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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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Vol.03, 1951 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.03, 1951 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17281

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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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Vol.15, 1963 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.15, 1963 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17293

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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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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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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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Vol.08, 1956 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.08, 1956 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17286

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Vol.10, 1958 Street Corner Symphonies Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.10, 1958 Street Corner Symphonies Art-Nr.: BCD17288

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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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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...

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... read more »
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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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The Best Of The Cadillacs (CD) CADILLACS: The Best Of The Cadillacs (CD) Art-Nr.: CDNEM604

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(1989/Atlantic Japan) 12 fabulous master tracks with 8 page booklet with notes by Alan Betrock (english) also including all lyrics.
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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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The Complete Releases 1954-62 (2-CD) 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...
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More Perfect Harmonies - Sweet Soul Groups 1967-1975 (CD) Various: More Perfect Harmonies - Sweet Soul Groups... Art-Nr.: CDKEND252

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(Ace Records 24 tracks, best sweet soul stuff recorded 1967-72 incl. many rare previously unreleased recordings - 16 page booklet
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Starry-Eyed Serenaders (2-CD) Various: Starry-Eyed Serenaders (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDFVDD183

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(Fantastic Voyage) 50 tracks 2-CD Romance has been the overriding preoccupation of songwriters and performers through the ages, and never more so than in the golden years of rock & roll. On Starry-Eyed Serenaders, music historian and...
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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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In Perfect Harmony - Sweet Soul Groups 1968-77 (CD) Various: In Perfect Harmony - Sweet Soul Groups 1968-77... Art-Nr.: CDKEND219

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(Ace Records) 24 tracks (78:14) 1968 -1977 with 16 page booklet Doo Wop meets Soul at the crossroads of harmony in a collection of group goodies from the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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Remember! The Great Hits From The Girl Groups (CD) Various: Remember! The Great Hits From The Girl Groups (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCD1094

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(Charly Records) 20 Tracks - 1957-1965!
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All-Time Greatest Hits (CD, US Longbox) The Olympics: All-Time Greatest Hits (CD, US Longbox) Art-Nr.: CDDZS057

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(DCC Compacts Classics) 26 tracks, original Demon and Arvee recordings, 1958-65, incl. unissued material! Rare CD! Hully Gully Baby!
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The Biggest Man - Scepter And Dynamo Recordings 1961-67 (CD) Tommy Hunt: The Biggest Man - Scepter And Dynamo Recordings... Art-Nr.: CDKEND145

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(Kent Soul) 29 Tracks Tommy Hunt has one hell of a reputation: renowned for his deeply rich and powerful voice-.-his sharp, hip and downright impossible dance routines-.-his spellbinding charisma-.-and his smooth way with the women....
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The Best Of The Rivieras (LP) The Rivieras: The Best Of The Rivieras (LP) Art-Nr.: LPRELIC5092

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(Relic Records) 15 Tracks
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Collection (2-CD) The Del Vikings: Collection (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDADD3255

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(Acrobat) 60 tracks. Recordings between 1956 - 1962. The Del-Vikings were a doowop and R&B vocal group whose hugely promising career was blighted by contractual and other personnel issues but who had major landmark R&B and pop hits like...
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Moving Up - The Early Years 1956-1965 (CD) The Gospelaires Of Dayton, Ohio: Moving Up - The Early Years 1956-1965 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPN1512

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(Gospel Friend Records) 29 Tracks - Original Avant & Peacock Recordings!
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For Collectors Only (2-CD) The Del Vikings: For Collectors Only (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDCOL8809

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(Collectables) 36 tracks, original 1950s recordings!
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Danny & The Juniors v.s. Dell Vikings (LP, Japan, 30th Anniversary Of Rock 'n' Roll Series) Danny & The Juniors - Del Vikings: Danny & The Juniors v.s. Dell Vikings (LP,... Art-Nr.: LPP11578

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(Warner-Pioneer Japan) 16 tracks including all lyrics.
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Acappella Unlimited Vol.1 (LP) Various: Acappella Unlimited Vol.1 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPTIREC5851

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(Timetone Records) 16 tracks
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Acappella Unlimited Vol.2 (LP) Various: Acappella Unlimited Vol.2 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPTIREC5852

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The Very Best Of The Ink Spots (LP) The Ink Spots: The Very Best Of The Ink Spots (LP) Art-Nr.: LPSHM3194

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(Pickwick) 16 Tracks - One of the most characteristic music sounds of the 1940's was produced by a vocal group of four guys who called themselves The Ink Spots. From 1939 into the early fifties they had a string of hit records that could...
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Million Dollar Memories, Vol.3 (LP) Various: Million Dollar Memories, Vol.3 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPLES4075

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(Laurie Records) 16 tracks - original recordings
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Million Dollar Memories, Vol.2 (LP) Various: Million Dollar Memories, Vol.2 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPLES4073

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(Laurie Records) 16 tracks - original recordings
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The Great American Rock And Roll Revival, Vol.4 (2-LP) Various: The Great American Rock And Roll Revival, Vol.4... Art-Nr.: LPLES4059

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(Laurie Records) 30 tracks - original recordings
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Golden Greats (LP) The Mills Brothers: Golden Greats (LP) Art-Nr.: LPMCM5030

