What is this glorious music we call doo-wop? It’s a style conveying naivete and young love in a way no genre did before. It’s an attitude harking back to the birth of the teenager in the 1950s. For a lot of us, it represents nostalgia for an era we may or may not have experienced. Technically, doo-wop is an amalgam of five key characteristics that are explored in the 24-page booklet that accompanies this CD and richly evidenced in the choice of recordings. This CD, the first in a set of six, covers the formative years of doo-wop, offering astonishing vocal harmonies, vibrant instrumentation and a fun collection of songs that will not fail to please the amateur while being of interest to the serious collector.

Compiled and annotated by Anthony J Gribin & Matthew M Schiff, the Doctors of Doo-Wop.


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24-page booklet included

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Disc 1
1. Them There Eyes Bing Crosby & The Rhythm Boys 1930
2. When I Take My Sugar To Tea The Boswell Sisters 1931
3. Wah-Dee-Dah The Three Keys 1932
4. I Got Rhythm The Five Spirits Of Rhythm 1933
5. Black-Eyed Susan Brown The Four Blackbirds 1935
6. My Prayer The Ink Spots 1939
7. I Miss You So The Cats And The Fiddle 1939
8. Stormy Weather The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 1939
9. My Buddy Blues The Five Breezes 1940
10. Chattanooga Choo Choo Tex Beneke And The Four Modernaires 1941
11. Low Down Gal Blues Lewis Bronzeville Five 1940
12. The Shrine of St. Cecilia The Andrews Sisters 1941
13. Comin’ In On A Wing And A Prayer The Song Spinners 1943
14. The Way You Look Tonight The Dinning Sisters 1943
15. Till Then The Mills Brothers 1944
16. It’s Only A Paper Moon Ella Fitzgerald 1945
17. For Sentimental Reasons Deek Watson & His Brown Dots 1945
18. One Hundred Years From Today The Cats ‘n’ Jammer Three 1946
19. I Want To Be Loved Savannah Churchill & The Sentimentalists 1946
20. Just A Sittin’ And A-Rockin’ The Delta Rhythm Boys 1946
21. I Sold My Heart To The Junkman The Basin Street Boys 1948
22. Chi-Baba Chi-Baba The Charioteers 1947
23. P.S. I Love You The Four Vagabonds 1947
24. Whirlpool The Cabineers 1949
25. You’re The Dream Of A Lifetime Bill Johnson & His Musical Notes 1946
26. Lullaby The Ravens 1946
27. It’s Too Soon To Know The Orioles 1948

Disc 2
1. A Kiss & A Rose The Charioteers 1949
2. Double Crossing Blues Little Esther with The Robins 1949
3. I Challenge Your Kiss The Four Jacks 1949
4. Count Every Star The Ravens 1950
5. Yes Sir, That’s My Baby The Clovers 1950
6. The Masquerade Is Over The Blenders 1950
7. Brown Boy The Jive Bombers 1950
8. Sentimental Journey Ruth Brown & The Delta Rhythm Boys 1950
9. The Glory Of Love The Five Keys 1951
10. Fool, Fool, Fool The Clovers 1951
11. Since You’ve Been Away The Swallows 1951
12. Crazy Crazy Crazy The “5” Royales 1952
13. Under A Blanket Of Blue The Cardinals 1951
14. My Reverie The Larks 1951
15. Sixty Minute Man The Dominoes 1951
16. Just To See You Smile Again The Four Buddies 1951
17. I Miss You So The Orioles 1951
18. It Ain’t The Meat The Swallows 1951
19. I Just Can’t Tell No Lie The Moonglows 1952
20. When The Lights Go On Again Herb Kenny & The Comets 1952
21. Red Sails In The Sunset The Five Keys 1952
22. Have Mercy Baby The Dominoes 1952
23. Stormy Weather The Five Sharps 1952
24. Where Are You The Mello-Moods 1952
25. Every Beat Of My Heart The Royals 1952
26. A Beggar For Your Kisses The Diamonds 1952
27. Oh Happy Day The Four Knights 1952
28. Be True The Vocaleers 1952

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Weight0.125 kg