Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars2
4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Format: Audio CD|Change
Price:£8.52+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

TOP 500 REVIEWERon 17 January 2014
Vocal group harmony, r&b groupery, usual lumped together as doo-wop, something we Brits were not at all familiar with across the span of this excellent set, 1955 to 1962. However, many of us got a taste for it, and in the r&r world, it soon became a familiar, well appreciated genre.

The sub-title is a reasonable sum-up: "Dreamy doo wop, romantic r&b, passionate pop", in set that's almost equally split twixt low key ballads and the more uptempo stuff, with one or two almost rockers. Happily, although compiler Stuart Colman has gone with many acts that are so familiar, he's gone for the far from obvious recordings. Check the track listing, see what I mean? Myself, I was pleased to find 10 groups (maybe nine) that were new to me. A few oddball cuts stand out, I mean, Neil Sedaka, Curtis Lee (flip of "Pretty Little Angel Eyes", itself an uptempo doo-wopper), Big Maybelle and The Robins, both solid r&b and "Spiral" by The Elegants, a tasty mid-pace shuffler. But all none the worse for what they are.

The cherry on the bun is Stuart's liner notes, accompanying each track, all the vital info you need, such as original label and number, rounded out with 38 colour label shots - pity they couldn't find the 50, but that's me being greedy.

I'm much amused by Fantastic Voyage's idea that this would be an ideal Valentine Day gift; I've yet to meet the man who could woo his lady love with a bunch of doo-wop tracks, fine tho they are...
0Comment|4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 21 March 2014
CD1 excellent; CD 2 disappointing in part. But taken as a whole an excellent collection of some seldom heard and lesser known tracks and some totally new. A good addition.
0Comment|2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)