California Doo Wop

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All Music Guide - Gregory McIntosh
Logically, the Penguins' legendary "Earth Angel" opens Collectables' California edition of their region-specific doo wop series, and while not every track stands up to the test of time as well, it is surprising how many of the obscure artists on this collection -- and indeed the entire series -- rank closely to the standard that continues to make "Earth Angel" strike such a chord in romantic hearts all over the world. As one might suspect, the doo wop that came out of California's scene is brighter than similar recordings made elsewhere; in fact, a case could be made that many of the specific recordings on California Doo Wop provided material that influenced the early ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory McIntosh
Logically, the Penguins' legendary "Earth Angel" opens Collectables' California edition of their region-specific doo wop series, and while not every track stands up to the test of time as well, it is surprising how many of the obscure artists on this collection -- and indeed the entire series -- rank closely to the standard that continues to make "Earth Angel" strike such a chord in romantic hearts all over the world. As one might suspect, the doo wop that came out of California's scene is brighter than similar recordings made elsewhere; in fact, a case could be made that many of the specific recordings on California Doo Wop provided material that influenced the early Beach Boys.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/2004
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431756829
  • Catalog Number: 7568
  • Sales rank: 183,774

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Earth Angel (2:56)
  2. 2 Once Upon a Time - Rochell & the Candles (2:53)
  3. 3 So This Is Love - The Castells (2:45)
  4. 4 Please Be My Love Tonight - The Charades (2:12)
  5. 5 You Cheated - The Shields (2:27)
  6. 6 Adorable - The Colts (2:50)
  7. 7 To Be Loved (2:25)
  8. 8 Image of a Girl (2:39)
  9. 9 Strange Love (2:25)
  10. 10 Johnny Darling - The Feathers (2:16)
  11. 11 No More (2:28)
  12. 12 Sindy - The Squires (2:17)
  13. 13 Sweet Sixteen - The Colts (2:32)
  14. 14 Sacred - The Castells (2:14)
  15. 15 Vowels of Love - The Poets (1:59)
  16. 16 I Wonder (2:23)
  17. 17 Shattered Dreams - The Youngsters (2:30)
  18. 18 Dreamy Eyes - The Squires (2:02)
  19. 19 Diamonds & Pearls (2:15)
  20. 20 Oh Let Me Dream (3:14)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Alan Freed Composer
The Pentagons Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Shane Howard Composer
Steve Howard Composer
Herb Newman Composer
Curtis "Fitz" Williams Composer
Victor Young Composer
Chavez Composer
Don Burch Composer
Richard Clasky Composer
Marvin Rosenberg Composer
Ed Engel Liner Notes
Jake "Vernon" Porter Composer
William Landau Composer
Adam Ross Composer
Lynn Paul Composer
J. Jones Composer
Lois Milsap Composer
Jimmy Johnson Composer
The Squires Composer
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