Twenty-five of the greatest hits from the best artists of the Doo Wop era are featured on this album, many available here for the first time on compact disc. All recordings have been digitally remastered from the original tapes.
Mixing rare tracks with a few bona fide hits tossed in for good measure, Collectables' Doo Wop 45s on CD, Vol. 17 series is aimed mainly at genre collectors and die-hard vocal group fans, who no doubt will find these generous single-disc sets a real Godsend. Highlights on this 17th volume include the Cleftones' "Why Do You Do Me Like You Do," the Regents' "Runaround" (which provides a clear template for the Beach Boys' sound), and the Devotions' sly "Rip Van Winkle." ~ Steve Leggett