25 All-Time Doo Wop Hits
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25 All-Time Doo Wop Hits
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  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Varese Sarabande


  • 1.Get a Job - Silhouettes
  • 2.Church Bells May Ring - The Willows
  • 3.In the Still of the Night, (I'll Remember) - The Five Satins
  • 4.Casual Look, A - The Six-Teens
  • 5.Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) - The Penguins
  • 6.Lover's Island - Blue Jays
  • 7.Tonight I Fell in Love - The Tokens
  • 8.Deserie - The Charts
  • 9.There's a Moon Out Tonight - The Capris
  • 10.Over the Mountain, Across the Sea - Johnnie & Joe
  • 11.Till Then - The Classics
  • 12.What's Your Name - Don & Juan
  • 13.To Be Loved (Forever) - The Pentagons
  • 14.16 Candles - The Crests
  • 15.Babalu's Wedding Day - The Eternals
  • 16.Diamonds and Pearls - The Paradons
  • 17.Who's That Knocking - The Genies
  • 18.What Time Is It? - The Jive Five
  • 19.We Belong Together - Robert & Johnny
  • 20.Nite Owl - Tony Allen & The Champs
  • 21.Sunday Kind of Love, A - The Harptones
  • 22.Closer You Are, The - The Channels
  • 23.Walking Along - The Solitaires
  • 24.Remember Then - The Earls
  • 25.Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners

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Liner Note Author: Billy Vera.
Photographer: Billy Vera.
These are not the best 25 all-time doo wop hits -- whether because of licensing restrictions or not, there's no "The Great Pretender," "Tears on My Pillow," "Maybe," "Searchin'," "Gee," "Stay," "A Teenager in Love," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Why Do Fools Fall in Love," "Book of Love," "Silhouettes," or numerous other smashes that might be reasonably championed as among the cream of the cream. As doo wop comps go, though, it's pretty good, and a good disc if you want a few anthologies in the genre without fussily building a systematic collection. To start with, it does have several core doo wop classics: the Silhouettes' "Get a Job," the Five Satins' "(I'll Remember) In the Still of the Nite," the Penguins' "Earth Angel," the Capris' "There's a Moon out Tonight," Don & Juan's "What's Your Name," the Crests' "16 Candles," the Earls' "Remember Then," Johnnie & Joe's "Over the Mountain; Across the Sea," and the Skyliners' "Since I Don't Have You." There are also a number of low-charting singles that nonetheless got a lot of regional airplay and may be well-remembered even by non-doo wop specialists, like the Willows' "Church Bells May Ring," the Genies' "Who's That Knocking," the Jive Five's "What Time Is It?," and Robert & Johnny's "We Belong Together." And, surprisingly, five of these didn't make the national charts at all, though the Eternals' witty "Babalu's Wedding Day," Tony Allen & the Champs' sillier "Nite Owl," and the Harptones' "A Sunday Kind of Love" were heard by many in their day and remain on the play lists of doo wop-oriented radio shows. It's a good mix of the classic and the less familiar, though the classics are still better than the less familiar. This CD marks, incidentally, the first time the Casuals' "A Casual Look," a big hit in 1956, has been on CD in the U.S. ~ Richie Unterberger

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