- Audio Cassette (May 17, 1994)
- Number of Discs: 4
- Format: Box set
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- Label: Wea Corp
- ASIN: B00000333N
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #541,044 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Doo Wop Box Box set
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Audio, Cassette, Box set, May 17, 1994
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These discs have a great range, from the finger popping rhythms of The Turban's "When You Dance" (which according to the extensive liner notes was the first recording of the background sound which gave the genre the name "doo wop"), and the Cadillac's "Speedo" to the Marcell's classic "Blue Moon". Of course, the many tributes to love are well represented too, with The Five Keys "Glory of Love", The Five Satin's "In The Still of the Night", and my personal favorite of this style, The Flamingoes timeless "Lover's Never Say Goodbye".
Aside from these all well known gems, it is also a repository of some lesser publicized classics wonderfully interspersed with those songs now the staples of many oldies stations. It is also the only place I am aware of with the greatest named doo-wop group of all time: Vito and the Salutations, and their inimitable (and seldom heard) rendition of "Unchained Melody". It is so different from the Righteous Brothers and a wonderful piece of music.
I grew up in New York listening to this music first on the corner and then on the radio. It brings back wonderful memories of warm summer nights, and the talented (and not so-talented) guys harmonizing on the streets.
What actually surprised me most of all was how high the quality was on these recordings. They are original recordings and I think they sound fuller than some of the recordings that are out today. If your age is fifty or older, I know you will enjoy these cd's. I can't stop listening to them. My old motto used to be "I'm stuck in the 60s" but for now I have to change it to "I'm back in the 50s".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After being burned by buying CD's with multiple re-recordings, this was a home run. It's always surprising when the genuine article comes along. Far exceeded my expectations.Published 5 months ago by mmeovary
A geat set of songs. Some obscure songs to be for sure. A great addition to my library.Published 8 months ago by Maurice Mckie
Wow, What a collection of Doo-Wop tunes. I got into Doo-Wop a few years ago and purchased the sets in this collection, plus many others. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Hooty
I bought this because of all the 5 star reviews... and I am so disappointed and am glad I opted for buying a set that was still expensive as none of the offerings were... Read morePublished 16 months ago by TruthSayer