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Best of Doo Wop Ballads
Various Artists
Best of Doo Wop Ballads
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
 
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This exemplary collection is full of music as ravishing as In the Wee Small Hours or Kind of Blue. Mixing radio staples (the Flamingos' definitive version of "I Only Have Eyes for You") with less-heard classics (the Cadill...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Best of Doo Wop Ballads
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 9/12/1989
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Oldies, By Decade, 1950s, 1960s, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227576325

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This exemplary collection is full of music as ravishing as In the Wee Small Hours or Kind of Blue. Mixing radio staples (the Flamingos' definitive version of "I Only Have Eyes for You") with less-heard classics (the Cadillacs' "Gloria," the Velvetones' "Glory of Love"), Doo Wop Ballads brings the sound of the street corner home to the quiet corners of romance. Essential to the development of later decades' soul music, the sounds herein are also a reminder that these '50s teenagers and young adults indeed laid a claim on our hearts as unyielding as those of Frank or Miles. --Rickey Wright

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This Cd returned me to the days of my youth.
Jerry D. Poss (jdposs@gte.net) | Palm Springs, Ca. | 08/07/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

""The Best of Doo-Wop Ballads" is a collection of some of the best "sounds" of the beginning of Rock n Roll. This CD brings back memories of first love and Friday Nighters in the school gym. Of the awkward moments of holding a young girl in your arms, as you tried your best to dance with all of the "cool" you could stir. Some of these groups I saw at El Monte Legion Stadium, you remember "Be There Are Be Square". Songs such as: Oh What A Night, Daddys Home, Earth Angel, Sincerely, Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight and In The Still Of The Night all bring back a flood of great memories. Now I observe my own teenage children and I hear the music of their generation. I can not help but wonder, if the songs they listen to will one day mean as much, as these songs do in the "juke Box" in my mind. This CD reflects the original sound of street corner Doo-Wop. I fell in love with this music for two reasons: The Har! mony and the Saxophone solo's in the songs. The group Crosby, Still's and Nash obtained the harmony that became the trade mark of early rock n roll. The group Men To Boys also has the great harmonic sound of these legendary groups. This is a sound that is at the heart of rock n roll. This Cd is a Five Star track of music. Enjoy it as I do. Jerry Poss"
Standing Under The Streetlights
Hillari Hunter | Chicago, IL United States | 12/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I absolutely love doo wop music. There was no room for error. All the singers--the bass, the baritone, the tenors--had to have it together. Perfect for playing on those romantic nights. I was pleased to find that this includes "A Thousand Miles Away", and the answer song, "Daddy's Home", both doo wop classics. Great tunes: "Teardrops", "Since I Don't Have You", "16 Candles", "My True Story", and all the rest."
This is Great Singing
mistermaxxx@yahoo.com | usa | 03/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a Classic Disc.Doo Wop is a Lost Art.cuz Most Artists today don't have any harmony.the Groups don't have Solid Pipes Like you Hear here.The Flamingos Classic I Only Have Eyes For You is a Timeless Classic.Oh What A Nite By The Dells is a Gem.These Voices are The Real Deal."