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Young, Gifted and Black - Story of Doo-Wop Box set, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (1 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Go Entertain
  • ASIN: B00C7UWGBM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,411 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Why Do Fools Fall In Love? (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers)
2. Young Blood (The Coasters)
3. Shout (The Isley Brothers)
4. Bad Girl (The Miracles)
5. Come Back My Love (The Wrens)
6. Don't Leave (The Impressions)
See all 25 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. I Wonder Why
2. The Great Pretender (The Platters)
3. Earth Angel(The Penguins)
4. Yakety Yak(The Coasters)
5. In The Still Of The Nite (The Five Satins)
6. Ruby Baby - (The Drifters)
See all 25 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. I Only Have Eyes For You (The Flamingos)
2. Dedicated To The One I Love (The Shirelles)
3. There Goes My Baby (The Drifters)
4. Love Potion No.9 (The Clovers)
5. You're So Fine (The Falcons)
6. Poison Ivy (The Coasters)
See all 25 tracks on this disc

Product Description

The sweet sound of Americas greatest vocal harmony groups of the 1950s.

It was a style of music that grew from the street corners and subways of America s biggest cities. Across the country, from Los Angeles to Chicago and New York City, groups of young men would gather to create music in new and exciting ways.

It was the sound that would grow into rock n roll, and make an indelible mark on the sound of the 1950s. Now, this fantastic 3CD set brings together the pioneers of the genre in one showstopping collection. Featuring the greatest performers of the Doo-Wop era, YOUNG, GIFTED & BLACK is not only a revealing look at the history of rock n roll, but a fabulous compilation of music that epitomises the 1950s like nothing else.

So get with it, daddy-o, and get hip to the sounds of Doo-Wop!! It was a style of music that grew from the street corners and subways of America s biggest cities. Across the country, from Los Angeles to Chicago and New York City, groups of young men would gather to create music in new and exciting ways.

It was the sound that would grow into rock n roll, and make an indelible mark on the sound of the 1950s. Now, this fantastic 3CD set brings together the pioneers of the genre in one showstopping collection. Featuring the greatest performers of the Doo-Wop era, YOUNG, GIFTED & BLACK is not only a revealing look at the history of rock n roll, but a fabulous compilation of music that epitomises the 1950s like nothing else.

So get with it, daddy-o, and get hip to the sounds of Doo-Wop!!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Dowden HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 July 2014
What we call Pop Music came along, and one type of music found itself a niche in this category. Ultimately a spin-off from Rhythm and Blues, Doo-Wop had been around for a while but it gradually garnered more fans and started giving us lots of hits. We have the big names from the ‘Golden Era’ here such as The Penguins, The Orioles, The Cadillacs, The El Dorados, The Platters, The Drifters, and so on. Doo-Wop ultimately branched out again and gave us good old Rock’n’Roll as well as keeping its own style as just Doo-wop. Coming from R & B this of course shows in the different types of music that comes through on some of these tracks, including jazz and blues.

You will probably have heard lots of these tracks before, but more than likely cover versions, and so you will recognise the song, but not necessarily the way it is played here. We have here for instance ‘Crying in the Chapel’ with a cover version by The Orioles, but most people will be more familiar with the Elvis Presley cover version (Darrell Glenn’s original version seems not to be that well known these days). Doo-Wop does pop up now and again as a revival of this music does happen, but arguably it will probably never be as popular as it once was. Still used for adverts the tracks herein are well worth listening to, and make great easy listening for all ages. As summer is upon us this is ideal as background music for parties and barbecues, as well as for downloading onto your MP3 player.

This triple CD box set gives just over three and a quarter hours playing, with seventy five great tracks, all of them still sounding great.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. E. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 July 2013
You could argue that some of the tracks on this 3-CD collection by acts such as the Drifters and the Coasters are R&B rather than doo-wop but it would be churlish to criticise what is still a wonderful collection of mainly 50s proto-rock and roll records. Many of the doo-wop classics are included such as 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love?' by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, 'Sh-Boom' by The Chords, 'Get A Job' by The Silhouettes and 'Earth Angel' by The Penguins, while 'The Great Pretender' by the very successful Platters harks back to the roots of doo-wop in an earlier kind of close-harmony singing. Again if you were being picky it would have been nice to have some examples of gospel included, say by the Soul Stirrers, but this is none-the-less a fantastic collection of truly classic tracks at a ridiculously low price!
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By Wallace briggs on 14 July 2014
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Good value. Good music.
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By Julia Strong on 14 Nov. 2013
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Anyone who likes Doo-Wop will love this. The quality of the music matches the quality of the cover. Great value.
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Good collection to start your soul journey,once you set off there is no going back to Tin Pan Alley & the BBC who think they know what you should be listening to.Every one is a gem even with the re-mastering.
Do not forget that you don't hear this music you feel it.
People not born yet will latch onto Do-Wop if they are blessed by the Creative Principle.
Enjoy this taste of Do-Wop & carry on your journey.
Keep the Faith.
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