Unknown Contributor Roles: Jackie & the Starlites; The Du Droppers; The Du Mauriers; The Empires; Federals; The Scarlets ; The Sequins; Skylarks; The Topps; The Channels; The Charts.
Harlem Holiday: New York Rhythm & Blues is a seven-volume series from Collectables that documents New York's thriving doo wop and R&B scene of the late '50s and early '60s. This is a fine series of CDs for those who want to dig deeper -- perhaps after devouring Rhino's Doo Wop Box sets -- but it's definitely too specialist for beginners, since it focuses on groups that were primarily local or regional sensations. On the third volume, the featured groups include the Du Droppers ("Come on and Love Me Baby"), the Channels ("Flames in My Heart," "I Really Love You"), Pearl & the Deltars ("Teenage Dream"), the Skylarks ("Everybody's Got Somebody"), and the Sequins ("Don't Fall in Love"). ~ Andy Kellman