Doo Wop Is for Dancin'

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
"Doo wop is for dancin'" states the title of this five-disc, 104-track set, which in this case, doesn't mean the slow stuff. The doo wop genre is known for its love struck ballads, of course, and because of that it's easy to forget that doo wop is actually a gussied-up version of good old R&B, and vocal groups from the era had no trouble putting the foot hard to the gas pedal to get the dancefloors jumping. Track after track here bursts with nervous energy as if everything had been recorded after a five alarm coffee day. Among the highlights as they race by are the Magnificents' "Up on the Mountain," the Cobras' "La La," the Dells' "Time Makes You Change," the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
"Doo wop is for dancin'" states the title of this five-disc, 104-track set, which in this case, doesn't mean the slow stuff. The doo wop genre is known for its love struck ballads, of course, and because of that it's easy to forget that doo wop is actually a gussied-up version of good old R&B, and vocal groups from the era had no trouble putting the foot hard to the gas pedal to get the dancefloors jumping. Track after track here bursts with nervous energy as if everything had been recorded after a five alarm coffee day. Among the highlights as they race by are the Magnificents' "Up on the Mountain," the Cobras' "La La," the Dells' "Time Makes You Change," the Students' "Everyday of the Week," the Court Jesters' wacky "Roaches," and "Rubber Biscuit" by the Chips, the original version of a song that was given new life (and a new audience) when it was covered by the Blues Brothers. Don't expect to be dancing cheek to cheek with any of these discs in the player. Instead, get ready to knock over some furniture.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2003
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431023921
  • Catalog Number: 239

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Everyday of the Week - The Students (2:30)
  2. 2 Mary Lee - The Rainbows (2:31)
  3. 3 Zoom Zoom Zoom - Collegians (2:30)
  4. 4 Dance Girl - The Charts (2:39)
  5. 5 Tonight (2:25)
  6. 6 Little Boy and Girl (2:19)
  7. 7 Lydia - Louie Lymon & the Teenchords (2:42)
  8. 8 While Walking - Fabulaires (2:27)
  9. 9 Never Let You Go (2:17)
  10. 10 Bing Bong - The Silhouettes (2:16)
  11. 11 Trickle, Trickle - The Videos (2:02)
  12. 12 Let's Go for a Ride - Collegians (1:52)
  13. 13 Hey Girl - The Perfections (2:08)
  14. 14 Fine Fine Frame - Continentals (2:34)
  15. 15 Counting the Stars - The Ladders (2:20)
  16. 16 Darling - The Debonaires (2:08)
  17. 17 The Closer You Are (2:25)
  18. 18 Always Be Faithful - The Monarchs (2:10)
  19. 19 So Why - The Bop Chords (2:21)
  20. 20 Oh Baby - The Jesters (2:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Rama Lama Ding Dong (2:28)
  2. 2 Bim Bam Boom - Eldorado (2:52)
  3. 3 Hey Little School Girl - Paragons (2:15)
  4. 4 Zoop - The Charts (2:27)
  5. 5 Picture of Love - Continentals (2:46)
  6. 6 Oh Gee, Oh Gosh (2:52)
  7. 7 Long Tall Girl - The Carnations (2:11)
  8. 8 Honey Honey - Louie Lymon & the Teenchords (2:27)
  9. 9 Dreams Are for Fools (2:35)
  10. 10 Time Makes You Change (2:31)
  11. 11 Babalu's Wedding Day - The Eternals (2:14)
  12. 12 False Alarm - The Revels (2:24)
  13. 13 Hong Kong - The Quinns (2:22)
  14. 14 Hot Dog Dooly Wah - The Pyramids (2:01)
  15. 15 Now (2:06)
  16. 16 Run Around Baby (2:04)
  17. 17 I'm Not Too Young to Fall in Love - Louie Lymon & the Teenchords (2:08)