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(MCA) 20 tracks
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Back Seat Jams (CD) Various: Back Seat Jams (CD) Art-Nr.: CDDZS031

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(Dunhill Compact Classics) 17 tracks
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16 Greatest Hits (CD) The Platters: 16 Greatest Hits (CD) Art-Nr.: CDD1011

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(Deluxe) 16 tracks - sealed US Longbox Packaging - 1986 collector's item
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Golden Double 32 (2-LP, Japan) The Lettermen: Golden Double 32 (2-LP, Japan) Art-Nr.: LPECS65041-42

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(EMI-Capitol Japan) 32 Tracks - 1963-1971 - Gatefold cover - Very rare Japanese double LP!
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Little Darlin' - The Diamonds' Best (LP, Japan) The Diamonds: Little Darlin' - The Diamonds' Best (LP, Japan) Art-Nr.: LP25PP22

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(Mercury Japan) 12 Tracks - 1957-1960 - Original recordings! With inlay!
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Old King Gold Vol.10 (LP) Various: Old King Gold Vol.10 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPBID8036

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(Bellaphon) 12 tracks - Original King, Federal and DeLuxe recordings
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Old King Gold Vol.8 (LP) Various: Old King Gold Vol.8 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPBID8034

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(Bellaphon) 12 tracks - Original King, Federal and DeLuxe recordings
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Old King Gold Vol.9 (LP) Various: Old King Gold Vol.9 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPBID8035

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Old King Gold Vol.7 (LP) Various: Old King Gold Vol.7 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPBID8033

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The Best Of Chess Rock'n'Roll (2-LP) Various: The Best Of Chess Rock'n'Roll (2-LP) Art-Nr.: LPCH26024

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(Chess-MCA) 20 Tracks - Perfect selection of the finest Chess recordings in Rock'n'Roll, Doo-Wop and Rhythm'n'Blues recorded between 1951-1963! Gatefold Cover!
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Old King Gold Vol.5 (LP) Various: Old King Gold Vol.5 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPBID8031

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(Bellaphon) 12 tracks - Original King, Federal and DeLuxe recordings
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The Best Doo Wop Ballads Vol.2 (LP) Various: The Best Doo Wop Ballads Vol.2 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPR170904

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(Rhino) 14 Tracks - 1954-1962!
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United Artists - Black Singles 1959-1967 - From Motor City To Central Park (LP) Various: United Artists - Black Singles 1959-1967 - From... Art-Nr.: LPSQ17266

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​(EMI America) 14 Tracks - 
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The Best Of Acappella Vol.3 (LP) Various: The Best Of Acappella Vol.3 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPREL103

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(Relic) 20 tracks​
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The Best Of Acappella Vol.4 (LP) Various: The Best Of Acappella Vol.4 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPREL104

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Old King Gold Vol.4 (LP) Various: Old King Gold Vol.4 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPBID8030

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(Bellaphon) 12 tracks - Original King, Federal, Queen and DeLuxe recordings
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Old King Gold Vol.3 (LP) Various: Old King Gold Vol.3 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPBID8029

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(Bellaphon) 12 tracks - Original King, Federal, Queen and DeLuxe recordings
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Old King Gold Vol.1 (LP) Various: Old King Gold Vol.1 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPBID8027

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The Drifter's Golden Hits (LP) The Drifters: The Drifter's Golden Hits (LP) Art-Nr.: LPAXIS155

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(Atlantic) 12 tracks - Rare and hard-to-find New Zealand pressing from 1968 The Drifters' Golden Hits! The musical history of The Drifters from 1959 to 1969. This however, is only part of the story, but what a part! Four million sellers,...
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Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) (LP) The Impalas: Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) (LP) Art-Nr.: LPSCUB8003

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(MGM Australia) 12 tracks - classic Doo Wop band from Brooklyn, NY. Re-issue - the original 1959 album (S-CUB 8003) goes up to 200 $ - so this one here is the real deal - top quality! Nothing much unusual was happening that afternoon in...
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The 4 Seasons' Christmas Album (LP, Cut-Out) The Four Seasons: The 4 Seasons' Christmas Album (LP, Cut-Out) Art-Nr.: LPRN70234-C

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(Rhino) 13 Tracks - Reproduction of the 1962 Vee-Jay album!
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Hi, We're The Miracles (LP) The Miracles: Hi, We're The Miracles (LP) Art-Nr.: LPM5160V1

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(Motown) 11 tracks. Repro of the original Motown LP from 1961. Produced by Berry Gordy Jr.
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Runaround Sue - Best Of The Rest (CD) 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...
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Our Golden Favorites (LP) 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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Christmas With The Duprees (CD) The Duprees: Christmas With The Duprees (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCOL5911

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(Collectables) 12 tracks
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Acappella Christmas (CD) 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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Runaround Who? 30 Songs Influenced By Dion DiMucci (CD) Various: Runaround Who? 30 Songs Influenced By Dion... 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...
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Dana Countryman's Girlville - New Songs In The Style Of Yesterdays Hits (CD) Dana Countryman's Girlville: Dana Countryman's Girlville - New Songs In The... 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...
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