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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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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 *

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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Various: The Doo-Wop Box (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRN71463
 

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(1993/Rhino) 101 tracks, US Longbox with 80 page booklet, 29x13.5 cm. (Rhino  Doo Wop Box #1 with Gold Record selling status in den USA) Many fans and specialists contributed to this great booklet with articles and their expertise about the history of doo wop...

$129.55 *

Various: Collector's Choice Vol.1 - Rare Doo Wop And Groups (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSDB01
 

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(1998/Sapphire) 30 real rare tracks - Cool Canaries. Jiving Juniors, The Moroons, The Valients!

$21.55 *

Various: Sounds Of The City Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCS109
 

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(City Sounds) 24 incredible rare doo wop, teeny group sides from obscure labels. Mostly 1950s to early 60s plus the Spaniels genius 'Humpty Dumpty' killer side 'Fairy Tales' from 1970.

$32.35 *

Various: The Vinny Catalano Story Vol.3 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCB1028
 

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(2000/Crystal Ball/Hammer) 27 Tracks, 1950s-1960s - The many sides of Vinny Catalano - Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Arranger!

$21.55 *

Various: The Vinny Catalano Story Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCB1027
 

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(2000/Crystal Ball-Wilshire) 27 Tracks

$21.55 *

Billy & The Essentials: No More Lonely Weekends (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCB1023
 

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(2000/Crystal Ball) 32 tracks

$26.95 *

The Belmonts: Cigars, Acapella, Candy (CD Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDWMC5353
 

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(1990/Elektra Japan) 9 tracks Buddah 1972 Stereo (35:34) Wonderful Street Corner Revival, recorded at Mayfair Sound Studios, New York City. High Quality japanese pressing with 16 page booklet of notes by Greil Marcus (english/japanese) and all lyrics. Doo Wop...

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The Coasters: Girls, Girls, Girls - Part 2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRRCD05
 

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(2007/Rockin' Rhythm) 31 Tracks - Anthology incl. recordings made as The Robins!

$21.55 *

The Coasters: Girls, Girls, Girls - Part 1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRRCD04
 

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(2007/Rockin' Rhythm) 31 Tracks - The anthology incl. recordings made under their first name, The Robins!

$21.55 *

Various: Modern-Kent - The Best Of R&B Vocals (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDPCD3004
 

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(1991/Blues Interactions Japan) 20 Tracks - Original 1950s Modern, Crown and Kent recordings! Digipack with foldable booklet containing lyrics, Japanese language liner notes!

$32.35 *

The Isley Brothers: Groove With You...Live! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0495
 

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(2016/Real Gone) 15 Tracks - Recorded live on tour between October 21 and 28, 1980!

$18.31 *

Various: Goofy Greats (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKTEL30352
 

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(1993/K-Tel) 10 Tracks - Rare novelty album - Still factory sealed!

$21.55 *

Various: The Girl Group Sound Vol.10 - The Early Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSH110
 

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(1998/Sha-Boom) 23 Tracks

$21.55 *

Various: The Girl Group Sound Vol.9 - The Early Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSH109
 

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(1998/Sha-Boom) 23 Tracks

$21.55 *

Various: The Girl Group Sound Vol.7 - The Early Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSH107
 

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(1998/Sha-Boom) 23 Tracks

$21.55 *

Various: The Girl Group Sound Vol.8 - The Early Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSH108
 

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(1998/Sha-Boom) 23 Tracks

$21.55 *

FLAMINGOS: Flamingo Serenade (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5424
 

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CD on COLLECTABLE RECORDS by FLAMINGOS - Flamingo Serenade (CD)

$13.99 *

The Beach Boys: The Beach Boys Singles Collection (3-CD Box, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: CDTOCP7770
 

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(1993/Capitol Japan) 70 Tracks, Complete singles 1961-1968 - Contains a 40 page picture sleeves booklet plus a 34 page booklet with liner notes in Japanese language! Extremely rare limited edition Japan CD box!

$161.95 *

Gene Chandler: Duke Of Earl (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS925
 

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(2016/Jasmine) 27 Tracks - The Gene Chandler Story, 1961-62!

$16.15 *

Richard Barrett: The Richard Barrett Story (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS950
 

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(2016/Jasmine) 31 Tracks - His solo sides plus his early work with The Valentines - Finest Doo-Wop! Original Old Town, Rama, MGM, 20th Fox, Gone, Metro, Seville and Atlantic recordings, 1954-62! Richard Barrett became one of the most important African American,...

