Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 6 (1954)

Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 6 (1954)


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The sixth volume of Bear Family's doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies chronicles the year 1954 -- a year when the style was starting to hit its stride just as R&B began to bubble up elsewhere. Certainly, some crossovers can be heard, particularly in the lewd "Work with Me Annie" from the Royals, the Clovers' loose "Lovey Dovey," the frenetic rhythms of the Chords' "Sh-Boom" and, especially, the Robins' rollicking "Riot in Cell Block #9," but even the dreaminess of the Penguins' "Earth Angel," the Moonglows' "Sincerely," and the Spaniels' "Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite" have an earthiness the post-Platters doo wop lacked. In other words, the times were changing, and it's possible to hear that on this sixth volume, where the sweetness still outweighs the swinging, and where there are still plenty of neglected gems to be discovered among the standards.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/2012
Label: Bear Family Germany
UPC: 4000127172846
catalogNumber: 2717284

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Technical Credits

Jesse Belvin   Composer
Alan Freed   Composer
Vernon Green   Composer
Clyde McPhatter   Composer
Nolan Strong   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Counts   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Rainbows   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Calvin Carter   Composer
Bob Edwards   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer
Fred Parris   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Rudy Toombs   Composer
Billy Vera   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Jerry Wexler   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Discographical Information
Charlie Horner   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Lowman Pauling   Composer
Carl Feaster   Composer
Claude Feaster   Composer
Gaynel Hodge   Composer
James Keyes   Composer
Maurice King   Direction
Floyd McRae   Composer
Esther Navarro   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Sammy Gallop   Composer
Winston Willis   Composer
Memphis Curtis   Composer
Shirley Gunter   Composer
Bobby Baylor   Composer
Herman Curtis   Composer
Quentin Eubanks   Composer
Victor Pearlin   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Rose Marie McCoy   Composer
Willie Hunter   Composer
Curtis Williams   Composer
Ruben Wright   Composer
Stefan Wriedt   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Mabel Godwin   Composer
Eddie Ray   Composer
Pookie Hudson   Composer
William Edwards   Composer
Juan Gutierrez   Composer
Raoul J. Cita   Composer
Gene Pearson   Composer
Rudolph Jackson   Composer
Charles Singleton   Composer
Allen Matthews   Composer
Pamela Horner   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Henry Ballard   Composer
Blondine Taylor   Composer

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