Old Town Doo Wop, Vol. 2

Old Town Doo Wop, Vol. 2

     
 

Few labels of the early rock & roll era boasted either the scope or the reach of Old Town. Founded in 1953 by brothers Hy and Sam Weiss, the New York City-based imprint assembled a roster of talent that spanned from blues legends Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry to balladeer Arthur Prysock, but its most enduring…  See more details below

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Few labels of the early rock & roll era boasted either the scope or the reach of Old Town. Founded in 1953 by brothers Hy and Sam Weiss, the New York City-based imprint assembled a roster of talent that spanned from blues legends Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry to balladeer Arthur Prysock, but its most enduring contribution to American popular music remains its remarkable doo wop catalog. The second volume in reissue label Ace's exemplary Old Town Doo Wop series picks up where its predecessor left off, scooping up both chart smashes like the Fiestas' "So Fine" and little-known novelties including the Royaltones' "Hong Kong Jelly Wong." What separates this material from the myriad rival doo wop comps on the market is its vitality and timeliness (quite possibly two sides of the same coin), not to mention a house sensibility favoring raw emotion over robotically flawless harmonies. Other highlights include the Cleftones' "My Dearest Darling," the Harptones' "Life Is But a Dream" and the Ovations' "My Lullabye."

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/1994
Label:
Ace Records Uk
UPC:
0029667147026
catalogNumber:
470

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Tracks

  1. So Fine
  2. My Dearest Darling
  3. What Did She Say
  4. The Day We Fell in Love
  5. Where I Fell in Love
  6. Zip Boom
  7. Little Girl (I Love You Madly)
  8. Life Is But a Dream
  9. Ding Dong
  10. Lullabye of the Bells
  11. My Broken Heart
  12. Hong Kong Jelly Wong
  13. School Boy
  14. Love and Devotion
  15. Why Does the World Go Round
  16. The Angels Sang
  17. My Babe (She Don't Want Me No More)
  18. The Masquerade Is Over
  19. Good Luck Darling
  20. Mexico
  21. Dream of Love
  22. Gee What a Girl
  23. There's Something Awful Nice About You
  24. I Got a Notion
  25. I Give You My Word
  26. Do You Know What I Mean
  27. Our Anniversary
  28. My Lullabye

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