$16.15 *

The Dovells: Sharp As A Pistol (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS932
 

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(2016/Jasmine) 32 Tracks - Two complete albums plus bonus tracks, original Parkway recordings, 1961-62!

$16.15 *

Jay & The Americans: She Cried - The Early Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS937
 

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(2016/Jasmine) 28 Tracks - Original United Artists recordings and demos, 1961-1962. With their neatly groomed, short-haired, clean-cut image and Doo Wop-influenced vocals, JAY & The AMERICANS always evinced something of a retro vibe. Drawing equally from pop,...

$16.15 *

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...

$19.39 *

Various: Ride, Daddy, Ride! And Other Songs Of Love (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCR272
 

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​(1991/Charly) 21 Tracks - Great nasty Rhythm & Blues numbers, original King-Federal-DeLuxe recordings! 

$26.95 *

Little Anthony & The Imperials: Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDR272158
 

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(1995/Rhino) 10 Tracks - 1958-65!

$17.23 *

The Drifters: The Definitive Drifters (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDVAR66495
 

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(2003/Atlantic) 29 Tracks, Anthology 1953 - 1976!

$13.99 *

CARDINALS: Come Back My Love - The History Of R&B Vocal Groups Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPLAZA501
 

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(​Plaza) 29 tracks (76:50) original 1950s masters and rarities.

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Various: For Collectors Only: The Swallows - The Lamplighters (King + Federal Sessions) (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEA90405
 

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(Eagle) 43 tracks (55:21) Eight all-time Doo Wop classics with different takes including studio chatter 1956-1958.

$53.95 *

Marvin & Johnny: Flipped Out (CD Longbox)
Art-Nr.: CDSP2176
 

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(1991/Specialty) 26 tracks, original Specialty and Recorded In Hollywood recordings, 1952-1956. Bonus: 6 previously unissued studio cuts, 4 previously unissued demos, plus a Hollywood radio ad with D.J. Hunter Hancock! MM/Bear Family Records

$32.35 *

The Drifters: Five Decades And Moore (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD5186556492
 

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(2009/Rhino) 23 tracks

$10.75 *

Various: A Million Dollars Worth Of Doo-Wop Vol.18 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLG7038
 

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(1996/Live Gold Productions) 27 tracks

$21.55 *

FRANKIE & THE FASHIONS: Philadelphia (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5731
 

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​(1997/Collectables) 17 tracks

$10.75 *

Various: Growing Up Too Fast (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD528171
 

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(1996/Polygram) 50 tracks - All tracks digital remastered with 32 page booklet

$26.95 *

Various: Let's Go Rock And Roll (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRNR500
 

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(1998/Star-Club) 30 tracks, very rare CD!

$23.71 *

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 *

Various: Foot Tappin' And Dance At The Screamin' Festival Vol.6 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDET1072
 

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(2016/El Toro) 29 tracks, great jivin' compilation for every dance craze! 40s and 50s material! MM/Bear Family Records

$10.75 *

Various: The Red Bird Girls - Stereo 1964-66 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0427
 

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(Real Gone) 20 tracks (79:48) Contains 3 unreleased masters plus hidden session outttakes, jewelcase with 16 page booklet. 20 Stereo debuts from the greatest Girl Group label ever. (previously released as RGM0023)  —Founded by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller,...

$19.39 *

Various: Best Of Proverb & Gospel Corner 1959-1969 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNARRO1601
 

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(2016/Narrow) 52 tracks (149:57) with 20 page booklet.

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Ellie Greenwich: I Can Hear Music - The Ellie Greenwich Collection (CD, Cut-Out)
Art-Nr.: CDRAZ82195
 

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few copies - rare now ! with Interview booklet

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The Cleftones: For Collectors Only (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL8806
 

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(1992/Collectables) 40 Songs

$21.55 *

The Diamonds: Pop Hits ... Plus (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD1217821
 

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(1993/GLOBE) 33 tracks 1956-59

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The Drifters: The Definitive Drifters (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDWSM137
 

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(Atlantic-Warner) 58 essential tracks 1953-76 with 16 page booklet including a band member listing 1953-2003!

$10.75 *

Jay & The Americans: Live From The Cafe Wha? - Blockbusters (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBGO791
 

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(2008/BGO) 27 tracks two albums from 1962 & 1965.

