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25 More All-Time Doo Wop Hits CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60597307
UPC: 030206645828
UPC 14: 00030206645828
Release Date: 4/29/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Wind, The - The Diablos/Nolan Strong ~ Various Artists
2. Life Is But A Dream - The Harptones ~ Various Artists
3. Way You Look Tonight, The - The Jaguars ~ Various Artists
4. Ka-Ding Dong - The G-Clefs ~ Various Artists
5. Florence - The Paragons ~ Various Artists
6. Zoom, Zoom, Zoom - Collegians ~ Various Artists
7. To The Aisle - The Five Satins ~ Various Artists
8. To Make A Long Story Short - Eddie & The Starlites ~ Various Artists
9. This I Swear - The Skyliners ~ Various Artists
10. You Were Mine - The Fireflies ~ Various Artists
11. Darling Lorraine - The Knockouts ~ Various Artists
12. Rockin' In The Jungle - The Eternals ~ Various Artists
13. Baby Oh Baby - The Shells ~ Various Artists
14. Step By Step - The Crests (stereo) ~ Various Artists
15. Once In A While - The Chimes ~ Various Artists
16. Barbara - The Temptations (stereo) ~ Various Artists
17. Angel Baby - Rosie & The Originals ~ Various Artists
18. Solitaire - The Embers ~ Various Artists
19. Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee & The Halos ~ Various Artists
20. My True Story - The Jive Five ~ Various Artists
21. Tell Me Why - The Belmonts (stereo) ~ Various Artists
22. You Belong To Me - The Duprees (stereo) ~ Various Artists
23. Coney Island Baby - The Excellents ~ Various Artists
24. I Believe - The Earls (stereo) ~ Various Artists
25. Looking For An Echo - Kenny Vance & The Planotones (stereo) ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Billy Vera.
Muze PNote Photographer: Billy Vera.
Muze PNote Varese Sarabande's sequel to its 2002 compilation 25 All-Time Doo Wop Hits is another good mix of hits and well-remembered singles that didn't chart, but got a lot of airplay in certain parts of the country. Like its predecessor, it's not an ideal touchstone for those looking to systematically build a library of the core doo wop classics; that honor belongs to Rhino's three-volume series of doo wop box sets. The fact is, though, that a lot of consumers aren't going about building a doo wop collection as if they're librarians. And 25 More All-Time Doo-Wop Hits presents a satisfying and high-quality blend for someone who wants a jumble of the familiar and the less-familiar, though the hits here aren't as big and classic as they were in the first installment. Among the familiar chart hits here are the Skyliners' "This I Swear," Rosie & the Originals' "Angel Baby," Curtis Lee's "Pretty Little Angel Eyes," Jive Five's "My True Story," the Chimes' "Once in a While," the Belmonts' "Tell Me Why," and the Duprees' "You Belong to Me." Other songs made the Top 40 but aren't played too much on oldies stations, like the Fireflies' "You Were Mine," the G-Clefs' energetic "Ka-Ding Dong," and the Temptations' "Barbara" (a different Temptations than the famous Motown group of the same name). Some of the most interesting cuts, though, are the non-charters, like the Eternals' outrageous "Rockin' in the Jungle," one of the greatest doo wop novelties with its absurd birdcalls; the Diablos' "The Wind," a 1954 single with a lead vocal by Nolan Strong that was obviously heavily influential on Smokey Robinson; and the Collegians' 1957 single "Zoom, Zoom, Zoom," part of whose nonsense vocal was influential on the Marcels' famous "Blue Moon." The one bum note is sounded by the undated, clumsy doo wop revival piece "Looking for an Echo" by Kenny Vance & the Planotones, but at least the good grace was taken to place it as the last track. ~ Richie Unterberger

Producer: Devora Brown; Eddie Hokenson; Al Browne; Pete Bennett & The Embers; George Goldner; Vinnie Catalano; Gerry Granahan; George Paxton; Hy Weiss; Andy Leonetti; Hiram Johnson; Jack Gold; Joe Rene; Joe Rock; Kenny Vance; Marty Wekser; Paul Winley; Rosie & The

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/29/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 066458
Music Label Name Label : Var?se Vintage
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Mixed
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00030206645828

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