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Doo Wop CDs and Vinyl-Records

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 Marcels: Summertime (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDREL7030
 

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(Relic) 24 tracks  - The Marcels were one of the best doo-wop groups of the early sixties. Born and bred in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this racially-mixed group established their own style of exaggerated bass vocals accenting sometimes frantic, double-time...

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Frankie Lymon: Little Girl (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL1349
 

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​(2009/Collectables) 20 tracks 

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Various: Dancin' & Romancin' - 54 Original Doo Wop Ballad & Jump Classics (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNAD543
 

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(2005/Charly) 54 tracks, great multi label collection of original 1950s recordings from labels like Vee Jay, Federal, Red Robin and others.  - 0f all the musical styles which peaked in the 1950s Doo-Wop is, perhaps, the most misunderstood. Almost exclusively...

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Various: Raging Harlem Hit Parade Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDREL7046
 

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(Relic) 25 tracks (71:44)​  - When Bobby Robinson was asked to accept Elmore James's posthumous "influ-ence" award in the 1992 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, he finally received a measure of the recognition he has long deserved. There, standing before...

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Various: The Groups Of Beltone Records - The Golden Era Of Doo-Wops (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDREL7066
 

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(Relic) 25 tracks  - Les Cahan's Beltone label was a fortuitous outgrowth of his Beltone Recording Studios, located at 4 West 31st Street in Manhattan. Cahan started his studio in 1947 and, at $20 per hour, in the fifties, offered a good deal to the...

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The Demensions: Over The Rainbow (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDREL7032
 

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(Relic) 16 tracks  - It was 1957-58 at Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx where Lenny Del Giudice and Howie Margolin formed the nucleus of what was eventually to become the "Demensions." Under the guidance of one of their teachers, Jack Finestone,...

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Various: La Noire, Vol.7 - Shout Shout (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPDGR009
 

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(2017/Doghouse & Bone) 14 tracks - Fourteen great Gospel goodies taken from the original 45 rpm records - The sound quality is really good and the liner notes come from James Ventrella, who had written them the Sunday before Thanksgiving 2016 in Chicago,...

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Various: Girl Groups - Golden Archive Series (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPRN70179
 

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(Rhino) 14 tracks - The story of the 'Girl Group Sound' - originally sealed copy

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Various: Girl Groups - The Story Of A Sound (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPWL72140
 

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(Motown) 16 tracks - Original recordings - Selections from the soundtrack 'Girl Groups - Liner notes by Alan Betrock, the author of the book 'Girl Groups - The Story Of A Sound'

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Various: A Christmas Gift For You - The Phil Spector Christmas Album (Picture LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPDOS628
 

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(2017/DOL) 13 tracks - Re-issue of the 1963 'Philles' album

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The Shangri-Las: Leader Of The Pack (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPCHARLY123
 

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(2014/Charly) 12 tracks. 180 gram vinyl! Heavyweight vinyl reissue of the seminal New York girl group's debut album produced by George 'Shadow' Morton for Red Bird Records. The album's opener, 'Give Him A Great Big Kiss', was immediately spun off as a single,...

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Various: History Of Rock, Vol.2 - Oldies 103 FM, Wods. Boston (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPCOL2553
 

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(Collectables) 24 tracks - Originally sealed copy - Doo Wop, Soul, Rock 'n' Roll and Beat from the 1950s and 1960s

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Various: Harlem - The Ballad Era - 40 Hits (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPCOL7002
 

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(Collectables) 40 tracks - Originally sealed copy featuring known and lesser known Doo Wop groups from the 1950s and early 1960s

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The Four Freshmen: Four Original Albums Plus Bonus Tracks 1959-1960 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS862
 

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(2017/Jasmine) 54 Tracks - The Four Freshmen are one of the most unique and arguably most influential of all the male vocal groups who emerged in American pop music during the 20th Century. In fact it is hard to imagine how Brian Wilson and his Beach Boys or Frankie...

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The Ink Spots: Encore Of Golden Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJBT6019
 

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(1994/Jukebox Treasure) 20 tracks The Ink Spots were the most popular vocal group of The 1940' s,with The Mills Brothers coming in second, which is saying quite a lot for The Ink Spots. Originally The Ink Spots were a "jive" vocal group, in a jazz sense,...

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Various: Saved And Sanctified - Songs Of The Jade Label (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPNUM44007
 

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(2015/Numerophone) 13 tracks - Gospel recorded in the 1960s for Gene Cash's Jade label in Chicago, Illinois

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The Five Royales: Tell The Truth (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPSR3503
 

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(2016/Southern Routes) 16 tracks, recorded for 'Apollo', 'King' and 'Home Of The Blues' between 1952 and 1962

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Various: The Cruisin Story - 1961 (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPDAY704
 

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(2012/One Day Music) 32 tracks - A great retrospective about what was 'in' in 1961! Nice liner notes and the records come in a gatefold sleeve

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: The Best Of Smokey Robinson And The Miracles (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPNU9480
 

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(1979/Imperial House) 20 tracks - Original Tamla/Motown recordings - Cut-out LP - sealed LP album

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Various: A Capital Christmas (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPBJM002
 

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(1989/Washington Hit Makers) 10 tracks - Doo Wop Christmas album, recorded 1989 - New recordings

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Various: Girls Are Messin' Up My Mind, Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRCDR1811
 

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(2017/Rock CD Records) 14 Tracks - Spanish Retro Girlies On The Spot! In the vein of great sixties sounds!

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The Clovers: Dance Party (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDATL45978
 

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(2013/Atlantic Japan) 12 Tracks - Reissue of the original 1959 Atlantic album!

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Various: Merritone Rock Steady, Vol.2 - This Music Got Soul 1966-67 (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPDSR012
 

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(2016/Dub Store) 21 tracks - Recorded at 'Federal Recording Studio, Kingston, Jamaica'

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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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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: Are You Ready (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD789522
 

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(2000/BMG) 15 tracks incl. Bonus 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.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCB1027
 

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(2000/Crystal Ball-Wilshire) 27 Tracks

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