Doo Wop Box CD (1994)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview

The first extensive anthology of rock 'n' roll and rhythm 'n' blues vocal group recordings ever compiled. Drawn from more than 50 different record labels, this deluxe 4-CD/cassette boxed set contains over 100 of the finest doo wops ever made!

Specifications

Label Wea/rhino
SKU 60101263
UPC 081227146320
UPC 14 00081227146320
Format CD
Release Date 5/17/1994
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Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Producer Bob Hyde; Walter Devenne
CatalogID 71463
Lable Name Rhino (Label)
Released 04/19/1994
Original Release 1994
Number of Discs 4
SPARE Code n/a
Length 263m : 4s
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227146320
Album Notes and Credits
THE DOO WOP BOX set contains 101 tracks featuring doo wop acts from the 1940s to the 1980s. It includes liner notes by Bob Hyde, Donn Fileti, and Billy Vera.
For fans of this urban folk music, there are no limits to what they'll do, where they'll go or what they'll spend to score a classic single or a long out-of-print LP. And with the release of the 4-CD THE DOO WOP BOX, the anthologists at Rhino have exceeded their own daunting standards. This definitive collection glorifies this classic art form and re-connects it to both its roots in gospel and its antecedents in R&B, soul, funk and jazz. But as the annotators demonstrate on these four brilliantly sequenced volumes, the evolution of doo wop--vocal group music--is synonymous with the birth of R&B itself, and parallels the rise of rock and roll teen culture.
More to the point, THE DOO WOP BOX's historical booklet is laid out and written with such incredible devotion, that in no time at all these 101 songs come to feel like old friends: Earl "Speedo" Carroll's celestial falsetto on "Gloria;" Willie Winfield's pleading tenor on "A Sunday Kind Of Love;" the supremely greasy "Teenager In Love" by Dino & The Belmonts...
Wait. All these songs are already old friends if you live anywhere near a pizza parlor or an oldies station. For the rest, Rhino's producers have decoded the mystery and filled in the blanks--so all you have to do is roll back the rug and dance, or kick back, listen and learn.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (7/14/94, p.108) - 5 Stars - Classic - "...What's here is choice--obvious but choice nonetheless in all its wild romanticism and boundless optimism...a message of hope resounds in simple sentiments from decades past..."
Disc 1
1 It's Too Soon To Know - The Orioles,Speedoo - The Cadillacs,Been So Long - The Pastels,Mope-Itty Mope - The Boss-Tones
2 Count Every Star - The Ravens,Why Do Fools Fall In Love? - The Teenagers/Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers,Get A Job - The Silhouettes,Oh Rose Marie - The Fascinators
3 Glory Of Love, The - The Five Keys,I'll Be Home - The Flamingos,Book Of Love - The Monotones,Just To Be With You - The Passions
4 Gee - The Crows,Devil Or Angel - The Clovers,Maybe - The Chantels,Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop - Little Anthony & The Imperials
5 Crying In The Chapel - The Orioles,Church Bells May Ring - The Willows,I Wonder Why - Dion & The Belmonts,Wind, The - The Jesters
6 Money Honey - Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters,Little Girl Of Mine - The Cleftones,One Summer Night - The Danleers,Stay - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
7 Golden Teardrops - The Flamingos,I Want You To Be My Girl - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers,For Your Precious Love - Jerry Butler & The Impressions,There's A Moon Out Tonight - The Capris
8 Sunday Kind Of Love, A - Willie Winfield/The Harptones,In The Still Of The Night - The Five Satins,You Cheated - The Shields,Blue Moon - The Marcels
9 I - The Velvets,Closer You Are, The - The Channels,I'm So Young - The Students,Tonight I Fell In Love - The Tokens
10 Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite - The Spaniels,Oh What A Night - The Dells,Everyday Of The Week - The Students,Daddy's Home - Shep & The Limelites
11 Sh-Boom - The Chords,Thousand Miles Away, A - The Heartbeats,Little Star - The Elegants,Barbara-Ann - The Regents
12 Gloria - The Cadillacs,Please Say You Want Me - The Schoolboys,Tears On My Pillow - The Imperials,Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels
13 Hearts Of Stone - The Jewels,Come Go With Me - The Del Vikings,Trickle, Trickle - The Videos,Tonight (Could Be The Night) - The Velvets/Virgil Johnson
