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

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Street Corner Symphonies
The Complete Story Of Doo Wop
Volume 5 - 1953

The R&B vocal group explosion was in full swing by 1953. Incendiary gospel-fueled tenor Clyde McPhatter had broken away from Billy Ward's Dominoes to do his own thing as front man for The Drifters, who would reign as the country's top R&B vocal aggregation well into the '60s soul era, even if Clyde had left them long before to pursue a solo career. The Clovers, Dominoes, Orioles, Swallows, and Robins had been joined on the circuit by a slew of promising newcomers, many of whom would rapidly ascend to peer status. The Moonglows, Flamingos, Platters, Harptones, Spaniels, and Spiders all made their debuts in 1953, several scoring hits right off the bat and every one of them launching careers built to last.

Rock and roll loomed on the horizon and R&B vocal groups played a mammoth role in its fiery ignition, even if conventional history books sometimes overlook that fact. The Crows' smash Gee racked up considerable pop crossover action thanks to its carefree up-tempo feel, catchy melody, and innocuous lyrics, though the song took its sweet time climbing the charts, not really making a national impact until the following year. Notable vocal groups were popping up in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Nashville (behind prison bars, no less), and New Orleans, underscoring that the movement wasn't primarily limited to the coasts anymore. Yet the Northeast still harbored more groups than anywhere else. Harlem remained a teeming hotbed, as did Philly, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.

Apart from The Four Tunes, who staged an impressive comeback after leaving the security of a major label for feisty indie Jubilee Records and scoring their biggest seller in eons with Marie, the old guard had largely been forgotten by African-American record buyers. Young groups plucked right off the street corners of urban America were making a lot of chart noise and scoring a lot of hits. Harmonies didn't have to be impeccably polished any longer; feeling mattered more. Roaring sax solos and socking backbeats were more prevalent as tempos ratcheted upwards. Of course, a tender, intimate love ballad was always welcome.

In most cases, vocal group platters were released on independent R&B labels rather than the majors that had once marketed The Ink Spots and Mills Brothers so vigorously. The industry was changing fast, and the majors were scrambling to keep up. Little did they know what lurked just around the next bend.

1-CD-Album DigiPac (4-plated) with 84-page booklet, 32 tracks. Playing time approx. 88 mns


 

Songs

Various - Street Corner Symphonies - Vol.05, 1953 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Medium 1
1: Money Honey McPhatter, Clyde and The Drift
2: Crying In The Chapel Orioles
3: Baby, It's You Spaniels
4: White Cliffs Of Dover Checkers
5: Baby Please Moonglows with Red Holloway Or
6: Is It A Dream Vocaleers
7: Gee Crows
8: Nadine Coronets
9: You're Mine Crickets
10: Too Much Lovin' (Much Too Much) '5' Royales with Charlie 'Litt
11: A Sunday Kind Of Love Harp-Tones
12: Golden Teardrops Flamingos with Red Holloway's
13: Good Lovin' Clovers
14: (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I Robins
15: My Girl Awaits Me Castelles
16: Marie Four Tunes with Sid Bass Orch.
17: These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You Ward, Billy and His Dominoes
18: We Could Find Happiness Wanderers
19: I Wanna Know Du Droppers
20: Dear Ruth Buccaneers with The Joe Whalen
21: Just Walkin' In The Rain Prisonaires
22: Get It Royals
23: Lovie Darling Cardinals
24: I Had A Love Flairs
25: My Saddest Hour Five Keys
26: Hey Now Platters
27: I Velvets
28: Baby, Come Back To Me Five Echoes with Fats Cole's B
29: Nobody's Lovin' Me Swallows
30: Big Leg Mama Vann Walls and The Rockets
31: I Can't Believe Hornets
32: You're The One Spiders

 

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  • Interpret: Various - Street Corner Symphonies

  • Albumtitel: Vol.05, 1953 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop

  • Format CD
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre R&B, Soul
  • Music Style Vocal Groups / Doo Wop
  • Music Sub-Genre 255 Vocal Groups/Doo Wop
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Title Vol.05 Street Corner Symphonies 1953
  • Label BEAR FAMILY RECORDS

  • Price code AR
  • SubGenre R&B Music - Classic R&B

  • EAN: 4000127172839

  • weight in Kg 0.200
 
 

Artist description "Various - Street Corner Symphonies"

Street Corner Symphonies

  • Doo-Wop is one of the foundation stones of Rock 'n' Roll.
  • BEAR FAMILY will issue the defintive story of Doo-Wop from 1939-1963!
  • The first five volumes covering 1939-1953 are out now! q Every Doo-Wop hit!
  • Every neglected classic!
  • Every ground-breaking record!
  • Detailed song-by-song notes and amazing rare photos from the golden era!

Street Corner Symphonies

Like Rap, Doo-Wop music was an urban American art-form. It was sung on street-corners, in stairwells of tenement apartments, in high school toilets... and it was preserved for posterity in recording studios. Most of the performers were African American, and many of the songs were romantic – in sharp contrast to the bleak reality of urban African American life at the time. Doo- Wop had its origins in the black pop and gospel groups of the pre-World War II era, but it flourished in the years after World War II and became a major contributing force to the evolution of Rock 'n' Roll.

In fact, some eminent cultural historians cite re- cords like Sixty Minute Man and Gee as among the first Rock 'n' Roll records. Both of those classics, along with many more, are on BEAR FAMILY's defintive history of Doo-Wop, 'Street Corner Symphonies.' As always, you can trust BEAR FAMILY to get it right. Starting in 1939 with pre-Doo-Wop acts like the Golden Gate Quartet, the Ink Spots, and the Mills Brothers, 'Street Corner Sym- phonies' will take the story until the end of the Doo-Wop era in 1963. The first five volumes cover the years 1939 to 1953: in other words, Doo-Wop's true golden era. There are simply too many hits to list – just look at the track listing! Suffice to say that these were the records that provided the soundtrack to the Rock 'n' Roll revolution... and the records that changed American and global popular music forever.

This series has been compiled and annotated by R&B music's foremost scholar, Chicago's Bill Dahl, and every song comes with detailed notes and illustrations. There have been plenty of Doo-Wop compilations, even a few Doo-Wop boxed sets, but this se- ries is the last word on the genre. Truly definitive! Every hit, every underground classic, every song that lit up the airwaves at the dawn of rock 'n' roll. Every shoop, every doop, every doo-doo-wah! 

 

 
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With a minimum of 30 tracks per disc there's a wealth of obscurities to investigate that are worth singing about.
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