Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story Of Doo Wop, Vol. 5 (1953) [Digipak]


The fifth volume of Bear Family's doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies covers 1953, which very well may be the year the doo wop revolution truly began. Rock & roll was still a few years away but the hottest sides here -- including "Money Honey," Clyde McPhatter's debut with the Drifters that opens up this 32-track volume, but also the "5" Royales' "Too Much Lovin' (Much Too Much)" and the Checkers' swinging "White Cliffs of Dover" -- are certainly part of that Zeitgeist, rocking and rolling with gusto, the rhythms hitting hard and guitar adding grit. This new wave of vocal groups begins to dominate Vol. 5 -- their influence can even be heard on quieter sides, like the Prisonaires' gospel "Just Walkin' in the Rain" -- but there's still a preponderance of softer, sweeter tunes here. Yet even among these cuts a heavier gospel and R&B influence can be heard -- witness the slow, easy shuffle on the concluding cut, the Spiders' "You're the One" -- all pointing toward the revolution that is just on the horizon. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

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  • Label: Bear Family Records (Germany)
  • UPC: 4000127172839
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Track listings

  • 1. Money Honey Clyde Mc Phatter/The Drifters
  • 2. Crying In The Chapel The Orioles
  • 3. Baby, It's You The Spaniels
  • 4. White Cliffs Of Dover The Checkers
  • 5. Baby Please
  • 6. Is It A Dream The Vocaleers
  • 7. Gee The Crows
  • 8. Nadine The Coronets
  • 9. You're Mine The Crickets
  • 10. Too Much Lovin' (Much Too Much)
  • 11. Sunday Kind Of Love, A The Harptones
  • 12. Golden Teardrops
  • 13. Good Lovin' The Clovers
  • 14. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I The Robins
  • 15. My Girl Awaits Me The Castelles
  • 16. Marie
  • 17. These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You Billy Ward & The Dominoes
  • 18. We Could Find Happiness The Wanderers
  • 19. I Wanna Know The Du Droppers
  • 20. Dear Ruth
  • 21. Just Walkin' In The Rain The Prisonaires
  • 22. Get It The Royals
  • 23. Lovie Darling The Cardinals
  • 24. I Had A Love The Flairs
  • 25. My Saddest Hour The Five Keys
  • 26. Hey Now The Platters
  • 27. I The Velvets
  • 28. Baby, Come Back To Me
  • 29. Nobody Lovin' Me The Swallows
  • 30. Big Leg Mama
  • 31. I Can't Believe The Hornets
  • 32. You're The One The Spiders
 
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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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