Standard tracks by The Delfonics, Brenda and The Tabulations, The Ambassadors and Jerry Butler on the sweeter side. As always clean crisp sound from the good folks at Ace Records plus, plenty of liner notes.
After picking up the Desert Doo Wops CD I felt it would be worth it to get the release featuring soul cuts recorded in Arizona. I was mistaken as "Too Good To be True" by Lon Rogers And The Soul Blenders was by far the only track I enjoyed. Solid sound quality.
A few hidden early Jamaican R&B jams included in this two disc release. "Midnight Love" by The Downbeats, "Let Me Dream" by Alton And Eddy, "Dream Girl" by Ricketts And Rowe and "Why Did You Leave Me" by the Magic Notes are my top picks.
I was pleasantly surprised how good this CD was. It features cuts recorded in Arizona, not exactly the hot spot most people relate this genre to. Good tracks by The Traditions, The Mandells, The Versales, The Versalites, Ron Molina, The Majestic Five and The El Domingos. Solid pick up for the Doo Wop aficionado.
"Tell Me" by The D'Accords absolutely knocked my socks off! This is one beautiful track that I had to have. The set also contains nice tracks by The Kittens, Little Grier, Roxy And The Daychords, The Donnels and Lady Fox And The Foxettes. Sound quality varies.
5 out of 10
The strong stand out here for me is "Just You" by The Darlettes. Others worth mentioning are "I'm Sorry" by C L And The Pictures and "Gee How I Wish You Were Here" by Curtis Lee. This one leans more to the pop side but still a decent pick up thanks to the Darlettes track.
If you dig kiddie Doo Wop this CD will not disappoint. Famous movers plus nice ballads such as "Please Be Mine", "Paper Castles", "Share" and "Am I Fooling Myself Again". Strongly recommended pick up for Doo Wop fans.
6 out of 10