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Doo Wop 51 Live!

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Doo Wop 51: Live! isn't for everybody, nor is it for every doo wop fan, either. It's for the fan who loves the singing and loves nostalgia -- the kind who wants to hear the great groups reunite, in some form, and sing their hits years later. This isn't necessarily the same thing as being a doo wop fanatic, since there are plenty of ravenous doo wop fans -- the kind who seek out rare singles, arguing the merits of Philadelphia vs. New York -- who will not be interested in this simply because it is a latter-day recording. Similarly, this will not find an audience among listeners who just want to hear nothing but the best doo wop. Instead, this is solely a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Doo Wop 51: Live! isn't for everybody, nor is it for every doo wop fan, either. It's for the fan who loves the singing and loves nostalgia -- the kind who wants to hear the great groups reunite, in some form, and sing their hits years later. This isn't necessarily the same thing as being a doo wop fanatic, since there are plenty of ravenous doo wop fans -- the kind who seek out rare singles, arguing the merits of Philadelphia vs. New York -- who will not be interested in this simply because it is a latter-day recording. Similarly, this will not find an audience among listeners who just want to hear nothing but the best doo wop. Instead, this is solely a nostalgia trip and, on that level, it's pretty good. No, the groups don't sound as good as they used to, and while there are good vibes, the recording isn't as warm as the atmosphere, but for those looking for a reunion record -- looking to hear these groups reunite and sing the old songs another time while basking in sweet memories -- this fits the bill.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/21/2001
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227437626
  • Catalog Number: 74376
  • Sales rank: 397,247

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go (2:27)
  2. 2 Tonight (Could Be the Night) - Virgil Johnson (2:01)
  3. 3 The Lion Sleeps Tonight (3:02)
  4. 4 So Much Love - The Tymes (2:25)
  5. 5 Little Darlin' - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs (3:44)
  6. 6 Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs (3:27)
  7. 7 One Fine Day - The Chiffons (3:21)
  8. 8 At My Front Door (2:41)
  9. 9 Oh, What a Night (3:47)
  10. 10 Don't Ask Me (To Be Lonely) - The Dubs (3:09)
  11. 11 What's Your Name (2:32)
  12. 12 Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Shirley Alston Reeves (3:22)
  13. 13 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Mel Carter & Pure Gold (3:31)
  14. 14 Crying in the Chapel (3:17)
  15. 15 Drip Drop - Bill Pinkney (2:37)
  16. 16 White Christmas - Bill Pinkney (3:06)
  17. 17 Love Potion No. 9 (3:04)
  18. 18 Stranded in the Junle - The Cadets (3:15)
  19. 19 Let It Be Me - Jerry Butler (3:38)
  20. 20 Till Then - The Classics (5:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jerry Butler Track Performer
The Chiffons Track Performer
The Clovers Track Performer
The Diamonds Track Performer
Don & Juan Track Performer
The Dubs Track Performer
The Cadets Track Performer
Mel Carter Track Performer
The El Dorados Track Performer
The Tokens Track Performer
The Tymes Track Performer
Pure Gold Track Performer
The Orioles Track Performer
The Classics Track Performer
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters Track Performer
Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs Track Performer
Technical Credits
Dave Edmunds Composer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Bob Fisher Mastering
Nick Lowe Composer
Bill Dahl Liner Notes
Richard Foos Executive Producer
Ernestine Smith Composer
Shawn Amos Editorial Coordinator
Daniel Goldmark Editorial Research
James Johnson Composer
Deborah Acklin Executive Producer
James Weldon Johnson Composer
John C. Moore Composer
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