Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 4 (1952)

Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. 4 (1952)

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As Bill Dahl points out in his terrific liner notes for the fourth volume of Bear Family's ongoing doo wop history Street Corner Symphonies, 1952 finds the rise of independent labels specializing in vocal harmony and R&B. They filled the gap left by the slowly retreating major labels and, as they did, they capitalized on the growing shift toward gospel and blues-inflected harmony groups. Again the Dominoes, fronted by Clyde McPhatter, lead the charge but right alongside them were the "5" Royales, whose robust harmonies were rowdier and churchier than those of the Dominoes, and showcased to great effect on "Baby Don't Do It." While there are, as always, quite a lot of sweet, slow harmonies, overall the rhythms are changing and getting livelier, a shift heard quite clearly in the Clovers, the Diamonds, and the Heartbreakers. Things are starting to rock, doo wop is coming into view, and the results are pretty exciting.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/21/2012
Label: Bear Family Germany
UPC: 4000127172822
catalogNumber: 2717282
Rank: 73972

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Technical Credits

Johnny Otis   Composer
Billy Hill   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Joe Thomas   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Jimmy Ricks   Composer
William Robertson   Composer
Ralph Bass   Composer
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Howard Biggs   Composer
Mario Delagarde   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Rudy Toombs   Composer
Billy Vera   Illustrations
Billy Ward   Composer
Deek Watson   Composer
Hudson Whittaker   Composer
Bill Sanford   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Charlie Horner   Illustrations
Lowman Pauling   Composer
James Johnson   Composer
Bobby Robinson   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Ted Koehler   Composer
Fred Fisher   Composer
Jack Little   Composer
Rose Marks   Composer
Sylva Rosales   Composer
Ira Schuster   Composer
Chris Towns   Composer
Saul Bernie   Composer
Rick Darnell   Composer
Stella Unger   Composer
Bill Conrad   Composer
Leon Harrison   Composer
Clyde Wright   Composer
Lover Patterson   Composer
Victor Pearlin   Illustrations
William Raskin   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Stefan Wriedt   Illustrations
Joseph Duncan   Composer
George Weiss   Composer
Dave Oppenheim   Composer
Marco Rosales   Composer
Pamela Horner   Illustrations
Andrew McCarter   Composer
Clyde Tillis   Composer
Caleb Ginyard   Composer
Homer Murray   Composer
William Levinson   Composer
Samuel Matz   Composer

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