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25 Classic Doo-Wop Ballads
     

25 Classic Doo-Wop Ballads

 
Doo wop collectors -- and, for that matter, those whose doo wop collection is limited to best-of doo wop anthologies -- will probably already have too many of the hits on this particular CD to make it a compelling addition to the library. In fact, some of them previously appeared on best-of doo wop comps on the same label, Varese Sarabande (on See more details below

Overview

Doo wop collectors -- and, for that matter, those whose doo wop collection is limited to best-of doo wop anthologies -- will probably already have too many of the hits on this particular CD to make it a compelling addition to the library. In fact, some of them previously appeared on best-of doo wop comps on the same label, Varese Sarabande (on 25 All-Time Doo Wop Hits and 25 More All-Time Doo Wop Hits). On its own terms, however, it's a very solid (and very long) single-disc compilation of first-rate doo wop ballads, and an excellent listen to the music's slower and more romantic side for listeners who don't already have the majority of the tracks. It has numerous stone-cold classics, including the Flamingos' "I Only Have Eyes for You," the Skyliners' "Since I Don't Have You," the Capris' "There's a Moon out Tonight," the Penguins' "Earth Angel," the Five Satins' "In the Still of the Night," Little Anthony & the Imperials' "Tears on My Pillow," and the Dells' original 1956 version of "Oh What a Night." There are also a number of fairly big hits that find their way onto doo wop (or general '50s) anthologies less often, like the Classics' "Til Then," the Dreamlovers' "When We Get Married," Ronnie & the Hi-Lites' "I Wish That We Were Married," and Rochell & the Candles with Johnny Wyatt's" Once Upon a Time." And there are a bunch of low-charting and noncharting singles that even some doo wop fans might find unfamiliar, like the Slades' original version of "You Cheated," which was covered for a Top 20 hit by the Shields. Some might have preferred to hear the original version of "The Wind" (by the Diablos) rather than the 1960 cover by the Jesters, however, even if the Jesters' version is respectable.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2004
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206655520
catalogNumber:
066555
Rank:
11556

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Technical Credits

Louis Prima   Composer
Jesse Belvin   Composer
Don Julian   Composer
Nolan Strong   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
George Paxton   Producer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Jerry Ross   Producer
Brandon Aly   Composer
Calvin Carter   Producer
Dubin   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Johnny Funches   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Marvin Junior   Composer
Marty Kugell   Producer
Lewis   Composer
Cary E. Mansfield   Producer
Fred Parris   Composer
Eddie Sauter   Composer
Gene Schwartz   Producer
Billy Vera   Producer,Liner Notes
Harry Warren   Composer
Curtis "Fitz" Williams   Composer
George Goldner   Producer
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis   Producer
Richard Blandon   Composer
Don Burch   Composer
Phyllis Carr   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer,Producer
Gaynel Hodge   Composer
Janet Vogel   Composer
Charlie Singleton & Modern Man   Producer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Marty Wekser   Producer
George Matola   Composer,Producer
Dootsie Williams   Producer
Steve Massie   Producer
John Marascalco   Composer
Guy Wood   Composer
Anita Leonard   Composer
Edna Lewis   Composer
Joe Luccisano   Composer
Stan Rhodes   Composer
Joe Rock   Producer
Joseph Rock   Composer
Eddie Seiler   Composer
Striano   Composer
Jerry Winston   Composer
Juan Gutiérrez   Composer
James Beaumont   Composer
Barbara Bell   Composer
Barbara Belle   Composer
Sylvester Bradford   Composer
Gentile   Composer
Paul Winley   Producer
Hiram Johnson   Composer
Andy Leonetti   Producer
Allyson R. Khent   Composer
C. Holmes   Composer
Don Hogan   Composer
Tom Sokira   Producer
Joe Jones   Composer
Chilton Price   Composer
Jimmy Johnson   Composer
Brad Honser   Composer
John Bush   Composer

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