14 Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) - The Penguins,I'm So Happy (Tra-La-La-La-La-La) - Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords,Ten Commandments Of Love - Harvey & The Moonglows,My True Story - The Jive Five
15 Sincerely - The Moonglows,Walking Along - The Solitaires,16 Candles - The Crests,Nag - The Halos
16 Mary Lee - The Rainbows,Little Darlin' - The Gladiolas,So Fine - The Fiestas,Lookin' For My Baby - The Earls
17 Close Your Eyes - The Five Keys,Don't Ask Me To Be Lonely - The Dubs,Lovers Never Say Goodbye - The Flamingos,Imagination - The Quotations
18 Come Back My Love, (Will You) - The Wrens,Florence - The Paragons ,Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners,Coney Island Baby - The Excellents
19 Story Untold - The Nutmegs,Deserie - The Charts,Pizza Pie - Norman Fox & The Rob Roys,Remember Then - The Earls
20 Only You (And You Alone) - The Platters,Whispering Bells - The Del Vikings/Krips Johnson,Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) - The Impalas,Never Let You Go - The Five Discs
21 Why Don't You Write Me? - The Jacks,Tonight, Tonight - The Mello-Kings,Teenager In Love, A - Dion & The Belmonts,Denise - Randy & The Rainbows
22 When You Dance - The Turbans,Long Lonely Nights - Lee Andrews & The Hearts,Who's That Knocking - The Genies,Unchained Melody - Vito & The Salutations
23 At My Front Door - The El Dorados,Baby Oh Baby - The Shells,I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos,I Do - The Marvelows
24 Great Pretender, The - The Platters,Tell Me Why - Norman Fox & The Rob-Roys,Hushabye - The Mystics,Morse Code Of Love - The Capris
25 Lily Maebelle - The Valentines,Buzz-Buzz-Buzz - Hollywood Flames,Rockin' In The Jungle - The Eternals,My Juanita - Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge (live)
26 Tear Drops - Lee Andrews & The Hearts
Disc 2
1 It's Too Soon To Know - The Orioles,Speedoo - The Cadillacs,Been So Long - The Pastels,Mope-Itty Mope - The Boss-Tones
2 Count Every Star - The Ravens,Why Do Fools Fall In Love? - The Teenagers/Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers,Get A Job - The Silhouettes,Oh Rose Marie - The Fascinators
3 Glory Of Love, The - The Five Keys,I'll Be Home - The Flamingos,Book Of Love - The Monotones,Just To Be With You - The Passions
4 Gee - The Crows,Devil Or Angel - The Clovers,Maybe - The Chantels,Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop - Little Anthony & The Imperials
5 Crying In The Chapel - The Orioles,Church Bells May Ring - The Willows,I Wonder Why - Dion & The Belmonts,Wind, The - The Jesters
6 Money Honey - Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters,Little Girl Of Mine - The Cleftones,One Summer Night - The Danleers,Stay - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
7 Golden Teardrops - The Flamingos,I Want You To Be My Girl - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers,For Your Precious Love - Jerry Butler & The Impressions,There's A Moon Out Tonight - The Capris
8 Sunday Kind Of Love, A - Willie Winfield/The Harptones,In The Still Of The Night - The Five Satins,You Cheated - The Shields,Blue Moon - The Marcels
9 I - The Velvets,Closer You Are, The - The Channels,I'm So Young - The Students,Tonight I Fell In Love - The Tokens
10 Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite - The Spaniels,Oh What A Night - The Dells,Everyday Of The Week - The Students,Daddy's Home - Shep & The Limelites
11 Sh-Boom - The Chords,Thousand Miles Away, A - The Heartbeats,Little Star - The Elegants,Barbara-Ann - The Regents
12 Gloria - The Cadillacs,Please Say You Want Me - The Schoolboys,Tears On My Pillow - The Imperials,Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels
13 Hearts Of Stone - The Jewels,Come Go With Me - The Del Vikings,Trickle, Trickle - The Videos,Tonight (Could Be The Night) - The Velvets/Virgil Johnson
14 Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) - The Penguins,I'm So Happy (Tra-La-La-La-La-La) - Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords,Ten Commandments Of Love - Harvey & The Moonglows,My True Story - The Jive Five
15 Sincerely - The Moonglows,Walking Along - The Solitaires,16 Candles - The Crests,Nag - The Halos
16 Mary Lee - The Rainbows,Little Darlin' - The Gladiolas,So Fine - The Fiestas,Lookin' For My Baby - The Earls
17 Close Your Eyes - The Five Keys,Don't Ask Me To Be Lonely - The Dubs,Lovers Never Say Goodbye - The Flamingos,Imagination - The Quotations
