Doo Wop 51 Live!

Doo Wop 51 Live!


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Doo Wop 51 Live!

Doo Wop 51: Live! isn't for everybody, nor is it for every doo wop fan, either. It's for the fan who loves the singing and loves nostalgia -- the kind who wants to hear the great groups reunite, in some form, and sing their hits years later. This isn't necessarily the same thing as being a doo wop fanatic, since there are plenty of ravenous doo wop fans -- the kind who seek out rare singles, arguing the merits of Philadelphia vs. New York -- who will not be interested in this simply because it is a latter-day recording. Similarly, this will not find an audience among listeners who just want to hear nothing but the best doo wop. Instead, this is solely a nostalgia trip and, on that level, it's pretty good. No, the groups don't sound as good as they used to, and while there are good vibes, the recording isn't as warm as the atmosphere, but for those looking for a reunion record -- looking to hear these groups reunite and sing the old songs another time while basking in sweet memories -- this fits the bill.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/21/2001
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227437626
catalogNumber: 74376

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Butler   Track Performer
Chiffons   Track Performer
Clovers   Track Performer
Diamonds   Track Performer
Don & Juan   Track Performer
Dubs   Track Performer
Cadets   Track Performer
Mel Carter   Track Performer
El Dorados   Track Performer
Tokens   Track Performer
Tymes   Track Performer
Pure Gold   Track Performer
Orioles   Track Performer
Classics   Track Performer
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters   Track Performer
Maurice Williams   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Richard Foos   Executive Producer
Ernestine Smith   Composer
Shawn Amos   Editorial Coordinator
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
James Johnson   Composer
Deborah Acklin   Executive Producer
James Weldon Johnson   Composer
John C. Moore   Composer

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