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The Ultimate Doo Wop Collection [Collectables 2 Disc]

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
If the contents of this two-CD set looks familiar, it's because it was originally issued in Collectables' History of Rock series as The Doo Wop Era, Part 1 and Part 2. Oddly, it's the second volume in the set that contains the majority of garden variety hits like "In the Still of the Night," "Book of Love," "Long Lonely Nights," "Get a Job," and "Denise" with rarities like "I'm So Young" by the Students and "Ankle Bracelet" by the Pyramids largely dotting the landscape of Disc One. With the availability of Rhino's excellent Doo-Wop Box series, there's no reason to look at this set as the 'ultimate collection' by any stretch. If you're really on a budget, you can buy these two ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
If the contents of this two-CD set looks familiar, it's because it was originally issued in Collectables' History of Rock series as The Doo Wop Era, Part 1 and Part 2. Oddly, it's the second volume in the set that contains the majority of garden variety hits like "In the Still of the Night," "Book of Love," "Long Lonely Nights," "Get a Job," and "Denise" with rarities like "I'm So Young" by the Students and "Ankle Bracelet" by the Pyramids largely dotting the landscape of Disc One. With the availability of Rhino's excellent Doo-Wop Box series, there's no reason to look at this set as the 'ultimate collection' by any stretch. If you're really on a budget, you can buy these two discs separately.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2000
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431004227
  • Catalog Number: 42
  • Sales rank: 124,719

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 There's a Moon out Tonight - The Capris (2:13)
  2. 2 Let's Start All over Again - The Paragons (2:41)
  3. 3 I'm So Happy - Louie Lymon & the Teenchords (2:42)
  4. 4 Just to Be with You - The Passions (2:23)
  5. 5 Zoom Zoom Zoom - Collegians (2:29)
  6. 6 Oh Gee, Oh Gosh (2:49)
  7. 7 I Wonder Why - Dion & the Belmonts (2:20)
  8. 8 Tonight, Tonight (2:34)
  9. 9 Mary Lee - The Rainbows (2:29)
  10. 10 I'm So Young - The Students (2:31)
  11. 11 Cora Lee - Little Bobby Rivera & the Hemlocks (2:23)
  12. 12 The Closer You Are - Earl Lewis (3:04)
  13. 13 I Remember (2:03)
  14. 14 Baby Oh Baby - The Shells (2:29)
  15. 15 Story Untold - The Nutmegs (2:19)
  16. 16 Once in a While (2:28)
  17. 17 Trickle Trickle - The Videos (2:01)
  18. 18 Coney Island Baby (2:12)
  19. 19 Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels (2:27)
  20. 20 Castles in the Sky (2:20)
  21. 21 Hushabye (2:33)
  22. 22 Deserie (2:42)
  23. 23 Ankle Bracelet - The Pyramids (2:09)
  24. 24 Till Then - The Classics (2:17)
  25. 25 Come Go with Me - The Del Vikings (2:35)
Disc 2
  1. 1 In the Still of the Night (3:02)
  2. 2 Book of Love (2:19)
  3. 3 Gloria (2:15)
  4. 4 Honey Honey - Louie Lymon & the Teenchords (2:46)
  5. 5 A Sunday Kind of Love (2:58)
  6. 6 Whispering Bells (2:24)
  7. 7 Every Day of the Week - The Students (2:30)
  8. 8 My Heart's Desire - The Avalons (2:28)
  9. 9 Tell Me Why - The Belmonts (2:44)
  10. 10 The Gleam in Your Eyes - Earl Lewis & the Channels (2:50)
  11. 11 Island of Love - The Sheppards (2:21)
  12. 12 The Wind (3:24)
  13. 13 That's My Desire - Dion & the Belmonts (2:34)
  14. 14 Never Let You Go (2:17)
  15. 15 You Were Mine - Fireflies (1:57)
  16. 16 Dance Girls - The Charts (2:37)
  17. 17 Long Lonely Nights - Lee Andrews & the Hearts (2:55)
  18. 18 When We Get Married (2:26)
  19. 19 Get a Job (2:48)
  20. 20 One Summer Night (2:14)
  21. 21 Denise - Randy & the Rainbows (2:00)
  22. 22 Over the Rainbow (2:44)
  23. 23 When You Dance - The Turbans (3:16)
  24. 24 Play Those Oldies Mr. DJ - Anthony & The Sophomores (2:53)
  25. 25 To the Aisle (2:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Belmonts Track Performer
The Charts Track Performer
The Del Vikings Track Performer
The Dreamlovers Track Performer
The Jesters Track Performer
The Mello-Kings Track Performer
The Mystics Track Performer
The Chimes Track Performer
The Harptones Track Performer
The Bop Chords Track Performer
Fireflies Track Performer
Collegians Track Performer
The Danleers Track Performer
The Kodaks Track Performer
The Monotones Track Performer
The Demensions Track Performer
The Five Discs Track Performer
The Rainbows Track Performer
The Silhouettes Track Performer
The Five Satins Track Performer
The Classics Track Performer
The Excellents Track Performer
Lee Andrews & the Hearts Track Performer
Louie Lymon & the Teenchords Track Performer
The Passions Track Performer
The Students Track Performer
Dion & the Belmonts Track Performer
Technical Credits
Louis Prima Composer
Lee Andrews Composer
Lindsey Buckingham Composer
Les Cooper Composer
The Paragons Composer
Nolan Strong Composer
Oliver Sain Composer
Billy Smith Composer
The Silhouettes Composer
Brandon Aly Composer
Roy Bennett Composer
Milton Campbell Composer
Calvin Carter Composer
Richard Dashut Composer
Warren Davis Composer
Bob Edwards Composer
Michael Edwards Composer
Jerry Eubanks Composer
William Ezell Composer
Bud Green Composer
Marshall Buzzy Helfand Composer
Doug Henderson Composer
Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones Composer
Leroy Kirkland Composer
Mel London Composer
George Malone Composer
Lewis A. Martineé Composer
Fred Parris Composer
Charles Patrick Composer
Sid Tepper Composer
Paul Albano Composer
Joe Barsalona Composer
Tony Basile Composer
Nate Bouknight Composer
John Cassessa Composer
Charles DiBella Composer
Leroy Griffin Composer
George Jones Jr. Composer
Clarence E. Quick Composer
Bobby Robinson Composer
Walter Coleman Composer
Maxwell Anderson Composer
Sol Marcus Composer
Guy Wood Composer
Anita Leonard Composer
Carroll Loveday Composer
Joe Luccisano Composer
Stan Rhodes Composer
Eddie Seiler Composer
William Sheppard Composer
Al Striano Composer
Barbara Belle Composer
Ethel Byrd Composer
Al Gentile Composer
Ricardo Weeks Composer
Hiram Johnson Composer
Fred Johnson Composer
John Carbone Composer
Willie Hunter Composer
Don Hogan Composer
Helmy Kressa Composer
Clarence Johnson Composer
Stuart Wiener Composer
Paul Giacalone Composer
W. H. Tyrus Jr. Composer
Andrew Jones Composer
William "Prez" Tyus Composer
Brad Honser Composer
Lowery Composer
M. Kalfin Composer
John Bush Composer
J. Malloy Composer
Paul Williams Burch Jr. Composer
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