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Various - Street Corner Symphonies Vol.9 1957 - Bear Family cd
[Street Corne]

1-CD DigiPac (4-plated) with c. 80-page booklet, 34 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 Get A Job Silhouettes, The

2 Maybe Chantels, The

3 Little Darlin' Gladiolas, The

4 To The Aisle Five Satins, The

5 Searchin' Coasters, The

6 Florence Paragons, The

7 Dedicated To The One I Love '5' Royales, The

8 Book Of Love Monotones, The

9 Lonely Nights Lee Andrews & the Hearts

10 Mr. Lee Bobbettes, The with Reggie Obr

11 Been So Long Pastels, The

12 Whispering Bells Dell-Vikings, The featuring Kr

13 Baby Oh Baby Shells, The

14 Everyone's Laughing Spaniels, The with Al Smith's

15 Silhouettes Rays, The

16 Tell Me Why Norman Fox & The Rob Roys

17 Why Do You Have To Go Dells, The

18 Lover Boy Cleftones, The

19 Deserie Charts, The

20 My Girlfriend Cadillacs, The

21 Could This Be Magic Dubs, The

22 Walking Along Solitaires, The

23 Little Bitty Pretty One Bobby Day and Satellites, The

24 Tonite, Tonite Mello-Kings, The

25 Peanuts Little Joe & The Thrillers

26 Don't Say Goodnight Valentines, The

27 Rang Tang Ding Dong (I Am The Japanese Sandma Cellos, The

28 Happy, Happy Birthday Baby Tune Weavers

29 Dance With Me El Torros, The

30 Can I Come Over Tonight Velours, The and Sammy Lowe Or

31 Buzz-Buzz-Buzz Hollywood Flames, The

32 So Strange Jesters, The with David Clowne

33 Congratulations Turbans, The

34 Four O'Clock In The Morning Stanley Mitchell and The Torna

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


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