1075
 

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(Vee Jay) 12 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1963 'Stereo' 'Vee Jay' LP album

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Various: Yakety Wax (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPWENDI011
 

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(Wendi) 20 tracks -  Rare and hard-to-find Doo Wop Rockers!

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Various: Rare 1950s Boston Doo Wops Vol.4 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEA90408
 

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(Eagle Records) 28 tracks On this 4th compilation of rare BOSTON DOO-WOPS, collectors are treated to another batch of fine vintage issued (along with many unissued) sounds from Massachusetts vocal groups. First heard are the EXOTICS, who hailed form the Roxbury...

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The Deep River Boys: Let's Go (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDACM4262
 

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(Acrobat) 28 Tracks - 1936-1956!

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Shangri-Las: Shangri-Las 65 (LP)
Art-Nr.: LP30100173
 

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(Charly) 12 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1965 'Red Bird' LP album

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Various: Amazing Stereo Doo Wop (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDER13604
 

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(Eric) 30 tracks. <br> No matter how much you love these iconic doo-wop songs in their original mono, you really deserve the pleasure of hearing them the way they sounded in the studio when they were recorded: with both ears! If only today's recording...

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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 for their...

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The Ovations: Richard Kelly & The Ovations 1958-1982 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCB1077
 

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(Crystal Ball) 26 tracks It started in 1958 in Harrison, New Jersey. Richard Kelly had just got out of the marines, where he did acapella singing. He was 22 years old and got together with Paul Omeletski-Bass, Mario Venancio-Baritone, and Gus Ottobreist tenor,...

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The Ovations: High School Reunion (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCB1052
 

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(Crystal Ball) 28 tracks (7 acapella) plus rare jingles

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The Four Freshmen: Capitol Collectors Series (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP93197
 

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(Capitol) 21 tracks 1952 - 1961 with 16 page booklet.

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Various: Rockin 'n' Rare Doo Wops Vol.4 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRDW040
 

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(RDW) 30 tracks 30 fabulous rockin' original DooWop rarities. Featuring less well-known vocal groups of the 1950s Rock 'n' Roll era, along with some of the genre's legendary groups. Featured artists: The Harptones - The Electras - The Charts - The Dells - The...

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The Flamingos: I Only Have Eyes For You - The Best Of The End Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNEM609
 

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(Sequel) 20 tracks - 4 page notes by Donn Fileti plus sessiongraphy ​

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The Flamingos: For Collectors Only (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL8803
 

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(Collectables Records) 42 tracks 'I had the rare privilege of interviewing Zeke and Jeke Carey, in Brooklyn, New York' . They are the organizers and original members of one of the most renowned rhythm and blues vocal groups to come from the fifties, the Flamingos....

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Various: Rockin 'n' Rare Doo Wops Vol.3 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRDW030
 

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(RDW) 30 tracks 30 fabulous rockin' DooWop rarities. Featuring less well-known vocal groups of the 1950s Rock 'n' Roll era, along with some of the genre's legendary groups. Featured artists: The Titans - The Rivingtons - The Rob-Roys - The Five Stars - The...

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The Coasters: Charlie Brown - The Outtakes (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRBD102A
 

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(Mr. R&B) 24 Tracks - Outtakes and rarities of Leiber/Stoller and Hazlewood/Sill productions between 1957-1963!

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The Coasters: The Best Of The Coasters (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDAMCY2277
 

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(Atlantic Japan) 25 Tracks - Best 1954-1962! Japan Edition!

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The Isley Brothers: Shout - The RCA Sessions (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBMG680952
 

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(BMG) 19 tracks As family businesses go, The Isley Brothers have lasted longer than most. They've been on top of just about every trend in rhythm If blues for 40 years - even pioneered some of them, Back in the '50s, they sang doo-wop and rock roll. They lit...

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The Righteous Brothers: Greatest Hits (LP)
Art-Nr.: LP823662
 

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(Polygram) 12 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1967 'Verve'  LP album - Originally sealed The Righteous Brothers blend their hearts and voices with truth, and real truth brings a message. A message, through song, is universal and understood by young and...

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Harvey Fuqua: Singles Collection (LP+7inch+CD)
Art-Nr.: LPVID08
 

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(Jukebox Music Factory) Vinyl LP (16 tracks), CD (23 tracks), 7inch Single 45rpm (2 tracks)

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The Ink Spots: The Best Of The Ink Spots (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPMCLD607
 

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(MCA) 24 tracks - Original recordings from 1930 to 1950

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Various: Girls Will Be Girls Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDWESM600
 

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(Westside) 31 tracks with 12 page booklet - rare teenage sirens (8 unissued) from the Roulette, Gone, Jubilee, Colpix, Gone, Dimension, Blaine, Satin, New Voice and Dynovoice vaults!

