Doo Wop Acappella Starlight Sessions, Volume 21
by Various Artists

Doo Wop Acappella Starlight Sessions, Volume 21
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  • Released: October 27, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Collectables Records

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Collectables is pleased to present the best in contemporary Acappella and Doo Wop originally released on the Starlight label. These out-of-print classic renditions feature the most popular vocal groups currently performing. Featuring the Doo Wop classics "This Could Be The Night" by Charles Moffitt's Velours and "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" by The Revelations.


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Who would have thought that this Starlight Records a cappella doo wop catalog would end up numbering over 20 volumes? This labor of love reissue from Collectables is the proof, however, and what's truly amazing is that volume 21 is every bit as fine as volume one. Like its predecessors, this set contains 20 tracks of a cappella doo wop by the likes of A Moment's Pleasure, Charles Moffitt's Velours, Dino & the Heartspinners, the Revelations, the Ovations, the Four Sevilles, and others. Standout cuts here include "This Must Be the Night," by Moffitt's group, as well as D‚j… Vu's reading of Harold Arlen's "Over the Rainbow," and the Ovations' "Laura My Darling." If you've been collecting these, there is no reason to stop now. ~ Thom Jurek
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The price is right Music Lover: from FORDS, NJ US -- November, 19, 2013

This is a somewhat unique acappella album. Not many acappella groups sing in the style of the late 1940's/early 1950's groups like the Ravens or Sonny Till and the Orioles. The Four Sevilles are one group who does, and they do it well. This album has seven cuts by the Four Sevilles in that early vocal group style, the classics Old Man River (Ravens), White Christmas (Ravens/Drifters), What Are You Doing New Year's Eve (Sonny Til and the Orioles), and the lesser known Little Maiden (Chords),You're Mine (Crickets,not the Buddy Holly group), If I Could Be With You Tonight (Nolan Strong and the Diablos) and Oh Baby Don't (one of the few uptempo recordings by the Heartbeats). They do all of them justice. The album also has two beautiful cuts by Charles Moffit's Velours. Strictly speaking, Mio Amore isn't acappella, it has piano triplets in the background, but they don't hurt anything. This Could Be the Night is not the similarly named song by the Velvets. I believe Charles Moffit had passed away before these sides were recorded, and the bass is done by Bill Witt. He does a nice job re-creating Charles Moffit's style of odd numbered note groupings and suspended time. Like most Starlight Session acappella recordings, all the groups on this album have a good, professional sound. Worth special note is the original treatment of Frankie and Johmmy/I Like It Like That by New Image and Deja Vu's rich harmony and nice change to a second lead after the bridge of Over The Rainbow. With 21 cuts, you can't go wrong here. There's a lot of music, and at $2.98 on 11/19/13 from the price is more than right.

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  • Sales Rank: 3,146
  • UPC: 090431679029
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