Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 5 (1953)

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The fifth volume of Bear Family's doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies covers 1953, which very well may be the year the doo wop revolution truly began. Rock & roll was still a few years away but the hottest sides here -- including "Money Honey," Clyde McPhatter's debut with the Drifters that opens up this 32-track volume, but also the "5" Royales' "Too Much Lovin' Much Too Much" and the Checkers' swinging "White Cliffs of Dover" -- are certainly part of that Zeitgeist, rocking and rolling with gusto, the rhythms hitting hard and guitar adding grit. This new wave of vocal groups begins to dominate Vol. 5 -- their influence can even be heard on quieter ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The fifth volume of Bear Family's doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies covers 1953, which very well may be the year the doo wop revolution truly began. Rock & roll was still a few years away but the hottest sides here -- including "Money Honey," Clyde McPhatter's debut with the Drifters that opens up this 32-track volume, but also the "5" Royales' "Too Much Lovin' Much Too Much" and the Checkers' swinging "White Cliffs of Dover" -- are certainly part of that Zeitgeist, rocking and rolling with gusto, the rhythms hitting hard and guitar adding grit. This new wave of vocal groups begins to dominate Vol. 5 -- their influence can even be heard on quieter sides, like the Prisonaires' gospel "Just Walkin' in the Rain" -- but there's still a preponderance of softer, sweeter tunes here. Yet even among these cuts a heavier gospel and R&B influence can be heard -- witness the slow, easy shuffle on the concluding cut, the Spiders' "You're the One" -- all pointing toward the revolution that is just on the horizon.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/2012
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127172839
  • Catalog Number: 2717283
  • Sales rank: 98,909

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Money Honey - Clyde McPhatter (2:55)
  2. 2 Crying in the Chapel - The Orioles (3:03)
  3. 3 Baby, It's You - The Spaniels (2:36)
  4. 4 White Cliffs of Dover - The Checkers (2:18)
  5. 5 Baby Please - The Moonglows (2:55)
  6. 6 Is It a Dream - The Vocaleers (3:06)
  7. 7 Gee - The Crows (2:12)
  8. 8 Nadine - The Coronets (2:49)
  9. 9 You're Mine - The Crickets (2:55)
  10. 10 Too Much Lovin' (Much Too Much) - The "5" Royales (2:59)
  11. 11 A Sunday Kind of Love - The Harptones (2:59)
  12. 12 Golden Teardrops - The Flamingos (3:15)
  13. 13 Good Lovin' - The Clovers (2:58)
  14. 14 (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I - The Robins (2:57)
  15. 15 My Girl Awaits Me - The Castelles (3:04)
  16. 16 Marie - The Four Tunes (2:19)
  17. 17 These Foolish Things Remind Me of You - Billy Ward & the Dominoes (3:06)
  18. 18 We Could Find Happiness - The Wanderers (2:39)
  19. 19 I Wanna Know - The Du Droppers (2:18)
  20. 20 Dear Ruth - The Buccaneers (3:13)
  21. 21 Just Walkin' in the Rain - The Prisonaires (2:44)
  22. 22 Get It - The Royals (2:12)
  23. 23 Lovie Darling - The Cardinals (2:45)
  24. 24 I Had a Love - The Flairs (2:36)
  25. 25 My Saddest Hour - The Five Keys (3:14)
  26. 26 Hey Now - The Platters (2:09)
  27. 27 I - The Velvets (3:22)
  28. 28 Baby, Come Back to Me - The Five Echoes (2:30)
  29. 29 Nobody Lovin' Me - The Swallows (2:22)
  30. 30 Big Leg Mama - Vann Walls (2:37)
  31. 31 I Can't Believe - The Hornets (2:37)
  32. 32 You're the One - The Spiders (1:55)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Louis Prima Composer
Hank Ballard Composer
Alan Freed Composer
The Velvets Composer
Danny Taylor Composer
Johnny Bragg Composer
Ahmet Ertegun Composer
Harvey Fuqua Composer
Henry Glover Composer
Gerald Gregory Composer
Alex Hodge Composer
James Hudson Composer
Obie Jessie Composer
Walter Kent Composer
Leroy Kirkland Composer
Jesse Stone Composer
Billy Vera Illustrations
Viola Watkins Composer
William Robinson Composer
Bill Dahl Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Artie Glenn Composer
Charlie Horner Illustrations
Lowman Pauling Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Alonzo Tucker Composer
Harry Link Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Holt Marvell Composer
Anita Leonard Composer
Stanley Rhodes Composer
Robert Riley Composer
Adolph Smith Composer
Walter Spriggs Composer
Bill Trader Composer
Barbara Belle Composer
Nat Burton Composer
John Carter Composer
Victor Pearlin Illustrations
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Stefan Wriedt Illustrations
The Rockets Composer
Frank Vance Composer
Dwight Davis Composer
Harold Johnson Composer
Marcus Heumann Mastering
Joseph Duncan Composer
Jesmet Composer
James Bracken Composer
William Davis Composer
Pamela Horner Illustrations
Wilson Parker Composer
Morgan Bobby Robinson Composer
Jerry Halpern Composer
Edward "Bunky" Redding Composer
Ed Krensel Composer
Caleb Ginyard Composer
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