25 Classic Doo-Wop Ballads

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2004
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206655520
  • Catalog Number: 066555
  • Sales rank: 62,319

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Only Have Eyes for You - The Flamingos (3:21)
  2. 2 There's a Moon Out Tonight - The Capris (2:14)
  3. 3 Could This Be Magic - The Dubs (2:18)
  4. 4 Earth Angel (2:55)
  5. 5 A Sunday Kind of Love (2:59)
  6. 6 Till Then - The Classics (2:18)
  7. 7 Once Upon a Time - Johnny Wyatt (2:52)
  8. 8 Where or When - Dion & the Belmonts (2:39)
  9. 9 The Way You Look Tonight - Jaguars (2:23)
  10. 10 To Be Loved (Forever) (2:26)
  11. 11 Tears on My Pillow - Little Anthony (2:18)
  12. 12 When We Get Married (2:27)
  13. 13 16 Candles (2:52)
  14. 14 In the Still of the Night - The Five Satins (3:04)
  15. 15 Heaven and Paradise (2:52)
  16. 16 I Wish That We Were Married - Ronnie & the Hi-Lites (2:52)
  17. 17 Oh What a Night (2:54)
  18. 18 Down the Aisle of Love - The Quin-Tones (2:51)
  19. 19 You Cheated (2:31)
  20. 20 I'm the Mood for Love - The Chimes (2:29)
  21. 21 The Wind - The Jesters (3:23)
  22. 22 You Belong to Me (2:46)
  23. 23 Can I Come Over Tonight (2:22)
  24. 24 Since I Don't I Have You - The Skyliners (2:41)
  25. 25 Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams) - Jesse Belvin (3:06)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Louis Prima Composer
Jesse Belvin Composer
Don Julian Composer
Cat Stevens 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
Al Dubin Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Johnny Funches Composer
Evren Göknar Mastering
Lorenz Hart Composer
Marvin Junior Composer
Marty Kugell Producer
Al 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
Sol Marcus 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
Al Striano Composer
Jerry Winston Composer
Juan Gutiérrez Composer
James Beaumont Composer
Barbara Bell Composer
Barbara Belle Composer
Sylvester Bradford Composer
Al 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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