Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 7 (1955) [Digipak]

Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story Of Doo Wop, Vol. 7 (1955) [Digipak]


For the seventh volume of their doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies, Bear Family recaps the year 1955, which is when the sound really started to take off. Much of this is due to the groups getting wilder, looser, funnier, embracing sharply swinging rhythms and nonsense words, turning into a code of its own. Surely, there was still a lot of soft, dreamy harmonizing -- doo wop never would lose that -- but many of the breakneck classics of the genre came out this year: Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers' "Why Do Fools Fall in Love," the Cadillacs' "Speedoo," the El Dorados' "At My Front Door," the Robins' "Smokey Joe's Caf?." Among these are plenty of groups well renowned by genre aficionados -- the Diablos, the Wrens, the Spiders, the Jacks -- and gorgeous slow-dance standards like the Platters' "Only You," all of which highlight just how splendid this year was. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

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  • Label: Bear Family Records (Germany)
  • UPC: 4000127172853
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Track listings

  • 1. Why Do Fools Fall In Love The Teenagers (Featuring Frankie Lymon)
  • 2. Most Of All The Moonglows
  • 3. Speedoo The Cadillacs/Jesse Powell Orchestra
  • 4. Close Your Eyes The Five Keys
  • 5. At My Front Door The El Dorados
  • 6. Adorable The Colts
  • 7. What'cha Gonna Do Clyde Mc Phatter & The Drifters
  • 8. Story Untold The Nutmegs
  • 9. Only You (And You Alone) The Platters
  • 10. Don't Change Your Pretty Ways The Midnighters
  • 11. Lonely Nights Al Sears Orchestra/The Hearts
  • 12. When You Dance The Turbans
  • 13. Got The Water Boiling The Regals
  • 14. Way You Dog Me Around, The The Diablos (Featuring Nolan Strong)
  • 15. Chop Chop Boom
  • 16. Soldier Boy The Four Fellows/The Abie Baker Orchestra
  • 17. Come Back My Love The Wrens
  • 18. Why Don't You Write Me? The Jacks
  • 19. Witchcraft The Spiders
  • 20. Life Is But A Dream The Harptones
  • 21. Smokey Joe's Caf‚ The Robins
  • 22. Smoke From Your Cigarette The Mellows (Featuring Lillian Leach)
  • 23. You Tickle Me Baby The Royal Jokers
  • 24. Heaven And Paradise Don Julian & The Meadowlarks
  • 25. You Baby You Jimmy Wright & His Orchestra/The Cleftones
  • 26. Burn That Candle The Cues
  • 27. It Wasn't A Lie The Fi Tones Quintette
  • 28. Rollin' Stone The Marigolds
  • 29. Newly Wed The Orchids
  • 30. Zindy Lou The Chimes
  • 31. Lily Maebelle The Valentines
  • 32. Door Is Still Open, The The Cardinals
  • 33. Red Hots And Chili Mac
 
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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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