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The Jam Rock Band: Come On Baby Rock - The Complete Masters 1977-1990 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBLR33189
 

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(Bluelight Records) 26 Tracks - Rock'n'Roll-Rockabilly-Doo Wop from Finland!

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Gladys Knight & The Pips: Letter Full Of Tears (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP6785479
 

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(Vinyl Lovers) 14 tracks - Re-isuue of the 1962 'Fury' LP album Gladys Knight and The Pips was a gritty soul outfit fronted by Georgia native Gladys Knight and backed by her brother Merald 'Bubba' Knight. and cousins William Guest and Edward Patten. Gladys....

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The Mills Brothers: Cab Driver - The Dot & Paramount Years 1958-1972 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDECK119
 

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(Poker Records) 28 Tracks - The anthology of the best Mills Brothers recordings for the record companies Dot Records and ABC Paramount, 1958-1972, perfectly remastered!

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Phil Spector: The Philles Album Collection (7-CD) EU
Art-Nr.: CD190008
 

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(Spector/Sony Music) 88 tracks, 6 newly remasterd albums first time on CD plus bonus CD (17 rare flipsides). Hardcover Slipcase with original artwork papersleeves and 36 page booklet.

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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 away, and this excellent new...

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Martha & The Vandellas: Heat Wave (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPDOL966
 

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(DOL) 12 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1963 'Gordy' LP album It is a scientific fact that heat moves in waves. With their recording of 'HeatWave' quickly becoming an even bigger hit than their last best-seller, 'Come And Get These Memories', Martha And The...

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The Crystals: Twist Uptown (LP)
Art-Nr.: LP2011132
 

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(Rumble Records) 11 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1962 'Philles' LP album When the five Brooklyn girls (who later became the famous singing group -The Crystals) used to sing hopefully at high school dances little did they dream that their destiny was bound...

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Gene Chandler: The Duke Of Earl (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPCHARLY119
 

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(Charly Records) 12 tracks, limited edition 180g vinyl reissue of the chart-topping Chicago Soul singer's 1961 album in stereo, celebrating Vee-Jay Records 60th Anniversary 1953-2013.​  - The Cinderella story of The Duke of Earl is that seldom heard and often...

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The Shirelles: Tonight's The Night (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPCRNBR16018
 

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(Cornbread) 13 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1961 'Scepter' album plus two bonus tracks  - There are several 'special' nights in everyone's life. The night of their first prom, the breathless time when they receive their first kiss, the night that they first...

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The Shirelles: The Shirelles Sing To Trumpets And Strings (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPCRNBR16023
 

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(Cornbread) 13 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1960 'Scepter' album plus one bonus track  - As a follow up to their album 'TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT', the Shirelles offer you their unique presentation of 12 original songs to the accompainment of trumpets and...

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The Drifters: Save The Last Dance For Me (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPMOV1697
 

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(Music On Vinyl) 12 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1962 'Atlantic' LP album This LP by the fabulous Drifters is a one record 'hit parade' all to itself! On it you'll find five smash hits('Save The Last Dance For Me', 'I Count The Tears', 'Sweets For My Sweet',...

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Sha Na Na: From The Streets Of New York - Hot Sox - Sha Na Now (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBGO1306
 

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(Beat Goes On) 35 Tracks - All these albums from 1973, 1974 and 1975 reached the Top 200 of the USA. The single"(Just Like) Romeo And Juliet" was a hit on the radio. Since their foundation in 1969 the rock'n'roll tribute band Sha Na Na still enthuses their...

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Sha Na Na: The Night Is Still Young - The Golden Age Of Rock'n' Roll (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBGO1150
 

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(Beat Goes On) 42 Tracks -  The two albums from 1972 and 1973 were originally released on the label Karma Sutra. The albums contain Sha Na Nas versions of rock'n'roll classics and one or two originals by producer Jeff Barry. The Golden Age Of Rock'N' Roll' was...

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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), Challenge also recorded...

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The Ronettes: Everything You Wanted To Know About The Ronettes...But Where Afraid To Ask (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFCO01
 

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(For Collectors Only) 27 tracks (3 unreleased) Tracks 1-4 and 6-10 Stereo - Digipac  - It's summer 1961, 17-year old Veronica (Ronnie) , her sister Estelle and their cousin Nedra walk into RCA recording studio for the first time to record for Moy/Colpix...

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The Five Royales: The Real Thing (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPH802
 

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(Dr. Horse) 16 tracks - 1952 to 1961 recordings

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The Velvet Candles: Today (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDET6095
 

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(El Toro Records) 12 tracks - AUGIE BURR, EDDIE PEREGRIN und MAMEN SALVADOR (Lead, Chorus) sowie JUAN IBAÑEZ (Bass & Chorus) und MIGUEL A. G. GARRO (High Tenor)  - The Velvet Candles... Today... And we should add... At Last! Eight years after our succesful...

