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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 Golden Gate Quartet: Rock My Soul (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPPM511
 

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(1988/EMI France) 24 tracks, recorded between 1960 and 1964

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Various: Teenage Heaven - The Fifties Girl Group Phenomenon (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDACMEM173
 

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(2009/Cherry Red-El) 33 tracks (78:59) with informative 12 page booklet  - It may seem fanciful at first sight to draw any kind of parallel between the explosion of American girl groups in the late Fifties and the eruption of punk in the mid-Seventies....

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The Mysterials: Take One ! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSKY9501
 

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(1995/Skyscraper) 20 tracks (45:20)  - Mysterials sind eine fünfkopfige Vokal-Formation aus dem Raum Ruhrgebiet, die sich in erster Linie dem Doo-wop und A-cappella, Vokal-Rock'n Roll, der späten 50'er und frühen 60'er Jahre verschrieben hat. Ausnahmen wie...

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Various: A Million Dollars Worth Of Doo-Wop Vol.15 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLG7035
 

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(1996/Live Gold Productions Inc.) ​28 tracks - incedible rare Vocal Group recordings from the 'Golden Age'

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Various: A Million Dollars Worth Of Girl Groups Vol.3 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLG7032
 

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(1995/LG) 30 tracks - dubbed from the original 45s.

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Various: A Million Dollars Worth Of Doo-Wop Vol.20 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLG7040
 

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(2009/Live Gold) 30 tracks  - If you had a million dollars to spend on purchasing the original 45 R.P.M.'s of these recordings, you still couldn't buy them all! Besides their cost, the original 45 R.P.M. records are so rare, that they are seldom (if ever)...

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

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(1996/Live Gold Productions) 28 tracks (72:32)

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The Beach Boys: Lost & Found 1961 -1962 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDZS054
 

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(1991/DCC) 21 tracks - very hard to find rarity compilation - original US Longbox store copy (Bear Family Records)  - Most of the 20 tracks appear in mono, with 2 in stereo and about half containing studio talk. Some songs have been previously released on...

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VELVETS: Tonight (Could Be The Night) (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDA21475
 

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(1990/CBS Special Product) 12 tracks (28:15) originally sealed US Longbox.  - In 1960, Roy Orbison had already established himself as a dynamic impact in the music industry on the Monument label. It was through his influence that The Velvets were brought to...

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Ruby & The Romantics: Our Day Will Come - The Very Best Of Ruby & The Romantics (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRPMD247
 

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(2002/RPM) 42 Tracks - Original Kapp recordings, 1963-1968!

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The Shangri-Las: Myrmidons Of Melodrama (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRPM506
 

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(2002/RPM) 28 Tracks - Digipack - The definitive collection, 1964-1966! Incl. rare tracks and 4 radio spots!

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The Emotions: A Story Now Told (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCB1012
 

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​(1998/Crystal Ball) 30 tracks

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Bucks Fizz: Golden Days (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPWKS4125
 

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(1992/Pickwick) 16 Tracks - All their 1980s hits!

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The Reflections: (Just Like) Romeo And Juliet - The Complete Recordings 1963-1966 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGW300
 

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(2003/GW) 31 tracks (76:45) with 8 page booklet.  - The Detroit-based Reflections were a five-man group schooled in doo wop who scored in 1964 on Ed Wingate's Golden World label with "(Just Like) Romeo & Juliet," written by Bob Hamilton and Freddie...

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Various: New York's Best Loved Doo Wops (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJBT6017
 

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(1994/Juke Box Treasures) 20 tracks plus hidden bonus (73:00) sealed stock copy (Bear Family Records)

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Various: West Coast Doo Wop Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJBT6015
 

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(1993/Juke Box Treasures) 24 tracks plus hidden bonus (72:00)

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Otis Williams & the Charms: Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKS1402
 

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(1994/King) 8 tracks

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The Fleetwoods: Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLL57404
 

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(1991/Cema) 10 tracks

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Various: Doo Wop Memories Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDR272157
 

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(1995/Rhino) 10 tracks

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Various: Doo Wop Memories Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDR272156
 

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(1995/Rhino) 10 tracks

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The Ink Spots: The World Of The Ink Spots (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0400122
 

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(1992/Trace) 10 tracks

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The Chiffons: Fabulous Chiffons (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFAB010
 

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​(1991/Ace) 12 tracks

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Various: The Ultimate Doo-Wop Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNEM618
 

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(1992/Sequel) 20 tracks - original recordings including ' Stormy Weather' by The Five Sharps.

