Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 3 (1951)

Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 3 (1951)

     
 

Here, on the third volume of Bear Family's monumental doo wop history series Street Corner Symphonies, the music that we know as doo wop begins to truly flower. Older, smoother harmonies fade from the spotlight throughout 1951 and what comes into play are the sexy sounds of the Dominoes and Clyde McPhatter, the bluesy swing of …  See more details below

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Here, on the third volume of Bear Family's monumental doo wop history series Street Corner Symphonies, the music that we know as doo wop begins to truly flower. Older, smoother harmonies fade from the spotlight throughout 1951 and what comes into play are the sexy sounds of the Dominoes and Clyde McPhatter, the bluesy swing of the Clovers, and the gospel stylings of the Royals. All three elements are essential to doo wop, eventually fusing together a few years down the line, but here they can be heard individually on these 32 sides, along with the smoother sounds of the Orioles. The Dominoes had their biggest hit with the raw, carnal "Sixty Minute Man" -- not sung by McPhatter -- and that marks a significant shift toward bringing the earthier themes of the blues into vocal harmony groups (also heard on the Sultans' "Lemon Squeezing Daddy"), while the other groups brought some of the sound and feel of gospel to harmony groups. Many of the great songs here still focus on the sweeter side of harmony -- the Five Keys' "The Glory of Love," the Larks' "My Reverie" -- but there's no mistaking the shifting of the tides here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/21/2012
Label:
Imports
UPC:
4000127172815
catalogNumber:
2717281
Rank:
116960

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Tracks

  1. Sixty-Minute Man  -  Dominoes
  2. The Glory of Love  -  Five Keys
  3. Sweet Slumber  -  Four Buddies
  4. Don't You Know I Love You  -  Clovers
  5. Will You Be Mine  -  Swallows
  6. Baby Please Don't Go  -  Orioles
  7. Gotta Find My Baby  -  Ravens
  8. My Reverie  -  Larks
  9. Shouldn't I Know?  -  Cardinals
  10. Wine  -  Hollywood's Four Flames
  11. Where Are You (Not That I Need You)  -  Schubert Swanston Trio
  12. Who'll Be the Fool from Now On  -  Marshall Brothers
  13. That's What the Good Book Says  -  Robbins
  14. I'm Afraid  -  Billy Bunn & His Buddies
  15. Asking  -  Cap-Tans
  16. Lemon Squeezing Daddy  -  Sultans
  17. Heartbreaker  -  Heartbreakers
  18. My Dear  -  Four Dots
  19. Walkin' and Whistlin' Blues  -  Four Knights
  20. Little Small Town Girl (With the Big Town Dreams)  -  Blenders
  21. I Guess You're Satisfied  -  Victorians
  22. I Gotta Go Now  -  Rhythm Kings
  23. Just in Case You Change Your Mind  -  4 Deep Tones
  24. How Blind Can You Be  - Goldie Boots
  25. Give Me One More Chance  -  Royals
  26. Honey Chile  -  Drifters
  27. I'll Try to Forget I Loved You  -  Varieteers
  28. Rain Is the Teardrops of Angels  -  King Odom Four
  29. Would I Mind  -  Steve Gibson & the Red Caps
  30. May That Day Never Come  -  Four Tunes
  31. Fool, Fool, Fool  -  Clovers
  32. I Am with You  -  Dominoes

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Billy Hill   Composer
Paul   Composer
Lucky Millinder   Composer
Joe Williams   Composer
Larry Clinton   Composer
Sheldon Allman   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Jimmy Ricks   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Stanley Adams   Composer
Danny Davis   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Jack Gold   Composer
Norman Harris   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Clyde Otis   Composer
Earres Prince   Composer
Larry Stock   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Billy Vera   Illustrations
Billy Ward   Composer
Fred Wise   Composer
Bill Sanford   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Charlie Horner   Illustrations
Lowman Pauling   Composer
Eddie Snyder   Composer
Henri Woode   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Otis Rene   Composer
Jack Little   Composer
Rose Marks   Composer
Bill Conrad   Composer
Ted Jarrett   Composer
Victor Pearlin   Illustrations
Jimmy Gorham   Composer
Meredith Brothers   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Stefan Wriedt   Illustrations
Hugo Rubens   Composer
Robert Evans   Composer
Jules Loman   Composer
Joe Candullo   Composer
Four Dots   Composer
Tennyson   Composer
Pamela Horner   Illustrations
Mildred Trent   Composer
Herman Denby   Composer
Don Roland   Composer
Sam Azrael   Composer
Clyde Tillis   Composer

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