Friday, June 30, 2017

Virtue Recording Studio

Standouts for me here are "Give Up" and "How Can I Get In Touch With You" by The R.D.M. Band. Also worth a mention is the upbeat jam "Take These Memories" by The Creations. Good sound quality.
5 out of 10

Windy City Allnighter

Two pretty outstanding ballads forced this pick up. Buried in northern soul you will find "Wait" by The Fantasions and "He's For Real" by Geraldine Hunt.
4 out of 10

Nothing But A House Party, The Birth Of The Philly Sound 1967-71

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.
5 out of 10

The Best Of Danny O Productions

Classic Philly soul sounds featuring a good look at Broadway Express plus a solid female soul jam in "Guess I'll Never" by The Cooperettes.
4 out of 10

Vintage Soul 1962 - 1984

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.
2 out of 10

Youths Boogie

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.
4 out of 10

Desert Doo Wops

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.
7 out of 10

Best Of Don El Records

"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 Rainbows

"Hold My Hand" and "Come On Back" are little known and very nice ballads which made this CD a must for me. Sounds quality varies on some rough cut early to mid 50's recordings.
4 out of 10

Golden Era Of Doo Wops: Premium Records

The Montclairs' "Give Me A Chance" was the big draw for me on this CD. "My Every Dream" by The Montclairs and "Teasin' Heart" by The Wheels are also decent tracks. 
4 out of 10

Golden Era Of Doo Wop: Fargo Records

My top picks here are "Walking In The Rain" by The Execs, "You're Laughing At Me" by Bobby Maxwell And The Exploits, "Crazy For You" and "My Darling" by The Aquatones. Solid sound quality.
5 out of 10

Doo Wop Soda Shop

Standard tracks by Little Victor And The Vistas, The La-Rells, The Utopians, The Uniques and a couple others. Nice sound quality but nothing hard hitting or new to CD.
4 out of 10

Empire Doo Wop

A couple nice ballads but nothing to get too excited about. Good tracks by The Isley Brothers, The Don Juans and Little Sunny Day And The Clouds. Sound quality varies.
3 out of 10

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Best Of Dunes Records

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.
5 out of 10

Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers

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