Doo Wop Greats

Doo Wop Greats

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No pop genre has so poetically charted the yearnings of new love as doo wop, with its endless pleas for romance under the stars and its pledges of complete devotion in the moonlight, as if, as the Penguins sing in "Earth Angel," love itself was of celestial origin. That song is collected here in this three-disc set of classic vocal group

Overview

No pop genre has so poetically charted the yearnings of new love as doo wop, with its endless pleas for romance under the stars and its pledges of complete devotion in the moonlight, as if, as the Penguins sing in "Earth Angel," love itself was of celestial origin. That song is collected here in this three-disc set of classic vocal group tracks, along with dozens of other classic doo wop odes to the heart, including "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, "In the Still of the Night" by the Five Satins, "Book of Love" by the Monotones, "The Great Pretender" and "Only You" by the Platters, as well as the original version of "Barbara Ann" by the Regents and the immortal "Duke of Earl" by Gene Chandler. In the end, 42 tracks of this stuff will make you feel like every day is Valentine's Day, which is maybe not such a bad idea, unless you prefer the blues, which is the flip side of all this.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/27/2001
Label:
Goldies Records
UPC:
8712177038695
catalogNumber:
25392
Rank:
60764

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Why Do Fools Fall in Love
  2. In the Still of the Night
  3. Book of Love
  4. Whispering Bells @@The Dells-Vikings
  5. Every Beat of My Heart
  6. Could This Be Magic
  7. Speedoo
  8. Teardrops
  9. Step by Step
  10. The Masquerade Is Over
  11. Barbara Ann
  12. Since I Don't Have You
  13. At My Front Door
  14. Heart and Soul

Disc 2

  1. I Only Have Eyes for You
  2. Blue Moon
  3. Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop
  4. A Thousand Miles Away
  5. Hushabye
  6. Maybe
  7. The Great Pretender
  8. Baby, It's You
  9. It's Too Soon to Know
  10. I Want You to Be My Girl
  11. Gloria
  12. My True Story
  13. Western Movies
  14. Daddy's Home

Disc 3

  1. Come Go With Me
  2. Earth Angel
  3. Stay
  4. Oh, What a Night
  5. Letter Full of Tears
  6. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
  7. Little Darlin'
  8. Long Lonely Nights
  9. Up on the Mountain
  10. Duke of Earl
  11. Only You (And You Alone)
  12. Little Girl of Mine
  13. Tears on My Pillow
  14. Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cadillacs   Track Performer
Gene Chandler   Track Performer
Chantels   Track Performer
Cleftones   Track Performer
Crests   Track Performer
Dells   Track Performer
Jive Five   Track Performer
Marcels   Track Performer
Mystics   Track Performer
Penguins   Track Performer
Platters   Track Performer
Rivingtons   Track Performer
Harptones   Track Performer
Regents   Track Performer
Magnificents   Track Performer
Skyliners   Track Performer
Spaniels   Track Performer
Five Satins   Track Performer
Orioles   Track Performer
Shep & the Limelites   Track Performer
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers   Track Performer
Lee Andrews   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bob Smith   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Richard Barrett   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
George Goldner   Composer
Eugene Dixon   Composer
Earl Edwards   Composer
Bernie Williams   Composer
Ande Rand   Composer

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