Old Town Doo Wop, Vol. 1

Old Town Doo Wop, Vol. 1

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Overview

Old Town Doo Wop, Vol. 1

Among the myriad doo wop compilations and label retrospectives on the market, few are as consistent or as potent as the first volume in Ace's Old Town Doo Wop series. Founded in 1953 by brothers Hy and Sam Weiss, Old Town was one of the premier record labels of the early rock & roll era, with a sprawling catalog spanning the breadth of pop, R&B and blues, but doo wop was its bread-and-butter. Hy Weiss' penchant for all-night sessions yielded not only a wealth of material but a signature sound that boasted an emotional intensity and otherworldly beauty matched by few rival labels. Another Weiss trademark -- the "$50 handshake," (aka: payola) guaranteed that Old Town releases were staples of radio play lists, and the label notched a series of crossover hits including the Capris' sublime "There's a Moon Out Tonight" and the Earls' "Remember Then," both included here -- other highlights include the Harptones' "(My Success) It All Depends on You" and the Fiestas' "Last Night I Dreamed."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/1994
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667143325
catalogNumber: 433
Rank: 91063

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Capris   Track Performer
Harptones   Track Performer
Bonnevilles   Track Performer
Earls   Track Performer
Solitaires   Track Performer
Fiestas   Track Performer
Five Crowns   Track Performer
Ruth McFadden   Track Performer
Royaltones   Track Performer
Tru-Tones   Track Performer
Valentines   Track Performer
Vocaleers   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bob Hyde   Sleeve Notes
Stan Vincent   Composer
Hy Weiss   Producer
Beverly "Ruby" Ross   Composer
Tony Powers   Composer
E. Carson   Composer
W. Jackson   Composer
Herman Parker   Composer

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