Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Best Of Neil Records

A couple a very good ballads contained in this release. "Moonlight" by The Young Lads and "How Are You" by The Monarchs.
4 out of 10
Last couple of months I have dedicated these posts to Doo Wop. I will set a side that bin and focus on soul for a couple of months starting in March.

Lonesome Road The Jamie Records Story

Besides a couple of well known tracks by Barbara Lynn this release contains a couple of very good Doo Wop ballads. They are "The Bells" by The Creations and "Don't Just Stand There" by The Five Chords. The rest of the material I skipped through but the purchase for me was well worth it for the above two ballads.
4 out of 10

Spotlite On Rama Records

Early R&B sounds that will take a serious Doo Wop fan to truly appreciate. Highlights include "They Say" by The Rainbows, "I Won't Be The Fool Any More" by The Heartbeats, "Is This Really The End" and "My Foolish Heart" by The Joytones.
4 out of 10

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Doo Wop Era - Times Square Records

I picked this one up just for "I Want Only You" by The Decoys. The rest is upbeat.
2 out of 10

Monday, February 16, 2015

Heavy On Doo Wop

A 10 CD compilation with some of the rarest Doo Wop you will find out there. Highlights include "My Last Cry" by The Starlettes, "Hurt By A Letter" by Terry Clinton And The Berry Cups, "There's A Girl" by The Meadowlarks", "She's Always There" by The Premiers, "School Letter" by The Charmettes, "The Clock" by The Jaytones, "I Need You" by The Utmosts, "This Is Goodbye" by The Capris and "Let Me Dream" by Alton And Eddy. Sound quality varies.
4 out of 10

Super Rare Doo-Wops

A fair share of gems spread out through this 6 CD compilation. Highlights include "Dry Your Eyes" by Etta And Amelia, "I Need You" by The Larks, "That's All I Want To Do" by The Hi-Tones, "Magic Of Her Love" by Jimmy And Wayne, "Darling Do You Love Me" by Harold And The Casuals, "Why Don't You Write Me" by The Cardinals, "You'll Reap What You Sew" by The Bishops, "Gee Whiz" by The Puppets and "Teardrops" by The Sonnettes. Sound quality varies.
5 out of 10

Ron Holden

Highlights here include "Love You So", "True Love Can Be" and "Do I Have The Right". Recommended pick up if you like the sounds of Jesse Belvin.
4 out of 10

The Monotones

One of the one hit wonders of the Doo Wop era cut a couple of nice ballads in "Forever Yours" and "You Never Loved Me".
4 out of 10