Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Come And Get It, The Herald Records Story

This month I will dedicate to posting only Doo Wop CD reviews.
Highlights on this one include "Bells Of Love" by The Mint Juleps, "Cold Lonely Heart" by The Desires, "Tell Me Why" by The Sunbeams and standards by the Nutmegs and The Mello-Kings. A must for any serious Doo Wop fan.
5 out of 10

This The Night, The End Records Story

Classic Doo Wop sounds by The Flamingos, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Malcolm Dodds And The Tunedrops, The Chantels, The Dreamlovers, Ronnie Jones And The Classmates, The Five Stars, The Sweeties and Willie Wilson And The Tunemasters. A must for the serious Doo Wop fan.
6 out of 10

Good For Nothin', The Vogue Records Story

"Need You Tonight" by The Minor Bops was what sold me on this CD. Other notable tracks by Johnny Ace, Shirley And Lee, Gene And Eunice, The Tantones and The Lovers. Good pick up for those dedicated Doo Wop fans.
4 out of 10

All In My Mind, The Wand Records Story

Standard tracks by Lee Andrews And The Hearts, Maxine Brown, The Titones, Bette Watts and Shep And The Limelites. Sound quality is a bit poor on some of the tracks.
2 out of 10

Get A Job, The Ember Records Story

Classic tracks by The Five Satins, Dean And Gene and The Smooth Tones. Lots of upbeat numbers.
4 out of 10

Ding Dong, The Gee Records Story

"I'm Willing" by The Quintones is good and the rest are pretty standard. You will not miss out on much skipping this one, especially if you have some of the releases on the Collectables label.
1 out of 10

Book Of Love, The Argo Records Story

Good tracks by Yvonne Baker And The Sensations, The Ravens, The Orbits, The Pastels, The Students and Myles And Dupont. Recommended for the dedicated Doo Wop fan.
5 out of 10

Rip It Up, The Specialty Story

Highlights here include the classic "Night Owl" by Tony Allen And The Chimes, "Arlene" by The Titans, "I'm Leaving It Up To You" by Don And Dewey, "Open Up Your Heart" by Eugene Church and Group and "Our Romance" by Clydie King.
4 out of 10

Gangster Of Love, The Apt Records Story

Big standout here for me was "Love And Happiness" by The Richettes. Other good tracks include "On My Mind" by The Darts, "Come And Love Me" by Davey Jones and "Trusting In You" by The Madison Brothers.
4 out of 10

All Night Long, The Crown Records Story

The highlight tracks here are by The Teen Queen, Little Clydie And The Teens and The Jacks. early R&B sounds, not recommended the casual oldies fan or one seeking sweet soul harmony.
2 out of 10

Blast Off, The Felsted Records Story

Very, very nice track in "Who Would Have Thought It" by The Deltairs included in this compilation. Other notable tracks by The Five Fleets and The Casualteens. Leave this one for the serious Doo Wop fans.
3 out of 10

Gee Whiz, The Class Records Story

Nice tracks by The Intervals, Jesse Belvin, the Satellites, Bob & Earl, The Pelicans and The Rollettes. Recommended pick up for the Doo Wop fan.
5 out of 10

Let The Good Times Roll, The Aladdin Story

Highlights in this release include tracks by Shirley And Lee, The Lovers, Jesse Belvin, Gene And Eunice, The Squires and The Velvetones. Not for the casual oldies fan.
4 out of 10

Don't Fight It, Feel It, Gems From The Sar Vaults

Three tracks drove this purchase, "Always On My Mind" by Johnnie Morisette, "The Smile" by The Sims Twins and "Never, Never" by Johnnie Taylor. I skipped through the rest of the material rather quickly.
4 out of 10

I'm Ready, The Modern Story

You will have to be a hardcore early R&B lover to truly enjoy this compilation. Highlights include tracks by The Cliques, The Cobras, Jesse Belvin and Jimmy Beasley.
4 out of 10