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Doo Wop Box Box set

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. It's Too Soon to Know
  2. Count Every Star
  3. The Glory of Love
  4. Gee
  5. Crying in the Chapel
  6. Money Honey
  7. Golden Teardrops
  8. A Sunday Kind of Love
  9. I
  10. Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite
  11. Sh-Boom
  12. Gloria
  13. Hearts of Stone
  14. Earth Angel
  15. Sincerely
  16. Mary Lee
  17. Close Your Eyes
  18. (Will You) Come Back My Love
  19. Story Untold
  20. Only You (And You Alone)
  21. Why Don't You Write Me
  22. When You Dance
  23. At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)
  24. The Great Pretender
  25. Lily Maebelle

Disc: 2

  1. Speedoo
  2. Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
  3. I'll Be Home
  4. Devil or Angel
  5. The Church Bells May Ring
  6. Little Girl of Mine
  7. I Want You to Be My Girl
  8. In the Still of the Night
  9. The Closer You Are
  10. Oh, What a Night
  11. A Thousand Miles Away
  12. Please Say You Want Me
  13. Come Go with Me
  14. I'm So Happy (Tra-La-La-La-La-La)
  15. Walking Along
  16. Little Darlin'
  17. Don't Ask Me to Be Lonely
  18. Florence
  19. Deserie
  20. Whispering Bells
  21. Tonite, Tonite
  22. Long Lonely Nights
  23. Baby Oh Baby
  24. Tell Me Why
  25. Buzz Buzz Buzz
  26. Teardrops

Disc: 3

  1. Been So Long
  2. Get a Job
  3. Book of Love
  4. Maybe
  5. I Wonder Why
  6. One Summer Night
  7. For Your Precious Love
  8. You Cheated
  9. I'm So Young
  10. Every Day of the Week
  11. Little Star
  12. Tears on My Pillow
  13. Trickle Trickle
  14. Ten Commandments of Love
  15. Sixteen Candles
  16. So Fine
  17. Lovers Never Say Goodbye
  18. Since I Don't Have You
  19. Pizza Pie
  20. Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)
  21. A Teenager in Love
  22. Who's That Knocking
  23. I Only Have Eyes for You
  24. Hushabye
  25. Rockin' in the Jungle

Disc: 4

  1. Mope-Itty Mope
  2. Oh Rosemarie
  3. Just to Be With You
  4. Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop
  5. The Wind
  6. Stay
  7. There's a Moon Out Tonight
  8. Blue Moon
  9. Tonight I Fell in Love
  10. Daddy's Home
  11. Barbara Ann
  12. Rama Lama Ding Dong
  13. Tonight (Could Be the Night)
  14. My True Story
  15. Nag
  16. Lookin' for My Baby
  17. Imagination
  18. Coney Island Baby
  19. Remember Then
  20. Never Let You Go
  21. Denise
  22. Unchained Melody
  23. I Do
  24. Morse Code of Love
  25. My Juanita [Live]

Product Details

  • Audio Cassette (May 17, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Wea Corp
  • ASIN: B00000333N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,310 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By P. B. Reynolds on April 11, 2004
Format: Audio CD
WOW! Well, after reading the reviews written here for this set, I went out yesterday and bought it, pretty much on a whim! But this was one of those rare occasions where my whim has actually paid off in spades! First of all, I should say that I'm 19 years old (okay, I'll be twenty in eleven days, but I'm still a teenager at heart!) so, needless to say, I never had the opportunity to sit at a Bronx apartment stoop, harmonizing with four other guys about lost love and moonlit nights. But sometimes, when I listen to this music, I feel like I could very well have been there in a past life! And as far as this set goes, well, it's pure magic! From the first note 'til the last, this box takes a thorough and enjoyable look at the entire doo-wop genre. I learned more about doo-wop's history from the amazing companion booklet than I ever have from any other source. I always used to think that all doo-wop was pretty much the same no matter what year it was released in. Not so! In fact, as it turns out, the doo-wop sound changed so rapidly that you can hear subtle changes in the musical approach from YEAR to YEAR! And in fact, doo-wop falls into three distinct sub-eras; the initial R&B movement of the late forties when groups like The Ravens splintered off from more traditional black vocal groups of earlier years, the acceptance of the music by white America in the mid-fifties and its fusion with rock & roll, and the early 60's doo-wop revival, due in large amount to Italian groups like Dion & the Belmonts, and conscientious record collectors who brought doormant singles to deejays, who made hits out of them YEARS after they were recorded! That means that doo-wop, in some form or another, existed actively in three decades!Read more ›
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Once again, the highest praise for Rhino Records. This box set, while pricey, is worth every dime. There is no place to find this much classic music in any one (or two or ten) disc package.
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.
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I have purchased both boxes of this Doo Wop set and I am truly amazed at what I've bought. I am 50 years old, so I vaguely remember some of the songs and others I had never heard. This is some of the best music in the world. I grew up in the 60s with Motown, etc. and love that music to death. This is different and lets me know that I was a generation behind the truly great music. The way the vocalists use their voices to mimic instruments is truly amazing. I am not musically inclined - I just love good music and I rate these two box sets at the top of my list.
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".
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Doo Wop has not been treated this great ever. Once again, Rhino has done a fantastic job. Many phases of the music is sampled. The familiar is here, but the real gems are the songs that are not played on oldies radio stations because they weren't hits. Many of the original recordings are featured, such as "sincerily" by the Moonglows, not the tepid remake by the McGuire Sisters. How about "Little Darli" by the Gladiolas, not the Diamonds. As an afterthought, there is a great booklet with the set. The price may seem a little high, but try to get these songs on four discs anywhere else. It's impossible!!! This set is for the novice and expert of the Doo Wop idiom. After hearing this, I am saving up to buy the second set. One reviewer said it was not as good as this set. If it is half as good, it will be worth the price. Absolutely wonderful stuff!!!
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