25 All-Time Doo Wop Hits

25 All-Time Doo Wop Hits

     
 

These are not the best 25 all-time doo wop hits -- whether because of licensing restrictions or not, there's no "The Great Pretender," "Tears on My Pillow," "Maybe," "Searchin'," "Gee," "Stay," "A Teenager in Love," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Why Do Fools Fall in Love," "Book of Love," "Silhouettes," or numerous other smashes that might be reasonablySee more details below

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These are not the best 25 all-time doo wop hits -- whether because of licensing restrictions or not, there's no "The Great Pretender," "Tears on My Pillow," "Maybe," "Searchin'," "Gee," "Stay," "A Teenager in Love," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Why Do Fools Fall in Love," "Book of Love," "Silhouettes," or numerous other smashes that might be reasonably championed as among the cream of the cream. As doo wop comps go, though, it's pretty good, and a good disc if you want a few anthologies in the genre without fussily building a systematic collection. To start with, it does have several core doo wop classics: the Silhouettes' "Get a Job," the Five Satins' "(I'll Remember) In the Still of the Nite," the Penguins' "Earth Angel," the Capris' "There's a Moon out Tonight," Don & Juan's "What's Your Name," the Crests' "16 Candles," the Earls' "Remember Then," Johnnie & Joe's "Over the Mountain; Across the Sea," and the Skyliners' "Since I Don't Have You." There are also a number of low-charting singles that nonetheless got a lot of regional airplay and may be well-remembered even by non-doo wop specialists, like the Willows' "Church Bells May Ring," the Genies' "Who's That Knocking," the Jive Five's "What Time Is It?," and Robert & Johnny's "We Belong Together." And, surprisingly, five of these didn't make the national charts at all, though the Eternals' witty "Babalu's Wedding Day," Tony Allen & the Champs' sillier "Nite Owl," and the Harptones' "A Sunday Kind of Love" were heard by many in their day and remain on the play lists of doo wop-oriented radio shows. It's a good mix of the classic and the less familiar, though the classics are still better than the less familiar. This CD marks, incidentally, the first time the Casuals' "A Casual Look," a big hit in 1956, has been on CD in the U.S.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/07/2002
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206633924
catalogNumber:
066339
Rank:
52475

Tracks

  1. Get a Job  -  Silhouettes
  2. Church Bells May Ring  -  Willows
  3. In the Still of the Night
  4. A Casual Look
  5. Earth Angel
  6. Lover's Island  -  Blue Jays
  7. Tonight I Fell in Love
  8. Deserie  -  Charts
  9. There's a Moon Out Tonight  -  Capris
  10. Over the Mountain; Across the Sea
  11. Till Then  -  Classics
  12. What's Your Name
  13. To Be Loved (Forever)
  14. 16 Candles
  15. Babalu's Wedding Day  -  Eternals
  16. Diamonds and Pearls
  17. Who's That Knocking  -  Genies
  18. What Time Is It?
  19. We Belong Together
  20. Nite Owl  -  Tony Allen & the Champs
  21. A Sunday Kind of Love
  22. The Closer You Are  -  Channels
  23. Walking Along
  24. Remember Then  -  Earls
  25. Since I Don't I Have You  -  Skyliners

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Crests   Track Performer
Don & Juan   Track Performer
Jive Five   Track Performer
Penguins   Track Performer
Pentagons   Track Performer
Harptones   Track Performer
Tokens   Track Performer
Johnnie & Joe   Track Performer
Solitaires   Track Performer
Silhouettes   Track Performer
Five Satins   Track Performer
Robert & Johnny   Track Performer
Paradons   Track Performer
Six Teens   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Rickie Lee Jones   Composer
Brandon Aly   Composer
Evren Göknar   Mastering
Marty Kugell   Producer
Cary E. Mansfield   Producer
Cole Porter   Composer
Danny Robinson   Producer
Bob Shad   Producer
Charlie Singleton   Producer
Billy Vera   Producer,Liner Notes
Stan Vincent   Composer
Hy Weiss   Producer
Kae Williams   Producer
Richie Davis   Composer
Luther Dixon   Producer
Beverly "Ruby" Ross   Composer
Werly Fairburn   Producer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Marty Wekser   Producer
Bobby Robinson   Producer
Morty Craft   Producer
Dootsie Williams   Producer
Wells   Composer
Steve Massie   Producer
Madelon Baker   Producer
Joe Rock   Composer,Producer
Zell Sanders   Producer
Tony Powers   Composer
Max Feirtag   Producer
Tom Sokira   Producer
Brad Honser   Composer
P. D. Winn   Composer
Lennie Martin   Composer
John Bush   Composer

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