Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 11: 1959

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If the tenth volume of Bear Family's Street Corner Symphonies captured doo wop at perhaps its commercial peak, the moment when dreamy ballads and swinging novelties vied for the top of the charts, Street Corner Symphonies, Vol. 11: 1959 marks where the style started to evolve far away from the street corner harmonies that provided much of its beginning. Those creamy harmonies are still evident here, particularly in the Flamingos' "I Only Have Eyes for You," which is a strong contender for greatest doo wop single ever, but there are also interesting permutations of this style, whether it's Huey Smith & the Clowns bringing it down to New Orleans for "Dearest ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If the tenth volume of Bear Family's Street Corner Symphonies captured doo wop at perhaps its commercial peak, the moment when dreamy ballads and swinging novelties vied for the top of the charts, Street Corner Symphonies, Vol. 11: 1959 marks where the style started to evolve far away from the street corner harmonies that provided much of its beginning. Those creamy harmonies are still evident here, particularly in the Flamingos' "I Only Have Eyes for You," which is a strong contender for greatest doo wop single ever, but there are also interesting permutations of this style, whether it's Huey Smith & the Clowns bringing it down to New Orleans for "Dearest Darling," the Dells laying the groundwork for smooth soul on "Dry Your Eyes" or the Shirelles spinning it into girl group gold on "Dedicated All the Way Home." There are also a number of rousing numbers driven by rock & roll rhythms and layered with interwoven harmonies -- the Impalas' "Sorry I Ran All the Way Home" being a prime example of this -- and there are other touches of rock & roll, such as Dion & the Belmonts' "A Teenager in Love" which brings to mind the sweet ballads of Ricky Nelson, and Little Anthony & the Imperials also are given a grand, grooving production on "Shimmy, Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop," a style that would grow stronger early in the '60s. Then there were the novelties, driven by the peerless Coasters -- here represented by one of their greatest, "Charlie Brown" -- who were lovingly mimicked by the Clovers on "Love Potion No. 9," but there are also such oddities as the Boss-Tones' "Mope-Itty Mope" and, separately, the down-and-dirty dance craze "Baby Hully Gully" by the Olympics. It's a great variety of sounds and, consequently, one of the most entertaining volumes in this excellent series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2013
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5397102172892
  • Catalog Number: 0217289
  • Sales rank: 129,515

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos (3:20)
  2. 2 Love Potion No. 9 - The Clovers (1:52)
  3. 3 This I Swear - The Skyliners (2:40)
  4. 4 The Angels Listened In - The Crests (2:01)
  5. 5 Island of Love - Sheppard (2:22)
  6. 6 You're So Fine - The Falcons (2:25)
  7. 7 Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) - The Impalas (2:33)
  8. 8 My Love Will Never Die - The Channels (2:22)
  9. 9 Wiggle, Wiggle - Accents (2:02)
  10. 10 Dedicated To the One I Love - The Shirelles (2:03)
  11. 11 Senorita I Love You - The Impressions (2:33)
  12. 12 A Teenager In Love - Dion & the Belmonts (2:38)
  13. 13 Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop - Little Anthony & the Imperials (2:08)
  14. 14 Hushabye - The Mystics (2:31)
  15. 15 Moonlight Serenade - The Rivieras (2:52)
  16. 16 Who's That Knocking - Geniuses (2:15)
  17. 17 Just To Be With You - The Passions (2:22)
  18. 18 Charlie Brown - The Coasters (2:21)
  19. 19 Dearest Darling - Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns (2:29)
  20. 20 Dry Your Eyes - The Dells (2:23)
  21. 21 (Baby) Hully Gully - The Olympics (2:06)
  22. 22 Puppy Love Little - Little Jimmy Rivers & the Tops (2:37)
  23. 23 Rockin 'In the Jungle - The Eternals (2:31)
  24. 24 You Were Mine - The Fireflies (1:57)
  25. 25 Good News - The Fiestas (2:26)
  26. 26 Mope-Itty Mope - The Boss-Tones (2:03)
  27. 27 Sea of Love - Phil Phillips with the Twilights (2:24)
  28. 28 Let It Please Be You - The Desires (2:18)
  29. 29 There Goes My Love - The Fantastics (2:05)
  30. 30 My Beloved (Without Strings) - The Satin Tones (2:24)
  31. 31 Oh Rose Marie - The Fascinators (2:20)
  32. 32 This Broken Heart - The Sonics (3:01)
  33. 33 There Goes My Baby - The Drifters (2:10)
  34. 34 Shout, Pts. 1 & 2 - The Isley Brothers (4:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Al Semola Conductor
Technical Credits
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Bob Smith Composer
Earl Lewis Composer
Mort Shuman Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Verne Allison Composer
Ralph Bass Composer
Al Dubin Composer
William Ezell Composer
Lance Finnie Composer
William Franklin Composer
Cliff Goldsmith Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
O'Kelly Isley Composer
Ronald Isley Composer
Rudolph Isley Composer
Leroy Kirkland Composer
Glenn Miller Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
Morgan Robinson Composer
Willie Schofield Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Jesse Stone Orchestra Director
Billy Vera Illustrations
Harry Warren Composer
Bill Dahl Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Discographical Information
Charlie Horner Illustrations
Lowman Pauling Composer
George Treadwell Composer
Robert Draper Jr. Composer
Charles Girona Composer
Janet Vogel Composer
Ronnie Mack Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
George Khoury Composer
Cathy Lynn Composer
Robert Bateman Composer
William Martin Composer
Joseph Rock Composer
William Sheppard Composer
Phillip Baptiste Composer
James Beaumont Composer
James Whittier Composer
The Boss-Tones Composer
Lover Patterson Composer
Victor Pearlin Illustrations
Claude Johnson Composer
Fred Smith Composer
Thomas White Composer
Angelo La Grecca Composer
George Cernacek Composer
Chico Leverette Composer
Stefan Wriedt Illustrations
Charles Power Composer
Marcus Heumann Mastering
Paul Giacalone Composer
William Forrest Composer
William Sonny Sanders Composer
Joseph Verscharen Composer
Walter Lester Composer
Billy Dawn Smith Composer
Huey Smith Composer
Pamela Horner Illustrations
Ben Nelson Composer
Aristides Giosasi Composer
Charles Hirston Composer
Arthur Zqirn Composer
Anthony Passalacqua Composer
Nicholas Travato Composer
Marvin Kalfin Composer
John Taylor Composer
Fred Jones Composer
Eddie Wheeler Composer
William Chatman Composer
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