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Vanilla Doo Wop
     

Vanilla Doo Wop

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Compiling a musical anthology by race doesn't seem a smart move, since it forces assumptions on listeners and challenges them to seek out the differences that separate the music of one race from that of another, whether those differences exist or not. Yes, the Collectables compilation Vanilla Doo Wop is a very unified set,

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Compiling a musical anthology by race doesn't seem a smart move, since it forces assumptions on listeners and challenges them to seek out the differences that separate the music of one race from that of another, whether those differences exist or not. Yes, the Collectables compilation Vanilla Doo Wop is a very unified set, thematically and musically, since it spotlights a very specific brand of white doo wop that flourished during the late '50s and early '60s. These groups were influenced by the dreamy balladry of the Penguins and Flamingos instead of the rollicking good times of the Coasters and Dominoes, and they usually recorded similar material, shimmering songs that treated love as a faraway destination they hoped one day to visit. Such is the vision of teen fascination and ennui on the Safaris' "Image of a Girl," the Classics' "Till Then," and the Capris' "There's a Moon Out Tonight," three of the better lesser-known doo wop ballads of the era. None of them are rare; they've made the rounds of doo wop compilations for decades, so if you need them, grab them, here or elsewhere. Ironically, the highlight comes from a non-doo wop group -- the delightfully ramshackle "I've Had It" by the Bell Notes.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2004
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431757321
catalogNumber:
7573
Rank:
92754

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Technical Credits

Billy Hill   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Mickey Baker   Composer
Peter Andreoli   Composer
Mike Bouchard   Composer
John Cutrone   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
David Goddard   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Shane Howard   Composer
Steve Howard   Composer
Morris Levy   Composer
Mitch Margo   Composer
Phil Margo   Composer
Herb Newman   Composer
Hank Medress   Composer
Carl Bonura   Composer
John Cassessa   Composer
Ray Ceroni   Composer
Richard Clasky   Composer
Lee Greenlee   Composer
Billy Myles   Composer
Berman Patterson   Composer
Marvin Rosenberg   Composer
Larry Vannata   Composer
John Gamble   Composer
Ed Engel   Liner Notes
Sol Marcus   Composer
Guy Wood   Composer
Joe Luccisano   Composer
Eddie Seiler   Composer
Chris Starpoli   Composer
Striano   Composer
Jimmie Crane   Composer
Rosemary Gallagher   Composer
Gentile   Composer
Frank Vignari   Composer
Jeff Pearl   Composer
Booker Lee   Composer
Paul Giacalone   Composer
Michael Edwards   Composer

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Vanilla Doo Wop 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Needs some tracks by The Mystics and Dion and The Belmonts