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Tracklist

CD 1: The Birth of Doo Wop (1948-1955)
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 It's Too Soon to Know
The Orioles 3:01
2 Count Every Star
The Ravens 2:55
3 The Glory of Love
The Five Keys 3:10
4 Gee
The Crows 2:14
5 Crying in the Chapel
The Orioles 3:05
6 Money Honey
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters 2:58
7 Golden Teardrops
The Flamingos 3:18
8 A Sunday Kind of Love
The Harptones 3:01
9 I
The Velvets 3:24
10 Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite
The Spaniels 2:42
11 Sh-Boom
The Chords 2:27
12 Gloria
The Cadillacs 2:57
13 Hearts of Stone
The Jewels 2:39
14 Earth Angel
The Penguins 2:56
15 Sincerely
The Moonglows 3:13
16 Mary Lee
The Rainbows 2:32
17 Close Your Eyes
The Five Keys 2:19
18 Come Back My Love
The Wrens 2:24
19 Story Untold
The Nutmegs 2:22
20 Only You
The Platters 2:41
21 Why Don't You Write Me?
The Jacks 2:51
22 When You Dance
The Turbans 3:00
23 At My Front Door
The El Dorados 2:39
24 The Great Pretender
The Platters 2:42
25 Lily Maebelle
The Valentines 2:18
CD 2: The Rock 'n' Roll Explosion (1955-1957)
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Speedo
The Cadillacs 2:20
2 Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers 5 2:19
3 I'll Be Home
The Flamingos 2:55
4 Devil or Angel
The Clovers 2:24
5 Church Bells May Ring
The Willows 2:25
6 Little Girl of Mine
The Cleftones 3:12
7 I Want You to Be My Girl
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers 2:56
8 In the Still of the Night
The Five Satins 5 3:04
9 The Closer You Are
The Channels 3:05
10 Oh What a Night
The Dells 2:54
11 A Thousand Miles Away
The Heartbeats 2:26
12 Please Say You Want Me
The Schoolboys 2:40
13 Come Go With Me
The Del‐Vikings 2:41
14 I'm So Happy (Tra-La-La-La-La-La)
Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords 2:45
15 Walking Along
The Solitaires 2:35
16 Little Darlin'
The Gladiolas 2:23
17 Don't Ask Me to Be Lonely
The Dubs 2:19
18 Florence
The Paragons 2:44
19 Deserie
The Charts 2:43
20 Whispering Bells
The Del‐Vikings 2:28
21 Tonite, Tonite
The Mello-Kings 2:32
22 Long Lonely Nights
Lee Andrews & The Hearts 2:54
23 Baby Oh Baby
The Shells 2:31
24 Tell Me Why
Norman Fox & The Rob-Roys 2:46
25 Buzz-Buzz-Buzz
The Hollywood Flames 2:20
26 Tear Drops
Lee Andrews & The Hearts 4 2:21
CD 3: Doo Wop's Golden Age (1957-1959)
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Been So Long
The Pastels 2:44
2 Get a Job
The Silhouettes 2:49
3 Book of Love
The Monotones 5 2:21
4 Maybe
The Chantels 2:52
5 I Wonder Why
Dion & The Belmonts 2:20
6 One Summer Night
The Danleers 2:14
7 For Your Precious Love
Jerry Butler & The Impressions 2:46
8 You Cheated
The Shields 2:29
9 I'm So Young
The Students 2:31
10 Everyday of the Week
The Students 2:32
11 Little Star
The Elegants 2:44
12 Tears on My Pillow
The Imperials 2:19
13 Trickle, Trickle
The Videos 2:05
14 Ten Commandments of Love
Harvey & The Moonglows 4:02
15 16 Candles
The Crests 2:55
16 So Fine
The Fiestas 2:24
17 Lovers Never Say Goodbye
The Flamingos 2:55
18 Since I Don't Have You
The Skyliners 2:44
19 Pizza Pie
Norman Fox & The Rob-Roys 2:19
20 Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)
The Impalas 2:37
21 A Teenager in Love
Dion & The Belmonts 5 2:37
22 Who's That Knocking
The Genies 2:18
23 I Only Have Eyes for You
The Flamingos 3:22
24 Hushabye
The Mystics 2:33
25 Rockin' in the Jungle
The Eternals 2:31
CD 4: The Doo Wop Revival (1959-1987)
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Mope-itty Mope
Boss-Tones 2:05
2 Oh Rose Marie
The Fascinators with Jesse Stone Orchestra 2:22
3 Just to Be With You
The Passions 2:25
4 Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop
Little Anthony & The Imperials 2:10
5 The Wind
The Jesters 3:25
6 Stay
Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs 5 1:38
7 There's a Moon Out Tonight
The Capris 2:15
8 Blue Moon
The Marcels 2:19
9 Tonight I Fell in Love
The Tokens 1:48
10 Daddy's Home
Shep & The Limelites 2:54
11 Barbara-Ann
The Regents 2:17
12 Rama Lama Ding Dong
The Edsels 2:28
13 Tonight (Could Be the Night) (feat. Virgil Johnson)
The Velvets 2:08
14 My True Story
The Jive Five 2:35
15 Nag
The Halos 2:53
16 Lookin' for My Baby
The Earls 2:00
17 Imagination
The Quotations 2:17
18 Coney Island Baby
The Excellents 2:13
19 Remember Then
The Earls 2:10
20 Never Let You Go
The Five Discs 2:19
21 Denise
Randy & The Rainbows 1:59
22 Unchained Melody
Vito & The Salutations 2:02
23 I Do
The Marvelows 2:30
24 Morse Code of Love
The Capris 2:39
25 My Juanita (live)
The Brooklyn Bridge 3:23

