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For Collectors Only

by Sonny Til & the Orioles
     
 

Led by the sultry tenor voice of Sonny Til, the Orioles -- in spite of being regarded by many as the originators of doo wop -- have been poorly served in the CD era, with most of the collections available consisting of re-recorded versions of their late-'40s and early-'50s hits. There is the massive and definitive six-disc box from Bear…  See more details below

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Led by the sultry tenor voice of Sonny Til, the Orioles -- in spite of being regarded by many as the originators of doo wop -- have been poorly served in the CD era, with most of the collections available consisting of re-recorded versions of their late-'40s and early-'50s hits. There is the massive and definitive six-disc box from Bear Family, of course, but little for the more casual listener to seek out, a situation this three-disc, 60-track set addresses nicely, functioning as a sort of poor man's version of the Bear Family release. It features all of the Orioles' major hits, including their signature tune, 1953's "Crying in the Chapel," as well as more bluesy and raucous material like their version of "Baby Please Don't Go." One of the first groups to bring an overt gospel influence into the pop arena, the Orioles are well worth investigating. The Jubilee Recordings, released in 1993, is still the one to get, though, if you must have a multi-disc Orioles set.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/21/1992
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431880128
catalogNumber:
8801
Rank:
215133

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Moonlight
  2. Pal of Mine
  3. I Cover the Waterfront
  4. In the Chapel in the Moonlight
  5. (It's Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas
  6. Crying in the Chapel
  7. I Miss You So
  8. Goodnight Irene
  9. Till Then
  10. It's Too Soon to Know
  11. A Kiss and a Rose
  12. Walking by the River
  13. Trust in Me
  14. Don't Stop
  15. I Promise You
  16. I Don't Want to Take a Chance
  17. Once upon a Time
  18. My Baby's Gonna Get It
  19. I'm Beginning to Think You Care for Me
  20. See See Rider

Disc 2

  1. Don't Keep It to Yourself
  2. Waiting
  3. Don't Cry Baby
  4. Along About Sundown
  5. I Challenge Your Kiss
  6. I Had to Leave Town
  7. Tell Me So
  8. Baby Please Don't Go
  9. I'd Rather Have You Under the Moon
  10. You Belong to Me
  11. At Night
  12. I Need You So
  13. Hold Me! Squeeze Me!
  14. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
  15. Forgive and Forget
  16. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
  17. Pretty, Pretty Rain
  18. Feeling Low
  19. Good Looking Baby
  20. Teardrops on My Pillow

Disc 3

  1. Bad Little Girl
  2. Cigareetos
  3. Bring the Money Home
  4. Wanted
  5. Maybe You'll Be There
  6. Drowning Every Hope I Ever Had
  7. Everything They Said Came True
  8. Why Did You Go?
  9. Please Give My Heart a Break
  10. Deacon Jones
  11. You Are My First Love
  12. Barbara Lee
  13. Gettin' Tired, Tired, Tired
  14. Can't Seem to Laugh Anymore
  15. I May Be Wrong
  16. Would I Love You (Love You, Love You)
  17. Blame It on Yourself
  18. How Blind Can You Be
  19. My Loved One
  20. So Much

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Orioles   Primary Artist,Indexed Contributor

Technical Credits

Big Joe Williams   Composer
Johnny Parker   Composer
Jimmy Henderson   Composer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Hy Heath   Composer
John Lange   Composer
Larry Makres   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Orioles   Composer
Sol Marcus   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Guy Wood   Composer
Richard Loring   Composer
Eddie Seiler   Composer
Bill Tennyson   Composer
Deborah Chessler   Composer
Ned Wever   Composer
Bertha Scott   Composer
Chilton Price   Composer

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