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Vol.12, 1960 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.12, 1960 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17290

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Vol.14, 1962 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.14, 1962 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17292

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The Drifters - The Drifters Rock (CD) The Drifters: The Drifters - The Drifters Rock (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17278

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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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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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Vol.05, 1953 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.05, 1953 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17283

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Vol.11, 1959 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.11, 1959 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17289

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Vol.13, 1961 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.13, 1961 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17291

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Vol.15, 1963 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Various - Street Corner Symphonies: Vol.15, 1963 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Art-Nr.: BCD17293

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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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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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Sound Patio Collection (CD, Japan) The Platters: Sound Patio Collection (CD, Japan) Art-Nr.: CD23PD16

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(Mercury) 20 Tracks - Original Sealed With Obi - Booklet including all lyrics
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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 Platters (3-CD) The Platters: The Platters (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDKBOX3555

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(Weton-Wesgram) 42 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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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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Pittsburgh's Greatest Hits Vol. 5 (CD) Various: Pittsburgh's Greatest Hits Vol. 5 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDITZY105

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(Itzy Records) 27 tracks
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Pittsburgh's Greatest Hits Vol. 3 (CD) Various: Pittsburgh's Greatest Hits Vol. 3 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDITZY103

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Pittsburgh's Greatest Hits Vol. 7 (CD) Various: Pittsburgh's Greatest Hits Vol. 7 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDITZY107

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Pittsburgh's Greatest Hits Vol. 6 (CD) Various: Pittsburgh's Greatest Hits Vol. 6 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDITZY106

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Pittsburgh's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (CD) Various: Pittsburgh's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDITZY102

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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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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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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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Rockin 'n' Rare Doo Wops Vol.4 (CD) Various: Rockin 'n' Rare Doo Wops Vol.4 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRDW040

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(RDW) 30 tracks 30 fabulous rockin' original DooWop rarities. Featuring less well-known vocal groups of the 1950s Rock 'n' Roll era, along with some of the genre's legendary groups. Featured artists: The Harptones - The Electras - The...
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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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Rockin 'n' Rare Doo Wops Vol.3 (CD) Various: Rockin 'n' Rare Doo Wops Vol.3 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRDW030

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(RDW) 30 tracks 30 fabulous rockin' DooWop rarities. Featuring less well-known vocal groups of the 1950s Rock 'n' Roll era, along with some of the genre's legendary groups. Featured artists: The Titans - The Rivingtons - The Rob-Roys -...
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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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Shout - The RCA Sessions (CD) The Isley Brothers: Shout - The RCA Sessions (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBMG680952

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(BMG) 19 tracks As family businesses go, The Isley Brothers have lasted longer than most. They've been on top of just about every trend in rhythm If blues for 40 years - even pioneered some of them, Back in the '50s, they sang doo-wop...
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Cab Driver - The Dot & Paramount Years 1958-1972 (CD) The Mills Brothers: Cab Driver - The Dot & Paramount Years... Art-Nr.: CDDECK119

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(Poker Records) 28 Tracks - The anthology of the best Mills Brothers recordings for the record companies Dot Records and ABC Paramount, 1958-1972, perfectly remastered!
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Everything You Wanted To Know About The Ronettes...But Where Afraid To Ask (CD) The Ronettes: Everything You Wanted To Know About The... Art-Nr.: CDFCO01

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(For Collectors Only) 27 tracks (3 unreleased) Tracks 1-4 and 6-10 Stereo - Digipac - It's summer 1961, 17-year old Veronica (Ronnie) , her sister Estelle and their cousin Nedra walk into RCA recording studio for the first time to record...
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Today (CD) The Velvet Candles: Today (CD) Art-Nr.: CDET6095

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(El Toro Records) 12 tracks - AUGIE BURR, EDDIE PEREGRIN und MAMEN SALVADOR (Lead, Chorus) sowie JUAN IBAÑEZ (Bass & Chorus) und MIGUEL A. G. GARRO (High Tenor) - The Velvet Candles... Today... And we should add... At Last! Eight years...
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Greatest Hits (LP) The Shirelles: Greatest Hits (LP) Art-Nr.: LPACT011

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(Impact Records) 20 tracks, recorded between 1959 and 1967. Original 'Scepter' recordings
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Where The Girls Are Vol.10 (CD) Various: Where The Girls Are Vol.10 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD1511

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(Ace Records) 26 Tracks Spanning the years 1962 to 1968, this is the tenth and final volume in our long-running compilation series of girl group treasures from the USA. The tracks were recorded in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles,...
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The Very Best Of  Doo-Wop Rarities Vol.1 (CD) Various: The Very Best Of Doo-Wop Rarities Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRR1030

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(Regency) 31 tracks
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Greatest Hits - Golden Classics (CD) The Crests: Greatest Hits - Golden Classics (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCOL5009

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(Collectables) 18 tracks - Relatively few 1950's vocal groups are fortunate enough to be remembered nearly 25 years after their rise to popularity, but such is the case for Johnny Maestro and the Crests. So talented and successful were...
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The Best Of Owl Records Vol.1 (CD) Various: The Best Of Owl Records Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDOWL1001

