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History of Rock: The Doo Wop Era, Pt. 1

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
History of Rock: The Doo Wop Era, Pt. 1 collects 24 tracks drawn from sources both classic and obscure and ends up being, if not exactly definitive, at least a whole lot of fun with a nice mix of up-tempo rockers and dreamy ballads. The classics are Dion & the Belmonts' "I Wonder Why," the Capris' "There's a Moon Out Tonight," the Edsels' "Rama Lama Ding Dong," the Mystics' "Hushabye," Louie Lymon's "I'm So Happy," and the Videos' "Trickle, Trickle." The rest of the disc is made up of tracks unfamiliar to casual doo wop fans yet which make up in quality what they lack in recognition. Best of the bunch are the Students' "I'm So Young," the Shells' "Baby Oh Baby," the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
History of Rock: The Doo Wop Era, Pt. 1 collects 24 tracks drawn from sources both classic and obscure and ends up being, if not exactly definitive, at least a whole lot of fun with a nice mix of up-tempo rockers and dreamy ballads. The classics are Dion & the Belmonts' "I Wonder Why," the Capris' "There's a Moon Out Tonight," the Edsels' "Rama Lama Ding Dong," the Mystics' "Hushabye," Louie Lymon's "I'm So Happy," and the Videos' "Trickle, Trickle." The rest of the disc is made up of tracks unfamiliar to casual doo wop fans yet which make up in quality what they lack in recognition. Best of the bunch are the Students' "I'm So Young," the Shells' "Baby Oh Baby," the Excellents' "Coney Island Baby," and the Collegians' "Zoom Zoom Zoom." Collectors may scoff but casual doo wop fans will be knocked out by this disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1997
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431450727
  • Catalog Number: 4507

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 There's a Moon Out Tonight - The Capris (2:14)
  2. 2 Let's Start All Over Again - The Paragons (2:43)
  3. 3 I'm So Happy - Louie Lymon & the Teenchords (2:42)
  4. 4 Just to Be With You - The Passions (2:26)
  5. 5 Zoom Zoom Zoom - Collegians (2:29)
  6. 6 Oh Gee, Oh Gosh (2:49)
  7. 7 I Wonder Why - Dion & the Belmonts (2:22)
  8. 8 Tonight, Tonight (2:33)
  9. 9 Mary Lee - The Rainbows (2:29)
  10. 10 I'm So Young - The Students (2:31)
  11. 11 Cora Lee - Little Bobby Rivera & the Hemlocks (2:24)
  12. 12 The Closer You Are - The Channels (3:10)
  13. 13 I Remember (2:00)
  14. 14 Baby Oh Baby - The Shells (2:30)
  15. 15 Babalu's Wedding Day - The Eternals (2:13)
  16. 16 Once in a While (2:29)
  17. 17 Trickle, Trickle - The Videos (2:01)
  18. 18 Coney Island Baby (2:12)
  19. 19 Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels (2:26)
  20. 20 Castles in the Sky (2:20)
  21. 21 Hushabye - The Mystics (2:36)
  22. 22 Deserie (2:44)
  23. 23 Ankle Bracelet - The Pyramids (2:11)
  24. 24 Till Then - The Classics (2:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Capris Track Performer
The Channels Track Performer
The Charts Track Performer
Dion Track Performer
The Edsels Track Performer
The Mello-Kings Track Performer
The Mystics Track Performer
The Paragons Track Performer
The Shells Track Performer
The Chimes Track Performer
The Bop Chords Track Performer
Louie Lymon Track Performer
The Passions Track Performer
The Pyramids Track Performer
Collegians Track Performer
The Kodaks Track Performer
The Five Discs Track Performer
The Rainbows Track Performer
The Classics Track Performer
The Excellents Track Performer
Louie Lymon & the Teenchords Track Performer
The Students Track Performer
The Videos Track Performer
Dion & the Belmonts Track Performer
Little Bobby Rivera & the Hemlocks Track Performer
The Exellents Track Performer
Technical Credits
Les Cooper Composer
The Paragons Composer
Earl Lewis Composer
Mort Shuman Composer
Oliver Sain Composer
Brandon Aly Composer
Milton Campbell Composer
Michael Edwards Composer
Bud Green Composer
Mel London Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
Morgan Robinson Composer
Clarence Bassett Composer
Nate Bouknight Composer
John Cassessa Composer
George Jones Jr. Composer
Alex Miranda Composer
Bobby Robinson Composer
Walter Coleman Composer
Sol Marcus Composer
Guy Wood Composer
Joe Luccisano Composer
William Martin Composer
Eddie Seiler Composer
Al Striano Composer
Ethel Byrd Composer
Al Gentile Composer
Hiram Johnson Composer
Fred Johnson Composer
Clarence Johnson Composer
William "Prez" Tyus Composer
Brad Honser Composer
M. Kalfin Composer
John Bush Composer
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