18 Come Back My Love, (Will You) - The Wrens,Florence - The Paragons ,Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners,Coney Island Baby - The Excellents
19 Story Untold - The Nutmegs,Deserie - The Charts,Pizza Pie - Norman Fox & The Rob Roys,Remember Then - The Earls
20 Only You (And You Alone) - The Platters,Whispering Bells - The Del Vikings/Krips Johnson,Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) - The Impalas,Never Let You Go - The Five Discs
21 Why Don't You Write Me? - The Jacks,Tonight, Tonight - The Mello-Kings,Teenager In Love, A - Dion & The Belmonts,Denise - Randy & The Rainbows
22 When You Dance - The Turbans,Long Lonely Nights - Lee Andrews & The Hearts,Who's That Knocking - The Genies,Unchained Melody - Vito & The Salutations
23 At My Front Door - The El Dorados,Baby Oh Baby - The Shells,I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos,I Do - The Marvelows
24 Great Pretender, The - The Platters,Tell Me Why - Norman Fox & The Rob-Roys,Hushabye - The Mystics,Morse Code Of Love - The Capris
25 Lily Maebelle - The Valentines,Buzz-Buzz-Buzz - Hollywood Flames,Rockin' In The Jungle - The Eternals,My Juanita - Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge (live)
26 Tear Drops - Lee Andrews & The Hearts
Disc 3
1 It's Too Soon To Know - The Orioles,Speedoo - The Cadillacs,Been So Long - The Pastels,Mope-Itty Mope - The Boss-Tones
2 Count Every Star - The Ravens,Why Do Fools Fall In Love? - The Teenagers/Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers,Get A Job - The Silhouettes,Oh Rose Marie - The Fascinators
3 Glory Of Love, The - The Five Keys,I'll Be Home - The Flamingos,Book Of Love - The Monotones,Just To Be With You - The Passions
4 Gee - The Crows,Devil Or Angel - The Clovers,Maybe - The Chantels,Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop - Little Anthony & The Imperials
5 Crying In The Chapel - The Orioles,Church Bells May Ring - The Willows,I Wonder Why - Dion & The Belmonts,Wind, The - The Jesters
6 Money Honey - Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters,Little Girl Of Mine - The Cleftones,One Summer Night - The Danleers,Stay - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
7 Golden Teardrops - The Flamingos,I Want You To Be My Girl - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers,For Your Precious Love - Jerry Butler & The Impressions,There's A Moon Out Tonight - The Capris
8 Sunday Kind Of Love, A - Willie Winfield/The Harptones,In The Still Of The Night - The Five Satins,You Cheated - The Shields,Blue Moon - The Marcels
9 I - The Velvets,Closer You Are, The - The Channels,I'm So Young - The Students,Tonight I Fell In Love - The Tokens
10 Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite - The Spaniels,Oh What A Night - The Dells,Everyday Of The Week - The Students,Daddy's Home - Shep & The Limelites
11 Sh-Boom - The Chords,Thousand Miles Away, A - The Heartbeats,Little Star - The Elegants,Barbara-Ann - The Regents
12 Gloria - The Cadillacs,Please Say You Want Me - The Schoolboys,Tears On My Pillow - The Imperials,Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels
13 Hearts Of Stone - The Jewels,Come Go With Me - The Del Vikings,Trickle, Trickle - The Videos,Tonight (Could Be The Night) - The Velvets/Virgil Johnson
14 Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) - The Penguins,I'm So Happy (Tra-La-La-La-La-La) - Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords,Ten Commandments Of Love - Harvey & The Moonglows,My True Story - The Jive Five
15 Sincerely - The Moonglows,Walking Along - The Solitaires,16 Candles - The Crests,Nag - The Halos
16 Mary Lee - The Rainbows,Little Darlin' - The Gladiolas,So Fine - The Fiestas,Lookin' For My Baby - The Earls
17 Close Your Eyes - The Five Keys,Don't Ask Me To Be Lonely - The Dubs,Lovers Never Say Goodbye - The Flamingos,Imagination - The Quotations
18 Come Back My Love, (Will You) - The Wrens,Florence - The Paragons ,Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners,Coney Island Baby - The Excellents
19 Story Untold - The Nutmegs,Deserie - The Charts,Pizza Pie - Norman Fox & The Rob Roys,Remember Then - The Earls
20 Only You (And You Alone) - The Platters,Whispering Bells - The Del Vikings/Krips Johnson,Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) - The Impalas,Never Let You Go - The Five Discs
21 Why Don't You Write Me? - The Jacks,Tonight, Tonight - The Mello-Kings,Teenager In Love, A - Dion & The Belmonts,Denise - Randy & The Rainbows