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(Owl Records) 30 Tracks - Owl Records was a late 60s-early 70s Doo-Wop reissue label. The tracks on this wonderful compilation are either unreleased (at the time) alternate cuts or hard-to-find album releases!
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Forever Doo Wop, Vol.2 (CD) Various: Forever Doo Wop, Vol.2 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKNEW739

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(Kenwest Music) 36 Tracks - The most important 1950s Doo-Wop hits on one compilation with two discs!
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Forever Doo Wop, Vol.1 (CD) Various: Forever Doo Wop, Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKNEW738

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(Kenwest Music) 36 Tracks - The most important 1950s Doo-Wop hits on one compilation with two discs!
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Greatest Hits (CD) The Crystals: Greatest Hits (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSS200

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(Spectacular Sound) 16 Tracks - Original 1960s Philles recordings!
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36 All-Time Greatest Hits (3-CD) The Coasters: 36 All-Time Greatest Hits (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDOP3609

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(Timeless Music) 36 Tracks - Original recordings 1955-1962!
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The Hollywood Flames - Specialty (CD) The Hollywood Flames: The Hollywood Flames - Specialty (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSP7021

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(1991/SPECIALTY) 28 tracks 1951-59 (64:00) (4 unreleased), digital remastered from the original Fidelty/Specialty & Ebb masters. Including the vocal group monster 'Buzz, Buzz, Buzz' US Longbox packaging
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The Five Du-Tones (CD) The Five Du-Tones: The Five Du-Tones (CD) Art-Nr.: CDROS878

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(1996/Ring Of Stars) 21 Tracks - Their best recordings throughout the wild 1960s! Shake A Tail Feather!
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Their Greatest Hits Vol.1 (CD) Tom & Jerry (Simon & Garfunkel): Their Greatest Hits Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDDOMINO1013

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(1993/Domino) 22 Tracks - The early years of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel as Tom & Jerry, 1960-1964! Teenage classics!
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Sherry And 11 Others (CD) The Four Seasons: Sherry And 11 Others (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBR79

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(BR Music) 12 Tracks - Stereo - Their best recordings throughout the wild 1960s! Big Girls Don't Cry! Rare 1980s pressing!
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Memories Of Times Square Record Shop Vol.2 (CD) Various: Memories Of Times Square Record Shop Vol.2 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCOL05173

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(1993/Collectables) 14 Tracks - Original 1950s Doo-Wop from New York's street corners as being sold at the time in the legendary Times Square Record Shop!
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Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) (CD) The Impalas: Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCOL5625

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(Collectables) 13 tracks
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Old Man River - Savoy Jazz Collection (CD, Japan) The Ravens: Old Man River - Savoy Jazz Collection (CD, Japan) Art-Nr.: CDCOCY78187

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(1994/Savoy Japan) 15 Tracks (42:45) - Original Savoy masters, 1947-1950! Legendary singing group pre-Doo-Wop! Originally sealed!
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Memories Of Times Square Record Shop Vol.5 (CD) Various: Memories Of Times Square Record Shop Vol.5 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCOL05176

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(1993/Collectables) 14 Tracks - Original 1950s Doo-Wop from New York's street corners as being sold at the time in the legendary Times Square Record Shop!
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WOGL-OLDIES 98 - History Of Rock Vol.2 - Street Corner Sounds (CD) Various: WOGL-OLDIES 98 - History Of Rock Vol.2 - Street... Art-Nr.: CDCOL2552

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(1989/Collectables) 24 Tracks - Original 1950s Doo-Wop from New York's famous street corners! Featuring some of the best vocal group sounds!
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Harmony Classics Vol.2 - 28 Killer Doo-Wop Ballads! (CD) Various: Harmony Classics Vol.2 - 28 Killer Doo-Wop... Art-Nr.: CDSDA02

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(Sapphire) 28 tracks​
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The Best Of Candlelite Records Vol.1 (CD) Various: The Best Of Candlelite Records Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJBT6005

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(Juke Box Treasures) 25 tracks​ - The History Of Candlelite Records: I can see it now, as if it were a few minutes ago. There we were, sitting on the long back seat in the bus heading for New York. (We called it the "New York" bus, in...
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The Best Of Candlelite Records Vol.3 (CD) Various: The Best Of Candlelite Records Vol.3 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJBT6024

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(Juke Box Treasures) 25 tracks - When I started Candlelite Records, my goal was to start a record company, which was what I had dreamed of doing ever since realizing that I wasn't cut out to be a rock n' roll singer. I kept on with my...
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Memories Of Times Square Record Shop Vol.3 (CD) Various: Memories Of Times Square Record Shop Vol.3 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCOL05174

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(1993/Collectables) 14 Tracks - Original 1950s Doo-Wop from New York's street corners as being sold at the time in the legendary Times Square Record Shop!
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Memories Of Times Square Record Shop Vol.4 (CD) Various: Memories Of Times Square Record Shop Vol.4 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCOL05175

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(1993/Collectables) 14 Tracks - Original 1950s Doo-Wop from New York's street corners as being sold at the time in the legendary Times Square Record Shop!
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Harmony Classics Vol.1 - 28 Killer Doo-Wop Ballads! (CD) Various: Harmony Classics Vol.1 - 28 Killer Doo-Wop... Art-Nr.: CDSDA01

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(Sapphire) 28 tracks​
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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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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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