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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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Billy Ward & The Dominoes: 15 Super Hits
Art-Nr.: CDGT2171
 

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CD on GUSTO RECORDS by Billy Ward & The Dominoes - 15 Super Hits

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The Orioles: 1947-55 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDADM5000
 

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​(2004/Acrobat) 52 songs.

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The Del Vikings: 1956 Audition Tapes
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5001
 

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(1990/Collectables) 9 songs. One of the Doo-Wop Super Groups! A MUST! Seltene Aufnahmen! Ein Muß für jeden Doo-Wop Freak!

$10.69 *

Gene Chandler: 20 Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5518
 

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CD on COLLECTABLES RECORDS by Gene Chandler - 20 Greatest Hits (CD)

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Otis & The Charms Williams: 30 Of Their Favorites
Art-Nr.: CDKT711
 

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(King Tut) 30 tracks.

$21.06 *

The Spaniels: 40th Anniversary 1953-93
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5584
 

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(1995/COLLECTABLES) 20 tracks - new recordings

$18.25 *

The Skyliners: 40th Anniversary Edition (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL8822
 

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(1999/COLLECTABLE) 40 original classics

$21.55 *

Various: A Barrel Of Oldies (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDEL71219
 

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​(1995/Del-Fi) 13 Tracks - Great compilation although not only Del-Fi recordings are on it, many rarities!

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SIX TEENS: A Casual Look
Art-Nr.: CDFG971019
 

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(1998/Famous Groove Records) Highly recommended release of the Flip recordings 1956-58 featuring currently spoken comments from original members

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SIX TEENS: A Casual Look - The Flip Recordings
Art-Nr.: CDCHD842
 

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CD on ACE RECORDS by SIX TEENS - A Casual Look - The Flip Recordings

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The Murmaids: A Few Things We Love (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTOP1459
 

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The Hollywood-based girl group’s complete 1960s recordings, several new to CD, including one with lead vocals by Jackie DeShannon.  Written by a pre-fame David Gates and produced by Kim Fowley at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood, the Murmaids’ recording of...

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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!

$18.31 *

Various: A Million Dollars Worth Of Doo-Wop Vol.14 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLG7034
 

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(Live Gold/1996) 29 tracks

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Various: A Million Dollars Worth Of Doo-Wop Vol.17 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLG7037
 

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​(Live Gold/1996)  27 tracks

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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.19 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLG7039
 

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(Live Gold/1996) 28 tracks - Canada super rare

$64.75 *

Various: A Sound For All (Four) Seasons - Jersey Harmony Sound-A-Likes
Art-Nr.: CDTV1014
 

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(Teensville) 32 tracks, 16-page booklet with photos and label shots. Foot stomps, hand claps, wailing double-tracked falsetto, close echoing harmonies, thundering drums, lyrics about love found and lost! (MM/Bear Family Records)  - A Sound For All (Four)...

$19.39 *

Marvin Gaye: A Stubborn Kind Of Fellow - From The Beginning 1957-62
Art-Nr.: CDJAS245
 

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(JASMINE) 28 tracks incl. early vocal group back-up work (Moonglows, Chuck Berry a.o.).

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HEARTBEATS: A Thousand Miles Away
Art-Nr.: CDCOL9911
 

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CD on COLLECTABLE RECORDS by HEARTBEATS - A Thousand Miles Away

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HEARTBEATS: A Thousand Miles Away - 20 Doo Wop Classics
Art-Nr.: CDCOL1346
 

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(2009/RHINO) 20 tracks

$16.15 *

The Catalinas: A Walk Through Time (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCB1064
 

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(2005/Crystal Ball) 27 tracks (17 acapella) - very rare white Doo Wop recordings. Including two tracks as 'The Inventions'.

$26.95 *

Dion: Abraham, Martin And John...plus
Art-Nr.: CDCHM1147
 

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(2007/ACE) 11 tracks - his first Warner Brothers album from 1968

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The Chiffons: Absolutely The Best
Art-Nr.: CDFUEL61437
 

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(2004/EMI/FUEL) 14 tracks The prolific young songwriters that created pop gold on a daily basis within the cramped cubicles of the fabled Brill Building in midtown Manhattan and the bustling structure just up the street at 1650 Broadway were operating at their...

