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NEWSLETTER #135
Rhythm & Blues, Soul & Doo-Wop
Various Artists

 

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS BGP CDBGPD 162 Get Your Lie Straight - A Galaxy Of Funky Soul ● CD $22.98
22 tracks of West Coast soul and funk recorded between 1968 and 1972 for Fantasy's R&B label, Galaxy. Includes Rodger Collins' classic Foxy Girls In Oakland plus more from Collins as well as tracks by Bill Coday, Loleatta Holloway, J.J. Malone, Tiny Powell, Everyday People, The Right Kind, Bobby Eaton and others. Includes two previously unissued songs and a previously unissued alternate take.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Boulevard Vintage 1009 Vocal Groups In Harmony ● CD $28.98
Four CD set with 25 tracks each by four of the most popular and influential early R&B vocal groups - The Ravens, The Orioles, The Dominoes and The Red Caps. Includes eight page booklet with notes by Roy Bainton.
THE DOMINOES: Chicken Blues/ Deep Sea Blues/ Do Something For Me/ Don't Leave Me This Way/ Harbor Lights/ Have Mercy Baby/ Heart To Heart/ I Am With You/ I Can't Escape From You/ I'd Be Satisfied/ I'm Lonely/ Love Love Love/ No Room/ No! Say My Heart/ Pedal Pushin' Papa/ Rags To Riches/ Sixty Minute Man/ That's What You're Doing To Me/ The Bells,/ The Deacon Moves In/ These Foolish Things (remind Me Of You)/ Weeping Willow Blues/ When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano/ You Can't Keep A Good Man Down/ Yours Forever/ THE ORIOLES: (it's Gonna Be) A Lonely Christmas/ A Kiss And A Rose/ Baby Please Don't Go/ Barbara Lee/ Barfly/ Crying In The Chapel/ Don't Cry Baby/ Every Dog-gone Time/ Forgive And Forget/ Getting Tired, Tired, Tired/ Happy Go Lucky Local Blues/ Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me/ Hold Me! Squeeze Me!/ How Blind Can You Be?/ I Cross My Fingers/ I Miss You So/ I Need You So/ I'd Rather Have You Under The Moon/ I'm Just A Fool In Love/ It's Too Soon To Know/ See See Rider/ Tell Me So/ Waiting/ What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?/ Would I Love You (love You Love You)/ THE RAVENS: Always/ Bye Bye Baby Blues/ Careless Love/ Count Every Star/ Deep Purple/ For You/ Get Wise Baby/ I Don't Have To Ride No More/ I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do/ I'm Gonna Paper All My Walls With Your Love Letters/ If You Didn't Mean It/ It's Too Soon To Know/ Leave My Gal Alone/ Ol' Man River/ Once In A While/ Ricky's Blues/ Rock Me All Night Long/ Send For Me If You Need Me/ September Song/ Someday/ Summertime/ There's Nothing Like A Woman In Love/ Time Is Marching On/ Until The Real Thing Comes Along/ Write Me A Letter/ THE RED CAPS: Are You Lonesome Tonight?/ Big Game Hunter/ Blueberry Hill/ Boogie Woogie On A Saturday Night/ Do I, Do I, Do/ I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire/ I Love You/ I May Hate Myself In The Morning/ I'll Never Love Anyone Else/ Jack You're Dead/ Let The Rest Of The World Go By/ Money Is Honey/ Scratch! And You'll Find It/ Shame/ Sidewalk Shuffle/ Steve's Blues/ Truthfully/ Two Little Kisses/ Wait/ Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang/ When You Come Back To Me/ Why Don't You Love Me?/ Would I Mind?/ You Made Me Love You 3:14/ You're Driving Me Crazy

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Chess 01751 From The Motion Picture "Rock, Rock, Rock" ● CD $9.98
15 tracks, 39 min, recommended
This is the 50th anniversary of an LP that was both the first soundtrack LP for a Rock'n'Roll movie & the first ever LP for the Chess label. Not technically a soundtrack LP, this features only 3 of the many bands that were in the flick, but all 3 happened to be on Chess - Chuck Berry, The Moonglows, & The Flamingos (in one of my fave periods of their tunes). The original set included the tunes that they did in the movie as well as other hit singles, so this was actually a Greatest Hits for the three & includes Roll Over Beethoven/ Maybelline + 2 more for Chuck, my two all-time favorite Flamingos tunes The Vow & I'll Be Home + 1, and 3 from The Moonglows including Sincerely. The three bonus tracks are tunes by bands that now fall under the Universal label, The Johnny Burnette Trio - Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome Track), Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent & Alan Freed & His Rock'n'Roll Orch which included Big Al Sears, Sam "The Man" Taylor & Taft Jordan (who's also on the 2 Ella Fitzgerald discs reviewed in the jazz section). (GM)

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Clifton 3039 Acappella Showdown Part 4 ● CD $17.98
The notes say "14 groups, 20 selections, 19 previously unreleased" - Balladeers, Decibelles, Blue Stars, Spellbound, Jarmels, etc.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Clifton 3040 Ronnie I's Top 25 Ballads by Non-Hit Vocal Groups ● CD $17.98
Songs recorded 1953-1958, plus a bonus unreleased demo.
THE 5 STARS: We Danced In The Moonlight/ THE BACHELORS: Can't Help Loving You/ THE CALENDARS: If I Could Hold Your Hand/ THE COLUMBUS PHAROAHS: Give Me Your Love/ THE ESQUIRES: Only The Angels Know/ THE FIVE BLUE NOTES: The Beat Of Our Hearts/ THE FIVE KIDS: Carolyn/ THE HIDEAWAYS: Can't Help Loving That Girl Of Mine/ THE HIGHLIGHTS: One Night With You/ THE HORNETS: I Can't Believe/ THE KINGSMEN: Don't Say You're Sorry/ THE LOVE LETTERS: Walking The Streets Alone/ THE MAGIC TONES: Tears In My Eyes/ THE MASTERTONES: Tell Me/ THE MEL-O-DOTS: Just How Long/ THE MELLO-TONES: I'm Just Another One In Love With You/ THE MONTCLAIRS: All I Want Is Love/ THE RHYTHM CADETS: Dearest Doryce/ THE ROCKIN' DUKES: Angel And A Rose/ THE SENIORS: Evening Shadows Falling/ THE SOF-TONES: Oh Why/ THE SUNBEAMS: Please Say You'll Be Mine/ THE SWANS: My True Love/ THE TWILIGHTERS: Little Did I Dream/ THE VICTORIANS: Heartbreaking Moon/ THE WHISPERS: Are You Sorry

