The Ultimate Doo Wop Collection Import
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The Capris start off the first album with their awesome ballad entitled "There's A Moon Out Tonight." I love this one and it always makes me feel sentimental. They harmonize perfectly, too. "Just To Be With You" by The Passions is another highlight of this set; they harmonize so well and the guitar arrangement is very impressive. Moreover, listen for "I Wonder Why" by Dion and The Belmonts. If you listen carefully you can hear Dion's voice just above the others; and his solo vocals are flawless. Great!
"Once In Awhile" by The Chimes is a stupendous, romantic ballad that will make you want to jump up and slow dance with your sweetheart practically wherever you are. "Rama Lama Ding Dong" by The Edsels is a very strong number that gets the royal treatment. This bouncy, energetic doo wop number is sure to please you if you haven't heard it before. The Edsels were quite a group!
"Deserie" by The Charts is one of the most beautiful love songs I've ever heard; and The Charts deliver this ballad with great sensitivity. The Dell Vikings end the first CD with their very famous "Come Go With Me." The harmonizing is great and the vocals lack nothing--they're incredible!
The second CD continues the hits. Clearly, The Five Satins score a huge goal with their performance of "In The Still Of The Night;" this romantic ballad always moves me with its natural beauty. "The Book Of Love" by The Monotones sounds great as always; and listen for "A Sunday Kind Of Love" by The Harptones. I really like the magical sound of The Harptones.Read more ›
"Ultimate Doo Wop Collection" features quite a few tunes that most folks are familiar with. Songs like the Dell Vikings "Come Go With Me", The Monotones "Book of Love" and Dion and the Belmonts "I Wonder Why" were staples on "oldies" radio stations. But there are dozens of great tunes in this collection that many folks may not be familiar with. Many of these songs were regional favorites and therefore were only minor hits or never appeared on the national charts at all. But that really does not matter. Listen up to the great vocal stylings of the Nutmegs "Story Untold" or the Harptones belting out "A Sunday Kind of Love". Enjoy once again Earl Lewis and the Channels "The Closer You Are" and the Charts sensational "Dance Girl". "Ultimate Doo Wop Collection" features great numbers by both black and white doo wop groups. You will find lively uptempo tunes and lovely ballads. Collectables has outdone itself with a great collection of these sounds that is sure to whet your appetite for more. The remastering job is first rate and the price is quite reasonable.
Its full of jams, some pretty rare.
I bought it blind and was glad I did because it contains The Students ' I'm So Young ' and The Pyramids ' Ankle Bracelet'. Each disc has twenty-five cuts each though neither is filled to capacity.
After archiving and copying it to a CD-R I was able to add The O'Jays 'Lonely Drifter', The Flamingoes ' A Kiss From Your Lips', The Coronets "White Cliffs Of Dover', The Sheppards 'Pretend You're Still Mine', The Moonglows ' Secret Love', and The Temptations 'Farewell My Love' to disc one, and Otis Williams & His Charms "Hearts Of Stone', The Dells ( I forgot their original name!) 'Nadine', The Impressions 'Your Precious Love'and a few others to make it more like a real "ultimate" Doo Wop collection/comp and to fill it all the way up.
I would've given it five stars but without 'Sea Of Love', 'Duke Of Earl', 'Teenager In Love' etc. its very close but not quite perfect or "ultimate".
It could however very well be considered a "must-have".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a great choice. All the original artists and their original recordings. Brought back so many memories of terrific times I had with my friends. Read morePublished 9 months ago by cippy
truly great selections that rerpesent n my favorites on a CD setPublished on June 30, 2014 by Warren Wartell
I was very pleased with the condition of these CDs and the selection is excellent for avid DooWop listeners. Great buy!Published on April 28, 2010 by Carine
I was looking forward to this album, but after listening to the first disc ( and wanting to turn it off sooner, but wanted to give it a fair run), I found the sounds to be poor... Read morePublished on June 6, 2008 by moi books
I had little to no experience w/ the oldies before I purchased this. I have been in a time warp ever since. Read morePublished on December 17, 2007 by Lou Funk
The latest music cd that Ive recently purchased has brought nothing but joy and great memories of all my old days in high school, and all the good times that I use to have as a... Read morePublished on December 11, 2007 by Christine Grado