Doo Wop Greats

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/27/2001
  • Label: Goldies Records
  • EAN: 8712177038695
  • Catalog Number: 25392
  • Sales rank: 68,108

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Why Do Fools Fall in Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers (2:19)
  2. 2 In the Still of the Night - The Five Satins (2:58)
  3. 3 Book of Love - The Five Satins (2:20)
  4. 4 Whispering Bells @@The Dells-Vikings (2:36)
  5. 5 Every Beat of My Heart - Gladys Knight & the Pips (2:02)
  6. 6 Could This Be Magic - The Dubs (2:18)
  7. 7 Speedoo - The Cadillacs (2:21)
  8. 8 Teardrops - Lee Andrews & the Hearts (2:22)
  9. 9 Step by Step - The Crests (2:38)
  10. 10 The Masquerade Is Over - The Harptones (3:00)
  11. 11 Barbara Ann - The Regents (2:14)
  12. 12 Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners (2:37)
  13. 13 At My Front Door - The El Dorados (2:35)
  14. 14 Heart and Soul - The Cleftones (1:46)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Only Have Eyes for You - The Flamingos (3:20)
  2. 2 Blue Moon - The Marcels (2:16)
  3. 3 Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop (2:09)
  4. 4 A Thousand Miles Away - The Heartbeats (2:26)
  5. 5 Hushabye - The Mystics (2:50)
  6. 6 Maybe - The Chantels (2:38)
  7. 7 The Great Pretender - The Platters (2:38)
  8. 8 Baby, It's You - The Spaniels (2:37)
  9. 9 It's Too Soon to Know - The Orioles (2:59)
  10. 10 I Want You to Be My Girl - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers (2:56)
  11. 11 Gloria - The Cadillacs (2:54)
  12. 12 My True Story - The Jive Five (2:33)
  13. 13 Western Movies - The Olympics (2:19)
  14. 14 Daddy's Home - Shep & the Limelites (2:58)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Come Go With Me - The Del Vikings (2:51)
  2. 2 Earth Angel - The Penguins (2:58)
  3. 3 Stay - Maurice Williams (1:37)
  4. 4 Oh, What a Night - The Dells (2:54)
  5. 5 Letter Full of Tears - Gladys Knight & the Pips (2:42)
  6. 6 Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow - The Rivingtons (2:17)
  7. 7 Little Darlin' - The Diamonds (2:08)
  8. 8 Long Lonely Nights - Lee Andrews & the Hearts (2:56)
  9. 9 Up on the Mountain - The Magnificents (2:48)
  10. 10 Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler (2:18)
  11. 11 Only You (And You Alone) - The Platters (2:37)
  12. 12 Little Girl of Mine - The Cleftones (3:11)
  13. 13 Tears on My Pillow (2:17)
  14. 14 Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight - The Spaniels (2:41)
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Album Credits

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