Artists include The Five Crowns, The Fidelitys, The Turbans.
The 14th installment in Collectables' exhaustive, multi-volume series of doo wop releases, each disc of which collects 25 rare or regional 45s remastered from original sources. Highlights this time out include the vocal gymnastics of the Five Crowns on "Keep It a Secret," the Charts' spunky "I Told You So," the Harptones' impressive "I Almost Lost My Mind," and the Timetones' "House Where Lovers Dream," which features some interestingly skewed piano. Fans and collectors of the genre will be delighted with the volumes in this series, while casual listeners may well find the whole thing a serious case of overkill. ~ Steve Leggett