25 All-Time Doo Wop Hits

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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: 5/7/2002
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206633924
  • Catalog Number: 066339
  • Sales rank: 44,182

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Get a Job - The Silhouettes (2:47)
  2. 2 Church Bells May Ring - The Willows (2:24)
  3. 3 In the Still of the Night (3:04)
  4. 4 A Casual Look (2:25)
  5. 5 Earth Angel (2:55)
  6. 6 Lover's Island - The Blue Jays (2:19)
  7. 7 Tonight I Fell in Love (1:47)
  8. 8 Deserie - The Charts (2:43)
  9. 9 There's a Moon Out Tonight - The Capris (2:14)
  10. 10 Over the Mountain; Across the Sea (2:17)
  11. 11 Till Then - The Classics (2:18)
  12. 12 What's Your Name (2:15)
  13. 13 To Be Loved (Forever) (2:27)
  14. 14 16 Candles (2:52)
  15. 15 Babalu's Wedding Day - The Eternals (2:11)
  16. 16 Diamonds and Pearls (2:18)
  17. 17 Who's That Knocking - The Genies (2:17)
  18. 18 What Time Is It? (2:49)
  19. 19 We Belong Together (2:49)
  20. 20 Nite Owl - Tony Allen & the Champs (20:45)
  21. 21 A Sunday Kind of Love (21:45)
  22. 22 The Closer You Are - The Channels (22:45)
  23. 23 Walking Along (23:45)
  24. 24 Remember Then - The Earls (24:45)
  25. 25 Since I Don't I Have You - The Skyliners (25:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Crests Track Performer
Don & Juan Track Performer
The Jive Five Track Performer
The Penguins Track Performer
The Pentagons Track Performer
The Harptones Track Performer
The Tokens Track Performer
Johnnie & Joe Track Performer
The Solitaires Track Performer
The Silhouettes Track Performer
The Five Satins Track Performer
Robert & Johnny Track Performer
The 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 Jr. 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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