Sunday, January 28, 2018

Still On Top With Doo Wop

Killer tunes in "Tender Lover" by The Opals and "My Wishes" by Little Chico And The Coronadolays lead my need for this CD. "I Love You" by The Corlettes and "Please Forgive My Foolish Goodbye" by The Five Caters are also note worthy. The collection includes a couple of songs recorded in the Doo Wop style that I just could not enjoy. Also includes a cover track of The Tokens' "Tonight I Fell In Love" sung in Spanish by the legendary Mexican group from the 1960's, Los Apson. 
5 out of 10

The Lovely Ladies Of Doo-Wop

"Loaded With Goodies" The Rubies, "My Lucky Star" by The Teenettes, "School Letter" by The Charmettes, "Come Home" by The Vestelles, "Tell Me Know" by The Dolls, "A Schoolgirl In Love" by The Sharmeers, "Mine And Mine Alone" by The Angelettes and "You Would've Known It" by The Deltairs (title should read "Who Would Have Thought It") are my the top picks on this collection. Sound quality varies.
5 out of 10

A Million Dollars Worth Of Girl Groups

A nice collection of female Doo Wop cuts. Lots of pop sounds therefore, I can't say it is a collection recommended for everyone. Highlights include "This Is My Story" by The Sa-Shays, "Another Night Alone" by Janet Deane & Group, "Don't Leave Me Now" by Gina Maree & Group, "Hold My Hand" by The Sequins, "In Your Loving Care" by Florence & The Nightingales, "Love Shall Never Return" by Joan & The Hearts, "Never Ever" by The Masterettes, "Someone To Love" by Gwen Owens & Group, "I'm Waiting" by Terri & The Velveteens, "The Beating Of My Heart" by The Petites, "As The Years Go By" by Hartsy Maye & Group and "I'll Try Again" by The Levettes. Sound quality varies.
5 out of 10

The Vault: Ultra Rare Vocal Group Sound

Solid Doo Wop CD for those of us fans of the genre. Highlights include "My Angel Of Love" by The Royal Jesters, "Look At Me" by The Four Pearls, "Writing This Letter" by The Fairlanes", "Girl Of Mine" by The El Capris, "Darling, Do You Love Me" by Harold & The Casuals and "Lonely Girl" by The El Venos. Sound quality varies a bit.
6 out of 10

A Million Dollars Worth Of Doo Wop Vol. 11

A couple of very good ballads in "Misunderstood" by The Vibes and "You're The One" by The Royal Masters made this volume a must have for me. Other notable tracks include "Shy One" by Linda Carr & The Impossible, "Writing This Letter" by The Fairlanes and "Till I Come Home To You" by Dee Impulse & Group. I usually don't like to post partial sets but at this time I do not have plans in the near future to acquire the other 19 volumes. Sound quality varies.
5 out of 10

Doo Wop Style

"I Really Love You So" by Sweet And Sassy, "Magic Genie" by The Cincin Nations, "The Clock" by The Hi Tensions, "Magic Of Her Love" by Jimmy and Wayne, "I'm Yours" by Caleb & The Playboys and "Most Of All" by The Jamecos make this a recommended pick up for the Doo Wop fan. Sound quality varies.
6 out of 10

Friday, January 26, 2018

Dot Dop Wop

"Why Must I Cry" by The Idols, "I'm Sorry Now" and "You Cheated" by The Shields, "Darling Dear" by The Counts and "Why Do You Have To Go" by The Paramounts and the high points here. Not enough good lowrider style ballads for me to recommend you pick up.
3 out of 10

Rare 1950's Boston Doo-Wops

A real beauty in "Beside You" by Ann Fleming & Group included in this 4 volume collection. Other notable tracks include "You Lied" by Joanne Taylor & The Tabs, "Bells Of Love" by The Mint Julips, "Mr. Starlight" by The Hot Tamales, "Words Can't Explain" by The Alteers, "You've Been Crying" by The C-Quinns, "Regretting" by The Vibratones and "Too Late" by Eddie Singleton & The Chromantics. Recommended for the Doo Wop fans. Sound quality varies but not too bad overall.
5 out of 10

Golden Doo Wops Of Bim Bam Boom Records

My picks here are "Madly In Love" by The Lincolns, "Angel Of Love" by The Schoolboys, "I Want To Marry You" by The Dell Vikings and "Forgive Me, My Darling" by The Fascinators. Sound quality varies.
4 out of 10

The Best Of Apt Records

Highlights here include "On My Mind" by The Darts, "Blue And Lonely" by The Pretenders, "Two Loving Hearts" and "One Week From Today" by Shane Shepard And The Limelites, "Trusting In You" by The Madison Brothers, "Let By Gones Be By Gones" Tina Florence & Group and "Love And Happiness" by The Richettes. Solid addition to your Doo Wop collection. Sound quality varies.
5 out of 10

Jubilee & Josie R&B Vocal Groups

Killer tune in "Mine And Mine Alone" by The Angelettes drove my acquisition of this series. Other notables tracks included are by The Shells, The Duds, The Vidaltones, The Teenettes, The Cadillacs, Bobby Freeman & The Romancers and The Teardrops. Lots and lots of early R&B sounds. Leave this one to the hardcore Doo Wop fans.
5 out of 10