Anyone up on doo wop stuff?

djwaxondjwaxon 406 Posts
edited January 2011 in Strut Central
Just wondered if anyone could point out any nice doo wop or doo wop/soul crossover stuff?

Like the Bob Abrahamian mix type stuff or stuff like





not trying to get up on mega raers or anything, just some pointers on artists, compilations or mixtapes.

ta

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  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    The Superbs, on the Dore label, were pretty good as far as crossing over from doo-wop to soul. Their best-known song was 1964's "Baby, Baby All The Time." No albums, all singles, although there was a really good CD compilation some years back.

    I'd also go with the Jive Five, who were excellent across the board. Although their first hit was in 1961, they didn't rate a full LP until they signed with United Artists in 1965 and scored on the charts with "I'm A Happy Man" (from the album of the same name, which I recommend). They had a few additional singles on Musicor later.

    Others:
    - Casinos - "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"/"I Still Love You" (Fraternity, 1967)
    - Skyliners - "The Loser" (Jubilee, 1965)
    - Shades of Blue - "Oh How Happy" (Impact, 1966)
    - Shades of Blue - "Lonely Summer"/"With This Ring" (Impact, 1966)
    - Daylighters - "Cool Breeze" (Tip Top, 1962)
    - Platters on the Musicor label ("I Love You 1000 Times," "Think Before You Walk Away")
    - Artistics (in general)
    - Esquires (in general)
    - Ringleaders - "Baby What Has Happened To Our Love" (M-Pac, 1966)
    - Thee Midniters - "Are You Angry" (Chattahoochee, 1966)
    - Billy Vera & the Contrasts - "My Heart Cries" (Rust, 1962)
    - Magnificent Men (great band, but I'd recommend their self-titled first LP on Capitol for starters...w/"Peace Of Mind," "Do A Justice To Your Heart," "Maybe Maybe Baby")
    - Spellbinders - "We're Acting Like Lovers" (Columbia, 1966)
    - Spellbinders - "For You" (Columbia, 1965)
    - I.A.P. Co. - "Check Yourself" (Colossus, 1970)
    - Festivals - "I'll Always Love You" (Smash, 1966)
    - Drifters - "A Rose By Any Other Name Is Still A Rose" (Atlantic, 1971)
    - Dubs - "I'm Downtown" (Vicki, ca. 1970)
    - Dubs - "You're Welcome" (Candlelite, 1973, from an LP called Hits Of The Dubs)

  • OkemOkem 4,617 Posts


    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ARKEB6K9

    Tracklist.

    01 - The Flamingos/The Complexions - I Only Have Eyes For you
    02 - The Originals - Baby Im For Real
    03 - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Ooh Baby Baby
    04 - Desires - Let it please be you
    05 - Rosie & the Originals - Angel Baby
    06 - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters - Town I Live in
    07 - Santo & Johnny - Sleepwalk
    08 - Mantrap - Suavecito
    09 - Vanguards - Girl Go Away (It's Wrong to Love Two)
    10 - Billy Stewart - Cross my Heart
    11 - Brenton Wood - Sitting in the Park
    12 - Paul Ortiz & Orquesta Son - Tender Love
    13 - Joe Acosta - I Need Her
    14 - Ralfi Pagan - Make it With you
    15 - Aaron Neville - Tell it Like it is
    16 - The Velours - Can I Come Over Tonight
    17 - Harvey & the Moonglows - Ten Commandments of Love
    18 - Major Lance - You'll Want Me Back
    19 - Bloodstone - Natural High
    20 - Brenda & the Tabulations - Dry your Eyes
    21 - Barbara Mason - Girls Have Feelings Too
    22 - The Superbs - baby baby all the time
    23 - The Persuaders - Thin Line Between Love & Hate

  • djwaxondjwaxon 406 Posts
    Awesome, thanks for the help!

    :beer:

  • the 5 Royales' Home of the Blues recordings (produced by Willie Mitchell) are probably one of the best examples of this sound...early soul/doo wop stuff is the best from around the 61 to 64 era IMO.Also in league with the Royales would be The Falcons which featured Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Mack Rice (their OG version of "I found a love" can be heard in the mix below). Also check out the early Motown stuff from this era. Lots of early vocal groups made amazing early soul tunes, and lot made terds. Here are some examples of the stuff I dig and play regularly play on my radio show:










    here is a doo wop mix I did a few years back...not too much soul/crossover but some big hits and obscurities (there is a glitch where the mix starts over about a couple minutes or so in, dont know why that happened)
    http://www.divshare.com/download/4539189-5e2

  • djwaxondjwaxon 406 Posts
    Man, the strut's got too much knowledge! Thanks!

