Vanilla Doo Wop

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All Music Guide - John Bush
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2004
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431757321
  • Catalog Number: 7573
  • Sales rank: 215,010

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You (1:59)
  2. 2 I've Had It - A Bellnotes (2:40)
  3. 3 Coney Island Baby (2:12)
  4. 4 You Were Mine - Fireflies (1:57)
  5. 5 Tonight Tonight - The Mello-Kings (2:34)
  6. 6 Lullabye - The Chevrons (2:24)
  7. 7 Darling Lorraine - The Knockouts (2:18)
  8. 8 I'm in the Mood for Love - The Chimes (2:29)
  9. 9 Image of a Girl (2:39)
  10. 10 Glory of Love - The Roomates (2:07)
  11. 11 Guardian Angel (1:59)
  12. 12 Blanche - Three Friends (2:57)
  13. 13 Tonight I Fell in Love (1:46)
  14. 14 Mr. Lonely (2:38)
  15. 15 Good Goodbye - The Bob Knight Four (2:14)
  16. 16 Angel Face (2:56)
  17. 17 So This Is Love - The Castells (2:44)
  18. 18 Once in a While - The Chimes (2:28)
  19. 19 Till Then - The Classics (2:17)
  20. 20 Band of Gold - The Roomates (2:29)
  21. 21 Believe Me - The Royalteens (2:31)
  22. 22 There's a Moon Out Tonight - The Capris (2:14)
  23. 23 You Baby You (2:30)
  24. 24 I Can't Say Goodbye - Fireflies (2:09)
  25. 25 Cinderella - The Classics (2:09)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Billy Hill Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Mickey Baker Composer
Peter Andreoli Composer
Mike Bouchard Composer
John Cutrone Composer
Michael Edwards 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
Al Striano Composer
Jimmie Crane Composer
Rosemary Gallagher Composer
Al Gentile Composer
Frank Vignari Composer
Jeff Pearl Composer
Booker Lee Composer
Paul Giacalone Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sounds like my kind of music

    Needs some tracks by The Mystics and Dion and The Belmonts

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