For You and Yours: Golden Carnival Classics, Pt. 2 (1990) Top Seller
For many Manhattans fans, their earliest singles for Carnival were their greatest. These featured the wondrous George "Smitty" Smith, a young Blue Lovett, and some classic heartbreak and anguished soul singles, such as the divine "I Wanna Be (Your Everything)." ...
||She's So Fine: The Rise of the Girl Groups (2013) |
UK three CD collection that brings together 95 Girl Group gems from the golden age of the sound: an incredible 90 hits plus a further five significant misses courtesy of the Crystals, Ronnie & the Relatives and the Donays. The ...
25 All-Time Greatest Recordings (2000)
Digitally remastered by Jim Phillips (MCA Music Media, North Hollywood, California).
The Chordettes are barber shop quartet singing filtered through four females. This rounds up all the hits and rarities you'll ever need on these gals, including their smash hits "Lollipop," ...
Best of the Best (2003)
Recording information: Cincinnati, OH (01/14/1954-12/??/1960); Los Angeles, CA (01/14/1954-12/??/1960); Washington DC (01/14/1954-12/??/1960).
Personnel: Hank Ballard (vocals); Sonny Woods (bass voice); J.C. Davis (guitar, tenor saxophone); Porter, Arthur, Cal Green (guitar); Robert Darby, Henry Moore, Ray Felder, Arnett Cobb, Sil Austin, Louis ...
||Lola and the Saints (2009) |
Recording information: St. Thomas Studios, New Port Richey, FL.
Personnel: Tony Parisi (vocals, tenor, baritone); Jerry Long (vocals, baritone, bass voice).
||Little Anthony & The Imperials|
Best of Little Anthony & the Imperials (1996)
Unlike the collection of the same name on Rhino, EMI's Best of Little Anthony & the Imperials focuses solely on their mid- to late-'60s recordings for Veep and United Artists. That means you don't get any doo wop, but slickly ...
||Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 1 (1987) |
The granddaddy of '50s and '60s rock and pop collections, Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 1 made its way to CD in 1987, when the technology used to transfer music from vinyl to compact disc was still rough enough that the ...
||Little Anthony & The Imperials|
I'm on the Outside (Looking In)/Goin' Out of My Head (1999)
In 1999, Collectables released I'm on the Outside (Looking In)/Goin' Out of My Head, which contained two complete albums -- I'm on the Outside (Looking In) (1964, originally released on DCP) and Goin' Out of My Head (1965, originally released ...
||Human Orchestra (1999) |
The Human Orchestra, which featured 16 tracks by pre-rock & roll black vocal groups from the 1930s and 1940s, was originally released as an LP in 1985 by a Swedish label. This two-disc set takes the original 16-track archival collection ...
Best of the Heartbeats (1990)
Here's a one-stop shopper that really rings the bell. This 20-track set not only brings all of the cool tracks by the Heartbeats together (their biggie was "A Thousand Miles Away"); it also ropes in the later hits by Shep ...
Little Bitty Pretty One (1984)
2010 collection from the great Blues/R&B artist. Includes 16 page booklet with rare photos, vintage memorabilia and detailed liner notes. 25 tracks. Hoo Doo Records.
||Lipstick, Powder & Paint: The New York Dolls Heard Them Here First (2013) |
Unlike other artists in Ace's ongoing, excellent Heard Them Here First series, the New York Dolls do not have an extensive catalog. They released only two albums while they were active, and this paltry discography forces compilers Ian Johnston and ...
||Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 3 (1951) (2012) |
Here, on the third volume of Bear Family's monumental doo wop history series Street Corner Symphonies, the music that we know as doo wop begins to truly flower. Older, smoother harmonies fade from the spotlight throughout 1951 and what comes ...
||Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 4 (1952) (2012) |
As Bill Dahl points out in his terrific liner notes for the fourth volume of Bear Family's ongoing doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies, 1952 finds the rise of independent labels specializing in vocal harmony and R&B. They filled the ...
||Cruisin' 1962 (1980)
Spanning over 15 years of rock & roll radio, the many volumes in the Cruisin' series spotlight major-market DJs spinning discs, cueing reverb-friendly commercial spots, and conveying all the latest by way of the occasional news flash -- not to ...
Greatest Hits (1981) Top Seller
The Charts are remembered -- if at all -- by their one hit, the doo-wop classic "Deserie," which charted nationally twice, some 30 years apart. The group only made five singles, and all ten sides are here on this budget ...
Mainly Rock & Roll (1990)
This 32-song compilation stretches from 1954 to 1962 -- from their "Mr. Sandman" chart-topper through their flirtation with rock material in the late '50s and their final discs in the early 1960s. The liner notes view the Chordettes as a ...
Wanderer: His Greatest Hits on Laurie Records (2002)
Dion DiMucci had several hits during the '50s doo wop era and also a few in the late '60s when he re-emerged as a folksinger. Ten of Dion's classics are collected on Wanderer: His Greatest Hits on Laurie Records, including ...
||Hard To Find 45's on CD, Vol. 10: 1960-65 (2007)
These Hard to Find '45s collections from Eric records are flat-out great. They are crazy good, and Vol. 10: 1960-1965 is no exception. In typical Eric style, the songs on Vol. 10 range from the good to the great, and ...
Over the Rainbow (2007)
The Demensions: Lenny Del, Tom Clemente, Ron Scauri, John Martinucci, Sonya Parthe.
Greatest Hits (2013)
One of the few white vocal groups to see success on both the pop and R&B charts during the doo wop era, the Fleetwoods had a three-year run as a group, beginning with their first hit, 1959's "Come Softly to ...
Very Best of the Solitaires: Walking Along (2000)
Recorded between 1954 and 1962. Includes liner notes by Marv Goldberg.
For Collectors Only (1992)
This really isn't for collectors only -- it is the only single collection of the group's stuff that shows the full range of this sadly underrated vocal group. As it is, its mere existence as a mid-priced double CD, alongside ...
Louie Lymon & the Teenchords Meet the Kodaks (1994)
Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords include: Lewis Lymon, Rossilio Rocca, David Little, Lyndon Harold (vocals).
A textbook example of concept albums pairing doo wop vocal groups in shared settings. The Kodaks edge The Teen Chords on this one. ~ Ron Wynn
Olympics Meet the Marathons (1990)
Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
Personnel: Walter Hammond, Charles Fizer (baritone); Melvin King (bass voice).
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Jesse Belvin; Walter Ward.