  • buttonbutton 1,475 Posts
    This doo-wop has one of my favorite lyric phrases ever:
    "A is for Ari the girl I hold so much / E is for Edna I will have your touch
    I is for Inez the girl Im thinking of / O is for Odessa, but U are my love"



    Some other faves:
    Rocketones
    Montclairs
    Students

    Soulish stuff
    VOWS
    Vows b-side
    Buttons
    Sharpetts

    But I only really know stuff that's found me; I dont' seek doo-wop out really. You should just check PJdoowop on youtube .. he's got a ton of stuff up.

  • tuneuptuneup 586 Posts
    Thanks to The_Hook_Up for upping that Vernon Green track. Killer. Just bought it. Many thanks.

  • tuneup said:
    Thanks to The_Hook_Up for upping that Vernon Green track. Killer. Just bought it. Many thanks.

    you find a 45? that quickly? where? or i-tunes?

  • buttonbutton 1,475 Posts

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    Those East Side Story comps are a good place to start.

  • djwaxondjwaxon 406 Posts
    Okem said:
    Checked this out last night, it's exactly what I'm after, thanks!

    Gonna check the other mix today.

  • tuneuptuneup 586 Posts
    The_Hook_Up said:
    tuneup said:
    Thanks to The_Hook_Up for upping that Vernon Green track. Killer. Just bought it. Many thanks.

    you find a 45? that quickly? where? or i-tunes?


    thee mighty iTunes.

  • Hotsauce84Hotsauce84 8,451 Posts
    button said:
    This doo-wop has one of my favorite lyric phrases ever:
    "A is for Ari the girl I hold so much / E is for Edna I will have your touch
    I is for Inez the girl Im thinking of / O is for Odessa, but U are my love"



    I love this. Thank you!

  • I got into doo wop last year and went through several large compilations. Here's a zip of my doo wop folder. http://www.mediafire.com/?98zzr9905cksyyu

  • The_Hook_Up said:


    here is a doo wop mix I did a few years back...not too much soul/crossover but some big hits and obscurities (there is a glitch where the mix starts over about a couple minutes or so in, dont know why that happened)
    http://www.divshare.com/download/4539189-5e2

    I enjoyed this mix.

  • eliseelise 3,252 Posts
    mr.brett said:
    I got into doo wop last year and went through several large compilations. Here's a zip of my doo wop folder. http://www.mediafire.com/?98zzr9905cksyyu

    Hi Br***!

  • djwaxondjwaxon 406 Posts
    mr.brett said:
    I got into doo wop last year and went through several large compilations. Here's a zip of my doo wop folder. http://www.mediafire.com/?98zzr9905cksyyu

    Thanks man, much appreciated!

  • djwaxondjwaxon 406 Posts
    Okem said:


    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ARKEB6K9

    Tracklist.

    01 - The Flamingos/The Complexions - I Only Have Eyes For you
    02 - The Originals - Baby Im For Real
    03 - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Ooh Baby Baby
    04 - Desires - Let it please be you
    05 - Rosie & the Originals - Angel Baby
    06 - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters - Town I Live in
    07 - Santo & Johnny - Sleepwalk
    08 - Mantrap - Suavecito
    09 - Vanguards - Girl Go Away (It's Wrong to Love Two)
    10 - Billy Stewart - Cross my Heart
    11 - Brenton Wood - Sitting in the Park
    12 - Paul Ortiz & Orquesta Son - Tender Love
    13 - Joe Acosta - I Need Her
    14 - Ralfi Pagan - Make it With you
    15 - Aaron Neville - Tell it Like it is
    16 - The Velours - Can I Come Over Tonight
    17 - Harvey & the Moonglows - Ten Commandments of Love
    18 - Major Lance - You'll Want Me Back
    19 - Bloodstone - Natural High
    20 - Brenda & the Tabulations - Dry your Eyes
    21 - Barbara Mason - Girls Have Feelings Too
    22 - The Superbs - baby baby all the time
    23 - The Persuaders - Thin Line Between Love & Hate

    Don't suppose anyone has a copy of this have they? I can't find it on my old hard drive...long shot I know...


    Thanks

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