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Crystal Ball 1047 Rarest of the Rare At the Drive-In, Vol. 9 ● CD $17.98
27 selections, mostly from the late 50s & early 60s, three of them previously unreleased and many making their first appearance on CD.
DON ANGELO & GROUP: I'm Sorry Dear/ My Love For You/ TOMMY BEDWELL & GROUP: I Met An Angel/ THE BOBOLINKS: I Promise/ LUCKY CLARK: Two Kinds Of People/ DANETTA & THE STARLETS: Impressions/ THE DARTS: Green For Go/ THE DEL-LOS: Lullabye Serenade/ DANEAL DERRIS & GROUP: Why Am I Crying/ THE DOLPHINS: Dance/ THE FOUR UNIQUES: Endelessly/ DAVID GATES: What's This I Hear/ SHIRLEY GEE & THE HALOS: Keep The Magic/ THE IMPACTS: Here I Am/ THE IRIDESCENTS: In The Still Of The Night/ Strong Love/ Warm (acappella)/ KALANI KEALOHA: It Wasn't A Dream/ GARY LANE & THE MAD LADS: What Do You Do When/ THE MONTEREYS: For Sentimental Reasons/ POP & THE FIDELTONES: Whispering Words Of Love/ BOB RILEY & GROUP: To The Aisle/ RUDY & THE CRUISERS: Cruisin' Baby/ MARY SWAN & GROUP: My Heart Belongs To Only You/ THE VELTONES: Fool In Love/ THE VISCOUNT V: My Angel

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Crystal Ball 1049 The Street Harmony Revue, Vol. 1 ● CD $17.98
Excerpts from Las Vegas based radio show (recent) featuring intros, jingles, commercials, interviews and 15 songs.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Dejavue Retro 4285 Northern Soul - The All Night Party Album ● CD $12.98
2 discs, 30 tracks, very good Another compilation of faves from the up-tempo Northern Soul sound. This one's a bit different - the producers got some of their fave singers to do some of their fave tunes, so these are new versions of tunes done by The Tams, Edwin Starrm Lorraine Silver, Dean Parrish, Tavares, Tommy Hunt, a version of The Platters, even a version of Sam & Dave! Includes Agent 00 Soul/ Hey Girl Don't Bother Me/ What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am/ Lost Summer Love/ Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel/ With This Ring, even a new anthem, Parrish's Northern Soul Survivor. Points off for phony crowd noise between tunes. (GM)

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo Wop Records 005 Doo Wop School Days ● CD $17.98
30 groups doing 30 songs about school.At least half the tracks are new to CD.
LEE ADRIAN: School Is Over/ THE BARRIES: When You're Out of School/ THE BELAIRES: My Yearbook/ THE CHIMES: When School Starts Again/ THE CLASSMATES: High School/ JOEY DEE & THE STARLIGHTERS: The Girl I Walk To School/ THE DELCARDOS: Letter To a Schoolgirl/ THE DIALS: Schoolbells Are Ringing/ THE EL POLLOS: School Girl/ THE FIVE CHUMS: High School Affair/ FOUR AFTER FIVES: Hello School Teacher/ FOUR FIFTHS: After Graduation/ THE GLIDERS: School Days/ THE GRADUATES: What Good is Graduation/ THE GUYS: Walking By the School/ PROFESSOR HAMILTON & THE SCHOOLBOYS: Back To School/ THE HEADLINERS: Back to School Again/ THE HOLLYWOOD PLAYBOYS: Ding Dong School Is Out/ JACKIE & THE STARLIGHTERS: Walking From School/ JOYCE & THE PRIVATERS: Honor Roll of Love/ THE KING CROONERS: School Daze/ LITTLE TOM & THE VALENTINES: Schoolgirl/ THE ORIENTALS: Get Yourself to School/ RONNIE & THE HILITES: High School Romance/ THE TANGIERS: School Days Will Be Over/ KIRK TAYLOR & MAJESTICS: You Didn't Learn That in School/ THE TEMPOS: The Prettiest Girl In School/ THE TWILIGHTERS: Back to School/ THE WINSTONS: School Girl/ YOLANDA & THE CASTONETS: Meet Me After School

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo Wop Records 007 Celestial Doo Wops ● CD $17.98
32 out-of-this-world doo-wops.
THE ADELPHIS: Sun Will Shine Again/ JOHNNY ANGEL: Starlight/ THE BLENDERS: Jumpin' Over The Moon/ Late Rising Moon/ DAVE & THE CARDIGANS: My Falling Star/ THE DEANS: Oh Little Star/ THE EL REYES: Mr. Moonglow/ THE ELITES: Northern Star/ THE EMOTIONS: Silver Star/ Silvery Moon/ THE ENCHANTERS: Spellbound By The Moon/ JIMMY FORTUNE: Moonlight Shadows/ THE FOUR TROYS: In The Moonlight/ THE FRATERNITY MEN: Little Star/ THE FRECKLES: Little Star/ THE GALES: Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying/ THE HOLIDAYS: The Stars Will Remember/ THE INVINCIBLES: Mr. Moonglow/ RONALD MARK: Moonlight Sky/ THE MELLOWS: Moon Of Silver/ THE MELODY MAKERS: Carolina Moon/ THE OCAPELLOS: The Stars/ FRANK PIZANI: The Stars Will Remember/ THE RAVENS: Count Every Star/ THE ROCKERS: Count Every Star/ THE STING REYS: When You Wish Upon A Star/ THE TERRANS: Moonrise/ THE UNIQUES: Silvery Moon/ THE VALQUINS: Falling Star/ THE VICTORIANS: Heartbreaking Moon/ LENNY WELCH: Rocket To The Moon

