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Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 12: 1960
     

Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 12: 1960

 
The fracturing of a signature vocal harmony sound so evident on the 11th volume of Bear Family's Street Corner Symphonies continues on Street Corner Symphonies, Vol. 12: 1960, whose 35 tracks boast nearly the same number of sounds and styles as its predecessor. There are a handful of sides that are recognizable as traditional doo wop harmonizing, but

Overview

The fracturing of a signature vocal harmony sound so evident on the 11th volume of Bear Family's Street Corner Symphonies continues on Street Corner Symphonies, Vol. 12: 1960, whose 35 tracks boast nearly the same number of sounds and styles as its predecessor. There are a handful of sides that are recognizable as traditional doo wop harmonizing, but more and more, the records are heavily produced, a trend that suited not only the string-drenched heartbroken love songs of the Drifters ("There Goes My Baby" plays like a mini-symphony) but also the hard-rocking, funny "Big Boy Pete" from the Olympics. There are still a number of Coasters-styled novelties, burgeoning girl group harmonies (the Shirelles' "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"), coolly grooving pop tunes like Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs' "Stay," but there are some new wrinkles arriving via the testifying of Hank Ballard & the Midnighters ("Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go"), and, especially, Detroit's Four Tops and Miracles, the latter of whom contribute "Who's Lovin' You," a song that pushes doo wop toward what became known as soul. It was the birth of Motown and it's fascinating to hear that, along with uptown soul, surface among what in retrospect looks to be the twilight of doo wop, and hearing all the styles blend together makes this a rather wonderful volume in this excellent series.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/2013
Label:
Bear Family Germany
UPC:
5397102172908
catalogNumber:
0217290
Rank:
189506

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Hank Ballard   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Maurice Williams   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Otis Williams   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Starlites   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Jesse Stone   Composer
Levi Stubbs   Composer
Billy Vera   Illustrations
Manuel Chavez   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Discographical Information
Oscar Straus   Composer
Charlie Horner   Illustrations
Richard Blandon   Composer
Tommy Bullock   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Sam Ingalls   Composer
Preston Lane   Composer
Carl McGinnis   Composer
William Powers   Composer
West Tyler   Composer
Chuck Weldon   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Eddie Powell   Composer
Johnnie Mae Matthews   Composer
Sunny Skylar   Composer
Consuelo Velázquez   Composer
Danny Webb   Composer
Arthur Johnson   Composer
Charles Powell   Composer
Eddie Morris   Composer
Victor Pearlin   Illustrations
Winley   Composer
Ken Goodloe   Composer
Ted Goodloe   Composer
Thomas White   Composer
Otis Munson   Composer
Joe Jones   Composer
Stefan Wriedt   Illustrations
Sonny Chaney   Composer
James Bennett   Composer
Jimmy Johnson   Composer
Michael Edwards   Composer
David Braithwaite   Composer
Edward Scott   Composer
Billy Dawn Smith   Composer
Bill Myers   Composer
Anthony Amato   Composer
George Smith   Composer
Christbell Breland   Composer
Pamela Horner   Illustrations
Ollie Jones   Composer
Don Harris   Composer
Dewet Terry   Composer
David Mack   Composer
Charles Hirston   Composer
Thomas Ronca   Composer
Roy Marchesano   Composer
Richard Messina   Composer
Nicholas Salvato   Composer
Mildred Gay   Composer
Ed Hurt   Composer

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