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The History of Doowop Vol. 1 1930-52
The History of Doowop Vol. 1 1930-52

Various Artists
Catalogue Number: RANDB028
From the Primordial Musical Ooze to the Birth of Doo-wop. What is this glorious music we call doo-wop? It’s a style conveying naivete and young love in a way no genre did before. It’s an attitude harking back to the birth of the teenager in the 1950s. For a lot of us, it represents nostalgia for an era we may or may not have experienced. Technically, doo-wop is an amalgam of five key characteristics that are explored in the 24-page booklet that accompanies this CD and richly evidenced in the choice of recordings. This CD, the first in a set of six, covers the formative years of doo-wop, offering astonishing vocal harmonies, vibrant instrumentation and a fun collection of songs that will not fail to please the amateur while being of interest to the serious collector. Compiled and annotated by Anthony J Gribin & Matthew M Schiff, the Doctors of Doo-Wop.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Them There Eyes Bing Crosby & The Rhythm Boys
2 When I Take My Sugar to Tea The Boswell Sisters
3 Wah-Dee-Dah The Three Keys
4 I Got Rhythm The Five Spirits Of Rhythm
5 Black-Eyed Susan Brown The Four Blackbirds
6 My Prayer The Ink Spots
7 I Miss You So The Cats and The Fiddle
8 Stormy Weather The Golden Gate Quartet
9 My Buddy Blues The Five Breezes
10 Chattanooga Choo Choo Tex Beneke and The Four Modernaires
11 Low Down Gal Blues Lewis Bronzeville Five
12 The Shrine of St. Cecilia The Andrews Sisters
13 Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer The Song Spinners
14 The Way You Look Tonight The Dinning Sisters
15 Till Then The Mills Brothers
16 It's Only a Paper Moon Ella Fitzgerald
17 For Sentimental Reasons Deek Watson & His Brown Dots
18 One Hundred Years from Today The Cats ‘n’ Jammer Three
19 I Want to Be Loved Savannah Churchill & The Sentimentalists
20 Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin' The Delta Rhythm Boys
21 I Sold My Heart to the Junkman The Basin Street Boys
22 Chi-Baba Chi-Baba The Charioteers
23 P.S. I Love You The Four Vagabonds
24 Whirlpool The Cabineers
25 You’re the Dream of a Lifetime Bill Johnson & His Musical Notes
26 Lullaby The Ravens
27 It's Too Soon to Know The Orioles
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 A Kiss and a Rose The Charioteers
2 Double Crossing Blues Little Esther with The Robins
3 I Challenge Your Kiss The Four Jacks
4 Count Every Star The Ravens
5 Yes Sir, That's My Baby The Clovers
6 The Masquerade Is Over The Blenders
7 Brown Boy The Jive Bombers
8 Sentimental Journey Ruth Brown & The Delta Rhythm Boys
9 The Glory of Love The Five Keys
10 Fool, Fool, Fool The Clovers
11 Since You've Been Away The Swallows
12 Crazy Crazy Crazy The Five Royales
13 Under a Blanket of Blue The Cardinals
14 My Reverie The Larks
15 Sixty Minute Man The Dominoes
16 Just to See You Smile Again The Four Buddies
17 I Miss You So The Orioles
18 It Ain't the Meat The Swallows
19 I Just Can’t Tell No Lie The Moonglows
20 When the Lights Go on Again Herb Kenny & The Comets
21 Red Sails in the Sunset The Five Keys
22 Have Mercy Baby The Dominoes
23 Stormy Weather The Five Sharps
24 Where Are You The Mello-Moods
25 Every Beat of My Heart The Royals
26 A Beggar for Your Kisses The Diamonds
27 Oh Happy Day The Four Knights
28 Be True The Vocaleers
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