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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!

$32.35 *

BELMONTS: Acappella Christmas
Art-Nr.: CDPERF394
 

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(1991/Performance Records) 8 tracks (25:19), rare acappella Doo-Wop Christmas CD - few copies left!

$18.31 *

Various: Acappella Showdown Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCL3005
 

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(1994/Clifton) 26 Tracks

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Various: Ai! Si! Si! Mambo & Latin Flavored R&B
Art-Nr.: CDET113
 

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(2008/EL TORO) 28 tracks 1954-57

$10.75 *

FOUR SEASONS: Ain't That A Shame
Art-Nr.: CDBVCP2052
 

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(BMG) 12 tracks

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FOUR SEASONS: Ain't That A Shame - Live On Stage
Art-Nr.: CDCHD596
 

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CD on ACE RECORDS by FOUR SEASONS - Ain't That A Shame - Live On Stage

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Hank Ballard & The Midnighters: All 20 Of Their Chart Hits - 1953-1962 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKCD5003
 

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The Midnighters originated at the Dunbar High School in Detroit with a group formed by Sonny Wood, Henry Booth, Charles Sutton, Alonzo Tucker, and Hank Ballard. The group called themselves The Royals and signed to King in May 1952. They had their first national...

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The Drifters: All The Singles 1953-58 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS526
 

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(2009/JASMINE) 50 tracks

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The Orlons: All Their Hits And More (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCP3013
 

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​(1995/Campark) 32 tracks

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The Duprees: All Time Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDVSD66361
 

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CD on VARESE SARABANDE RECORDS by DUPREES - All Time Greatest Hits

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LETTERMEN: All-Time Greatest (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP46626
 

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​(Capitol) 10 tracks

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The Olympics: All-Time Greatest Hits (CD Longbox)
Art-Nr.: CDDZS057
 

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(1991/Dunhill US) 26 tracks, original Demon and Arvee recordings, 1958-65, incl. unissued material! Rare CD!

$23.71 *

Dion & The Belmonts: Alone And Together 1960-62 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS235
 

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(2013/Jasmine) 56 tracks

$18.31 *

DELLS: Always Together (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSHOUT38
 

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(2007/SHOUT) 21 tracks Chess 1967-1992 incl.one previously unreleased Chess master from 1972 plus the ultra rare 1992 MCA side 'Since I Found You'. 12 page booklet.

$17.23 *

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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Jimmy Stephens: And The Safaris...plus Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCB1090
 

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(2008/CRYSTAL BALL) 25 tracks

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ROSIE & THE ORIGINALS: Angel Baby Revisited (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD814
 

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(2001/ACE) 23 tracks (65:08) with 12 page booklet.

$17.23 *

CHAPERALS: Another Show
Art-Nr.: BCD15573
 

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1-CD with 24-page booklet, 20 tracks. Playing time approx. 47 mns. This release has become a milestone. It showed how the American streetcorner harmony sound (or doo-wop) can flourish in foreign countries. Several top-notch groups emerged in Germany, and the...

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DELLS: Anthology 2-CD
Art-Nr.: CD545106
 

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For the first time all their hits - digitally remastered with 16 page booklet - 36 tracks

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The Tymes: Anthology (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPCD0395
 

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CD on PRIMO RECORDS by The Tymes - Anthology (CD)

$17.23 *

LARKS: Apollo Sessions (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL8831
 

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CD on COLLECTABLE RECORDS by LARKS - Apollo Sessions (2-CD)

$21.55 *

The Olympics: Arvee Singles Plus (EU)
Art-Nr.: CDACM4055
 

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(2005/ACROBAT) 27 tracks ARVEE 1959-61 with 12 page booklet The Coasters May Wear The Crown When It Comes To Mixing Comedy With Rock 'N' Roll. But They Weren't The First Group To Include An Element Of Social Satire In Their Recordings. Another West Coast Group...

