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

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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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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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(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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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Greatest Hits (CD) The Manhattans: Greatest Hits (CD) Art-Nr.: CD039928

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

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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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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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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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Girls Will Be Girls Vol.1 (CD) Various: Girls Will Be Girls Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDWESM600

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(Westside) 31 tracks with 12 page booklet - rare teenage sirens (8 unissued) from the Roulette, Gone, Jubilee, Colpix, Gone, Dimension, Blaine, Satin, New Voice and Dynovoice vaults!
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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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Cigars, Acapella, Candy (CD, Cut-Out) The Belmonts: Cigars, Acapella, Candy (CD, Cut-Out) Art-Nr.: CD60898X

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Featuring Cornell Gunther (CD, Cut-Out) The Coasters: Featuring Cornell Gunther (CD, Cut-Out) Art-Nr.: CDFCD110

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Shout - The Complete Victor Sessions (CD, Cut-Out) The Isley Brothers: Shout - The Complete Victor Sessions (CD, Cut-Out) Art-Nr.: CD9901X

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(BMG) 18 tracks
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Yakety Yak - Special Editions (CD) The Coasters: Yakety Yak - Special Editions (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRN71428

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(Rhino) 10 tracks
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21st Century Doo Wop (CD) Various: 21st Century Doo Wop (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD825

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(Ace Records) 26 tracks Old doo woppers never die it seems - they seem to go one forever, and better yet, they infect younger brethren with the same glorious desire to maintain the craziest part of rock'n'roll. Doo wop never quite went...
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Playin' Hard To Get - West Coast Girls (CD) Various: Playin' Hard To Get - West Coast Girls (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD559

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(Ace Records) 28 tracks with 8 page booklet. - The Challenge label was formed in 1957 by singing cowboy actor Gene Autry. Though the company's most successful act was the instrumental group The Champs (with the No 1 hit Tequila),...
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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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