Collectables Records

Vanilla Doo Wop, Volume 1

by Various Artists
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  • Digitally Mastered By: Little Walter DeVenne
  • Liner Notes: Ed Engel
  • Title Concept: Jeff Jolles
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Collectables Records

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Liner Note Author: Ed Engel.
Compiling a musical anthology by race doesn't seem a smart move, since it forces assumptions on listeners and challenges them to seek out the differences that separate the music of one race from that of another, whether those differences exist or not. Yes, the Collectables compilation Vanilla Doo Wop is a very unified set, thematically and musically, since it spotlights a very specific brand of white doo wop that flourished during the late '50s and early '60s. These groups were influenced by the dreamy balladry of the Penguins and Flamingos instead of the rollicking good times of the Coasters and Dominoes, and they usually recorded similar material, shimmering songs that treated love as a faraway destination they hoped one day to visit. Such is the vision of teen fascination and ennui on the Safaris' "Image of a Girl," the Classics' "Till Then," and the Capris' "There's a Moon Out Tonight," three of the better lesser-known doo wop ballads of the era. None of them are rare; they've made the rounds of doo wop compilations for decades, so if you need them, grab them, here or elsewhere. Ironically, the highlight comes from a non-doo wop group -- the delightfully ramshackle "I've Had It" by the Bell Notes. ~ John Bush

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Rating 5.0 Vanilla Doo Wop Music Lover: from Bellmarw, N.J. -- March, 12, 2009

I also had been looking quite a while for the last song at St. Tims Record Hop. Finally found it in this CD. Great songs, play it all the time.


Rating 5.0 Vanilla DooWop Music Lover: from Collingswood, NJ US -- March, 2, 2007

I originally started to look for the last song they Played at the end of the St Tims record hop. Finally found it on the Vanilla DooWop CD. What a Great CD. Brought back many memories of that time in my life. It was packed so packed with the songs that I liked, I am now looking to buy the other DooWop CD's in this collection starting with Philadelphia DooWop. Sorry I waited so long to order it.


Rating 5.0 Vanilla Doo Woop Music Lover: from Sebring, OH US -- May, 18, 2006

This is one of the best oldies albums that I have. It's jam packed full of some hard to find oldies. A good buy.


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  • Sales Rank: 7,009
  • UPC: 090431757321
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