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Street Corner Symphonies - The Complete Story Of Doo Wop: Volume 11 - 1959 [Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered]

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Listen  1. I Only Have Eyes for YouThe Flamingos 3:200.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Love Potion No. 9The Clovers 1:520.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. This I SwearThe Skyliners 2:400.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. Island of LoveThe Sheppards 2:220.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. You're so FineThe Falcons 2:250.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)Impalas 2:330.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. My Love Will Never DieThe Channels 2:220.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Wiggle, WiggleAccents 2:020.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Dedicated to the One I LoveThe Shirelles 2:030.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Senorita I Love YouThe Impressions 2:330.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. A Teenager in LoveDion & The Belmonts 2:380.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-BopLittle Anthony & The Imperials 2:080.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. HushabyeThe Mystics 2:310.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Moonlight SerenadeThe Rivieras 2:520.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen17. Just to Be with YouThe Passions 2:220.89  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Charlie BrownThe Coasters 2:210.89  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Dearest DarlingHuey Smith 2:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Dry Your EyesThe Dells 2:230.89  Buy MP3 
Listen21. (Baby) Hully GullyThe Olympics 2:060.89  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Puppy LoveLittle Jimmy and The Tops 2:370.89  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Rockin' in the JungleThe Eternals 2:310.89  Buy MP3 
Listen24. You Were MineThe Fireflies 1:570.89  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Good NewsThe Fiestas 2:260.89  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Mope-itty MopeThe Boss-Tones 2:040.89  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Sea of Love (with The Twilights)Phil Phillips 2:240.89  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Let It Please Be YouThe Desires 2:180.89  Buy MP3 
Listen29. There Goes My LoveFantastics 2:050.89  Buy MP3 
Listen30. My Beloved (Without Strings)The Satintones 2:250.89  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Oh Rose MarieThe Fascinators 2:200.89  Buy MP3 
Listen32. This Broken HeartThe Sonics 3:010.89  Buy MP3 
Listen33. There Goes My BabyThe Drifters 2:100.89  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Shout (Pt. 1 & 2)The Isley Brothers 4:330.89  Buy MP3 

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Like Rap, Doo-Wop music was an urban American art-form. It was sung on street-corners, in stairwells of tenement apartments, in high school toilets... and it was preserved for posterity in recording studios. Most of the performers were African American, and many of the songs were romantic in sharp contrast to the bleak reality of urban African American life at the time. Doo-Wop had its origins in the black pop and gospel groups of the pre-World War II era, but it flourished in the years after World War II and became a major contributing force to the evolution of Rock 'n' Roll. In fact, some eminent cultural historians cite records like Sixty Minute Man and Gee as among the first Rock 'n' Roll records. Both of those classics, along with many more, are on BEAR FAMILY's definitive history of Doo-Wop, 'Street Corner Symphonies.' As always, you can trust BEAR FAMILY to get it right. Starting in 1939 with pre-Doo-Wop acts such as the Golden Gate Quartet, the Ink Spots, and the Mills Brothers, 'Street Corner Symphonies' will take the story until the end of the Doo-Wop era in 1963. The first five volumes cover the years 1939 to 1953: in other words, Doo-Wop's true golden era. There are simply too many hits to list just look at the track listing! Suffice to say that these were the records that provided the soundtrack to the Rock 'n' Roll revolution... and the records that changed American and global popular music forever. This series has been compiled and annotated by R&B music's foremost scholar, Chicago's Bill Dahl, and every song comes with detailed notes and illustrations. There have been plenty of Doo-Wop compilations, even a few Doo-Wop boxed sets, but this series is the last word on the genre. Truly definitive! Every hit, every underground classic, every song that lit up the airwaves at the dawn of rock 'n' roll. Every shoop, every doop, every doo-doo-wah! Doo-Wop is one of the foundation stones of Rock 'n' Roll. Every Doo-Wop hit! Every neglected classic! Every ground-breaking record! Detailed song-by-song notes and amazing rare photos from the golden era!

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5.0 out of 5 stars King of the re-issues 7 July 2013
By E. T. Higgins - Published on
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I've been listening to this volume of DOO-WOP classics and i'm in awe. BEAR FAMILY has no equal when it comes to remastering old classics. I had purchased the RHINO DOO WOP BOX years ago; it can't hold a candle to the sound of this re-issue. If you love DOO-WOP this is the aces! Btw, each volume is packed to the gills with music. This volume 11 has 83+ minutes of great music. I'd give this a '10' if i could. Hell, i am giving it a '10.'
5.0 out of 5 stars SIMPLY AMAZING SOUND QUALITY. 17 July 2014
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This is an absolutely brilliant series. I would give it ten stars if I could. If you enjoy Doo Wop music, or what I refer to as Mid-Century Black Male Vocal Music, this is definitely a series to own. Starting in 1939 and running until 1963, it begins by giving the listener a very good sense of the music which gave birth to Doo Wop and then proceeds with a comprehensive trajectory up to 1963. You will not find better sound quality anywhere else on the market. And as this is a European compilation the selection criteria was not commercial popularity but rather musical quality. So what you get is one great selection after another with a number of fabulous rare jewels included which simply make one wonder why they weren't more popular. Is it a bit pricey... I thought so. But now that I own all 15 cd's I understand that this level of quality is worth every penny. I have many of these songs on other cd's and they do not sound anywhere near as good. Every time I listen to one of these recordings I am simply astonished by the depth and richness of the sound of these fairly old recordings, some of which were not recorded all that well in the first place. And listening to these beautiful Black male vocals and harmonies reminds me of what Lillian Hellman (who became a legend by having the guts to stand up to Joseph McCarthy), has a southern white male character say in her play from the first half of the Twentieth Century titled The Little Foxes: "Well yes, the white man may have the piano... but the Black man has the human voice." This gorgeous series certainly proves her point. Of course, this is not a segregated series, as there are some white males as well a few females included. But, in this series Mid-Century Black Male Vocal Music definitely gets it's due. I simply can't imagine that there will ever be another Doo Wop series as good as this one. So enjoy.
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