Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 8 (1956)

Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 8 (1956)


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Often, 1956 is seen as rock & roll's ground zero -- it is the year Elvis Presley turned into a superstar, after all -- and it is also a cracking year for doo wop, as evidenced by the eighth volume of Bear Family's doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies. Many of the genre's all-time classics came out this year: the Five Satins' gossamer "In the Still of the Nite," the Cadets' loopy "Stranded in the Jungle," the Drifters' hard-grooving "Ruby Baby," Frankie Lymon's joyous "I Want You to Be My Girl," the Coasters' riotous "Down in Mexico," the Clovers' sweet "Devil or Angel," the sheer lunacy of the Chips' "Rubber Biscuit." Elsewhere, the style can be heard maturing and moving on out, particularly on James Brown's doo wop-informed "Please Please Please" and Andre Williams' greasy "Bacon Fat," and there are still quite a few pretty, dreamy ballads so commonly associated with the genre, but this volume alone provides a useful debunking to the myth that all doo wop sounds the same.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/2012
Label: Bear Family Germany
UPC: 4000127172860
catalogNumber: 2717286
Rank: 92171

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clarence Palmer   Vocals

Technical Credits

James Brown   Composer
Andre Williams   Composer
Earl Lewis   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Jimmy Kennedy   Composer
Jimmy Castor   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Lil Armstrong   Composer
Richard Barrett   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Johnny Funches   Composer
Marvin Junior   Composer
Fred Parris   Composer
Morgan Robinson   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Billy Vera   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
George Goldner   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Discographical Information
Charlie Horner   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Johnny Terry   Composer
Ewart Abner   Composer
Paul Fulton   Composer
Ralph Martin   Composer
Esther Navarro   Composer
Clarence E. Quick   Composer
Sam Strain   Composer
Charles Sutton   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Jimmy "Handy Man" Jones   Composer
Shedrick Lincoln   Composer
James Sheppard   Composer
Ernestine Smith   Composer
Carmen Taylor   Composer
Georges Boulanger   Composer
Willis Carroll   Composer
Blanche Carter   Composer
Roquel Davis   Composer
Nathaniel Epps   Composer
Ferdinand Washington   Composer
Anthony Middleton   Composer
William Dailey   Composer
Ernest Harriston   Composer
Victor Pearlin   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Max Wood   Composer
Stefan Wriedt   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Howard Guyton   Composer
Herbert Cox   Composer
Harry Pratt   Composer
Morton Craft   Composer
Devora Brown   Composer
James Bracken   Composer
Nathaniel Montague   Composer
Pamela Horner   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Jack McDermott   Composer
Edward Wells   Composer

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