Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story Of Doo Wop, Vol. 6 (1954) [Digipak]
The sixth volume of Bear Family's doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies chronicles the year 1954 -- a year when the style was starting to hit its stride just as R&B began to bubble up elsewhere. Certainly, some crossovers can be heard, particularly in the lewd "Work with Me Annie" from the Royals, the Clovers' loose "Lovey Dovey," the frenetic rhythms of the Chords' "Sh-Boom" and, especially, the Robins' rollicking "Riot in Cell Block #9," but even the dreaminess of the Penguins' "Earth Angel," the Moonglows' "Sincerely," and the Spaniels' "Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite" have an earthiness the post-Platters doo wop lacked. In other words, the times were changing, and it's possible to hear that on this sixth volume, where the sweetness still outweighs the swinging, and where there are still plenty of neglected gems to be discovered among the standards. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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HPB condition ratings
- 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.
- Format: Compact Disc
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- Label: Bear Family Records (Germany)
- UPC: 4000127172846