- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Featuring 16 great revival tracks from some of the great artists of the 1950s, all recently re-recorded employing state-of-the-art technology. These great vocalists sound as wonderful today as they did way back when.
These are re-recordings of the original hits.
Personnel: Dave Antrell (vocals, piano, vibraphone); Tony Gaines, Jay McKnight, Don Julian, Earl Lewis, Jack Brown, Ruben Ochoa, Charles Hudson, Nick Saunders, Sam Delgado, Al Sanchez, Dale Martin, Johnny Staton, Freddy Willis, Joe Odom, George Grant , Nick Delgado, Herman Pruitt, Charlie Hampton, Charles Williams , Richard Botts, Josh Ausby, Danny Foy, Jimmy Corbitt, Richard Blandon, Salahudden Aziz, Ted Walters, Herbie Cox, Walter Canady, Jewel Akens, Leon Peels, Margo Sylvia, Ray Williams, Rudy West, Arthur Lee Maye, Bob Adams , Val Poliuto, Vernon Green, Bobby Mansfield, Charles Middleton (vocals); Ricky Katz, Brad Pierce, Cal Green (guitar); Louis Taylor, Jr. (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Clifford Solomon, Don Myrick, Tom Peterson (tenor saxophone); Earl Palmer , Bob Werne (drums).
Recording information: A&R Studio, Los Angeles, CA; A&R Studios Hollywood, CA; Calliope Studios, New York, NY; Castle Oaks Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Castle Oaks, Los Angeles, CA; Clear Lake Audio, Los Angeles, CA; Clearlake Audio, North Hollywood, CA; Fidelity Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Fidelity Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Giant Recording Studio, New York, NY; Giant Recording, NY; Muse Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Pacific Recording, Los Angeles, CA; Pantheon Recording, Phoenix, AZ; Prefered Sound, Los Angeles, CA; Preferred Sound, Los Angeles, CA; Present Time Recorders, Los Angeles, CA; Savage Studios, San Francisco, CA; Screenmusic Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Weddington Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
There isn't a lot of "hit" material on this Collectables compilation, but nonetheless a worthwhile addition to any doo wop collection. Included in the 16 tracks are "My Angel Lover" by Cleftones, "One Little Teardrop" by Castelles, "You Promised Me Love" by The Channels, and "Heaven's for Real" by The Storytellers. Trying to track down original pressings of these records is virtually impossible and expensive beyond reason, making this collection definitely recommended. ~ Al Campbell