Frankie & The Fashions Not The Usual Doo Wop

Not The Usual Doo Wop
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CD Details

  • Released: March 23, 2004
  • Label: Crystal Ball

Tracks:

  • 1.I'm So In Love
  • 2.The Mystery Of You
  • 3.Fatal Charms Of Love
  • 4.I'm Starting To Cry
  • 5.Cinderella Baby
  • 6.My Girls
  • 7.She Gives Me Fever
  • 8.(To All These) Memories Of You
  • 9.You Say
  • 10.Who Needs Love
  • 11.Face Of An Angel
  • 12.(When It) Used To Be You
  • 13.Thank You Mr. Moon
  • 14.Christine
  • 15.Lonely Tears
  • 16.Chapel Bells
  • 17.Mr. Night
  • 18.It's You
  • 19.Mother Nature
  • 20.That's What You Are To Me
  • 21.Soft And Sweet
  • 22.Marianne
  • 23.Been So Long

Product Description:

Personnel: Frank LaFaro (vocals, guitar); Brett Talley (vocals, drums); Susan Steen (French horn); Greg Bartle (drums).
Liner Note Author: Ed Engel.
Recording information: Hand In Hand Studio.
Arranger: Frank LaFaro.
Frankie & the Fashions are a Philadelphia-based doo wop group led by Frank Lafaro, who bills himself as "the Frank Sinatra of Doo Wop." The group sticks pretty close to the classic doo wop template, and at their best they manage to re-create the golden era of the genre, with original songs like "Cinderella Baby" sounding like something you might have heard years ago, while their covers (like the version of Stephen Stills' "Marianne" found here) can be inspired re-arrangements. The down side is that the weaker songs seem to be rote exercises in a form that suffers from clich‚ and a serious case of arrested development. Committed doo wop buffs will find a lot to like here, but more casual listeners may want to start with the group's 1997 outing called Philadelphia, which seems to have more freshness and vitality. ~ Steve Leggett

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 21,881
  • UPC: 764942026220
  • Shipping Weight: 0.30/lbs (approx)
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