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo Wop Records 008 Doo-Wop Party ● CD $17.98
30 doo-wop celebrations of partying.
THE BARDS: I'm A Wine Drinker/ THE BLUENOTES: W-p-l-j/ THE BUZZARDS: Wine, Woman & Gold/ THE CAPITOLS: I'll Drink A Toast/ CARLO & THE SECRETS: Pony Party/ BILLY CARR & THE HI TYPE FIVE: Champagne/ THE DOMANS: At The Party/ EDDIE & THE DEHAVELONS: Christmas Party/ THE EMPIRES: Corn Whiskey/ THE FIVE OWLS: I Like Moonshine/ THE FOUR DEUCES: Wplj/ THE FOUR MINTS: Pina Colada/ THE FOUR WINDS: Popcorn Party/ JOHNNY HACK: Let's Have A Party/ THE INCREDIBLES: If You Give A Party/ THE JADES: The Big Beach Party/ THE KO KO MOS: Open House Party/ THE LINCOLNS: Sukiyaki Tocki/ LEE ROY LITTLE: Let Me Go Home Whiskey/ BIG JAY MCNEELEY: All That Wine Is Gone/ THE NIGHTINGALES: Private Party/ IKE PERRY & THE LYRICS: At The Party/ THE PIXIES THREE: After The Party/ THE SCOTT BROTHERS: Celebrity Party/ THE SWINGIN' PHILLIES: Frankenstein's Party/ THE VICTORIANS: You're Invited To A Party/ THE WHIPPORWILLS: Going To A Party/ DONALD WOODS & THE BEL-AIRES: Let's Party Awhile

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo Wop Records 015 Doo-Wop Kisses, vol. 1 ● CD $17.98
Pucker up! 31 tunes - about half are available on other non-thematic compilations.
THE ADELPHIS: Kiss A Kiss/ THE AVONS: Tonight Kiss Your Baby Goodbye/ THE BLUE NOTES: Pucker Your Lips/ THE CHARMETTES: Please Don't Kiss Me Again/ JIMMY CHRISTMAS & DYNAMICS: Soft Lips/ THE CITATIONS: Kiss in the Night/ THE CLASSMATES: A Kiss Is Not A Kiss/ THE COLTS: Lips As Red As Wine/ THE DUVALS: Kisses Left Unkissed/ ERIK AND THE PLAZAS: It's the Last Kiss/ THE FALKONS: Kiss Me When You're Glad/ CHUCK FOOTE: You're Running Out of Kisses/ THE FOUR FELLOWS: That Kiss You Gave Me/ THE FOUR THOUGHTS: Kisses and Roses/ THE HOLIDAYS: One Little Kiss/ SONNY KNIGHT: Lipstick Kisses/ THE MODERN RED CAPS: Never Kiss A Good Man Goodbye/ THE NITECAPS: A Kiss and A Vow/ LEON PEELS: A Casual Kiss/ THE RIBBONS: Ain't Gonna Kiss You/ THE SCARLETS: Kiss Me/ THE SENDERS: One More Kiss/ THE SPECIALS: Kissing Like Lovers/ THE STARLITES: Give Me A Kiss/ THE SUPERBS: I Was Born When You Kissed Me/ THE TENDERFOOTS: Kissing Bugs/ THE TOPS: An Innocent Kiss/ THE TUNEMASTERS: Tasty Kisses/ THE UPFRONTS: When You Kiss Me/ THE VALENTINES: K-I-S-S Me/ THE VELVETS: Let the Fool Kiss You

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo Wop Records 016 Doo-Wop Kisses, vol. 2 ● CD $17.98
31 more smackers .
THE AQUATONES: Our First Kiss/ THE BARONS: Cold Kisses/ THE CALVANES: One More Kiss/ THE CARVELLES: One Little Kiss/ THE CRACKERJACKS: Kiss Crazy Baby/ THE CROWNS: Kiss and Make Up/ THE DEEP RIVER BOYS: Kissin/ THE DOLPHINS: Tell Tale Kisses/ THE DREAMERS: Lips Were Meant For Kissing/ THE EBONAIRES: Let's Kiss Hello Again/ THE FLAMINGOS: A Kiss From Your Lips/ CAROL FLEMING: Your Tender Kiss/ THE INSPIRATIONS: The Feeling of Her Kiss/ LINCOLN FIG & THE DATES: Kiss Me Tenderly/ THE MANDELS: My Kissing Cousin/ THE MOONLIGHTERS: Hug and a Kiss/ THE PENGUINS: Kiss Fool Goodbye/ RICK AND THE MASTERS: A Kissin Friend/ THE ROBINS: Cherry Lips/ THE ROSEBUDS: Kiss Me Goodnight/ THE ROYAL DEMONS: Kiss Kiss/ THE SCOOTERS: The Big Kiss/ THE TENDERFOOTS: Save Me Some Kisses/ TIM TAM & THE TURN ONS: Seal It With A Kiss/ THE TRIADS: One More Kiss/ THE TWILIGHTERS: Sweet Lips/ THE VELVETS: Kiss Me/ THE VOWELS: Your Lovin Kisses/ THE WHISPERS: I Was Born When You Kissed Me/ ANDRE WILLIAMS: Just Because Of A Kiss/ THE YOUNG LADS: Graduation Kiss

