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Various - Street Corner Symphonies Vol.8 1956 - 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 In The Still Of The Nite Five Satins, The

2 Stranded In The Jungle Cadets, The

3 Oh What A Nite Dells, The

4 I Want You To Be My Girl Frankie Lymon and The Teenager

5 I'll Be Home Flamingos, The

6 Ruby Baby Drifters, The

7 My Prayer Platters, The

8 Come Go With Me Dell-Vikings, The

9 A Thousand Miles Away Heartbeats, The

10 Up On The Mountain Magnificents, The

11 The Way You Look Tonight Jaguars, The

12 Church Bells May Ring Willows, The

13 The Closer You Are Channels, The

14 I Promise Jimmy Castor and The Juniors

15 In Paradise Cookies, The

16 Zoom Cadillacs, The with Jesse Powe

17 A Casual Look Six Teens, The

18 Little Girl Of Mine Cleftones, The with Jimmy Wrig

19 Bad Boy Jive Bombers, The Featuring Cl

20 Down In Mexico Coasters, The

21 Castle In The Sky Bop-Chords, The featuring Erne

22 You Gave Me Peace Of Mind Spaniels, The with Al Smith's

23 Ka-Ding Dong G-Clefs, The

24 Devil Or Angel Clovers , The

25 I'm So Happy (Tra-La-La-La-La-La) Lewis Lymon and The Teenchords

26 Bacon Fat Andre Williams (Mr. Rhythm) An

27 Rubber Biscuit Chips, The

28 See Saw Moonglows, The

29 Lover Jimmy Jones and The Pretenders

30 Let's You And I Go Steady Pearls, The with Sammy Lowe &

31 The Woo Woo Train Valentines, The with Jimmy Wri

32 Please, Please, Please James Brown With The Famous Fl

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


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