Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 9 (1957)

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The ninth volume of Bear Family's doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies documents 1957, by some measures the genre's high-water mark. Here, the dreamy ballads almost all have some earthiness to them (witness the "5" Royales' "Dedicated to the One I Love") and they're all overshadowed by exuberant celebrations of swing and nonsense, best heard in the joyous sounds of the Monotones' "Book of Love," the Silhouettes' "Get a Job," and the Hollywood Flames' "Buzz-Buzz-Buzz." The Coasters reach their stride with "Searchin'," the Chantels deliver the heartbreaking "Maybe," the Bobbettes tear it up with "Mr. Lee," and the Tune Weavers' "Happy Happy Birthday Baby" is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The ninth volume of Bear Family's doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies documents 1957, by some measures the genre's high-water mark. Here, the dreamy ballads almost all have some earthiness to them (witness the "5" Royales' "Dedicated to the One I Love") and they're all overshadowed by exuberant celebrations of swing and nonsense, best heard in the joyous sounds of the Monotones' "Book of Love," the Silhouettes' "Get a Job," and the Hollywood Flames' "Buzz-Buzz-Buzz." The Coasters reach their stride with "Searchin'," the Chantels deliver the heartbreaking "Maybe," the Bobbettes tear it up with "Mr. Lee," and the Tune Weavers' "Happy Happy Birthday Baby" is sweet and pure. There are novelties as effervescent as Little Joe & the Thrillers' "Peanuts" and as strangely seductive as the Cellos' "Rang Tang Ding Dong (I Am the Japanese Sandman)," and a lot of great singles that never went to such extremes. It's a great testament to the richness of doo wop, and it's just plenty of fun to hear.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2012
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127172877
  • Catalog Number: 2717287
  • Sales rank: 53,911

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Get a Job - The Silhouettes (2:46)
  2. 2 Maybe - The Chantels (2:50)
  3. 3 Little Darlin' - The Gladiolas (2:21)
  4. 4 To the Aisle - The Five Satins (2:46)
  5. 5 Searchin' - The Coasters (2:44)
  6. 6 Florence - The Paragons (2:42)
  7. 7 Dedicated To the One I Love - The "5" Royales (2:44)
  8. 8 Book of Love - The Monotones (2:20)
  9. 9 Long Lonely Nights - Lee Andrews & the Hearts (2:52)
  10. 10 Mr. Lee - Reggie Obrecht Orchestra (2:12)
  11. 11 Been So Long - The Pastels (2:42)
  12. 12 Whispering Bells - Krips Johnson (2:26)
  13. 13 Baby Oh Baby - The Shells (2:25)
  14. 14 Everyone's Laughing - Al Smith Orchestra (2:52)
  15. 15 Silhouettes - The Rays (2:45)
  16. 16 Tell Me Why - Norman Fox & The Rob Roys (2:44)
  17. 17 Why Do You Have To Go - The Dells (2:34)
  18. 18 Lover Boy - The Cleftones (2:49)
  19. 19 Deserie - The Charts (2:42)
  20. 20 My Girlfriend - The Cadillacs (1:55)
  21. 21 Could This Be Magic - The Dubs (2:17)
  22. 22 Walking Along - The Solitaires (2:34)
  23. 23 Little Bitty Pretty One - Bobby Day & the Satellites (2:33)
  24. 24 Tonite, Tonite - The Mello-Kings (2:31)
  25. 25 Peanuts - Little Joe & the Thrillers (2:29)
  26. 26 Don't Say Goodnight - The Valentines (2:31)
  27. 27 Rang Tang Ding Dong (I Am the Japanese Sandman) - The Cellos (2:52)
  28. 28 Happy, Happy, Birthday Baby - Frank Paul Orchestra (2:24)
  29. 29 Dance With Me - The el Torros (2:45)
  30. 30 Can I Come Over Tonight - Sammy Lowe Orchestra (2:21)
  31. 31 Buzz-Buzz-Buzz - Hollywood Flames (2:17)
  32. 32 So Strange - David Clowney's Band (2:35)
  33. 33 Congratulations - The Turbans (2:51)
  34. 34 Four O'Clock In the Morning - Stanley Mitchell & The Tornados (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pancho Villa Accompaniment
Technical Credits
Lee Andrews Composer
Les Cooper Composer
Maurice Williams Composer
John Gray Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Bob Crewe Composer
Verne Allison Composer
Richard Barrett Composer
Ralph Bass Composer
Calvin Carter Composer
Don Carter Composer
Warren Davis Composer
Marshall Buzzy Helfand Composer
Leroy Kirkland Direction
Richard Lewis Composer
Gilbert Lopez Composer
George Malone Composer
Charles McGhee Composer
Charles Patrick Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Margo Sylvia Composer
Billy Vera Illustrations, Photo Courtesy
George Goldner Composer
Richard Travis Composer
Bill Dahl Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Discographical Information
Charlie Horner Illustrations, Photo Courtesy
Lowman Pauling Composer
Al Banks Composer
Earl Beal Composer
Richard Blandon Composer
Robert Byrd Composer
David Clowney Composer
Reather Dixon Composer
Raymond Edwards Composer
Helen Gathers Composer
William Horton Composer
Adam Jackson Composer
Julius McMichael Composer
Billy Myles Composer
Esther Navarro Composer
Emma Pought Composer
Jannie Pought Composer
Laura Webb Composer
Alvin Williams Composer
Miriam Klein Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations, Photo Courtesy
Alonzo Tucker Composer
Walter Coleman Composer
Milton Love Composer
Winston Willis Composer
Jerry Winston Composer
Van Brackens Composer
Bernice Davis Composer
Paul Winley Composer
Hiram Johnson Composer
Monte Owens Composer
Bobby Baylor Composer
Pat Gaston Composer
Victor Pearlin Illustrations, Photo Courtesy
Robert Marshall Composer
Jesse Powell Orchestra Composer
Carl Hogan Composer
Stefan Wriedt Illustrations, Photo Courtesy
Anthony Thomas Composer
Marcus Heumann Mastering
Frank C. Slay Jr. Composer
Clarence Johnson Composer
Herbert Cox Composer
Nathaniel Bouknight Composer
Joe Cook Composer
Billy Dawn Smith Composer
Douglas Henderson Composer
Clarence Quick Composer
Pamela Horner Illustrations, Photo Courtesy
DiFosco Ervin Jr. Composer
James Willingham Jr. Composer
Donald Haywoode Composer
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