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo Wop Records 020 Doo-Wops Of Guys Names, Volume 1 ● CD $17.98
Well, you can probably guess the theme of this collection.
Marvin Baskerville & The Chestnuts: Chi Chi/ Elouise Brooks & The Dreamers: Charles My Darling/ Nancy Carole & The Milos: Frankie's Gone/ THE Charmers: Johnny/ THE Conquerors: Billy Is My Boyfriend/ THE Debs: Johnny Darling/ THE Desederos: Flat Foot Charlie/ THE Dots: Johnny/ THE Dukes: Cheater Sam/ THE Furness Brothers: Dukes Place/ THE G-Notes: Ronnie My Teenage Dream/ THE Gales: Tommy/ Stacy Henry: Jimmy Play A Horn/ THE Ideals: What's the Matter With You Sam?/ THE Kittens: Johnny's Place/ THE Monotones: Tom Foolery/ THE Royal Kings: Peter Peter/ THE Socialites: Jimmy/ THE Starr Brothers: Don Juan/ THE Sunny Boys: My Friend Sam/ THE Tangerines: Jim That's Him/ Carmen Taylor & The Boleros: Freddie/ THE Upfronts: Benny Lou and the Lion/ THE Valentines: Johnny One Heart/ Ginny Zee: Bobby Baby

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo Wop Records 021 Doo-Wops Of Guys Names, Volume 2 ● CD $17.98
25 more rarities.
Jo Ann Campbell: Eddie My Love/ THE Charmers: Johnny My Dear/ THE Comic Books: Manuel/ THE Daylighters: Billy Is the Boy/ THE Donnels: Johnny Oh/ THE El Veros: Silly Willie/ THE Emperors: Steve Allen/ Gail and Sandra: Bill/ Barbara Gale & The Larks: Johnny Darling/ THE Girlfriends: Jackie/ THE Jewels: Jimmy Lee/ Lee Johnson: You Love Billy/ Mary Kinney: Bobby My Love/ THE Kittens: Walter/ Little Miss Wanda: My Johnny/ THE Lollypops: Dear Norman/ Al MacGee: Lucky Joe/ THE Masters: Johnny Clean Up/ THE Terracetones: Ride of Paul Revere/ THE Troupers: Peter Pumpkin Eater/ Betty Turner: Stay Away From Jim/ THE Valients: Frankie's Angel/ THE Viceroys: Uncle Sam Needs you/ Roberta Watson: Dear Donnie/ Ben White and The Darches: Jocko Sent Me

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo Wop Records 022 Happy Doo-Wops! ● CD $17.98
30 gigglers.
JOHNNY ALLADIN: Happy Together/ BOBBY & THE COUNTS: I'm So Happy/ LINDA CARR & IMPOSSIBLES: Happy Teenager/ THE CHALETS: Who's Laughing?, Who's Crying?/ THE CONTOURS: Funny/ THE DINOS: Happy Fool/ THE DODGERS: You Make Me Happy/ THE DUCANES: I'm So Happy/ THE FOUR DATES: I'm Happy/ FRED GREEN: It's Funny/ THE HARPTONES: Laughing on the Outside/ THE HEART THROBS: So Glad/ THE JESTERS: I Laughed/ THE KENTS: Happy Beat/ THE KNOCKOUTS: Are You Laughing?/ THE KUF LINKS: Service With a Smile/ THE MONDELLOS: Happiness Street/ THE MONTAGUES: I'm Happy/ THE NATIVE BOYS: Laughing Love/ NINO & THE EBB TIDES: Happy Guy/ THE O'JAYS: Crack Up Laughing/ TROY PARRISH: Laugh/ THE PRETENDERS: Smile/ THE RAYS: Are You Happy Now?/ BOBBY SANDS & ROYAL TEENTONES: Teenage Joy/ THE SKYLITES: Oh Happy Day/ STEPHANIE & THE GOTHICS: Happy Day/ LENNY WAYNE & THE HI-TONES: You Didn't Have to Laugh/ EDDIE WILLIAMS: You Left Your Happiness/ OTIS WILLIAMS & HIS CHARMS: Happy Are We

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo Wop Records 023 30 Ding! Dong! Doo-Wops! vol. 1 ● CD $17.98
Subtitled "Ring Those Bells"
THE ADMIRATIONS: Bells of Rosa Rita/ THE BAYSIDERS: Bells of St. Mary's/ THE CHESTNUTS: Mary, Hear Those Love Bells/ THE CHIMES: Ding Dong/ THE CORVELLS: Bells/ THE DEL VIKINGS: The Bells/ THE DELTAIRES: Lullabye of the Bells/ THE DIALS: School Days/ THE EDSELS: Bells/ Bells/ THE GOLDTONES: Journey Bells/ THE HEARTBEATS: Wedding Bells/ THE IMPOSSIBLES: Chapel Bells/ THE INSPIRATIONS: Ring Those Bells/ THE JIVETONES: Ding Ding Dong/ THE LOUNGERS: Teenage Bells/ THE MAGNETS: When the School Bell Rings/ THE MARUEES: The Bells/ THE MEMORIES: Love Bells/ THE MINT JULEPS: Bells of Love/ THE PALISADES: Chapel Bells/ THE PHILADELPHIANS: Church Bells/ THE PRETENDERS: I Hear Bells/ The Bells/ THE SPIDERS: Bells In My Heart/ THE SUNNY BOYS: Chapel Bells/ TINY TIM & THE HITS: Wedding Bells/ THE TROYS: Ding A Ling A Ling/ THE VAN DYKES: The Bells Are Ringing/ GLORIOUS WILSON & THE BELLES: I Hear Bells - Ding Dong

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo Wop Records 024 30 Ding! Dong! Doo-Wops, vol. 2 ● CD $17.98
Subtitled "Crazy Bells" (yow!).
THE ANGELS: Wedding Bells/ SANDY BLAIR: When the Bells Stop Ringing/ THE CARTER RAYS: Ding Dong Darling/ THE CUBS: I Hear Wedding Bells/ THE DEL VIKINGS: I Hear Bells/ THE ECHOES: Ding Dong/ THE ESQUIRES: Mission Bells/ JAY FANNING: Church Bells/ THE FASCINATORS: Bells In My Heart/ THE FIVE WILLOWS: Love Bells/ THE INDIVIDUALS: Wedding Bells/ THE INITIALS: Bells of Joy/ THE JANDARINS: Let the Bells Ring Out/ JAY & THE DELCOS: Bells Are Ringing/ THE JAYTONES: Bells/ THE L'CAPTAINS: The Bells Ring Out/ THE LAVENDERS: The Bells/ THE MARCELS: Crazy Bells/ The Bells/ THE MARSMEN: Ding Dong Baby/ THE MISTAKES: Chapel Bells/ THE MYSTICS: Bells Are Ringing/ THE OFF KEYS: Our Wedding Day/ THE PLAYGIRLS: Bells/ BUDDY ROBERTS & THE HI-LITERS: Ding Dong/ THE SENATORS: Wedding Bells/ THE SENTIMENTALS: Wedding Bells/ NICKY ST. CLAIR & THE FIVE TROJANS: I Hear Those Bells