Credits

CD 1: The Birth of Doo Wop (1948-1955)

bass guitar:
Willie Dixon (1954-10) (track 15)
drums:
Wesley Landers (Jazz drummer) (1954-10) (track 15)
guitar:
Walter Scott (US blues guitarist) (1954-10) (track 15)
piano:
Johnny Young (jazz pianist) (1954-10) (track 15)
tenor saxophone:
Eddie Chamblee (1954-10) (track 15)
baritone vocals:
Harvey Fuqua (1954-10) (track 15)
bass vocals:
Prentiss Barnes (1954-10) (track 15)
composer:
Bobby Mansfield (track 18)
Buck Ram (track 24)
J. Stone (track 6)
Harvey Fuqua (– 1954-10) (track 15)
Alan Freed (– 1954-10) (track 15)
Artie Glenn (1953) (tracks 5, 5)
lead vocals:
Bobby Lester (1954-10) (track 15)
lyricist:
Bobby Mansfield (track 18)
Buck Ram (track 24)
J. Stone (track 6)
Harvey Fuqua (– 1954-10) (track 15)
Alan Freed (– 1954-10) (track 15)
Artie Glenn (1953) (tracks 5, 5)
tenor vocals:
Pete Graves (US doo-wop vocalist, member of The Moonglows) (1954-10) (track 15)
writer:
William Edwards (The Chords) (track 11)
Carl Feaster (track 11)
Claude Feaster (track 11)
James Keyes (track 11)
Floyd McRae (track 11)
Ande Rand (track 20)
Buck Ram (track 20)
publisher:
Panther Music Corp (track 24)
Peermusic (UK) Ltd. (track 24)
Regent Music Corp. (track 15)
Walden, Inc. (track 6)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 151) (track 14)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 215) (track 11)
cover recording of:
later translated versions:
Cesta rájem (tracks 5, 5)
Oh, nur Du (track 20)
Only You (Immer du) (track 20)
Samo tij (track 20)
Sólo tú (track 20)
recording of:
Come Back My Love (track 18)
Only You (And You Alone) (Platters song) (track 20)
Sh‐Boom (track 11)
Sincerely (track 15)
The Great Pretender (track 24)
Money Honey (1953-08-09) (track 6)
referred to in medleys:
Raggarkungen (track 20)

CD 2: The Rock 'n' Roll Explosion (1955-1957)

drumset [drums]:
Bobby Mapp (1956-02) (track 8)
double bass:
Doug Murray (double bassist) (1956-02) (track 8)
piano:
Curlee Glover (1956-02) (track 8)
additional writer:
George Goldner (track 2)
Jimmy Merchant (track 2)
Herman Santiago (singer for Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers) (track 2)
composer:
Fred Parris (track 8)
lyricist:
Fred Parris (track 8)
producer:
Marty Kugell (track 8)
solo saxophone:
Vinny Mazzetta (1956-02) (track 8)
spoken vocals [dialogue]:
Wolfman Jack (track 2)
vocals:
Al Denby (1956-02) (track 8)
Jim Freeman (1956-02) (track 8)
Ed Martin (1956-02) (track 8)
Nat Mosley (1956-02) (track 8)
Fred Parris (1956-02) (track 8)
writer:
Morris Levy (track 2)
Earl Lewis (track 9)
Frankie Lymon (track 2)
William Miller (songwriter) (track 11)
Bobby Robinson (track 9)
publisher:
Llee Corp. (track 8)
Patricia Music (track 2)
recorded at:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 90) (track 8)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 260) (track 10)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 441) (track 13)
is the basis for:
Daddy's Home (track 11)
later translated versions:
recording of:
In the Still of the Night (Five Satins doo-wop song) (track 8)
The Closer You Are (track 9)
referred to in medleys:

