Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 8 (1956)

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Often, 1956 is seen as rock & roll's ground zero -- it is the year Elvis Presley turned into a superstar, after all -- and it is also a cracking year for doo wop, as evidenced by the eighth volume of Bear Family's doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies. Many of the genre's all-time classics came out this year: the Five Satins' gossamer "In the Still of the Nite," the Cadets' loopy "Stranded in the Jungle," the Drifters' hard-grooving "Ruby Baby," Frankie Lymon's joyous "I Want You to Be My Girl," the Coasters' riotous "Down in Mexico," the Clovers' sweet "Devil or Angel," the sheer lunacy of the Chips' "Rubber Biscuit." Elsewhere, the style can be heard ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Often, 1956 is seen as rock & roll's ground zero -- it is the year Elvis Presley turned into a superstar, after all -- and it is also a cracking year for doo wop, as evidenced by the eighth volume of Bear Family's doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies. Many of the genre's all-time classics came out this year: the Five Satins' gossamer "In the Still of the Nite," the Cadets' loopy "Stranded in the Jungle," the Drifters' hard-grooving "Ruby Baby," Frankie Lymon's joyous "I Want You to Be My Girl," the Coasters' riotous "Down in Mexico," the Clovers' sweet "Devil or Angel," the sheer lunacy of the Chips' "Rubber Biscuit." Elsewhere, the style can be heard maturing and moving on out, particularly on James Brown's doo wop-informed "Please Please Please" and Andre Williams' greasy "Bacon Fat," and there are still quite a few pretty, dreamy ballads so commonly associated with the genre, but this volume alone provides a useful debunking to the myth that all doo wop sounds the same.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2012
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127172860
  • Catalog Number: 2717286
  • Sales rank: 59,256

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In the Still of the Nite - The Five Satins (3:01)
  2. 2 Stranded In the Jungle - The Cadets (3:15)
  3. 3 Oh What a Nite - The Dells (2:53)
  4. 4 I Want You To Be My Girl - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers (2:56)
  5. 5 I'll Be Home - The Flamingos (2:55)
  6. 6 Ruby Baby - The Drifters (2:24)
  7. 7 My Prayer - The Platters (2:47)
  8. 8 Come Go With Me - The Del Vikings (2:39)
  9. 9 A Thousand Miles Away - The Heartbeats (2:25)
  10. 10 Up On the Mountain - The Magnificents (2:49)
  11. 11 The Way You Look Tonight - The Jaguars (2:22)
  12. 12 Church Bells May Ring - The Willows (2:25)
  13. 13 The Closer You Are - The Channels (3:04)
  14. 14 I Promise - Jimmy Castor & The Juniors (2:38)
  15. 15 In Paradise - The Cookies (2:33)
  16. 16 Zoom - Jesse Powell Orchestra (2:24)
  17. 17 A Casual Look - Six Teens (2:24)
  18. 18 Little Girl of Mine - Jimmy Wright & His Orchestra (3:09)
  19. 19 Bad Boy - Clarence Palmer (2:52)
  20. 20 Down In Mexico - The Coasters (3:14)
  21. 21 Castle In the Sky - Ernest Harriston (2:20)
  22. 22 You Gave Me Peace of Mind - Al Smith Orchestra (2:45)
  23. 23 Ka-Ding-Dong - The G-Clefs (1:59)
  24. 24 Devil or Angel - The Clovers (2:22)
  25. 25 I'm So Happy (Tra-La-La-La-La-La) - Louie Lymon & the Teenchords (2:42)
  26. 26 Bacon Fat - Andre Williams & His New Group (3:02)
  27. 27 Rubber Biscuit - The Chips (2:07)
  28. 28 See Saw - The Moonglows (2:26)
  29. 29 Lover - Jimmy Wright & His Orchestra (2:35)
  30. 30 Let's You and I Go Steady - Sammy Lowe Orchestra (2:26)
  31. 31 The Woo Woo Train - Jimmy Wright & His Orchestra (2:54)
  32. 32 Please, Please, Please - The Famous Flames (2:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clarence Palmer Vocals
Technical Credits
James Brown Composer
Andre Williams Composer
Earl Lewis Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Jimmy Kennedy Composer
Jimmy Castor Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Lil Armstrong Composer
Richard Barrett Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Johnny Funches Composer
Marvin Junior Composer
Fred Parris Composer
Morgan Robinson Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Billy Vera Illustrations, Photo Courtesy
George Goldner Composer
Bill Dahl Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Discographical Information
Charlie Horner Illustrations, Photo Courtesy
Johnny Terry Composer
Ewart Abner Composer
Paul Fulton Composer
Ralph Martin Composer
Esther Navarro Composer
Clarence E. Quick Composer
Sam Strain Composer
Charles Sutton Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations, Photo Courtesy
Jimmy "Handy Man" Jones Composer
Shedrick Lincoln Composer
James Sheppard Composer
Ernestine Smith Composer
Carmen Taylor Composer
Georges Boulanger Composer
Willis Carroll Composer
Blanche Carter Composer
Roquel Davis Composer
Nathaniel Epps Composer
Ferdinand Washington Composer
Anthony Middleton Composer
William Dailey Composer
Ernest Harriston Composer
Victor Pearlin Illustrations, Photo Courtesy
Max Wood Composer
Stefan Wriedt Illustrations, Photo Courtesy
Howard Guyton Composer
Marcus Heumann Mastering
Herbert Cox Composer
Harry Pratt Composer
Morton Craft Composer
Devora Brown Composer
James Bracken Composer
Nathaniel Montague Composer
Pamela Horner Illustrations, Photo Courtesy
Jack McDermott Composer
Edward Wells Composer
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