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo Wop Records 0906 Doo Wop Mamas ● CD $17.98
32 "Mama" doo-wops - Meadowlarks: Big Mama Wants To Rock / Hurricanes: Dear Mother / Antennas: Fuji Yama Mama / Little Cheryl: Mama Let The Phone Ring / Wilsons: Come On Mama, etc.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo Wop Records 0909 See What's Cooking at the Doo Wop Diner! ● CD $17.98
This 33-tune set is devoted to lyrics about edibles - The Lads: Cherry Pie / Moroccos: Red Hots And Chili Macs / Browley Guy & The Skyscrapers: Watermelon Man / Newmarks: Goody Goody Gumdrop / Norman Foxx & The Rob Roys: Pizza Pie, etc.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Dynamite DGS 137 Dynamite Group Sounds, Vol. 37 ● CD $17.98
25 tunes.
RONNIE BOOKER & THE BOARDWALKERS: She Won't Go Steady/ THE CAPITOLS: Cause I Love You/ THE CELEBRITYS: This Is My Plea/ THE COINS: Loretta Please/ THE COSMIC RAYS: Bye Bye/ THE DARNELS: My Little Homing Pigeon/ THE DEE CATS: Stars In The Blue/ THE DELI-CADOS: Now I'm Confessed/ ROBERT DUNBAR & THE EAGLEAIRES: Number One Love/ THE EBB-TIDES: What Is Your Name Dear/ THE EL DOMINGOES: I'm Not Kidding You/ THE FIVE EMBERS: My Fragile Heart/ THE FLAIRS: I Had A Love/ THE FOUR UNIQUES: She's The Only One/ THE INTENTIONS: Summertime Angel/ THE INVICTAS: Lest You Forget/ JIMMY & THE CRESTONES: Angel Maureen/ LARRY LEE & THE FOUR BELAIRES: Can I Be In Love/ THE LOGICS: One Love/ THE MELOTONES: Prayer Of Love/ JOEY MESSANGALE & GROUP: Mamselle/ THE SHANTONES: Come To Me/ THE TRUE TONES: Honey Honey/ THE UNIQUES: Silver Moon/ THE VIBRA-HARPS: Be My Dancing Pardner

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Group Classics GC 305 Group Classics, vol. 5 ● CD $17.98
25 tunes by Esquires, Fascinations, Five Stars, Bucanneers, Calvaes, etc.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 230 Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures, Vol. 4 ● CD $16.98
The latest volume of classic deep soul recordings chosen by Britain's deep soul connoisseur Dave Godin. 25 tracks including well known classics like I Pity The Fool by Bobby Bland, Slip Away by Clarence Carter, The Tracks Of My Tears by The Miracles and Time Is On My Side by Irma Thomas and others, along with rarities and obscurities from Eddie & Ernie, Ruby Andrews, Paul Kelly, Roosevelt Matthews, Barbara Brown and others. Superb sound as usual from Kent and 16 page illustrated booklet has notes on all the songs by Godin.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 236 Moaning, Groaning, Crying - A Galaxy Of Soul and R&B ● CD $22.98
Exciting collection of West Coast R&B and soul recorded in the mid 60s for Galaxy, Early Bird, Soul Clock and affiliated labels. Includes the classic hit She's Looking Good by Rodger Collins from the original master tape, the title track by The Fuller Brothers plus sides by Ozz & The Sperlings, The Casanova II, The Right KInd, Sonny Rhodes, The Ebonys, Lenny Williams, Gail Anderson, Little Ronnie & The Chromatics and more..

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 237 Mirwood Soul Story ● CD $16.98
Collection drawn from the famed Los Angeles soul label Mirwood including sides by Jackie Lee, The Olympics, Curtis Lee, Bobby Garrett and others.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Krypton Records 8060 Summertime Doo Wop ● CD $17.98
32 doo-wop songs about summer.
THE ALTONES: Summer Love/ TOM AUSTIN & THE HEALEYS: Summer's Over/ THE CASUALTONES: Summer School/ THE CHANTONES: It Was Just A Summer Love/ THE CHATEAUS: Summer's Here/ THE CHIMES: Summer Night/ THE CORONATORS: Long Hot Summer/ RANNIE DAWSON: Summer's Comin'/ MIKE DONATO: Summertime Love/ THE FOUR TOPS: Lonely Summer/ THE FOUR UNIQUES: Maybe Next Summer/ THE FOUR WINDS: Remember Last Summer/ THE GATES: Summer Night Love/ THE GIGI: This Is Next Summer/ THE GRAND PRIXS: Late Summer Love/ THE HAPPYTONES: Summertime Nights/ SAMMY HOUSTON & ALAMOS: Summer Souvenir/ THE IMPACTS: Summer/ THE INTENTIONS: Summertime Angel/ JEFF & THE GINOS: One Summer In A Million/ LEE: Lonely Summer/ THE MARCELS: Summertime/ JOE MONDO: Last Summer Love/ FRANKIE NOLAN: Summer All Year Round/ HENRY PINARDI & 3-D'S: Summertime Sweetheart/ THE STATENS: Summertime Is The Time For Love/ THE SWEETHEARTS: Summer Days/ THE TRENDELLS: Let's Go Steady For The Summer/ THE UNKNOWNS: Oh Summer Love/ THE VIDELS: Now That Summer Is Here/ THE WHISPERS: Here Comes Summer/ THE WONDERS: Summer Love

