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Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 9 (1957) [Digipak]

Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story Of Doo Wop, Vol. 9 (1957) [Digipak]


The ninth volume of Bear Family's doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies documents 1957, by some measures the genre's high-water mark. Here, the dreamy ballads almost all have some earthiness to them (witness the "5" Royales' "Dedicated to the One I Love") and they're all overshadowed by exuberant celebrations of swing and nonsense, best heard in the joyous sounds of the Monotones' "Book of Love," the Silhouettes' "Get a Job," and the Hollywood Flames' "Buzz-Buzz-Buzz." The Coasters reach their stride with "Searchin'," the Chantels deliver the heartbreaking "Maybe," the Bobbettes tear it up with "Mr. Lee," and the Tune Weavers' "Happy Happy Birthday Baby" is sweet and pure. There are novelties as effervescent as Little Joe & the Thrillers' "Peanuts" and as strangely seductive as the Cellos' "Rang Tang Ding Dong (I Am the Japanese Sandman)," and a lot of great singles that never went to such extremes. It's a great testament to the richness of doo wop, and it's just plenty of fun to hear. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

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  • Label: Bear Family Records (Germany)
  • UPC: 4000127172877
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Track listings

  • 1. Get A Job The Silhouettes
  • 2. Maybe The Chantels
  • 3. Little Darlin' The Gladiolas
  • 4. To The Aisle The Five Satins
  • 5. Searchin' The Coasters
  • 6. Florence The Paragons
  • 7. Dedicated To The One I Love The 5 Royales
  • 8. Book Of Love The Monotones
  • 9. Long Lonely Nights Lee Andrews & The Hearts
  • 10. Mr. Lee Reggie Obrecht Orchestra/The Bobbettes
  • 11. Been So Long The Pastels
  • 12. Whispering Bells The Del Vikings (Featuring Krips Johnson)
  • 13. Baby Oh Baby The Shells
  • 14. Everyone's Laughing Al Smith Orchestra/The Spaniels
  • 15. Silhouettes The Rays
  • 16. Tell Me Why Norman Fox & The Rob Roys
  • 17. Why Do You Have To Go The Dells
  • 18. Lover Boy The Cleftones
  • 19. Deserie The Charts
  • 20. My Girlfriend The Cadillacs
  • 21. Could This Be Magic The Dubs
  • 22. Walking Along The Solitaires
  • 23. Little Bitty Pretty One Bobby Day & The Satellites
  • 24. Tonite, Tonite The Mello Kings
  • 25. Peanuts Little Joe & The Thrillers
  • 26. Don't Say Goodnight The Valentines
  • 27. Rang Tang Ding Dong (I Am The Japanese Sandman) The Cellos
  • 28. Happy, Happy, Birthday Baby Frank Paul Orchestra/The Tune Weavers
  • 29. Dance With Me The El Torros
  • 30. Can I Come Over Tonight Sammy Lowe Orchestra/The Velours
  • 31. Buzz Buzz Buzz Hollywood Flames
  • 32. So Strange David Clowney's Band/The Jesters
  • 33. Congratulations The Turbans
  • 34. Four O'clock In The Morning Stanley Mitchell & The Tornados
 
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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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