Doo Wop Diner, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
This collection is subtitled "16 Great Songs From Artists of the 1950s," and that cryptic statement should be read and read again before you plunk down your money. If you're a fan of vocal-group harmony, there's much here to relish, as groups like Earl Lewis and the Channels, Herb Cox and the Cleftones, Richard Blandon and the Dubs, and others sing their hearts out on these songs. However, if you're expecting these to be original 1950s recordings, forget it -- they're all new, stereo recordings, done with whatever personnel in each group is still alive and working the oldies circuit. While the material is enjoyable enough, a little truth in advertising would make this package ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
This collection is subtitled "16 Great Songs From Artists of the 1950s," and that cryptic statement should be read and read again before you plunk down your money. If you're a fan of vocal-group harmony, there's much here to relish, as groups like Earl Lewis and the Channels, Herb Cox and the Cleftones, Richard Blandon and the Dubs, and others sing their hearts out on these songs. However, if you're expecting these to be original 1950s recordings, forget it -- they're all new, stereo recordings, done with whatever personnel in each group is still alive and working the oldies circuit. While the material is enjoyable enough, a little truth in advertising would make this package go down a whole lot easier.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/27/1996
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431558829
  • Catalog Number: 5588
  • Sales rank: 335,236

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Do What Lovers Do (3:14)
  2. 2 You Lost the Game of Love (2:39)
  3. 3 Moonlight (2:34)
  4. 4 Could You Adore Me - The Vocaleers (3:42)
  5. 5 A Girl Like You (2:08)
  6. 6 Come Back to Me (2:48)
  7. 7 Surrender to Love - George Grant (2:26)
  8. 8 Wherever You Are (2:15)
  9. 9 Baby, Please Don't Stop - George Grant (2:51)
  10. 10 At the Altar (2:22)
  11. 11 Alice from Above (2:40)
  12. 12 All on Me - Jaguars (3:00)
  13. 13 Have You No Heart (2:51)
  14. 14 I'm Just the Kind of Guy - Bobby Mansfield (2:37)
  15. 15 Drinkin' Wine (2:53)
  16. 16 Please Remember My Love - The Storytellers (2:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Cleftones Track Performer
Vernon Green Vocals
Jimmy Lyons Vocals
Earl Lewis Vocals
Dave Antrell Piano, Celeste, Vocals, Background Vocals, Vibes
Cal Green Guitar
Red Callender Bass
Don Myrick Tenor Saxophone
Earl Palmer Drums
Tom Peterson Tenor Saxophone
Greg Smith Baritone Saxophone
Greg "Frosty" Smith Baritone Saxophone
Clifford Solomon Tenor Saxophone
Margo Sylvia Vocals
Arthur Wright Guitar
Richard Blandon Vocals
Herbie Cox Vocals
Joe Odom Vocals
Leon Peels Vocals
Earl Lewis & the Channels Track Performer
Vernon Green & the Medallions Track Performer
Josh Ausby Vocals
Salahudden Aziz Vocals
Richard Botts Vocals
Nick Delgado Vocals
Ricky Katz Guitar
Bobby Mansfield Vocals
Arthur Lee Maye Vocals
Val Poliuto Vocals
Herman Pruitt Vocals
Nick Saunders Vocals
Freddy Willis Vocals
Louis Taylor Jr. Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Al Sanchez Vocals
Johnny Staton Vocals
Joe Duncan Vocals
Calvanes Track Performer
Jack Brown Vocals
Jimmy Corbitt Vocals
Sammy Dee Tenor Saxophone
Sam Delgado Vocals
Danny Foy Vocals
Leo Fuller Vocals
Tony Gaines Vocals
Tommy Henderson Vocals
Charles Hudson Vocals
Frank Marrow Vocals
Dale Martin Vocals
Paul Martinez Vocals
Ernie McDaniel Bass
Jay McKnight Vocals
Charles Middleton Vocals
Wesley Neil Vocals
Ruben Ochoa Vocals
Brad Pierce Guitar
Bob Werne Drums
Charles Williams Vocals
Leon Peels & The Bluejays Track Performer
Bob Adams Vocals
George Grant Vocals
Technical Credits
Dave Antrell Producer
Ken Perry Mastering
Bruce Patch Producer
Margo Sylvia Producer
Bob Tucker Engineer
Tom Kirley Executive Producer
Val Poliuto Executive Producer
Paul Moser Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    I defended this series in another review. The Collectables label is not known for extensive liner notes. Knowing the vocalists and musicians names is probably as good as it can get. None of these are the original 1950's recordings and some of the groups may not include all of the original members. What the producer did was to reunite some of his favorite groups, write some new songs in each group's style, bring in some of the best Los Angeles musicians and produce a very listenable and modern sounding Doo Wop recording. He exceeded his goal. The vocals are outstanding and the musicians are never overpowering. It is a perfect blend. The Castelles and Leon Peel and the Blue Jays stand out as my favorites in this series. I purchased all three volumes and I was not disappointed. Great Doo Wop is great whether recorded in 1955 or 1985.

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