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS MRCD 400 Doo-Wop from Mala Records ● CD $17.98
17 tunes from the early/ mid 60s, many making their first appearance on CD.
THE BOUQUETS: I Love Him So/ No Love At All/ THE CARTER RAYS: Bless You/ Keep Listening To You Heart/ THE CHECKER COAT BOYS: Whispering Bells/ THE DEL SATINS: Believe In Me/ Two Broken Hearts/ DAVID GATES: What's This I Hear/ You'll Be My Baby/ THE HARBOR LIGHTS: Angel Of Love/ Tick A Tick A Tock/ GINNY MICHAELS: Everyone Was There But You/ True Confessions/ EVAN MITCHELL: Get Back In De Bed/ Pollyanna/ NINO & EBB-TIDES: Linda Lou Garrett (likes A 24 Karat)/ NINO & THE EBB-TIDES: Automatic Reaction/ PORGY & THE MONARCHS: Somebody Said (i'd Cry Someday)/ Stay

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS PDW 9600 ABC-Paramount Doo-Wop, Vol. 1 ● CD $17.98
27 selections from late 50s/ early 60s.
THE CORVELLS: Daisy/ Take My Love/ THE DELL VIKINGS: An Angel Up In Heaven/ Don't Get Slick On Me/ I Hear Bells/ I'll Never Stop Crying/ Kiss Me/ One More River To Cross/ Sorcerer's Apprentice/ The Big Silence/ THE DREAMERS: The Right Time For Love/ THE ELEGANTS: I've Seen Everything/ It's Just A Matter Of Time/ Lonesome Weekend/ Tiny Cloud/ THE FOUR TEMPTATIONS: Cathy/ Rock And Roll Baby/ THE HI JACKS: Wonderful One/ BARRY MANN: Happy Birthday Broken Heart/ The Millionaire/ RICK & THE RANDELLS: Honey Doll/ Let It Be You/ THE SPINDELTOPPERS: Hey Moon/ TONY & THE HOLIDAYS: My Love Is Real/ There Goes My Heart Again/ THE VIBES: Come Back, Baby/ Darling

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS PDW 9601 ABC-Paramount Doo-Wop Vol. 2 ● CD $17.98
28 more tunes.
BILLY CHAMP: Believe Me/ Hushabye/ THE COOL BREEZES: My Brother/ You Know I Go For You/ EVELYN DELL & THE VIBRATONES: Please Tell Me Why/ EVELYN DELL & THE VIBRATIONS: Sincerely/ THE DUBS: Ain't That So/ Don't Laugh At Me/ Early In The Morning/ For The First Time/ If I Only Had Magic/ Joogie Boogie/ Lullabye/ No One/ You'll Never Belong To Me/ THE FLORIDIANS: I Love Marie/ The Lucky Old Sun/ THE LARKTONES: Rockin' Swingin' Man/ The Letter/ THE LAURELS: Hand In Hand/ THE LAURLES: Picture Of Love/ GLORIA MANN: My Heart Has A Mind Of It's Own/ JOEY NICHOL & THE ROCK A FELLOWS: Steady Love/ THE PASSIONS: The Bully/ This Empty Seat/ THE PERSIANS: I Only Have Eyes For You/ JOAN SHAW: Broken Heart

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Penguin 1001 Dootsie's Discoveries ● CD $17.98
27 tracks featuring artists who were discovered by Dootsie Williams - this disc features some of their post Dooto recordings.
THE CALVANES: Dream World/ My Love Song/ THE CUFF LINKS: Gee, What's On Your Mind/ Only One Love/ Please Tell Me/ VERNON GREEN & THE MEDALIONS: Am I Ever Gonna See My Baby Again/ Dear Ann/ Deep, So Deep/ Shimmy Shimmy Shake/ DON JULIAN & THE LARKS: Everybody, Let's Cruise/ DON JULIAN & THE MEADOWLARKS: Goodnight My Love/ Heaven Only Knows/ Lie/ DON JULIAN & THE LARKS: Low Rider Girl/ DON JULIAN & THE MEADOWLARKS: Popeye/ The Booglay/ This I Swear/ THE NUGGETS (AKA THE CALVANES): Angel On The Dance Floor/ Before We Say Goodnight/ Cat Snapper/ Just A Friend/ THE PENGUINS: I Knew I'd Fall In Love/ Pledge Of Love/ THE PIPES: Baby Please Don't Go/ So Long/ THE ROMANCERS: Baby, I Love You So/ You Don't Understand

