Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 7 (1955)

Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 7 (1955)


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For the seventh volume of their doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies, Bear Family recaps the year 1955, which is when the sound really started to take off. Much of this is due to the groups getting wilder, looser, funnier, embracing sharply swinging rhythms and nonsense words, turning into a code of its own. Surely, there was still a lot of soft, dreamy harmonizing -- doo wop never would lose that -- but many of the breakneck classics of the genre came out this year: Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers' "Why Do Fools Fall in Love," the Cadillacs' "Speedoo," the El Dorados' "At My Front Door," the Robins' "Smokey Joe's Café." Among these are plenty of groups well renowned by genre aficionados -- the Diablos, the Wrens, the Spiders, the Jacks -- and gorgeous slow-dance standards like the Platters' "Only You," all of which highlight just how splendid this year was.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/2012
Label: Bear Family Germany
UPC: 4000127172853
catalogNumber: 2717285
Rank: 38203

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dallas Taylor   Vocals
Ralph Vernon   Vocals
Ben Smith Orchestra   Accompaniment

Technical Credits

Hank Ballard   Composer
Alan Freed   Composer
Don Julian   Composer
Frankie Lymon   Composer
Nolan Strong   Composer
Chuck Willis   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Robert C. Smith   Composer
Cal Green   Composer
Richard Barrett   Composer
Lloyd Davis   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer
Winfield Scott   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Billy Vera   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Johnny Moore   Composer
George Goldner   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Discographical Information
Charlie Horner   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Ewart Abner   Composer
Henry Booth   Composer
Leroy Griffin   Composer
Esther Navarro   Composer
Berman Patterson   Composer
Lawson Smith   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Bobby Mansfield   Composer
Pearl King   Composer
Robert Riley   Composer
Zell Sanders   Composer
Gaetano Vastola   Composer
Albert Green   Composer
Dallas Taylor   Composer
Victor Pearlin   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Aaron Cornelius   Composer
Stefan Wriedt   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Ardra Woods   Composer
Andrew Jones   Composer
Buford Wright   Composer
Harold Johnson   Composer
Theodore Williams   Composer
Raoul J. Cita   Composer
Thomas Vastola   Composer
Raymond Briggs   Composer
Pamela Horner   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Albert Russell   Composer
Tassie von Rush   Composer
Noah Howell   Composer
Laura Hollins   Composer

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