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Doo Wop Christmas [Rhino]
     

Doo Wop Christmas [Rhino]

 

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Although seven of the 18 tracks included here have appeared on other Rhino collections, any doo wop Christmas compilation would rightfully have to include The Orioles' otherworldly "(It's Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas" -- cut in November of 1948, it is the earliest track present. Others include The Drifters'

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Although seven of the 18 tracks included here have appeared on other Rhino collections, any doo wop Christmas compilation would rightfully have to include The Orioles' otherworldly "(It's Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas" -- cut in November of 1948, it is the earliest track present. Others include The Drifters' "White Christmas," The Penguins' "Jingle Jangle," The Harmony Grits' "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and more from The Marcels, the Moonglows, and the Cadillacs. Standouts from the remaining 11 selections include the absolutely gorgeous "It's Christmas Time" from The Five Keys -- you'll never hear a more exquisite "ding, dong" vocal refrain (the liner notes claim this is "a sought-after rarity that many devout doo wop lovers have never even heard"; it did appear on the 1976 UA Rhythm and Blues Christmas LP). The Falcons' '57 "Can this Be Christmas" is nice to hear along with Frankie Lymon's "It's Christmas Once Again." The Echelons, a New York-area contemporary doo wop group, offer the catchy "A Christmas Long Ago (Jingle, Jingle)." Suitably, the CD closes with The Orioles' "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" and The Heartbeats' "After New Year's Eve." ~ Dennis MacDonald, Roundup newsletter

Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/1992
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227105723
catalogNumber:
71057

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Performance Credits

Cadillacs   Track Performer
Drifters   Track Performer
Falcons   Track Performer
Five Keys   Track Performer
Heartbeats   Track Performer
Frankie Lymon   Track Performer
Marcels   Track Performer
Clyde McPhatter   Track Performer
Penguins   Track Performer
Shells   Track Performer
Red Holloway   Track Performer
Skyliners   Track Performer
Uniques   Track Performer
Moonglows   Track Performer
Jimmy Beaumont   Track Performer
Echelons   Track Performer
Harmony Grits   Track Performer
Orioles   Track Performer
Statues   Track Performer
Margo Sylvia   Track Performer
Stuffy   Vocals,Track Performer
Tune Weavers   Track Performer
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers   Track Performer
Hugo Perretti & His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Cadillacs   Contributor
Drifters   Contributor
Falcons   Contributor
Five Keys   Contributor
Heartbeats   Contributor
Marcels   Contributor
Penguins   Contributor
Shells   Contributor
Red Holloway   Contributor
Uniques   Contributor
Jimmy Beaumont   Contributor
Echelons   Contributor
Harmony Grits   Contributor
Hugo Peretti   Contributor
Orioles   Contributor
Statues   Contributor
Margo Sylvia   Contributor
Elaine Blackman   Composer
Marvin Phillips   Composer

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