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Pepto Roma 507 Dazzling Group Sounds Vol. 7 ● CD $17.98
26 obscure vocal group offerings, most new to CD - Johnny Bell & The Belltones: I'm So Glad / The Echoes: Time / The Fabulous Splendors: Your Change Of Heart / Tommy James & Group: Congratulations, etc.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Proper BOX 79 Doo Wop Delights ● CD $25.98
Four CD set featuring 100 of the finest doo-wop songs from the early/ mid 50s.
THE AP-TANS: Waiting At The Station/ THE BLUE JAYS: White Cliffs Of Dover/ THE BLUE NOTES: Too Hot To Handle/ THE BUCCANEERS: In The Mission Of St. Augustine/ THE CARDINALS: Kiss Me Baby/ Lovie Darling/ She Rocks/ Wheel Of Fortune/ You Are My Only Love/ THE CRICKETS: Fine As Wine/ I'll Cry No More/ THE CROWS: Call A Doctor/ Gee/ No Help Wanted/ THE DOMINOES: Have Mercy Baby/ THE DRIFTERS: Money Honey/ THE DU DROPPERS: Can't Do Sixty No More/ Come On And Love Me Baby/ I Found Out/ I Wanna Know/ Little Girl Little Girl/ THE EBONAIRES: You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You/ THE EMBERS: Paradise Hill/ THE ENCHANTERS: Housewife Blues/ THE FIVE BUDDS: I Want Her Back/ THE FIVE CROWNS: Alone Again/ Good Luck Darling/ Why Don't You Believe Me/ You're My Inspiration/ THE FIVE KEYS: Mama (Your Told A Lie On Me)/ Oh Babe!/ Red Sails In The Sunset/ Rocking And Crying Blues/ THE FIVE ROYALES: Baby Don't Do It/ Crazy Crazy Crazy/ Help Me Somebody/ Too Much Lovin' (Much Too Much)/ THE FIVE SHARPS: Stormy Weather/ THE FLAIRS: I Had A Love/ THE FLAMINGOS: Cross Over The Bridge/ Golden Teardrops/ Hurry Home Baby/ Someday Someway/ You Ain't Ready/ THE FOUR FLAMES: Tabarin/ THE FOUR JACKS: Sure Cure For The Blues/ The Last Of The Good Rocking Men/ THE HARPTONES: A Sunday Kind Of Love/ THE HAWKS: I-Yi/ THE HOLLYWOOD FLAMES: Cryin' For My Baby/ THE LAMPLIGHTERS: Be Bop Wino/ THE LARKS: I Live True To You/ Lucy Brown/ Shadrac/ THE MARYLANDERS: Fried Chicken/ Good Old 99/ Please Love Me/ THE MEADOWLARKS: Real Pretty Mama/ THE MOONGLOWS: Baby Please/ Whistle My Love/ THE ORCHIDS: All Night Long/ THE ORIOLES: Baby Please Don't Go/ Crying In The Chapel/ Getting Tired Tired Tired/ I Miss You So/ See See Rider/ Teardrops On My Pillow/ THE PLATTERS: Give Thanks/ THE RAVENS: I'll Be Back/ Rock Me All Night Long/ THE RAY-O-VACS: My Baby's Gone/ THE RED CAPS: Are You Lonesome Tonight/ Dirt Dishin' Daisy/ JIMMY RICKS & THE RAVENS: Rough Ridin'/ THE RIVILEERS: A Thousand Stars/ THE ROBINS: A Falling Star/ My Baby Done Told Me/ THE SERENADES: I Want To Love You Baby/ Will She Know/ THE SHA-WEEZ: No One To Love Me/ THE SPANIELS: (Get Away Child) You Don't Move Me/ Baby It's You/ Bounce/ Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite/ THE SULTANS: Blues At Dawn/ Don't Be Angry/ THE SWALLOWS: Beside You/ Bicycle Tillie/ I Only Have Eyes For You/ THE TRENIERS: Straighten Up Baby/ THE VELVETS: I/ THE VOCALEERS: I Walk Alone/ Is It A Dream/ Will You Be True/ BILLY WARD & HIS DOMINOES: I'd Be Satisfied/ Pedal Pushin' Papa/ Rags To Riches/ The Bells/ These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)/ BILLY WILLIAMS QUARTET: Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Rhythm Special RS 94001 Deep Soul Music ● CD $17.98
18 tracks including Jamaican and Trinidadian artists as well as tracks that are doo-wop rather than soul! Includes Mr. Success by Belford Lindsay, A Tear Fell by Tony Fox, Only A Fool by Mighty Sparrow, Don't Believe Him Donna by The Jive Five, Daddy's Home by Toots & The Maytals, Guilty by The Players, Leave Him by Don Covay and others.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS RR 501 Doo Wops from Royal Roost Records, Vol. 1 ● CD $17.98
18 selections from mid 50s, one an outtake.
CIRINO & THE BOWTIES: This Must Be The Place/ THE BOWTIES: Again/ CIRINO & THE BOWTIES: My Rosemarie/ Snap Jack/ EDDIE COOLEY & DIMPLES: Got A Little Woman/ EDDIE COOLEY & THE DIMPLES: A Spark Met Your Flame/ Betty Lou/ Harry And Carry/ Priscilla/ Priscilla (outtake)/ DAN & LEE: Sweet Honey Dew/ DON & LEE: Turn Out The Lights/ THE DUPONTS: Please Make Her Mine/ Someone/ THE FOUR PALS: Can't Stand It Any Longer/ I Flipped/ No One Ever Loved Me

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS RR 502 Doo-Wops from Royal Roost Records, Vol. 2 ● CD $17.98
18 tunes from mid 50s
THE BACHELORS: I Found Love/ You've Lied/ CIRINO & THE BOWTIES: After Love/ Ever Since I Can Remember/ My Baby's In Love With Me/ Rock Pretty Baby/ EDDIE COOLEY & THE DIMPLES: Driftwood/ Hey You/ Juicy Fruit/ Let's Carve Our Names/ Pull Mon Pull/ The Wildest Time/ THE DUPONTS: Count The Hours/ Prove It Tonight/ THE FIVE CHIMES: Never Love Another/ Rose Marie/ VEE JENNINGS: Don't Let It Die/ Whopsie Daisy

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Sounds of Soul 1006 Lost Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 6 ● CD $17.98
26 rarities - Chuck Carter: A Teardrop Fell / Nate Williams: She's A Woman / Count Willie / I've Got To Tell You / Betty Wilson: Anything To Please A Man, etc.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Sounds Of Soul 2001 Lost Deep Soul Treasures, Vol. 5 ● CD $17.98
More rarities from the 60s and 70s - 24 tracks including Bobby Lee, Claude "Baby" Huey, Billy "Guitar" Davis, Billie Dearborn, Jimmy Richards, The Superiors Band & Their Soul Singers, Helene Smith, The Hesitations, Marcell Strong, Lou Pride, Billy Woods, Bob & Earl and others. Among the highlights are the brilliant Finding Out For Myself - a rare soul outing for West Coast bluesman Sonny Rhodes with an atypical backing featuring two guitars and only occasional sax, the searingly intense Friday's Child by Billie Dearborn and If I Could Only See by Billy Woods - a secular reworking of the gospel song If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again.
BOB & EARL: Deep Down Inside/ BILLY "GUITAR" DAVIS: As I Grow Old/ BILLIE DEARBORN: Friday's Child/ DYNAMIC ADAM: She's Gone/ THE EXCITING CHANGES: Falling In Love Again/ THE HESITATIONS: That's Where It's At/ NATE HOLMES: So Am I/ CLAUDE "BABY" HUEY: Just Won't Believe/ THE INTERNATIONALS: Push Button Love/ THE ISONICS: He Needs Her/ BOBBY LEE: I'm Just a Man/ MAJOR LANCE: I Have No One/ LOU PRIDE: We're Only Fooling Ourselves/ SONNY RHODES: Finding Out For Myself/ JIMMY RICHARDS: My New Found Joy/ JOHNNY SAYLES: Nothing But Hard Rocks/ HELENE SMITH: True Love Don't Grow On Trees/ JOHNNY STEELE: Can't Go On/ RUDY STEWART: A Strong Man's Tears Fall Dry/ MARCELL STRONG: Mumble In My Ear/ THE SUPERIORS BAND & THEIR SOUL SINGERS: Amateur Lover/ REGGIE TAYLOR: Anna/ ANDRE WILLIAMS: I Can't Stop Crying/ BILLY WOODS: If I Could Only See

