Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 4 (1952)

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As Bill Dahl points out in his terrific liner notes for the fourth volume of Bear Family's ongoing doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies, 1952 finds the rise of independent labels specializing in vocal harmony and R&B. They filled the gap left by the slowly retreating major labels and, as they did, they capitalized on the growing shift toward gospel and blues-inflected harmony groups. Again the Dominoes, fronted by Clyde McPhatter, lead the charge but right alongside them were the "5" Royales, whose robust harmonies were rowdier and churchier than those of the Dominoes, and showcased to great effect on "Baby Don't Do It." While there are, as always, quite...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As Bill Dahl points out in his terrific liner notes for the fourth volume of Bear Family's ongoing doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies, 1952 finds the rise of independent labels specializing in vocal harmony and R&B. They filled the gap left by the slowly retreating major labels and, as they did, they capitalized on the growing shift toward gospel and blues-inflected harmony groups. Again the Dominoes, fronted by Clyde McPhatter, lead the charge but right alongside them were the "5" Royales, whose robust harmonies were rowdier and churchier than those of the Dominoes, and showcased to great effect on "Baby Don't Do It." While there are, as always, quite a lot of sweet, slow harmonies, overall the rhythms are changing and getting livelier, a shift heard quite clearly in the Clovers, the Diamonds, and the Heartbreakers. Things are starting to rock, doo wop is coming into view, and the results are pretty exciting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/2012
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127172822
  • Catalog Number: 2717282
  • Sales rank: 50,275

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Have Mercy Baby - The Dominoes (2:22)
  2. 2 The Wheel of Fortune - The Cardinals (2:51)
  3. 3 Be True - The Vocaleers (3:15)
  4. 4 Baby Don't Do It - Charlie Ferguson & His Orchestra (2:45)
  5. 5 That's When Your Heartaches Begin - Billy Bunn & His Buddies (2:33)
  6. 6 One Mint Julep - The Clovers (2:27)
  7. 7 But I Forgive You - The Serenaders (3:06)
  8. 8 Every Beat of My Heart - The Royals (2:55)
  9. 9 Rock Me All Night Long - The Ravens (2:45)
  10. 10 Hold Me - Eugene Mumford (2:40)
  11. 11 That's the Way It's Gonna Be - The Four Knights (2:36)
  12. 12 Beside You - The Swallows (2:33)
  13. 13 You're Part of Me - Four Buddies (2:32)
  14. 14 Don't Cry Baby - Buddy Lucas Orchestra (2:44)
  15. 15 Let's Give Love Another Chance - The Four Tunes (3:01)
  16. 16 The Last of the Good Rocking Men - The Four Jacks (2:38)
  17. 17 Make Me Thrill Again - Buddy Lucas & His Band Of Tomorrow (3:11)
  18. 18 Rug Cutter - The Four Blazes (2:54)
  19. 19 Don't Be Angry - The Sultans (2:28)
  20. 20 A Beggar for Your Kisses - The Diamonds (2:58)
  21. 21 Can't Do Sixty No More - Ben Smith's Quintet (2:50)
  22. 22 I've Lost - The Enchanters (3:04)
  23. 23 Flame In My Heart - The Checkers (2:55)
  24. 24 Serve Another Round - The Five Keys (2:33)
  25. 25 One More Time - Ricky Wells (2:43)
  26. 26 You're My Inspiration - The Five Crowns (2:32)
  27. 27 Rockin' Daddy-O - The Heartbreakers (2:36)
  28. 28 Later - The Four Flames (2:31)
  29. 29 That's What You're Doing to Me - The Dominoes (2:25)
  30. 30 Stormy Weather - The Five Sharps (2:36)
  31. 31 Ting-a-Ling - The Clovers (3:05)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Johnny Otis Composer
Billy Hill Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Jimmy Ricks Composer
William Robertson Composer
Ralph Bass Composer
Bennie Benjamin Composer
Howard Biggs Composer
Mario Delagarde Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Ahmet Ertegun Composer
Rudy Toombs Composer
Billy Vera Illustrations
Deek Watson Composer
Hudson Whittaker Composer
Bill Sanford Composer
Bill Dahl Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Charlie Horner Illustrations
Lowman Pauling Composer
James Johnson Composer
Bobby Robinson Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Ted Koehler Composer
Fred Fisher Composer
Jack Little Composer
Rose Marks Composer
Sylva Rosales Composer
Ira Schuster Composer
Chris Towns Composer
Saul Bernie Composer
Rick Darnell Composer
Stella Unger Composer
Bill Conrad Composer
William Ward Composer
Leon Harrison Composer
Clyde Wright Composer
Lover Patterson Composer
Victor Pearlin Illustrations
William Raskin Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Stefan Wriedt Illustrations
Joe Thomas Composer
Marcus Heumann Mastering
Joseph Duncan Composer
George Weiss Composer
Dave Oppenheim Composer
Marco Rosales Composer
Pamela Horner Illustrations
Andrew McCarter Composer
Clyde Tillis Composer
Caleb Ginyard Composer
Ray Charles Robinson Composer
Homer Murray Composer
William Levinson Composer
Samuel Matz Composer
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