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Various - Street Corner Symphonies Vol.7 1955 - Bear Family cd
[Street Corne]

1-CD DigiPac (4-plated) with c. 80-page booklet, 33 tracks. Playing time approx. 88 mns.

Doo-Wop is one of the foundation stones of rock \'n\' roll. Bear Family will issue the defintive story of Doo-Wop from 1939-1963! The next five volumes covering 1954-1958 are out now! Every Doo-Wop hit! Every neglected classic! Every ground-breaking record! Detailed song-by-song notes and amazing rare photos from the golden era!

Like Rap, Doo Wop music was an urban American art-form. It was sung on street-corners, in stairwells of tenement apartments, in high school toilets ... and it was preserved for posterity in recording studios. Most of the performers were African American, and many of the songs were romantic - in sharp contrast to the bleak reality of urban African American life at the time. Doo-wop had its origins in the black pop and gospel groups of the pre-World War II era, but it flourished in the years after World War II and became a major contributing force to the evolution of rock \'n\' roll. In fact, some eminent cultural historians cite records like \'Sixty Minute Man\' and \'Gee\' as among the first rock \'n\' roll records. Both of those classics, along with many more, are on Bear Family\'s defintive history of Doo-Wop, \'Street Corner Symphonies.\' As always, you can trust Bear Family to get it right.

Starting in 1939 with pre-Doo-Wop acts like the Golden Gate Quartet, the Ink Spots, and the Mills Brothers, \'Street Corner Symphonies\' will take the story until the end of the Doo-Wop era in 1963. The first five volumes cover the years 1939 to 1953: in other words, Doo-Wop\'s true golden era. There are simply too many hits to list. Just look at the track listing! Suffice to say that these were the records that provided the soundtrack to the rock \'n\' roll revolution ... and the records that changed American and global popular music forever.

This series has been compiled and annotated by R&B music\'s foremost scholar, Chicago\'s Bill Dahl, and every song comes with detailed notes and illustrations. There have been plenty of Doo-Wop compilations, even a few Doo-Wop boxed sets, but this series is the last word on the genre. Truly definitive! Every hit, every underground classic, every song that lit up the airwaves at the dawn of rock \'n\' roll. Every shoop, every doop, every doo-doo-wah!

1 Why Do Fools Fall In Love Teenagers, The featuring Frank

2 Most Of All Moonglows, The

3 Speedoo Cadillacs, The with Jesse Powe

4 Close Your Eyes Five Keys, The

5 At My Front Door El Dorados, The

6 Adorable Colts, The

7 What\'Cha Gonna Do Clyde McPhatter and The Drifte

8 Story Untold Nutmegs, The

9 Only You (And You Alone) Platters, The

10 Don\'t Change Your Pretty Ways Midnighters, The

11 Lonely Nights Hearts, The with Al Sears Orch

12 When You Dance Turbans, The

13 Got The Water Boiling Regals, The

14 The Way You Dog Me Around Diablos, The featuring Nolan S

15 Chop Chop Boom Danderliers, The & Dallas Tayl

16 Soldier Boy Four Fellows, The with The Abi

17 Come Back My Love Wrens, The

18 Why Don\'t You Write Me Jacks, The

19 Witchcraft Spiders, The

20 Life Is But A Dream Harptones, The

21 Smoke From Your Cigarette Mellows, The featuring Lillian

22 You Tickle Me Baby Royal Jokers, The

23 Heaven And Paradise Don Julian & The Meadowlarks

24 You Baby You Cleftones, The with Jimmy Wrig

25 Burn That Candle Cues, The

26 It Wasn\'t A Lie Fi-Tones Quintette, The, Acc.

27 Rollin\' Stone Marigolds, The

28 Newly Wed Orchids, The

29 Zindy Lou Chimes, The

30 Lily Maebelle Valentines, The

31 The Door Is Still Open Cardinals, The

32 Red Hots And Chili Mac Moroccos, The, Vocal by Ralph

This product was added to our catalogue on Monday 29 October, 2012.


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