Over-the-Top Doo Wops, Vol. 1: Let the Old Folks Talk

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
The title of El Toro's 2012 collection of classic obscure doo wop from the 1950s and early '60s -- Over-the-Top Doo Wops, Vol. 1: Let the Old Folks Talk -- may be a bit misleading since most of the tracks here are pretty darn smooth. With an occasional exception like Four Scores' "Rock-a-Little Lucy" or Vibes' rip-roaring "Let the Old Folks Talk", the tempos are well within normal doo wop range and the vocals are firmly under control, sometimes even a little slick. Despite the title and any bait and switch that may be going on, this is a fine collection of well-written and sung doo wop from the golden age of the sound. Completely obscure acts make up the roster, but each one...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
The title of El Toro's 2012 collection of classic obscure doo wop from the 1950s and early '60s -- Over-the-Top Doo Wops, Vol. 1: Let the Old Folks Talk -- may be a bit misleading since most of the tracks here are pretty darn smooth. With an occasional exception like Four Scores' "Rock-a-Little Lucy" or Vibes' rip-roaring "Let the Old Folks Talk", the tempos are well within normal doo wop range and the vocals are firmly under control, sometimes even a little slick. Despite the title and any bait and switch that may be going on, this is a fine collection of well-written and sung doo wop from the golden age of the sound. Completely obscure acts make up the roster, but each one is good enough to give the A-list doo wop heroes a run for their money. The collection is must for a devoted doo wop fan or anyone who's into good-time music and wants to expand their musical horizons.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/27/2012
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 8437010194832
  • Catalog Number: 1200351
  • Sales rank: 372,604

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sock Hop - The Sharp Tones (2:10)
  2. 2 Ray Pearl - Jivers (2:04)
  3. 3 Zippety Zip - The Empires (2:24)
  4. 4 Rock-a-Little Lucy - Four Scores (2:07)
  5. 5 Cozy with Rosie - Vibra-Harps (1:55)
  6. 6 Strollin' - The Hornets (2:26)
  7. 7 How to Win Your Love - Sonny Martin (2:06)
  8. 8 Moonlight - The Dynamics (2:30)
  9. 9 Your Love - Billy Kent & the Andantes (2:09)
  10. 10 Say You'll Be Mine - The Ecuadors (2:16)
  11. 11 Come On - Five Blacks (2:12)
  12. 12 Goodness Gracious Baby - Upbeats (2:26)
  13. 13 I'm on My Way - Bobby Sanders (1:50)
  14. 14 Hold On - The Peppers (2:36)
  15. 15 School Boy Blues - Buzzy King (1:57)
  16. 16 What's the Word - Thunderbird - Bobby & Buddy (1:46)
  17. 17 You Better Believe - Gay Poppers (2:44)
  18. 18 Big Bad Mollie - Lapels (2:21)
  19. 19 Let the Old Folks Talk - Vibes (1:55)
  20. 20 Josephine - Fabulous Flames (2:35)
  21. 21 Mr. Dillon - The Delacardos (2:41)
  22. 22 So Much - The Starfires (2:41)
  23. 23 Waterproof - Scamps (2:33)
  24. 24 Do-li-op - The Four Kings (2:57)
  25. 25 You're Not Too Ol' (To Rock & Roll) - Deep River Boys (2:22)
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