22 When You Dance - The Turbans,Long Lonely Nights - Lee Andrews & The Hearts,Who's That Knocking - The Genies,Unchained Melody - Vito & The Salutations
23 At My Front Door - The El Dorados,Baby Oh Baby - The Shells,I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos,I Do - The Marvelows
24 Great Pretender, The - The Platters,Tell Me Why - Norman Fox & The Rob-Roys,Hushabye - The Mystics,Morse Code Of Love - The Capris
25 Lily Maebelle - The Valentines,Buzz-Buzz-Buzz - Hollywood Flames,Rockin' In The Jungle - The Eternals,My Juanita - Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge (live)
26 Tear Drops - Lee Andrews & The Hearts
Disc 4
1 It's Too Soon To Know - The Orioles,Speedoo - The Cadillacs,Been So Long - The Pastels,Mope-Itty Mope - The Boss-Tones
2 Count Every Star - The Ravens,Why Do Fools Fall In Love? - The Teenagers/Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers,Get A Job - The Silhouettes,Oh Rose Marie - The Fascinators
3 Glory Of Love, The - The Five Keys,I'll Be Home - The Flamingos,Book Of Love - The Monotones,Just To Be With You - The Passions
4 Gee - The Crows,Devil Or Angel - The Clovers,Maybe - The Chantels,Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop - Little Anthony & The Imperials
5 Crying In The Chapel - The Orioles,Church Bells May Ring - The Willows,I Wonder Why - Dion & The Belmonts,Wind, The - The Jesters
6 Money Honey - Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters,Little Girl Of Mine - The Cleftones,One Summer Night - The Danleers,Stay - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
7 Golden Teardrops - The Flamingos,I Want You To Be My Girl - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers,For Your Precious Love - Jerry Butler & The Impressions,There's A Moon Out Tonight - The Capris
8 Sunday Kind Of Love, A - Willie Winfield/The Harptones,In The Still Of The Night - The Five Satins,You Cheated - The Shields,Blue Moon - The Marcels
9 I - The Velvets,Closer You Are, The - The Channels,I'm So Young - The Students,Tonight I Fell In Love - The Tokens
10 Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite - The Spaniels,Oh What A Night - The Dells,Everyday Of The Week - The Students,Daddy's Home - Shep & The Limelites
11 Sh-Boom - The Chords,Thousand Miles Away, A - The Heartbeats,Little Star - The Elegants,Barbara-Ann - The Regents
12 Gloria - The Cadillacs,Please Say You Want Me - The Schoolboys,Tears On My Pillow - The Imperials,Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Edsels
13 Hearts Of Stone - The Jewels,Come Go With Me - The Del Vikings,Trickle, Trickle - The Videos,Tonight (Could Be The Night) - The Velvets/Virgil Johnson
14 Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) - The Penguins,I'm So Happy (Tra-La-La-La-La-La) - Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords,Ten Commandments Of Love - Harvey & The Moonglows,My True Story - The Jive Five
15 Sincerely - The Moonglows,Walking Along - The Solitaires,16 Candles - The Crests,Nag - The Halos
16 Mary Lee - The Rainbows,Little Darlin' - The Gladiolas,So Fine - The Fiestas,Lookin' For My Baby - The Earls
17 Close Your Eyes - The Five Keys,Don't Ask Me To Be Lonely - The Dubs,Lovers Never Say Goodbye - The Flamingos,Imagination - The Quotations
18 Come Back My Love, (Will You) - The Wrens,Florence - The Paragons ,Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners,Coney Island Baby - The Excellents
19 Story Untold - The Nutmegs,Deserie - The Charts,Pizza Pie - Norman Fox & The Rob Roys,Remember Then - The Earls
20 Only You (And You Alone) - The Platters,Whispering Bells - The Del Vikings/Krips Johnson,Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) - The Impalas,Never Let You Go - The Five Discs
21 Why Don't You Write Me? - The Jacks,Tonight, Tonight - The Mello-Kings,Teenager In Love, A - Dion & The Belmonts,Denise - Randy & The Rainbows
22 When You Dance - The Turbans,Long Lonely Nights - Lee Andrews & The Hearts,Who's That Knocking - The Genies,Unchained Melody - Vito & The Salutations
23 At My Front Door - The El Dorados,Baby Oh Baby - The Shells,I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos,I Do - The Marvelows
24 Great Pretender, The - The Platters,Tell Me Why - Norman Fox & The Rob-Roys,Hushabye - The Mystics,Morse Code Of Love - The Capris
25 Lily Maebelle - The Valentines,Buzz-Buzz-Buzz - Hollywood Flames,Rockin' In The Jungle - The Eternals,My Juanita - Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge (live)
26 Tear Drops - Lee Andrews & The Hearts
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