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1947-1955
     

1947-1955

by The Orioles
 
Led by the sultry tenor voice of Sonny Til, the Orioles -- in spite of being regarded by many as the originators of doo wop -- have been poorly served in the CD era, with most of the collections available consisting of re-recorded versions of their late-'40s and early-'50s hits. There is the massive and

Overview

Led by the sultry tenor voice of Sonny Til, the Orioles -- in spite of being regarded by many as the originators of doo wop -- have been poorly served in the CD era, with most of the collections available consisting of re-recorded versions of their late-'40s and early-'50s hits. There is the massive and definitive six-disc box from Bear Family, of course, but little for the more casual listener to seek out, a situation this double-disc, 52-track set from Acrobat addresses nicely. It features all of their major hits, including "It's Too Soon to Know," "(It's Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas," and their signature tune, "Crying in the Chapel," as well as more bluesy and raucous material like their version of "Baby Please Don't Go." One of the first groups to bring an overt gospel influence into the pop arena, the Orioles are well worth investigating, and since this collection features original recordings (rather than revisits), it makes a perfect and affordable place to begin.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/25/2004
Label:
Acrobat
UPC:
0824046500023
catalogNumber:
5000
Rank:
121461

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Orioles   Primary Artist
Ralph Williams   Guitar
Sonny Til   Vocals
Alexander Sharp   Tenor (Vocal)
Johnny Reed   Bass (Vocal)
Lloyd Thomas Jr. "Tommy" Gaither   Guitar

Technical Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Billy Hill   Composer
Frankie Laine   Composer
Prince   Composer
James P. Johnson   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Jimmy Henderson   Composer
Lincoln Chase   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Redd Evans   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Hy Heath   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
John Lange   Composer
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
S. Lewis   Composer
Harry Noble   Composer
Dave Penny   Liner Notes
Pamela Rose   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Rudy Toombs   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
Artie Glenn   Composer
Mae Carlisle   Composer
Orioles   Composer
Dave Mann   Composer
William Farrar   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Arthur Kent   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Richard Loring   Composer
Henry Sullivan   Composer
Bill Tennyson   Composer
Deborah Chessler   Composer
Thomas Connor   Composer
LaVern Farr   Composer
Stella Unger   Composer
Bertha Scott   Composer
Vickie Russell   Composer
Michael Edwards   Composer

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