- Number of Discs: 4
- Released: November 27, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Collectables is proud to present "The Encyclopedia Of Doo Wop", a 4 CD set featuring one hundred of the greatest Doo Wop songs of all time, as performed by the original artists. As a bonus, we've also included The Complete Book Of Doo Wop, the 496-page definitive guide to the genre by the publishers of Goldmine magazine. This glorious book celebrates and chronicles all areas of Doo Wop, including extensive lists of songs and artists, photos, sheet music covers, release dates, record labels, the top 1,000 Doo Wop songs of all time, quizzes and crossword puzzles.
Includes the 496-page book "The Complete Book Of Doo Wop."
No pop genre has defined what a summer night can be as much as doo wop, with its countless songs about the moon and the stars and the light they cast on the possibilities of romance, and no pop genre has ever had more earthly angels residing per square foot. This four-disc, 100-song collection of doo wop vocal groups has numerous examples of both, along with seemingly a song for every girl's name ever invented. It also includes the 496-page The Complete Book of Doo Wop, making this a sizable starter kit for anyone interested in the genre. ~ Steve Leggett