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Cookie & The Cupcakes: By Request (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJIN9037
 

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(1993/Jin Records) 20 Tracks - Louisiana Vocal Group Rhythm And Blues 1958-1966, original recordings!

$18.31 *

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters: Spotlight On Hank Ballard (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKLP740
 

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​(1987/King) 12 Tracks - Original 1960 album reissue!

$19.39 *

The Jive 5: Let Us All Go Back (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD9206006
 

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(1994/STOMPIN'TIDE) 21 tracks (63:11)

$17.23 *

Various: The Best Of Enrica & Rae Cox, Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEA90421
 

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​(2001/Eagle) 20 tracks

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Various: The Best Of Enrica & Rae Cox, Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEA90420
 

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​(2001/Eagle) 23 tracks

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The Fleetwoods: Chronicles - Thru The Years (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBST8001
 

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(2005/LIBERTATE) 65 tracks 1959-65 stereo masters feat. Hits, Flips & rare album cuts plus 20 page color booklet

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Various: The Kiddie Sound, Vol.14 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMR3014
 

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(2005/Magic Rabbit) 30 tracks - Rare Doo Wop CD series!

$53.95 *

Various: The Kiddie Sound, Vol.11 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMR3011
 

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​(2005/Magic Rabbit) 30 tracks

$53.95 *

Various: The Kiddie Sound, Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMR3002
 

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​(2002/Magic Rabbit) 30 tracks - Rare Doo Wop CD series!

$53.95 *

The Four Preps: On Campus & Campus Encore (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM167
 

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​(2000/Collectors' Choice) 19 Tracks - Live on campus! Extreme rare CD!

$26.95 *

The Flairs: She Loves To Rock (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD9206003
 

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(1994/Rockin'Rhythm Records) 30 songs.

$19.39 *

The Fleetwoods: The Fleetwoods - Gretchen, Gary & Barbara (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD800217
 

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(1993/GLOBE) 29 tracks 1959-63

$16.15 *

Dion: The Complete Laurie Singles (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0092
 

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(2012/REAL GONE) 36 Laurie single sides in original mono mixes. Incl. classic as 'Runaround Sue', 'The Wanderer'. Many never on CD! 20 page booklet of notes by Ed Osborne (with input by Dion DiMucci)

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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 Spaniels: Play It Cool (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCR222
 

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(1990/Charly) 26 tracks.

$15.07 *

The Five Keys: Golden Classics - Capitol (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5472
 

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(1994/Collectables) 20 tracks

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Dion: Bronx Blues - The Columbia Recordings (CD, Cut-Out)
Art-Nr.: CD469060
 

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(1991/COLUMBIA) 20 tracks 1962-65, incl. 12-page booklet!

$10.75 *

Billy Storm & Valiants: This Is The Nite (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDETRB123
 

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(2013/EL Toro) 25 tracks (62:32) feat. his recordings with the Valliants, the Chavelles, the Squires and his solo recordings for Columbia, Atlantic, Infinity, Barbary Coast and Buena Vista! Amazing collection with 8 page booklet incl. discography. A must have...

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The Duprees: The Best Of The Duprees (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRN71004
 

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(1990/RHINO) 18 tracks - last stock copies

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Garnet Mimms: The Early Years - Featuring The Gainors
Art-Nr.: CDJAS945
 

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(2015/Jasmine) 22 tracks - Original Cameo, Mercury, Guest Star, and Grand Prix recordings, 1958-1961, produced and arranged by Clyde Otis, Doc Bagby, and Leon Mitchell. The early years of Soulfather Garnet Mimms as lead singer of his 'doowop-ish' vocal group,...

$16.15 *

The Shirelles: Sing To Trumpet & String (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSC6016
 

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(1994/Sundazed) 12 tracks - CD on SUNDAZED RECORDS by The Shirelles - Sing To Trumpet & String

$10.75 *

Nolan Strong & The Diablos: For Old Time Sake - Complete Early Sides (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDETRB117
 

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(2011/EL TORO) 27 tracks (74:26). Genius Vocal Group material, recorded for Fortune Records 1955-60 with 12 page booklet.

$17.23 *

The Scott Brothers: Warm And Tender (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEA90113
 

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​(Eagle Records) 23 tracks

$20.47 *

Various: Doo Wop For Dancin' (5-CD Box)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL0239
 

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(2003/Collectables) 104 Tracks - Wooden box! Fantastic Doo-Wop collection combining rarities and smash hits of the 50s and early 60s!

$151.15 *

   
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