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The Five Royales: 17 Hits - Vintage Vault Collectors Series (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPBID8039
 

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(Rare Bid - Bellaphon) 17 tracks - Original 1950s 'King' recordings, incl. previously unreleased material In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, four cousins, Lowman 'Pete' Pauling (bass and guitar), Clarence Paul (lead), Anthony Price (baritone), Windsor King (first...

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Various: The Very Best Of Doo-Wop Rarities Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRR1030
 

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(Regency) 31 tracks

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The Valentinos: Treasure Chest - Acappella Gems Through The Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCL3003
 

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(Clifton- Ronnie I) 26 tracks  - A sure sign of a solid vocal group is one that truly stands the test of time It could be said that very few vocal groups have stood this test True, there are many groups who have stayed together and continued performing for...

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The Allures: Doo-Wop Memories (Just For You) - The Allures 'Acappella' (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSCD19912
 

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(Starlight Discs) 24 tracks (73:05)  - The Allures met and formed in 1983 at one of the many United In Group Harmony Association (U.G.H.A.) Shows in North Bergen, New Jersey. After a few months of rehearsals, the group began performing in the tri-state area...

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Various: The Apollo Acappella Audition Album (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPREL5075
 

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(Relic) 16 tracks  - If you're a longtime fan of acappella— maybe you even go back to the mid-60's when 'I' m In Love' by the Velvet Angels almost became a Philly smash, and'Stormy Weather' by the Zircons graced the N.Y. airwaves — you're probably wondering...

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The Mellokings: Greatest Hits (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPREL5035
 

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(Relic) 18 tracks  - Certainly one of the most consistent popular oldies record over the years has been The Mellokings' 'Tonite Tonite.' Strangely enough, the song was not a hit when released (except in certain regions) nor does it seem to have ever been a...

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The Quotations: 40 Years Of Doo Wop And Friendship (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDQ2000
 

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(Q-2K) 21 tracks  - As i recall , it as raining the day we met Larry. Had it not been, the Quotations probably wouldn't have come to be. Instead of walking to the train station or up Kings Highway to the Rainbow Shop, we went to Barney's pool room. There,...

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The Crests: Greatest Hits - Golden Classics (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5009
 

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(Collectables) 18 tracks  - Relatively few 1950's vocal groups are fortunate enough to be remembered nearly 25 years after their rise to popularity, but such is the case for Johnny Maestro and the Crests. So talented and successful were the Crests that their...

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The Crests: The Best Of The Crests - Featuring Johnny Maestro (CD)
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 well known Doo-Wop...

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Various: We Wrote 'Em & We Sing 'Em (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROAR01
 

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(Roar) 12 tracks (27:16) CD reissue of the rare 1961 MGM album.  - When it was originally released in 1961 this album was a unique concept. Otis Blackwell called his friends and fellow songwriters into the studio to cut their own versions of songs that had...

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The Penguins: Earth Angel (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPCH249
 

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​(Ace) 18 tracks - Original 'Dootone' recordings

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Various: The Best Of Owl Records Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDOWL1001
 

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(Owl Records) 30 Tracks - Owl Records was a late 60s-early 70s Doo-Wop reissue label. The tracks on this wonderful compilation are either unreleased (at the time) alternate cuts or hard-to-find album releases!

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Various: Forever Doo Wop, Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKNEW738
 

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(Kenwest Music) 36 Tracks - The most important 1950s Doo-Wop hits on one compilation with two discs!

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Various: Forever Doo Wop, Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKNEW739
 

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(Kenwest Music) 36 Tracks - The most important 1950s Doo-Wop hits on one compilation with two discs!

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The Chiffons: Greatest Recordings (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPCH293
 

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​(Ace UK) 20 tracks - Original 'Laurie' recordings from 1963 to 1976

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The Crystals: Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSS200
 

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(Spectacular Sound) 16 Tracks - Original 1960s Philles recordings!

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The Coasters: 36 All-Time Greatest Hits (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDOP3609
 

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(Timeless Music) 36 Tracks - Original recordings 1955-1962!

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The Arrogants: Starlight Serenade Presents The Arrogants (Doo-Wop Acapella) (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSCD19941
 

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(Starlight Discs) 21 tracks​  - The Arrogants originated from the Red Hook section of South Brooklyn, N.Y. The original group members consisted of Frank Ayala, Sal Giarraffa, Augie Muizzo, Mike Munoz and Marcial Rivera, The group was discovered, in 1961,...

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Various: Starlight Serenade Vol.7 - 1950s Doo-Wop Groups Acapella (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSCD19935
 

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(Starlight Discs) 28 tracks (70:50)​

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The Belmonts: Cigars, Acapella, Candy (CD Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDWMC5353
 

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(Elektra Japan) 9 tracks Buddah 1972 Stereo (35:34)  - Wonderful Street Corner Revival, recorded at Mayfair Sound Studios, New York City. High Quality japanese pressing with 16 page booklet of notes by Greil Marcus (english/japanese) and all lyrics. Doo Wop...

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