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

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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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Why The Cues: Why Art-Nr.: BCD15510

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

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Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou - Vocal Groups Various: Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou - Vocal Groups Art-Nr.: CDCHD1448

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Just Walkin' In The Rain (CD) PRISONAIRES: Just Walkin' In The Rain (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15523

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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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The essence of Doo-Wop was simplicity

Crying In The Chapel

 

The Orioles were also the first group to gain 'mass-market' acceptance when 'Crying In The Chapel' became a national pop hit in 1953. The song's pop success was due to the relative sophistication of the Orioles' delivery which, in contrast to that of the earthier R&B hits of the time, did not immediately give away their colour.

 

The following year, 1954, was perhaps the turning-point for acceptance of doo-wop (and R&B in general) with the Crows "Gee', the Chords' Sh-Boom' and the Penguins' `Earth Angel' selling in huge quantities 'across the board', paving the way for the subsequent success and popularity of the Platters, Coasters, Drifters, Moonglows, etc. during the rock'n'roll heyday of the mid- and late Fifties.

 

From New York to Los Angeles

 

This, in turn, inspired the literally hundreds of similar groups in Doo-Wop hotbeds like New York and Philadelphia in the East, and Los Angeles in the West, many of which had national hits. The essence of Doo-Wop was simplicity, and passing years saw arrangers become more ambitious. Until vocal harmonies became engulfed in string and brass sections of studio orchestras.

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Vocal Groups & Doo Wop

The essence of Doo-Wop was simplicity

Crying In The Chapel

 

The Orioles were also the first group to gain 'mass-market' acceptance when 'Crying In The Chapel' became a national pop hit in 1953. The song's pop success was due to the relative sophistication of the Orioles' delivery which, in contrast to that of the earthier R&B hits of the time, did not immediately give away their colour.

 

The following year, 1954, was perhaps the turning-point for acceptance of doo-wop (and R&B in general) with the Crows "Gee', the Chords' Sh-Boom' and the Penguins' `Earth Angel' selling in huge quantities 'across the board', paving the way for the subsequent success and popularity of the Platters, Coasters, Drifters, Moonglows, etc. during the rock'n'roll heyday of the mid- and late Fifties.

 

From New York to Los Angeles

 

This, in turn, inspired the literally hundreds of similar groups in Doo-Wop hotbeds like New York and Philadelphia in the East, and Los Angeles in the West, many of which had national hits. The essence of Doo-Wop was simplicity, and passing years saw arrangers become more ambitious. Until vocal harmonies became engulfed in string and brass sections of studio orchestras.

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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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The Viscaynes & Friends (LP) The Viscaynes & Friends: The Viscaynes & Friends (LP) Art-Nr.: LPORGM2111

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(ORG Music) 10 tracks - Gatefold Cover Formed in Vallejo, California in the 1950s, The Viscaynes were a doo-wop group who are said to be the first recorded project of Sylvester Stewart (aka Sly Stone), and the launching point of his...
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The Viscaynes & Friends (CD) The Viscaynes & Friends: The Viscaynes & Friends (CD) Art-Nr.: CDORG211

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(ORG Music) 10 tracks Formed in Vallejo, California in the 1950s, The Viscaynes were a doo-wop group who are said to be the first recorded project of Sylvester Stewart (aka Sly Stone), and the launching point of his career. The group...
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The Oh So Fine Fiestas (CD) The Fiestas: The Oh So Fine Fiestas (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD382

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(Ace Records) 29 tracks Leaning more to the soul (rather than doowop) side of Black Music, The Fiestas career spanned nearly 20 years. This CD expands on the old Ace LP (CH 173) and includes their biggest hit So Fine (which reached No 11...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sha-Boom Bang! - Ramco Records 1956-71 Vintage Arizona Doo Wop, Soul & Funk (CD) Various: Sha-Boom Bang! - Ramco Records 1956-71 Vintage... Art-Nr.: CDRAMCO715

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(2014/Ramco) 31 tracks, fines Doo Wop, R&B, Soul and Funk from the Arizona Ramco, Rev, Liberty Bell and Monogram labels. Fantastic sound quality, a tremendous 30 page booklet incl. many pics and all biographical and discographical data...
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Strange World (CD) The Crystalairs: Strange World (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCB1003

