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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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REUNION: ...A Cool Change
Art-Nr.: LPCL1006
 

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​(Clifton) 16 tracks

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Billy Ward & The Dominoes: 14 Hits - Jackie Wilson - The Dominoes, Vol.3 (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPKING5007X
 

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(1977/Gusto) 14 tracks - Original King-Federal recordings when Jackie wilson did the lead vocals with the Dominoes! The LP is originally sealed!

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Dominoes: 14 Hits - The Dominoes, Vol. 4 (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPBID8008
 

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(1977/Bellaphon) 14 tracks - Original King-Federal recordings! This is the German release which includes less tracks than the U.S. pressing!

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FIVE KEYS: 14 Hits - Vintage Vault Collectors Series
Art-Nr.: LPGUSTO5013
 

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(1978/Gusto) 16 tracks

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Hank Ballard & The Midnighters: 14 Hits (King-Federal 1953-62)
Art-Nr.: LPBID8003
 

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(BELLAPHON) 14 tracks, original King/Federal recordings from 1953-62

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Billy Ward & The Dominoes: 15 Super Hits
Art-Nr.: CDGT2171
 

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CD on GUSTO RECORDS by Billy Ward & The Dominoes - 15 Super Hits

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Otis Williams & His Charms: 16 Hits - Vintage Vault Collectors Series (German Pressing)
Art-Nr.: BID8040
 

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(1978/GustoBellaphon) 16 tracks Stereo / complete King-Federal discography and Charms story on back cover. Top Sound!

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SUSANNA & THE ROOMATES: 16 Reasons And More
Art-Nr.: CDRRR1031
 

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(2011/RARE ROCKIN') 30 tracks (78:42)

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The Orioles: 1947-55 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDADM5000
 

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​(2004/Acrobat) 52 songs.

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The Del Vikings: 1956 Audition Tapes
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5001
 

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(1990/Collectables) 9 songs. One of the Doo-Wop Super Groups! A MUST! Seltene Aufnahmen! Ein Muß für jeden Doo-Wop Freak!

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FOUR SEASONS: 20 Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: LPSTAR2320
 

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(1988/TELSTAR) 20 tracks

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Gene Chandler: 20 Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5518
 

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CD on COLLECTABLES RECORDS by Gene Chandler - 20 Greatest Hits (CD)

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Billy Ward & The Dominoes: 21 Hits - The Dominoes, Vol.4 (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPKING5008X
 

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(1977/Gusto) 21 tracks - Original King-Federal recordings! the LP album is originally sealed!

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

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CD Compilation on ACE RECORDS by Various Artists - 21st Century Doo Wop

$19.17 *

Otis & The Charms Williams: 30 Of Their Favorites
Art-Nr.: CDKT711
 

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(King Tut) 30 tracks.

$21.06 *

LIL' MO AND THE DYNAFLO'S: 3rd Time's A Charm (2011)
Art-Nr.: CD1112002
 

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(2011/Lil'Mo) 15 tracks (48:14)

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LIL' MO AND THE DYNAFLO'S: 3rd Time's A Charm (re-release)
Art-Nr.: CDRBR5762
 

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(Rhythm Bomb Records/2013) 15 Track, re-release of their 2011 Doo-Wop album!

$15.66 *

The Spaniels: 40th Anniversary 1953-93
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5584
 

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(1995/COLLECTABLES) 20 tracks - new recordings

$18.25 *

The Skyliners: 40th Anniversary Edition (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL8822
 

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(1999/COLLECTABLE) 40 original classics

$21.55 *

Various: A Barrel Of Oldies (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDEL71219
 

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​(1995/Del-Fi) 13 Tracks - Great compilation although not only Del-Fi recordings are on it, many rarities!

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Little Joe Cook: A Blast From The Past
Art-Nr.: LPBI224891
 

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​(Beantown) 16 tracks, recorded 1956-1959

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PERSUASIONS: A Cappela Soul - Essential Perfect 10 Series
Art-Nr.: CDROU2213
 

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Long after the doo-wop sound faded from the charts, The Persuasions kept the torch burning with vibrant and soulful renditions of songs from every imaginable source. This collection focuses on classic repertoire from the 1950s and 1960s, brought to a deeper and...