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The Tams: The Best Of The Tams (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBGO266
 

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(1995/BGO) 14 tracks

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The Dells: On Their Corner - The Very Best Of The Dells (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMCD09333
 

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(1997/MCA) 18 tracks - 32 bit digitally re-mastered

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The Dixieaires: Let Me Fly (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPHT317
 

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(1988/Gospel Heritage) 16 tracks

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Nino & The Ebbtides: Those Oldies But Goodies Were Our's (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPMADISON2011
 

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​(Madison) 20 tracks

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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 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: Love Charms - California Girls And Groups (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS963
 

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(2017/Jasmine) 33 tracks

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The Platters: The Platters - Original (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPADF281
 

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(1977/Disques Festival) 30 tracks - 'Mercury' recordings

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Various: The Best Of King Tut Records (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKT2002
 

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(2000/King Tut) 20 tracks

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Various: The Best Of Monogram Records (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMG40004
 

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(2000/Monogram) 22 tracks

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Various: The Best Of Pyramid Records (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP1001
 

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(2000/Pyramid) 20 tracks

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Dion: Dion's Greatest Hits (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CD28DP1053
 

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(CBS/Sony Japan) 10 tracks - mono. Originally sealed, new stock copy.(Bear Family Records)

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Various: Rock & Roll Party Vol.1 - The Early 50s (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRCA59773X
 

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(1989/RCA) 20 tracks - 24 page booklet -USA Longbox - cutout - punch-hole through backcover - sealed new stock copy.

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Various: Rock & Roll Party Vol.2 - The Late 50s (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRCA59758X
 

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(1988/RCA) 20 tracks - 24 page booklet -USA Longbox - cutout - punch-hole through backcover Rock & Roll Party - The Late 50s - Vol. 2 (CD) Compiled by Billy Vera The late nineteen fifties are generally considered to be Rock 'n' Roll's Golden Age, that first...

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Various: Unreleased Gems From The 1950s 'The Hartford Groups' (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPREL5085
 

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(1990/Relic) 16 tracks (many previously unreleased) - sealed new stock copy! (Bear Family Records)

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The Platters: The Platters - Rock (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17558
 

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The Platters – Rock The Platters are the most popular vocal group in music history on the circuit of Doo-Wop, Ballads and Rock'n'Roll! Instead of their classic ballads ' Only You ' and ' The Great Pretender ' we've included their rockin' and jivin' tunes...

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The Drifters: Five Decades And Moore (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRN56492
 

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(2009/Rhino/Warner Music UK) 23 tracks (65:39) Superb, complete career spanning compilation 1958-2009! (Bear Family Records)

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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!

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Ted Taylor: An Introduction To Ted Taylor (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0615722
 

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(2006/Fuel) 15 tracks (43:57) with notes by Bill Dahl. The legendary 'Jewel' and 'Ronn' labels 195-1973 single masters. - An Introduction to Ted Taylor is a comprehensive look at the soul singer's tenure with the Jewel and Ronn record labels, following the major...

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Various: The Doo-Wop Box (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRN71463
 

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(1993/Rhino) 101 tracks, US Longbox with 80 page booklet, 29x13.5 cm. (Rhino  Doo Wop Box #1 with Gold Record selling status in den USA) Many fans and specialists contributed to this great booklet with articles and their expertise about the history of doo wop...

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Various: The Vinny Catalano Story Vol.3 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCB1028
 

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(2000/Crystal Ball/Hammer) 27 Tracks, 1950s-1960s - The many sides of Vinny Catalano - Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Arranger!

