Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 15: 1963

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Street Corner Symphonies, Vol. 15 chronicles 1963, a year where doo wop still existed in its purest form but only in pockets across the country. Usually, these vocal harmonies could be heard in permutations, within the explosive Sound of Young America coming from Motown, the girl group singles cut all over the US, the wave upon wave of dance novelties, and the gorgeous gossamer uptown soul. Unlike the previous handful of volumes in Street Corner Symphonies, Vol. 15 isn't heavy on hits from some of these sounds -- there are no iconic Motown singles, although there are cuts by the Miracles, the Temptations, and Martha & the Vandellas -- but there are only a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Street Corner Symphonies, Vol. 15 chronicles 1963, a year where doo wop still existed in its purest form but only in pockets across the country. Usually, these vocal harmonies could be heard in permutations, within the explosive Sound of Young America coming from Motown, the girl group singles cut all over the US, the wave upon wave of dance novelties, and the gorgeous gossamer uptown soul. Unlike the previous handful of volumes in Street Corner Symphonies, Vol. 15 isn't heavy on hits from some of these sounds -- there are no iconic Motown singles, although there are cuts by the Miracles, the Temptations, and Martha & the Vandellas -- but there are only a handful of throwbacks to traditional doo wop, such as the Rivingtons' glorious "The Bird's the Word" and Randy & the Rainbows' "Denise." Instead, this is heavy on girl group classics -- the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," the Jaynetts' "Sally, Go 'Round the Roses" -- and dance songs "Shake a Tail Feather," "You Can't Sit Down". It's not a monumental shift in style, but it's clear that things have changed, that doo wop was in its sunset, but there is still a bounty of wonderful songs from all different vocal harmony styles to be heard here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2013
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5397102172939
  • Catalog Number: 0217293
  • Sales rank: 30,293

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 So Much In Love - The Tymes (2:08)
  2. 2 Denise - Randy & the Rainbows (1:57)
  3. 3 Have You Heard - Joey Vann (2:30)
  4. 4 Unchained Melody - Vito & the Salutations (2:01)
  5. 5 Down the Aisle (Wedding Song) - The Blue-Belles (3:34)
  6. 6 What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am) - The Tams (2:01)
  7. 7 He's So Fine - The Chiffons (1:52)
  8. 8 Till Then - The Classics (2:17)
  9. 9 You Can Not Sit Down - The Dovells (2:20)
  10. 10 I'll Take You Home - The Drifters (2:36)
  11. 11 Do Not Say Nothin 'Bad (About My Baby) - The Cookies (2:48)
  12. 12 The Bird's the Word - The Rivingtons (2:11)
  13. 13 Lonely Drifter - The O'Jays (2:37)
  14. 14 The Bounce - The Olympics (2:38)
  15. 15 Easier Said Than Done - The Essex (2:06)
  16. 16 I'm the One Who Loves You - The Impressions (2:25)
  17. 17 Not Me - The Orlons (2:32)
  18. 18 Never - The Earls (2:21)
  19. 19 Sally Go 'Round the Roses - The Jaynetts (3:05)
  20. 20 Shake a Tail Feather - The Five Du-Tones (2:25)
  21. 21 Foolish Little Girl - The Shirelles (2:16)
  22. 22 The Gorilla - The Ideals (2:17)
  23. 23 Be My Baby - The Ronettes (2:40)
  24. 24 It Will Not Be This Way (Always) - King Pins (2:22)
  25. 25 Tell Him - The Drew-Vels (2:15)
  26. 26 Elephant Walk (Native Girl) - Donald Jenkins & The Delighters (2:56)
  27. 27 A Love She Can Count On - The Miracles (2:36)
  28. 28 I Need Your Love - The Artistics (2:17)
  29. 29 May I Have This Dance - The Temptations (2:12)
  30. 30 Who Do You Love - The Sapphires (2:42)
  31. 31 Found True Love - Billy Butler & the Enchanters (2:30)
  32. 32 A Love Like Yours (Do Not Come Knocking) - Martha & the Vandellas (2:30)
  33. 33 As I Walk Alone - The Norvells (2:23)
  34. 34 Let's Kiss and Make Up - The Falcons (2:33)
  35. 35 Play Those Oldies, Mr. Dee Jay - Anthony & The Sophomores (2:28)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Carole King Composer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Andre Williams Composer
Phil Upchurch Composer
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Dee Clark Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Sonny Thompson Composer
Jerry Ross Composer
Gary Anderson Composer
Jeff Barry Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Lew Douglas Composer
Charles Fizer Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Howard Greenfield Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Charles Jones Composer
Eddie Levert Composer
John Madara Composer
Kal Mann Composer
Alex North Composer
Willie Schofield Composer
Billy Vera Illustrations
Stan Vincent Composer
Walter Ward Composer
Cynthia Weil Composer
Carl White Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Ray Whitley Composer
Walter Williams Composer
Hy Zaret Composer
Al Frazier Composer
Bill Dahl Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Discographical Information
Charlie Horner Illustrations
Robert del Din Composer
Larry Figueiredo Composer
Eddie Lewis Composer
Jerry Murray Composer
Ronnie Mack Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Robert Finizio Composer
Janie Bradford Composer
Sol Marcus Composer
Helen Miller Composer
Guy Wood Composer
Frank LaVere Composer
Neil Levenson Composer
William Linton Composer
Verlie Rice Composer
Roy Rodde Composer
Zell Sanders Composer
Eddie Seiler Composer
Lona Stevens Composer
Carlton Black Composer
Frank Guida Composer
Cornell Muldrow Composer
Victor Pearlin Illustrations
Howard Pitman Composer
Otis Hayes Composer
William Butler Composer
Stefan Wriedt Illustrations
Larry Huff Composer
George Williams Composer
Billy Jackson Composer
Marcus Heumann Mastering
A. Levinson Composer
William Smith Composer
Dave White Composer
William "Smokey" Robinson Composer
Robert Kelly Composer
Turner "Rocky" Wilson Jr. Composer
Roy Straigis Composer
Joseph R. Pirollo Composer
John Harris Composer
Este Photo Restoration
Pamela Horner Illustrations
Eddie Williams Composer
Robert Catron Composer
Donald Jenkins Composer
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