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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. We Three-My Echo, My Shadow And Me - The Sharps
  2. A Hum Diddley Do - The Capris
  3. So Strange - The Hummers
  4. Don't Fall in Love - The Solitaires
  5. Since My Baby's Been Gone - Ruth McFadden
  6. Gloria - The Intruders
  7. Helpless - The Solitaires
  8. The Last Round Up - The Cleftones
  9. Tears in My Eyes - The Capris
  10. Possibility - The Crowns
  11. No More Sorrows - The Solitaires
  12. This Is the Night - The Vocaleers
  13. All Alone - The Serenaders
  14. Just To Be - The Intruders
  15. This Is Romance - The Capris
  16. Teenage Girl - The Sharps
  17. Embracable You - The Solitaires
  18. Country Boy - The Symbols
  19. Come Back And Give Me Your Hand - The Royaltones
  20. The Stars In The Sky - The Capris
  21. Dreaming Is No Good - The Harptones
  22. My Heart's Desire - The Earls
  23. Wonder Why - The Solitaires
  24. The Way I Love - The Capris
  25. What Is The Secret Of Your Success? - The Keytones
  26. Lonesome Lover - The Solitaires
  27. My Lovely One - The Five Crowns
  28. My Story - The Five Crowns

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(1999/ACE) 28 tracks - back in stock / wieder lieferbar !

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We Three - My Echo, My Shadow And Me - SHARPS
A Hum Diddley Do - CAPRIS
So Strange - HUMMERS
Don't Fall In Love - SOLITAIRES
Since My Baby's Been Gone - McFADDEN, Ruth & SUPREMES
The Last Round Up - CLEFTONES
Tears In My Eyes - CAPRIS
Possibility - CROWNS
No More Sorrows - SOLITAIRES
This Is The Night - VOCALEERS
All Alone - ADAMS, Bobby & SERENADERS
This Is Romance - CAPRIS
Teenage Girl - SHARPS
Embraceable You - SOLITAIRES
Country Boy - SYMBOLS
Come Back And Give Me Your Hand - ROYALTONES
The Stars In The Sky - CAPRIS
Dreaming Is No Good - FARMER, Peggy & HARPTONES
My Heart's Desire - EARLS
The Way I Love - CAPRIS
What Is The Secret Of Your Success - KEYTONES
Lonesome Lover - SOLITAIRES
My Lovely One - FIVE CROWNS

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5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of obscure Doo Wop! 26 Aug. 2005
By Hardyboys.us - Published on Amazon.com
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Old Town Doo Wop, Vol. 5 offers up some very obscure Doo Wop tunes along with some that have never been released before.

Most of these recordings are from the archives of Hy Weiss' legendary Old Town label.

The recordings are the originals and the sound quality is just fine for the most part although a couple of tracks are a bit scratchy as they had to be recorded off acetates because the original masters are missing.

The accompanying booklet has short but satisfactory liner notes about the songs and groups.

All in all a great addition to the collection of any Doo Wop fan.
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4.0 out of 5 stars *Once Again, Just When You Thought It Was Safe To..., Not Bop-Doo-Wop 26 Aug. 2010
By Alfred Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Confused by the headline? Don't be, all it does is refer to a previous series of <em>Oldies But Goodies</em> (1950s-1960s oldies but goodies, just so you know) CD reviews in this space. That gargantuan task required shifting through ten, no, fifteen volumes of material that by the end left me limping, and crying uncle. See, as I explained in the last few reviews of the series, just when I thought I was done at Volume Ten I found that it was a fifteen, fifteen count `em, volume series. In any case I whipped off those last five reviews in one shot to be done with it.

The reason for such haste at that point seemed self-explanatory. After all how much can we rekindle, endlessly rekindle, memories, teen memories, teen high school memories mainly, from a relatively short, if important, part of our lives, even for those who lived and died by the songs (or some of the songs) in the reviewed compilations. How many times can one read about guys with two left feet, the social conventions of dancing close, wallflowers, the avoidance of wallflower-dom, meaningful sighs, meaningless sighs, the longings for certain obviously unattainable shes (or hes), the trials and tribulations associated with high school gymnasium crepe paper-adorned dances, moonlight-driven dream thoughts of after dance doings, and hanging around to the bitter end for that last dance of the night to prove... what. And there and then I threw in the towel, I thought.

Well now I have recovered enough to take a little different look at the music of this period- the doo wop sound that hovered in the background radio of every kid (every kid who had a radio, a transistor radio, to keep parental prying ears at arms length and who was moonstruck enough to have been searching, high and low, for a sound that was not just the same old, same old that his or her parents listened to. Early rock and rock, especially that early Sun Record stuff, and plenty of rhythm and blues met that need but so did, for a time, old doo wop-the silky sounds of lead singer-driven, lyrics-driven, vocal-meshing harmony that was the stuff of teenage "petting" parties and staid old hokey school dances, mainly, in my case, elementary school dances.

As I mentioned in the oldies but goodies reviews not all of the material put forth was good, nor was all of it destined to, or meant to be, playable fifty or sixty years later on some "greatest hits" compilation but some of songs had enough chordal energy, lyrical sense, and sheer danceability, slow danceabilty, to make any Jack or Jill start snapping fingers then, or now. As I asked in that previous series and is appropriate to ask here as well what about the now seeming mandatory question of the best song in the compilation? The one that stands out as the inevitable end of the night high school dance (or maybe even middle school) song? The song that you, maybe, waited around all night for just to prove that you were not a wallflower, and more importantly, had the moxie to, mumbly-voiced, parched-throated, sweaty-handed, asked a girl to dance (women can relate their own experiences, probably similar).

Here The Capris'<em>Stars In The Sky</em>fills the bill. And, yes, I know, this is one of those slow ones that you had to dance close on. And just hope, hope to high heaven, that you didn't destroy your partner's shoes and feet. Well, as I have noted before, one learns a few social skills in this world if for no other reason that to "impress" that certain she (or he for shes, or nowadays, just mix and match your sexual preferences) mentioned above. I did, didn't you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Town Doo Wop, Vol.5 (import) 10 Dec. 2002
By Edwin M Richison - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Supurb remastering and excellent quality sound. The disc contains several great Hy Weiss recordings, many of which were never released. If you're looking for great cuts by the Solitaires-this is it, especially 'Lonesome Lover'. You can't go wrong by adding this one to your collection.
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 6 April 2016
By thomas baxter - Published on Amazon.com
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