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Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 3 (1951) [Digipak]

Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story Of Doo Wop, Vol. 3 (1951) [Digipak]


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 into play are the sexy sounds of the Dominoes and Clyde McPhatter, the bluesy swing of the Clovers, and the gospel stylings of the Royals. All three elements are essential to doo wop, eventually fusing together a few years down the line, but here they can be heard individually on these 32 sides, along with the smoother sounds of the Orioles. The Dominoes had their biggest hit with the raw, carnal "Sixty Minute Man" -- not sung by McPhatter -- and that marks a significant shift toward bringing the earthier themes of the blues into vocal harmony groups (also heard on the Sultans' "Lemon Squeezing Daddy"), while the other groups brought some of the sound and feel of gospel to harmony groups. Many of the great songs here still focus on the sweeter side of harmony -- the Five Keys' "The Glory of Love," the Larks' "My Reverie" -- but there's no mistaking the shifting of the tides here. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

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  • Label: Bear Family Records (Germany)
  • UPC: 4000127172815
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Track listings

  • 1. Sixty Minute Man The Dominoes
  • 2. Glory Of Love, The The Five Keys
  • 3. Sweet Slumber Four Buddies
  • 4. Don't You Know I Love You The Clovers
  • 5. Will You Be Mine The Swallows
  • 6. Baby Please Don't Go The Orioles
  • 7. Gotta Find My Baby The Ravens
  • 8. My Reverie The Larks
  • 9. Shouldn't I Know? The Cardinals
  • 10. Wine The Hollywood's Four Flames
  • 11. Where Are You (Not That I Need You) The Mello Moods (Featuring The Schubert Swanston Trio)
  • 12. Who'll Be The Fool From Now On The Marshall Brothers
  • 13. That's What The Good Book Says Bobby Nunn (Featuring The Robbins)
  • 14. I'm Afraid Billy Bunn & His Buddies
  • 15. Asking The Cap Tans
  • 16. Lemon Squeezing Daddy The Sultans
  • 17. Heartbreaker The Heartbreakers
  • 18. My Dear Four Dots
  • 19. Walkin' And Whistlin' Blues The Four Knights
  • 20. Little Small Town Girl (With The Big Town Dreams) The Blenders
  • 21. I Guess You're Satisfied The Victorians
  • 22. I Gotta Go Now The Rhythm Kings
  • 23. Just In Case You Change Your Mind The 4 Deep Tones
  • 24. How Blind Can You Be The Falcons (Featuring Goldie Boots)
  • 25. Give Me One More Chance The Royals
  • 26. Honey Chile The Drifters
  • 27. I'll Try To Forget I Loved You The Varieteers
  • 28. Rain Is The Teardrops Of Angels The King Odom Four
  • 29. Would I Mind Steve Gibson & The Red Caps
  • 30. May That Day Never Come The Four Tunes
  • 31. Fool, Fool, Fool The Clovers
  • 32. I Am With You The Dominoes
 
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Conditions Guide
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  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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