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Complete Recordings   (5-CD) Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers: Complete Recordings (5-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15782

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Doo Wop in Germany Various - Hits und Raritäten auf deutsch: Doo Wop in Germany Art-Nr.: BCD16948

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The Complete Josie Sessions (4-CD) CADILLACS: The Complete Josie Sessions (4-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15648

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Definitive '5' Royales: King A&B Sides (2-CD) The Five Royales: Definitive '5' Royales: King A&B Sides (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSOUL015

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The Jubilee Recordings (6-CD Box Set) The Orioles: The Jubilee Recordings (6-CD Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD15682

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Vol.09, 1957 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.09, 1957 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17287

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Excello Vocal Groups (CD) Various: Excello Vocal Groups (CD) Art-Nr.: CDEXC3013-C

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Vol.07, 1955 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.07, 1955 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17285

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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.6, Explosive Doo Wop Various - Dee-Jay Jamboree: Vol.6, Explosive Doo Wop Art-Nr.: CDBB55030

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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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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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Desert Doo Wops - Musical Greetings From Arizona 1956-1968 (CD) Various: Desert Doo Wops - Musical Greetings From... Art-Nr.: CDSSM412

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(SewSiouxMee) 30 tracks (75:28) East Coast Doo Wop, West Coast Doo Wop, New York Doo Wop, Los Angeles Doo Wop - but Doo Wop from Arizona? Well, I know the Tads and I know the La Chords but I've thought that's it! No it's not! 30 Doo Wop...
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Rockin Christmas - The 50's (LP) Various: Rockin Christmas - The 50's (LP) Art-Nr.: LPRN066

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Big Boys (CD) The Crystalairs: Big Boys (CD) Art-Nr.: CD640005

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(Part Records) 22 Tracks Digibook (Hardcover/40 pages) Active since 1988, the brothers Jens (lead / 1st tenor) and Daniel (baritone / bass) Franke with Ralf Zur Linde (lead / 1st tenor) and Claus Peter Niem (2nd tenor) are one of the...
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Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol.5 (CD) Various: Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol.5 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKEND485

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(Kent Records) 25 tracks 15 years on from “Dave Godin’s Deep Soul Treasures Volume 4”, and from Dave’s death, we present the next 25 sides of significance – selected by Dave, including some he wanted from day one of the series. It was...
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New York Graffiti (4-CD) Various: New York Graffiti (4-CD) Art-Nr.: CDRPMBX547

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(Cherry Red/President) 97 tracks - 76 page booklet New York Graffiti Is A Study Of American Pop Music During The Time It Exploded Into A Record Industry… Some Americans reference the music of their parents from the late 1950s to...
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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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Excello Vocal Groups (CD) Various: Excello Vocal Groups (CD) Art-Nr.: CDEXC3013-C

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(1995/AVI/Excello) 31 master tracks featuring unreleased and alternate takes. With 12 page booklet of photos and notes by Cub Koda from Goldmine Magazine. Johnny Bragg Rulaz! - Original sealed overstock Cut-Out with small cut in jewel...
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Sweet Beat Records Presents: More Hot And Hip Harmony (CD) Various: Sweet Beat Records Presents: More Hot And Hip... Art-Nr.: CDSB003

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(Sweet Beat Records) 22 Tracks - The cream of the cream of today's vocal groups in traditional Doo-Wop sound all united here!
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Platterama - Original Greatest Hits (LP) The Platters: Platterama - Original Greatest Hits (LP) Art-Nr.: LPSRM14050

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(PolyGram) 10 Tracks - Seldom LP from 1982, contains the rare Platterama medley in the style of 'Stars Of 45', typical for the 80s! Still original sealed!
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Wop Bam Boom! (CD) TT Grace: Wop Bam Boom! (CD) Art-Nr.: CDATZ1502

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(Atenzia Records) 11 Tracks - Swedish doo-wop rock'n'roll band in a class of its own!
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Band Of Brothers (CD) The Lauries: Band Of Brothers (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTOMB2093

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(Tombstone Records) 16 Tracks (41:00) - Digipack - Swinging harmonies in the style of the Four Aces, Ames Brothers, Crew Cuts etc.! Beautiful sound!
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Stand By Me - The Ultimate Collection (LP) Ben E. King: Stand By Me - The Ultimate Collection (LP) Art-Nr.: LPWX90

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(Atlantic) 16 Tracks - His career, 1960-1964! Featuring The Drifters!
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The 5 Keys And The Nitecaps - The Best Of Doo-Wop Vol.2 (LP) The Five Keys & The Nitecaps: The 5 Keys And The Nitecaps - The Best Of... Art-Nr.: LPDET33010

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(Detour) 16 tracks
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The Doo Wop Collection 1956-1962 Plus (4-CD) Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers: The Doo Wop Collection 1956-1962 Plus (4-CD) Art-Nr.: CDRGM124

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(Real Gone Music) 81 Tracks - 1956-1962 - Includes the singles and albums of Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers as well as Lymon's solo records, a single of the teenagers without Frankie, and recordings by his brother Lewis Lymon with the...
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Shangri-Las 65! (LP) Shangri-Las: Shangri-Las 65! (LP) Art-Nr.: LPRAD6001

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(Radiation Records) 13 tracks
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The Best Of The Cadillacs (CD) CADILLACS: The Best Of The Cadillacs (CD) Art-Nr.: CDNEM604

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(Sequel/Rhino) 18 Tracks (Josie 1954-60)
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Twist & Shout - 12 Atlantic Tracks Produced By Phil Spector (CD Japan) Various: Twist & Shout - 12 Atlantic Tracks Produced By... 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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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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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Sherry (CD) The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Sherry (CD) Art-Nr.: CD3931063

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(Magic Records) 29 Tracks - original Stereo versions 1962 except #2 - remastered in high definition 96k/24-bit.
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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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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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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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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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(Timetone Records) 16 tracks
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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.9 (LP) Various: Old King Gold Vol.9 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPBID8035

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(Bellaphon) 12 tracks - Original King, Federal and DeLuxe recordings
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Old King Gold Vol.7 (LP) Various: Old King Gold Vol.7 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPBID8033

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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.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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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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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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