Saturday, April 20, 2019

Poodle Skirts And Poni-Tails


This compilation has some nice ballads but overall it has more of a mainstream pop sound. Highlights include "My Love Is A Charm" by The Shirelles, "Just You" by Diane And The Darlettes, "Can't We Just Be Friends" by Little Cheryl And Group, "Everything" by Arlene Smith, "The Beating Of My Heart" by The Petites, "Please Ring My Phone" by The Starlettes, "Moonlight" by the Admirations, "Please Don't Rush Me" by The Baby Dolls, "Oh Lover, Hear My Plea!" by Arleeman Wadoo and "Where Are They" by The De Vaurs. If you were to get one only go with volume 4 as it has the best ballads. Sound quality varies.
5 out of 10

Believe In These......Doo-Wop Wishes

Superb balled in "My Wishes" by Little Chico And The Corondolays stands high above the rest. Other good tracks include "Wish That You Were Here" by The Casual Crescendos and "I Wish" by Mike And The Utopias. Leave this one for the serious Doo Wops fans.
4 out of 10

The Best Of Joey Records

Single highlight here for the lowrider crowd in "Thinking Of You" by The Silvertones. Rest of the material is pop. 
2 out of 10

The Mellows

Early R&B sounds out of the Bronx featuring the beautiful voice of Lillian Leach. This will take a hardcore fan of the genre to truly appreciate. Highlights include "I Still Care", "Smoke From Your Cigarette", "My Darling" and "So Strange". Very good sound quality.
4 out of 10

Ding! Dong! Doo-Wops

Highlights here are few, "Wedding Bells" by Billy Stewart, "Lullabye Of The Bells" by The Deltaires, "The Bells Are Ringing" by The Van Dykes, "Bells" by The Playgirls and "Bells Of Love" by The Mint Juleps. Overall sound quality is good. Not a comp for those seeking sweet soul.
4 out of 10

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Lovers Leap

Highlights in this series include "Your Baby's Back" by The Downbeats, "Baby It's You" and "All That's Good" by The Jewels, "She Belongs To Me" by The Talents, "I Remember Linda" by The Tigers, "Kiss Me" by The Honey Duo Twins, "Until I Die" by The Fawns, "You Had Time" by The Heartbreakers, "Boy And Girl" by Gin & Gents, "Just One More Chance" by The Combinations, "Till The End Of Time" by The Sunglows, "Baby Think It Over" by The Martinels, "How Are You" by The Monarchs, "Heartbreaking Moon" by The Victorians and the killer tune "Moonlight" by The Young Lads.
Sound quality varies.
4 out of 10

Dazzling Group Sounds

The usual mix of odd ball upbeat numbers and early R&B with a sprinkling of more appealing ballads. Highlights include "Eternally" by The Twilighters, "You Hurt Me" by Frankie Ervin & Group, "Just Another Fool" by The Debs, "You're All I Live For" by The Four Vibes, "I Found A Love" by The Hi-Lites, "This Day Is Ours" by La La And The Lalaretts, "Telling Lies" by The Boomerangs, "If You Left Me Today" by The Matadors, "Darling" by The Dynamos, "I Want Your Love" by The Delongs, "Wedding Bells" by The Valients, "Now I Confess" by The Deli Cados, "For Sentimental Reasons" by The Marvells, "You're My Desire" by The Equadors and "My Dear" by The Constellations. Rare recordings so sound quality will vary.
4 out of 10