Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Doo-Wops & Hooligans

by Bruno Mars

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Overview

It's better if you don't understand; just listen and have a good time. That's the response Bruno Mars will give you with a smile when asked to describe his sound and music. He would much rather sing, perform, and write his songs than talk about them, but that is becoming more and more unavoidable these days. It might seem that Mars appeared out of nowhere, co-writing, producing and performing on B.o.B's #1 "Nothin' On You" followed by Travie McCoy's chart-climbing "Billionaire", but he makes one thing clear: "It's not an overnight success".

Mars is a multitalented singer, songwriter, producer and musician who feels most at home when he's performing. Born to a musical family in Honolulu, he was practically raised on the stage. His father, a Latin percussionist from Brooklyn, organized a Vegas-style revue that featured the entire family, including his mother, a talented vocalist. When a four-year-old Mars observed his family performing Motown hits, doo-wop medleys and impersonations for enthusiastic crowds all over his native Waikiki Beach, "I was jealous!" says Mars with a laugh. "My dad put me on stage and I remember singing an Elvis song and that was it. Ever since that moment, I've been addicted."

Although he's incredibly proud of his recordings, Mars feels the best way to experience the sound is to see him perform live with his band. "That is what I'm most excited for - taking these songs and traveling them around the world." The only place he would rather be than in the recording studio, is with his band on stage - where he grew up. "I think people are really going to gravitate towards the live show. We turn it into a party." From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2010
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075678912153
catalogNumber: 525393
Rank: 5954

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bruno Mars   Primary Artist
Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin Quee   Drums
DJ Dizzy   scratching

Technical Credits

Damian "Junior Gong" Marley   Composer
Andrew Wyatt   Composer
Mitchum Chin   Composer
Michelle Piza   Package Manager
Needlz   Producer
Supa Dups   Producer
Jeff Bhasker   Composer
Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin Quee   Arranger,Composer,Programming
Claude Kelly   Composer
Ari Levine   Composer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Nick Bilardello   Art Direction
Bruno Mars   Composer,Instrumentation
Graham Marsh   Engineer
Khari Cain   Composer
Philip Lawrence   Composer
Smeezingtons   Producer,Executive Producer
Brody Brown   Composer,Instrumentation
Thomas Wesley Pentz   Composer
Albert Winkler   Composer
Khalil Walton   Composer
Bobby Ray Simmons   Composer

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Doo-Wops & Hooligans 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Lady-Love-Music More than 1 year ago
I love this CD so much it is unbeleivable. One of the few CDs that I can listen to straight through without skipping over songs. Bruno Mars is really a great talent who I hope sticks around a long time. Very deserving of his Grammy nominations.
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It's alright if you don't mind some inappropriateness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I heard the song just the way you are on the radio and I found out bruno mars sings that song I had the check out this album to see what bruno mars is like. Bruno mars is an excellent singer with very good talent, all of his songs on this cd are fun to listen to and are relaxing when having a bad day. I love you bruno mars, you rock!
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