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(Crystal Ball) 23 tracks (61:03)
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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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Masters Of Hip Harmony (CD) The Delta Rhythm Boys: Masters Of Hip Harmony (CD) Art-Nr.: CD039122

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(Collectors Choice Music) 20 tracks
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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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That Is Rock 'N' Roll (CD) The Coasters: That Is Rock 'N' Roll (CD) Art-Nr.: CD395798

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(Digimode) 20 tracks
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The Platters Wish You A Merry Christmas (CD) The Platters: The Platters Wish You A Merry Christmas (CD) Art-Nr.: CD093024

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(Carlton Home) 15 tracks
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This Is My Country - Young Mods Forgotten Story (CD) The Impressions: This Is My Country - Young Mods Forgotten Story... Art-Nr.: CD078223

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(Sequel Records) 20 tracks
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Greatest Hits (CD) The Manhattans: Greatest Hits (CD) Art-Nr.: CD039928

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(Sony) 10 tracks
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Let's Go (CD) The Deep River Boys: Let's Go (CD) Art-Nr.: CDACM4262

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(Acrobat) 28 Tracks - 1936-1956!
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Ultimate Coasters (CD) The Coasters: Ultimate Coasters (CD) Art-Nr.: CD27604

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(Warner) 20 tracks
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Stand By Me (CD) Gene Chandler: Stand By Me (CD) Art-Nr.: CD066724

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(Charly Records) 22 tracks
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Some Kind of Wonderful (CD) The Drifters: Some Kind of Wonderful (CD) Art-Nr.: CD016623

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

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(BGO) 14 tracks
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Christmas With The Platters (CD) The Platters: Christmas With The Platters (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSPEC554642

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(Spectrum) 13 tracks - Original Christmas recordings 1962-1974!
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The Imaginations Meet The Charades (CD) IMAGINATIONS & CHARADES: The Imaginations Meet The Charades (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCOL1438

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​(Collectables) 10 tracks
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Richard Kelly & The Ovations 1958-1982 (CD) The Ovations: Richard Kelly & The Ovations 1958-1982 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCB1077

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(Crystal Ball) 26 tracks It started in 1958 in Harrison, New Jersey. Richard Kelly had just got out of the marines, where he did acapella singing. He was 22 years old and got together with Paul Omeletski-Bass, Mario Venancio-Baritone,...
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High School Reunion (CD) The Ovations: High School Reunion (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCB1052

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(Crystal Ball) 28 tracks (7 acapella) plus rare jingles
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Capitol Collectors Series (CD) The Four Freshmen: Capitol Collectors Series (CD) Art-Nr.: CDP93197

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(Capitol) 21 tracks 1952 - 1961 with 16 page booklet.
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For Collectors Only (CD) The Flamingos: For Collectors Only (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCOL8803

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(Collectables Records) 42 tracks 'I had the rare privilege of interviewing Zeke and Jeke Carey, in Brooklyn, New York' . They are the organizers and original members of one of the most renowned rhythm and blues vocal groups to come from...
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I Only Have Eyes For You - The Best Of The End Years (CD) The Flamingos: I Only Have Eyes For You - The Best Of The End... Art-Nr.: CDNEM609

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(Sequel) 20 tracks - 4 page notes by Donn Fileti plus sessiongraphy ​
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A Story Untold - 1955 The Year Of Doowop (2-CD) Various: A Story Untold - 1955 The Year Of Doowop (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDADD3015

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(Acrobat Music) 50 tracks
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Why Do Fools Fall In Love (CD) Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers: Why Do Fools Fall In Love (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCOL1348

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(Collectables) 20 tracks
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Charlie Brown - The Outtakes (CD) The Coasters: Charlie Brown - The Outtakes (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRBD102A

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(Mr. R&B) 24 Tracks - Outtakes and rarities of Leiber/Stoller and Hazlewood/Sill productions between 1957-1963!
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The Best Of The Coasters (CD, Japan) The Coasters: The Best Of The Coasters (CD, Japan) Art-Nr.: CDAMCY2277

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(Atlantic Japan) 25 Tracks - Best 1954-1962! Japan Edition!
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