CD 3: Doo Wop's Golden Age (1957-1959)

composer:
Jimmy Beaumont (track 18)
Walter Lester (track 18)
Lennie Martin (track 18)
Joseph Rock (US songwriter/band manager) (track 18)
Mort Shuman (track 21)
John Taylor (Pittsburgh doo-wop vocalist for The Skyliners) (track 18)
Joseph Verscharen (track 18)
Janet Vogel (track 18)
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist) (track 23)
lyricist:
Al Dubin (track 23)
Doc Pomus (track 21)
performer:
Dion & The Belmonts (track 21)
writer:
Earl T. Beal (track 2)
Arthur Brooks (track 7)
Richard Brooks (track 7)
Jerry Butler (soul singer) (track 7)
Warren Davis (track 3)
Luther Dixon (track 15)
Raymond W. Edwards (member of 1950s doowop group the Silhouettes) (track 2)
Harry Giosasi (track 20)
William F. Horton (track 2)
Allyson R. Khent (track 15)
Richard A. Lewis (member of 1950s doowop group the Silhouettes) (track 2)
George Malone (track 3)
Charles Patrick (track 3)
Arthur Zwirn (track 20)
Doc Pomus (1959) (track 24)
Mort Shuman (1959) (track 24)
publisher:
B. Feldman & Co. (track 23)
B. Feldman Ltd. (track 23)
Sunflower Music Inc (publisher) (track 7)
Gladstone Music (1958 – ????) (track 7)
sampled by:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 157) (track 23)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 195) (track 4)
is based on:
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Trouve un job (track 2)
later versions:
Histoire d'amour (track 3)
recording of:
16 Candles (track 15)
A Teenager in Love (track 21)
Book of Love (track 3)
Get a Job (track 2)
Hushabye (track 24)
referred to in medleys:
Oldies Medley (Carpenters in Japan) (track 3)

CD 4: The Doo Wop Revival (1959-1987)

drumset [drums]:
Willie Morrow (track 6)
double bass:
Albert Hill (double bassist) (track 6)
baritone vocals:
Charles Thomas (The Zodiacs) (track 6)
composer:
Fred Fassert (track 11)
Nick Santo (track 24)
Robert Smith (unknown, maybe dupe) (track 4)
Maurice Williams (US singer/songwriter, played with The Zodiacs) (track 6)
Richard Rodgers (1934) (track 8)
lead vocals:
Maurice Williams (US singer/songwriter, played with The Zodiacs) (track 6)
lyricist:
Fred Fassert (track 11)
Nick Santo (track 24)
Robert Smith (unknown, maybe dupe) (track 4)
Maurice Williams (US singer/songwriter, played with The Zodiacs) (track 6)
Lorenz Hart (1934) (track 8)
performer:
Virgil Johnson (track 13)
tenor vocals:
Wiley Bennett (track 6)
tenor vocals [falsetto tenor]:
Henry Gaston (track 6)
writer:
Charles Baskerville (track 10)
Clarence Bassett (track 10)
Phil Belmonte (track 14)
Eugene Pitt (track 14)
Oscar Waltzer (track 14)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1961) (track 8)
publisher:
Cousins Music (track 11)
EMI Longitude Music (track 11)
EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP) (track 8)
Cherio Corp (1960) (track 6)
part of:
cover recording of:
Blue Moon (track 8)
Stay (track 6)
is based on:
later parody versions:
Baa! We're Lambs! (track 11)
later translated versions:
Blå lys (track 8)
Ma-ry-lène (Barbara Ann) (track 11)
Roadie-Lied (track 6)
later versions:
recording of:
Barbara-Ann (track 11)
Daddy's Home (track 10)
Morse Code of Love (track 24)
My True Story (track 14)