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SIX TEENS: A Casual Look
Art-Nr.: CDFG971019
 

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(1998/Famous Groove Records) Highly recommended release of the Flip recordings 1956-58 featuring currently spoken comments from original members

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SIX TEENS: A Casual Look - The Flip Recordings
Art-Nr.: CDCHD842
 

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CD on ACE RECORDS by SIX TEENS - A Casual Look - The Flip Recordings

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The Speedos: A Dreamin' Life
Art-Nr.: CDPART647002
 

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(2009/PART) 12 tracks (32:45) 1992 classic feat. Götz Alsmann (piano)

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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 Murmaids’ recording of...

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Various: A Full House From Laurie Records (Vinyl-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPCB106
 

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Almost every artist or label has unreleased material. Locating this rare material can be a real adventure at times. With the cooperation of Laurie Records and over six months of active research I have been fortunate enough to uncover the following sides which have...

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ELEGANTS: A Knight With The Elegants
Art-Nr.: LPCB101
 

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All Songs Written By Al Brown and Groups. Thornett Music BMI In 1957 Al Brown became heavily involved in the N.Y.C. Group Harmony Sound of ”Do Wop". He was approached by a new record company "Joyce" and was asked to provide material and groups so they could...

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VIDELS: A Letter From The Videls
Art-Nr.: LPMC1005
 

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​(Magic Carpet) 16 tracks

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The Toys: A Lover's Concerto - Attack! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSC6034
 

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(1994/Sundazed) 14 Tracks - Original DynoVoice recordings, 1965-1966!

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Various: A Million Dollars Worth Of Doo-Wop Vol.14 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLG7034
 

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(Live Gold/1996) 29 tracks

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Various: A Million Dollars Worth Of Doo-Wop Vol.17 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLG7037
 

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​(Live Gold/1996)  27 tracks

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Various: A Million Dollars Worth Of Doo-Wop Vol.18 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLG7038
 

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(1996/Live Gold Productions) 27 tracks

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Various: A Million Dollars Worth Of Doo-Wop Vol.19 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLG7039
 

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(Live Gold/1996) 28 tracks - Canada super rare

$64.75 *

Various: A Rock & Roll Party - Lu Pine Records (Vinyl LP)
Art-Nr.: LPREL8008
 

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(Relic) 16 tracks - few sealed copies

$19.39 *

Various: A Sound For All (Four) Seasons - Jersey Harmony Sound-A-Likes
Art-Nr.: CDTV1014
 

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(Teensville) 32 tracks, 16-page booklet with photos and label shots. Foot stomps, hand claps, wailing double-tracked falsetto, close echoing harmonies, thundering drums, lyrics about love found and lost! (MM/Bear Family Records)  - A Sound For All (Four)...

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Marvin Gaye: A Stubborn Kind Of Fellow - From The Beginning 1957-62
Art-Nr.: CDJAS245
 

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(JASMINE) 28 tracks incl. early vocal group back-up work (Moonglows, Chuck Berry a.o.).

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HEARTBEATS: A Thousand Miles Away
Art-Nr.: CDCOL9911
 

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CD on COLLECTABLE RECORDS by HEARTBEATS - A Thousand Miles Away

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HEARTBEATS: A Thousand Miles Away - 20 Doo Wop Classics
Art-Nr.: CDCOL1346
 

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(2009/RHINO) 20 tracks

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Various: A Tribute To Vito Picone & The Elegants
Art-Nr.: CDLS101
 

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(2004/LITTLE STAR) 28 tracks

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The Catalinas: A Walk Through Time (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCB1064
 

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(2005/Crystal Ball) 27 tracks (17 acapella) - very rare white Doo Wop recordings. Including two tracks as 'The Inventions'.

$26.95 *

Various: A White Christmas - 29 Songs By 20 Vocal Groups (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCB1002
 

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​(1995/Crystal Ball) 29 tracks - Rare Doo-Wop Christmas compilation! Originally sealed!

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RUNAROUNDS: A.K.A. The Regents
Art-Nr.: LPCB123
 

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​(Crystal) 16 tracks

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Dion: Abraham, Martin And John...plus
Art-Nr.: CDCHM1147
 

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(2007/ACE) 11 tracks - his first Warner Brothers album from 1968

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The Chiffons: Absolutely The Best
Art-Nr.: CDFUEL61437
 

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(2004/EMI/FUEL) 14 tracks The prolific young songwriters that created pop gold on a daily basis within the cramped cubicles of the fabled Brill Building in midtown Manhattan and the bustling structure just up the street at 1650 Broadway were operating at their...

