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Dootone Doo-Wop, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Walter "Dootsie" Williams' Los Angeles-based independent Dootone Records was an active imprint from 1951 to 1963, releasing close to 200 singles during that time for legal reasons, the name was changed to Dooto Records in 1957, most of them by homegrown street corner vocal groups. As this fine set shows, the quality level was high for these releases, and Williams' sparse production insured that the song was always the thing. There's so much to like here, including the Pipes' wry "Let Me Give You Money," Charles McCullough's moving and powerful "You're Not Too Young," the Fabulous Pearls' exuberant "I Laughed So Hard," the impressive "Down the Road" by the Dootones, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Walter "Dootsie" Williams' Los Angeles-based independent Dootone Records was an active imprint from 1951 to 1963, releasing close to 200 singles during that time for legal reasons, the name was changed to Dooto Records in 1957, most of them by homegrown street corner vocal groups. As this fine set shows, the quality level was high for these releases, and Williams' sparse production insured that the song was always the thing. There's so much to like here, including the Pipes' wry "Let Me Give You Money," Charles McCullough's moving and powerful "You're Not Too Young," the Fabulous Pearls' exuberant "I Laughed So Hard," the impressive "Down the Road" by the Dootones, and Vernon Green's bouncing "Rocket Ship," but there really isn't a lame track in the whole set, making this a wonderful introduction to a wonderful label.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/1996
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667157926
  • Catalog Number: 579
  • Sales rank: 204,827

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Guided Missiles - The Cuff Links (2:47)
  2. 2 You're an Angel - The Penguins (2:49)
  3. 3 Let Me Give You Money - The Pipes (2:05)
  4. 4 You're Not Too Young - Silks (2:54)
  5. 5 Ookey Ook - The Penguins (2:57)
  6. 6 Teller of Fortune - The Dootones (2:43)
  7. 7 My Pretty Baby - Johnny Twovoice (2:49)
  8. 8 How You Lied - The Cuff Links (2:54)
  9. 9 I Laughed So Hard - Fabulous Pearls (2:11)
  10. 10 Always and Always - Meadowlarks (2:45)
  11. 11 Alene, Sweet Little Texas Queen - The Souvenirs (2:30)
  12. 12 Don't Take Your Love from Me - Calvanes (2:56)
  13. 13 Down the Road - The Dootones (2:19)
  14. 14 Buick - The Medallions (2:39)
  15. 15 Zoom - Cufflinx (2:15)
  16. 16 My Girl - Silks (3:19)
  17. 17 No THere Ain't No News Today - The Penguins (2:12)
  18. 18 It's Too Late Now - The Cuff Links (3:05)
  19. 19 Craving - The Cameos (2:40)
  20. 20 The Day You Said Goodbye - The Dootones (2:39)
  21. 21 They Call Me Fool - Calvanes (2:44)
  22. 22 Double Dealing Baby - The Souvenirs (2:25)
  23. 23 To Keep Our Love - The Radiants (3:06)
  24. 24 The Winner - The Cuff Links (2:13)
  25. 25 Only for You - The Cameos (3:09)
  26. 26 Fleeoowee - Calvanes (2:34)
  27. 27 Rocket Ship - The Medallions (3:00)
  28. 28 My Heart's Desire - Fabulous Pearls (2:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vernon Green Track Performer
Don Julian Track Performer
The Penguins Track Performer
The Cuff Links Track Performer
The Medallions Track Performer
Meadowlarks Track Performer
Charles McCullough Track Performer
Calvanes Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ella Tate Composer
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