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Frankie Lymon: At London Palladium
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5421
 

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Fantastic LIVE album from the 1950s! Super LIVE Konzert aus den 50ern

$13.99 *

The El Dorados: At My Front Door (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEA90411
 

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CD on EAGLE RECORDS RECORDS by The El Dorados - At My Front Door (CD)

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Jimmy Ricks: Ricks, Jimmy At Sunrise
Art-Nr.: CDETRB121
 

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(2013/EL TORO) 29 titres avec 10 pages booklet.The plus grand chanteur de basse de tous les temps! Pour la première fois sur CDthe sortie complète enregistré de Jimmy Ricks pour le label Signature, avec 12 bonus tracks avec ses meilleures chansons en solo...

$17.23 *

JEWELS: B-Bomb Baby
Art-Nr.: CDGD9315
 

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​(1996/Gold Dust) 30 songs.

$19.33 *

AVONS: Baby - Collection
Art-Nr.: CDCOL9925
 

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(2005/COL) 10 tracks

$9.61 *

Joe Weaver: Baby I Love You So (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRR124
 

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(1997/Regency) 27 tracks (72:25) 1950s  Detroit Rhythm & Blues Combo feat. the Starlight's, Chet Oliver, Andre Williams and the Five Dollars.

$19.39 *

The Shirelles: Baby It's You - King Curtis Twist Party...plus
Art-Nr.: CDCHD1199
 

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(2008/ACE) 26 tracks 1962 with 16 page booklet. The Third And Fourth Albums From This Conerstone Girl Group - And Thei Guest, King Curtis - Plus Three Bonus Titles, Including The Rare Valli 45 That Features This Unknown Singing Over The Shirelles' Vocal.

$17.23 *

The Shirelles: Baby It's You (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSC6012
 

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​(1993/Sundazed) 12 Tracks - 1962 Scepter!

$20.47 *

REGENTS: Barbara Ann
Art-Nr.: CDCOL9922
 

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CD on COLLECTABLE RECORDS by REGENTS - Barbara Ann

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REGENTS: Barbara-Ann (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5403
 

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CD on COLLECTABL RECORDS by REGENTS - Barbara-Ann (CD)

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RAVENS: Bass Instincts (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS247
 

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​(2013/Jasmine) 55 tracks 1946-55 feat. Jimmy Ricks.

$18.31 *

CADILLACS: Best
Art-Nr.: CDNEM604
 

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(1990/SEQUEL) 18 tracks (Josie 1954-60) - last copies

$13.93 *

FOUR PREPS: Best
Art-Nr.: CDD277590
 

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(1993/CURB) 10 tracks

$16.09 *

CRESTS: Best
Art-Nr.: CDCHD297
 

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CD on ACE RECORDS by CRESTS - Best

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CRYSTALS: Best - The Original Spector Hits
Art-Nr.: CDABCO7214
 

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Johnny Maestro: Best 1958-85
Art-Nr.: CD397639
 

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(2006/SHOUT) 15 career spanning tracks 1958-69 (Coed/Jabb/Buddah) including Crests, Solo & Brooklyn Bridge material & fan favorites with 8 page booklet.

$17.23 *

DELLS: Best 1969-73
Art-Nr.: CD544496
 

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(2001/SPECTRUM) 18 tracks MCA 1969-73 Stereo

$21.55 *

CREW CUTS: Best Of - The Mercury Years
Art-Nr.: CD552762
 

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(1996/MERCURY) 22 tracks (53:19) 1954-56 with 12 page booklet

$13.93 *

DIAMONDS: Best Of - The Mercury Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD552759
 

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(1997/MERCURY) 22 tracks (48:32) 1956-1961 with 12 page booklet

$37.75 *

Various: Best Of Acappella Vol.4
Art-Nr.: CDREL7142
 

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CD Compilation on RELIC RECORDS by Various Artists - Best Of Acappella Vol.4

$32.29 *

Various: Best Of Coed Records
Art-Nr.: CDCOL7824
 

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(2006/COLLECTABLES) 25 tracks - New York City based Doo Wop label!

$16.74 *

   
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