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The Four Preps: Absolutely The Best (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0614712X
 

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(2005/Fuel 2000) 14 Tracks - Cut-Out drill hole in barcode. Premier sound quality! Rare CD! Liner Notes by Bill Dahl!

$32.35 *

PERSUASIONS: Acapella
Art-Nr.: LPED296
 

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(Edsel) 13 tracks

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BELMONTS: Acappella Christmas
Art-Nr.: CDPERF394
 

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(1991/Performance Records) 8 tracks (25:19), rare acappella Doo-Wop Christmas CD - few copies left!

$18.31 *

CHOTALLS: Acappella From Hamburg
Art-Nr.: CDHW007
 

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(2007/HOT WAX) 16 tracks 1995-2000

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Various: Acappella Showdown Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCL3005
 

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(1994/Clifton) 26 Tracks

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A MOMENTS PLEASURE: Acappella Starlight Sessions
Art-Nr.: CDCOL6902
 

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(2007/Collectables) 12 tracks

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FRANKIE & THE FASHIONS: Acappella Starlight Sessions
Art-Nr.: CDCOL6794
 

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CD on COLLECTABLE RECORDS by FRANKIE & THE FASHIONS - Acappella Starlight Sessions

$10.75 *

Various: Ai! Si! Si! Mambo & Latin Flavored R&B
Art-Nr.: CDET113
 

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(2008/EL TORO) 28 tracks 1954-57

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FOUR SEASONS: Ain't That A Shame
Art-Nr.: CDBVCP2052
 

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(BMG) 12 tracks

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FOUR SEASONS: Ain't That A Shame - Live On Stage
Art-Nr.: CDCHD596
 

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CD on ACE RECORDS by FOUR SEASONS - Ain't That A Shame - Live On Stage

$19.17 *

REGENTS: Aka The Runarounds
Art-Nr.: CDBB55043
 

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Eine thematische Zusammenstellung (Compilation) als CD-Album mit sehr raren Doo-Wop und Teenage Rock And Roll Titeln aus den 50er bis frühen 60er Jahren. Die CD-Album Serie Dee Jay Jamboree Dee Jay Records ist eine hervorragende Ergänzung zu der Bear Family Records...

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Various: Al Brown's New York Found Vol.1 (Vinyl-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPCB116
 

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AL BROWN was released from the Armed Services in 1946. At this time he began to pursue a career in music. After taking many courses and working with single artists and bands, he branched out into the field of group harmony. This was in the middle of 1956 early '57....

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Hank Ballard & The Midnighters: All 20 Of Their Chart Hits - 1953-1962 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKCD5003
 

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The Midnighters originated at the Dunbar High School in Detroit with a group formed by Sonny Wood, Henry Booth, Charles Sutton, Alonzo Tucker, and Hank Ballard. The group called themselves The Royals and signed to King in May 1952. They had their first national...

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The Clovers: All Righty Oh Sweetie - 1951-59 (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPH807
 

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(Dr.Horse) 19 tracks - 'Atlantic' and 'Poplar' recordings

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The Drifters: All The Singles 1953-58 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS526
 

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(2009/JASMINE) 50 tracks

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Dominoes: All Their Hits 1951-65 (King-Federal)
Art-Nr.: BID8005
 

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LP on BELLAPHON RECORDS by Dominoes - All Their Hits 1951-65 (King-Federal)

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The Orlons: All Their Hits And More (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCP3013
 

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​(1995/Campark) 32 tracks

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The Duprees: All Time Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDVSD66361
 

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CD on VARESE SARABANDE RECORDS by DUPREES - All Time Greatest Hits

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LETTERMEN: All-Time Greatest (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP46626
 

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​(Capitol) 10 tracks

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The Olympics: All-Time Greatest Hits (CD Longbox)
Art-Nr.: CDDZS057
 

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(1991/Dunhill US) 26 tracks, original Demon and Arvee recordings, 1958-65, incl. unissued material! Rare CD!

$23.71 *

Dion & The Belmonts: Alone And Together 1960-62 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS235
 

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(2013/Jasmine) 56 tracks

$18.31 *

   
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