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Various: The Vinny Catalano Story Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCB1027
 

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(2000/Crystal Ball-Wilshire) 27 Tracks

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Billy & The Essentials: No More Lonely Weekends (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCB1023
 

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(2000/Crystal Ball) 32 tracks

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The Vocaltones: Our Version Of Love (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPREL5082
 

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​(Relic) 12 tracks

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The Keynotes: In The Evening - The Best Of The Keynotes (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPREL5072
 

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​(Relic) 16 tracks - sealed Vinyl LP from original stock (Bear Family Records)

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Various: The Golden Groups Vol.55 - Holiday Records (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPREL5091
 

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​(Relic) 16 tracks - sealed stock copy - first pressing, black Holiday labels, black wax.

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The Skyliners: Pre Flight - Also Featuring The Crescents & The Centuries (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPREL5053
 

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(Relic) 18 tracks - sealed stock copy (Bear Family Records) - The Skyliners are an American doo wop group from Pittsburgh fronted by Jimmy Beaumont. The original lineup included Wally Lester, Jack Taylor, Joe Versharen, and Janet Vogel. They were best known for...

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The Aquatones: Just For You (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPREL5033
 

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(Relic) re-issue of the mega rare 1964 album with bonus tracks. mint stock copy

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The Jive Five: The Jive 5 Featuring Their Greatest Hits (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPREL5020
 

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(Relic) 16 tracks including 'What Time Is It', made famous again through a now legendary scene from 'The Sopranos' Season 1 - sealed stock copy (Bear Family Records)

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Various: Twist & Shout - 12 Atlantic Tracks Produced By Phil Spector (CD Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDAMCY25
 

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

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(1990/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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Various: The Best Of Chess Vocal Groups Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCH9283
 

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(Chess) 12 tracks. This has been digitally remastered from the original Chess Records master tapes.This slim but potent mix of vintage harmony vocal sides spotlights Chess' roll in a market that was often dominated by the Atlantic and Mercury labels. Cut before...

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The Coasters: Girls, Girls, Girls - Part 2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRRCD05
 

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(2007/Rockin' Rhythm) 31 Tracks - Anthology incl. recordings made as The Robins!

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The Coasters: Girls, Girls, Girls - Part 1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRRCD04
 

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(2007/Rockin' Rhythm) 31 Tracks - The anthology incl. recordings made under their first name, The Robins!

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Various: Modern-Kent - The Best Of R&B Vocals (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDPCD3004
 

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(1991/Blues Interactions Japan) 20 Tracks - Original 1950s Modern, Crown and Kent recordings! Digipack with foldable booklet containing lyrics, Japanese language liner notes!

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Various: Wonder Women - The History Of The Girl Group Sound, Vol.1 (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPRN055
 

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(1982/Rhino) 14 tracks - Originally sealed 'Rhino' LP compilation. Cut-out LP

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The Mello Kings: The Herald Sessions (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDACM4301
 

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(2008/ACROBAT) 26 tracks 1957 -1960 (6 alt/uniss.) with 12 page booklet. last copies  - Tight harmonies and cool vocals on the complete 1960 album plus all the singles and out-takes we could find from this great R&B sounding Italian-American pop group....

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Clyde McPhatter: The Essential Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD063105
 

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(2002/Universal-UK) 18 tracks, 1959-1971 ! Last copies!  - It is no exaggeration to say that Clyde McPhatter was one of the most influential and innovative vocalists of the 20th Century - a fact often confirmed by such artists as Elvis Presley, Jackie Wilson...

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Various: The Rare Doo Wop Box Set! (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSTARR127
 

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(Starr) 2-CD Jewelcase - 60 tracks

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Various: Great Googa Mooga - Rhythm & Bluesin' With King-Federal-DeLuxe Vocal Groups Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNEM907
 

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(1996/Sequel) 20 tracks 1953-1957 (50:10) with 12 page booklet.  - This CD samples the bluesy side of fourteen pioneer rhythm and blues vocal groups who recored for Syd Nathan's King Records and it's Federal/DeLuxe subsidiaries. The twenty tracks featured...

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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.16 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLG7036
 

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(1996/Live Gold Productions) 28 tracks

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Pee Wee & The Specials: Pee Wee & The Specials (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDC192634
 

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(2001/Rarity) 18 Tracks - Reissue of the original 1980 Rockhouse vinyl album!

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