||Cadillacs / Orioles|
Cadillacs Meet the Orioles (1961)
A classic doo-wop album featuring one group well known for novelty tracks and another that was among the earliest creators of the genre. Some wonderful jump tunes, silly songs, and romantic ballads. ~ Ron Wynn
Includes liner notes by Mort Goode.
||Murray the K's Sing Along with the Original Golden Gassers (1961) |
This collection of vintage pop, doo wop and rock & roll was handpicked by legendary New York DJ Murray the K. Compilations like this are a dime a dozen, and Murray the K's Sing Along with the Original Golden Gassers ...
At the London Palladium (1958)
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers: Frankie Lymon, Joe Negroni, Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant, Sherman Garnes.
Recorded live at The Palladium, London, England.
Personnel: Frankie Lymon (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Dale Wright.
Recording information: The London Palladium.
Director: Rudy Traylor.
Unknown Contributor Role: Frankie Lymon.
||Little Anthony & The Imperials|
We Are the Imperials Featuring Little Anthony (1959)
The group's debut album on the End label contains their first couple of big hits, "Two People in the World" and "Tears on My Pillow," along with album filler such as "Cha Cha Henry" and "Oh Yeah," as well as ...
Although the songs here were recorded without any thought of sequencing, the end product--a collection of doo-wop and R&B singles, both hits and misses--turned out to be one of the first great rock albums. The Chantels' secret weapon, of course, ...
Flamingo Serenade (1959)
Also available on 1 CD with FLAMINGO FAVORITES.
The Flamingos: Jacob Carey, Ezekiel Carey, Paul Wilson, John Carter, Sollie McElroy.
Requestfully Yours (1960)
Along with a wealth of other doo wop groups that emerged during the early '50s, the Flamingos used their considerable gospel vocal chops to strike pop gold. While maybe not as successful as, say, the Platters were, the Flamingos still ...
Sound of the Flamingos (1962)
This Collectables compilation gathers several of their best sides from the '50s and '60s, including "I Only Have Eyes for You" and "Goodnight Sweetheart." Most of the album's other eight tracks follow suit, delivering smooth productions and beautiful harmonies, particularly ...
Who Wrote the Book of Love? (1992)
Recorded between 1957-1962. Includes previously unreleased tracks and alternate takes.
Although universally known as one-hit wonders, ("Book of Love") the Monotones reveal on this recording that their talent extended well beyond that classic doo wop number. Writing the bulk of their ...
Flamingo Favorites (1960)
One of the group's End albums, Flamingo Favorites is a nice blend of standards, a few stray rockers, and the ballads that were this group's meat. Highlights include "Besame Mucho," "Dream Girl," and the Coasters-like turn on "Crazy, Crazy, Crazy." ...
Fabulous Flamingos (1992)
This semi-decent collection from the Collectables label of early-50s vocal quintet the Flamingos features 12 tracks from the group's Chance, Checker, and Decca recording sessions. While catchy doo wop cuts like "It's Too Soon to Know," "Sinner (El Pecador)," the ...
||Gone Records, Vol. 1 (1994) |
This is the first installment of the Gone Records story reissued by Collectables. These tracks are taken from the vaults of the East Coast label Gone, one of the premier labels for doo wop. Highlights include four tracks by the ...
||Gone Records, Vol. 2 (1994) |
This is the second installment of the Gone Records story reissued by Collectables. These tracks are taken from the vaults of the East Coast label Gone, one of the premier labels for doo wop. Highlights include four tracks by the ...
||Gee Records, Vol. 1 (1994) |
Gee Records, Vol. 1 contains 14 well-chosen tracks taken from the mid-'50s vaults of George Goldner's Gee Records. Cleftones, Regents, Heartbeats, and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, amongst others, are represented. This is a good disc to get if you ...
||Gee Records, Vol. 2 (1994) |
Gee Records, Vol. 2 contains 14 well-chosen tracks taken from the mid-'50s vaults of George Goldner's Gee Records. Cleftones, Mellotones, Vocaltones, and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, amongst others, are represented. This is a good disc to get if you ...
||Spotlite on Josie Records, Vol. 1 (1994) |
Vol. 1 in the compilation series Spotlite on Josie Records includes 14 tracks taken from the vaults of this East Coast label. Josie was a premier label for early doo wop. Highlights include original versions of Teardrops' "The Stars Are ...
||Spotlite on Josie Records, Vol. 2 (1994) |
The second volume in the Spotlite on Josie Records series includes 14 tracks taken from the vaults of the influential East Coast label, a key outlet for pioneering doo wop acts. Highlights include original versions of the Starlings' "Ebb Tide," ...
||Spotlite on Roulette Records, Vol. 1 (1994) |
Spotlite on Roulette Records, Vol. 1: Doo-Wop includes some of the more obscure songs from Roulette's vast catalog. One of the problems with doo wop compilation discs is they tend to feature the same well-known tracks over and over again. ...
||Spotlite on Roulette Records, Vol. 2 (1994) |
Spotlite on Roulette Records, Vol. 2: Doo-Wop collects more hard-to-find tunes from Roulette's achives. Most doo wop compilation discs tend to repeat the same well-known tracks ad nauseum, but even obsessives will find selections they're not likely to have heard ...
||Spotlite on Rama Records, Vol. 1 (1994) |
Spotlite on Rama Records, Vol. 1 collects 14 tracks from the vaults of Rama Records. Instead of providing a re-treaded biggest-hits collection, this package goes much deeper by dusting off lost treasures from the Valentines, the Joytones, Jimmy Jones & ...
||Spotlite on Rama Records, Vol. 2 (1994) |
Spotlite on Rama Records, Vol. 2 collects 14 rare sides from the archives of Rama Records. Avoiding radio-worn oldies, this set digs in deep by dusting off obscure dusties from the Valentines, the Bells, the Pretenders, the Harptones, the Crows, ...
||End Records, Vol. 1 (1994) |
The first volume of End Records compiles an enjoyable program of original doo wop from the '50s. Some of the genre's most revered names are featured: Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Chantels, Lymon Lewis & the Imperials, and the ...
||End Records, Vol. 2 (1994) |
The second volume of End Records compiles an enjoyable program of original doo wop from the '50s. Some of the genre's most revered names are featured: the Starlights, Flamingos, the Chantels, the Shells, and Little Anthony & the Imperials. This ...
Golden Classics (1993)
The Newport News, VA, crooners deliver 20 of their classiest, including their big novelty hit "Ling Ting Tong" and the original, enchanting version of Chuck Willis' "Close Your Eyes." Three excellent lead singers -- Rudy West, Maryland Pierce, and Dickie ...
Golden Classics (1994)
Recorded between 1960 & 1964. Includes liner notes by Charlie Horner.
Liner Note Author: Charlie Horner.