  18. 18 Cora Lee - Little Bobby Rivera & the Hemlocks (2:26)
  19. 19 Fat Fat Fat! Mom-Mi-O - The Chalets (2:25)
  20. 20 Don't Leave Me - The Magnificents (2:13)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Rendezvous With You (1:53)
  2. 2 Goody Goody - The Teenagers (2:12)
  3. 3 Pretty Little Girl - The Shells (2:11)
  4. 4 Now I'm Telling You - Legends (2:22)
  5. 5 Woe Is Me - The Cadillacs (2:53)
  6. 6 Rubber Biscuit - The Chips (2:09)
  7. 7 Woo Woo Train - The Valentines (2:54)
  8. 8 Can't We Be Sweethearts (2:59)
  9. 9 Too Young - Louie Lymon & the Teenchords (2:27)
  10. 10 Your Other Love - The Flamingos (2:44)
  11. 11 Ding Dong - The Echoes (2:10)
  12. 12 Come Back My Love - The Wrens (2:30)
  13. 13 Rip Van Winkle - The Devotions (2:19)
  14. 14 Why You Do Me Like You Do (2:03)
  15. 15 Little Girl - Frankie Lymon (2:03)
  16. 16 Wedding Bells - The Heartbeats (2:54)
  17. 17 Bonnie (2:17)
  18. 18 Tell Me Love - Teen Chords (2:33)
  19. 19 Such Lovin' - The Dubs (2:18)
  20. 20 Lily Maybelle - The Valentines (2:17)
  21. 21 Lamplight - The Deltas (2:16)
  22. 22 Nobody Loves Me Like You - The Flamingos (2:17)
  23. 23 Sugar Sugar - The Cadillacs (2:21)
  24. 24 Your Last Chance - Teen Chords (2:22)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Pretty Little Girl - The Monarchs (2:10)
  2. 2 Oh What a Night for Love (2:38)
  3. 3 Rocking in the Jungle - The Eternals (2:34)
  4. 4 Feel Like Lovin' (2:21)
  5. 5 Great Big Heart - Little Saunders "Butchie" & His Buddies (2:16)
  6. 6 Guardian Angel (2:00)
  7. 7 All Night Long - The Du Mauriers (2:38)
  8. 8 Shirley - The Rainbows (2:41)
  9. 9 Poor Rock and Roll - The Nobles (1:53)
  10. 10 Cinderella - The Classics (2:12)
  11. 11 Wow Wow Baby - The Searchers (2:29)
  12. 12 Shombalor - Sheriff & the Ravels (2:16)
  13. 13 'Cause You're Mine - The G-Clefs (2:00)
  14. 14 Twistin' Pneumonia - The Genies (2:13)
  15. 15 The Clock - The Hearts (2:36)
  16. 16 Up on the Mountain - The Magnificents (2:50)
  17. 17 Bop Bop Bu - The Dappers (2:32)
  18. 18 When I Woke Up This Morning - The Bop Chords (2:52)
  19. 19 All Because of Love - The Charts (2:51)
  20. 20 Peppermint Stick - The Chords (2:32)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Mexico - Rocketones (2:50)
  2. 2 Come Back - The Harmonaires (2:34)
  3. 3 True True Love - The Corvairs (2:24)
  4. 4 Your Last Chance (Outtake) - Louie Lymon & the Teenchords (2:55)
  5. 5 Ka-Ding-Dong - The G-Clefs (2:02)
  6. 6 Mopity Mope (2:05)
  7. 7 I Laughed - The Jesters (2:34)
  8. 8 Must Be Falling in Love - Duponts (2:13)
  9. 9 Zoom Zoom Zoom (2:36)
  10. 10 All I Ask Is Love - The Hearts (2:12)
  11. 11 Stars in the Sky - The Channels (2:29)
  12. 12 Bila (2:15)
  13. 13 I'm So Happy (Tra-La-La-La-La-La) - Louie Lymon & the Teenchords (2:44)
  14. 14 Don't Say Goodbye (2:41)
  15. 15 Vooit Vooit - The Flamingos (2:36)
  16. 16 Don't Leave Me Baby (1:37)
  17. 17 Roaches - The Court Jesters (2:03)
  18. 18 Going to the Moon - Quills (1:57)
  19. 19 Goodnight Baby (2:18)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Sam Cooke Composer
The Jesters Composer
The Shells Composer
Mort Shuman Composer
Richard Barrett Composer
Larry Hayes Composer
Gene Hicks Composer
Jewell Jones Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
George Goldner Composer
Clarence Bassett Composer
Adam Jackson Composer
Alex Miranda Composer
Bobby Robinson Composer
Arthur Allen Composer
William Martin Composer
Robert Gallaway Composer
Paul Winley Composer
Hiram Johnson Composer
Charlie Johnson Composer
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