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Various Artists
"13 Of The Best Doo Wop Love Songs"

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Year of Release: 1992

track listing
  • "I Only Have Eyes
    For You"
    The Flamingos
  • "Sincerely"
    The Moonglows
  • "In The Still
    Of The Night"
    The Five Satins
  • "Earth Angel"
    The Penguins
  • "Oh What Night"
    The Dells
  • "Those Oldies
    But Goodies
    (Remind Me
    Of You)"
  • "Dedicated To The
    One I Love"
    The Shirelles
  • "This I Swear"
    The Skyliners
  • "Silhouettes"
    The Rays
  • "The Way You
    Look Tonight"
    The Jaguars
  • "16 Candles"
    The Crests
  • "Daddy's Home"
    Sheb &
    The Limelites
  • "Smoke Gets
    In Your Eyes"
    The Platters

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    "13 of the best doo wop love songs"

    Only 13? This compilation of GREAT Doo Wop songs captures the heart of the 1950s Doo Wop era. Of these songs, some the names of the artists may easily be remembered, yet for the rest, the songs were more recognized. Some may not remember the names of The Skyliners, The Five Satins, Little Caesar & The Romans, to name a few, yet their songs and/or songtitles ("I Only Have Eyes For You," "In The Still Of The Night," "Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You)") will easily fit the memory banks of the die-hard Oldies fans.

    "I Only Have Eyes For You" (Skyliners), "In The Still Of The Night" (Five Satins), "Earth Angel" (Penguins), "Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You)" (Little Caesar & The Romans), "Dedicated To The One I Love" (Shirelles), "Silhouettes" (Rays), "16 Candles" (Crests), "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (Platters) -- they all should ring memory bells for those who remember them when they were popular, likewise for the true Oldies fans. (Some may remember The Mamas & The Papas version of "Dedicated To The One I Love".) As for the others, from my memory, may not have been easily remembered as the previous 8 mentioned. "Sincerely" by The Moonglows was best remembered for me by The Fontane Sisters. "Oh What A Night" by The Dells I don't remember, yet that title (not this particular song) was easily remembered from the 1970s decade by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons ("Oh What A Night (December, 1963)" (No, the Dells version is not the same song.) The Skyliners' "This I Swear" is another not-remembered tune for me, likewise The Jaguars' "The Way You Look Tonight." (This title [not the song itself] was closely resembled on Elton John's "Something About The Way You Look Tonight," being the B-side to the tribute song for Lady Diana -- <>"Candle In The Wind 1997," and from his album The Big Picture.) "Daddy's Home" by Shep & The Limelites was also not remembered, yet the song was to from a wedding that the band I was in 1985 was to learn. Sad to say, my band was never really a wedding band, and our harmonies for this song just didn't cut it. We were a Rock band, not a wedding band. (Ahh, the memories...)

    As for this compilation as a whole, it is a great assortment of Doo Wop classics. A good compliment to many other Oldies' albums, such as the soundtrack of American Graffiti, and the likes. As for each artist on this compilation, only one does not have a Best Of or Greatest Hits package. The Rays ("Silhouettes") is that act -- as this was the reason why I purchased this CD when looking for this original song. You can view the other artists' work on, or from your favorite web search engine website.

    Again, it's a great assortment of 13 Doo Wop classics, easily to be enjoyed as a whole, over and over.

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