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Teen 100 The Best Of Teen Records ● CD $17.98
Collection of 24 sides recorded for the Philadelphia based Teen label in the mid 50s. Includes R&B, doo-wop, rock 'n' roll and (not surprisingly) teen pop.
FREDDIE BELL & THE BELL BOYS: Hound Dog/ Move Me Baby/ JIMMY BYRON: Screamin'/ Sidewalk Rock/ BILLY DUKE & THE DUKES: I Know I Was Wrong/ Paradise Princess/ THE EBB TIDES: Only Be Mine/ What Is Your Name Dear/ JACK & BETTY: This Is My Story/ JAY JEROME: Loop De Loop Mambo/ THE REVELS: It Happened To Me/ THE REVLES: So In Love/ JODIE SANDS: Everybody Needs Somebody/ He's The Sweetest Guy/ Let Me Show You Around My Heart/ Love Me Always/ DOC STARK & THE NITE RIDERS: Apple Cider/ Don't Hang Up The Phone/ Got Me A Six Button Benny/ I Know You're In There/ Starlight And You/ Waiting In The School Room/ Way In The Middle Of A Dream/ When A Man Cries

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Wanger 1001 The Best of Wanger Records ● CD $17.98
30 selections recorded in late 50s from New Jersey label Wanger and its offshoots.
THE BLENDERS: Angel/ Old Macdonald/ LITTLE MISS CHARLOTTE CAMPBELL: True Lover/ Where Did My Dreamboat Go/ GENE DAY: Rock Around The Merry-go-round/ Those Teenage Tears/ ARTHUR JOHNSON: Honey Please Believe Me/ Something About My Baby/ JOHN LESTER & MELLO-QUEENS: Getting Nearer/ I Want To Know/ Love Oh Careless Love/ Nobody/ JOHN LESTER & THE MELLO-QUEENS: At Last/ I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire/ THE NOBLETONES: Cha-lypso Baby/ I Love You/ I'm Crying/ I'm Really Too Young/ Mambo Boogie/ Who Cares About Love/ THE PLURALS: Donna My Dear/ Goodnight/ I'm Sold/ Miss Annie/ THE RICAARDOS: I Believe (previously Unreleased)/ I'm Confessin (previously Unreleased)/ LEE RICHARDS: I Dreamed A Dream/ I'm Waitin/ THE UNIQUES: Guardian Angel (previously Unreleased)/ How Was I To Know (previously Unreleased)

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Warner Dance WSMCD 165 Superbad ● CD $29.98
Three CD set with 53 tracks of funk and soul - most of them featured in "blaxploitation" movies of the 70s ("Shaft", "Black Caesar", "Across 110th Street", "Cleopatra Jones", etc) along with some that were featured in later movies inspired by the 70s movies ("Pulp Fiction", "Jackie Brown", etc). Includes booklet with brief notes.
ROY AYERS: Coffy Is The Color/ BLOODSTONE: Natural High/ JAMES BROWN: The Boss/ DAVID CARRADINE: On Evil/ RANDY CRAWFORD: Street Life/ WILLIAM DE VAUGHN: Be Thankful For What You Got/ THE DELFONICS: Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time/ EARTH WIND & FIRE: Sweet Sweetback's Theme/ THE FOUR TOPS: Are You Man Enough?/ ARETHA FRANKLIN: Something He Can Feel/ Think/ MARVIN GAYE: Trouble Man/ AL GREEN: Let's Stay Together/ GRANT GREEN: The Final Comedown/ HERBIE HANCOCK: Bring Down The Birds/ Wiggle Waggle/ JOHNNY HARRIS: Stepping Stones/ DONNY HATHAWAY: Little Ghetto Boy/ The Ghetto/ ISAAC HAYES: Pursuit Of The Pimpmobile/ Theme From Shaft/ Type Thang/ WILLIE HUTCH: Theme of Foxy Brown/ MILLIE JACKSON: (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Donít Want To Be Right/ Hurts So Good/ J. J. JOHNSON: Harlem Clavinette/ QUINCY JONES: They Call Me Mr. Tibbs (Main Title)/ KOOL & THE GANG: Jungle Boogie/ MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS: Nowhere To Run/ CURTIS MAYFIELD: Freddie's Dead/ Pusherman/ Superfly/ AARON NEVILLE: Hercules/ OHIO PLAYERS: Funky Worm/ JOHNNY PATE: Brother On The Run/ TEDDY PENDERGRASS: Love T.K.O/ ESTHER PHILLIPS: Home Is Where The Hatred Is/ MINNIE RIPPERTON: Inside My Love/ ROSE ROYCE: Car Wash/ LALO SCHIFRIN: Bullitt Theme/ Enter The Dragon (Theme)/ TOM SCOTT: Gotcha (Theme From Starsky & Hutch)/ JOE SIMON: Theme from Cleopatra Jones/ MELVIN VAN PEEBLES: Hoppin' John/ WAR: Flying Machines (The Chase)/ Junkyard/ Low Rider/ BILL WITHERS: Who Is He? (And What Is He To You?)/ BOBBY WOMACK & PEACE: Across 110th Street (Theme)/ CHARLES WRIGHT & THE WATTS 103RD STREET RHYTHM B: Express Yourself

 
 

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