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Album Review: 'It All Started with Doo Wop'

By Jeff Swindoll Feb 13, 2008, 22:53 GMT

Album Review: 'It All Started with Doo Wop'

Time Life does it again.  From my review of another of their products (Sounds of the City: New York Area Doo Wop): “Webster’s defines doo-wop as “a vocal style of rock and roll characterized by the acappella singing of nonsense syllables in rhythmical support of the melody.”  The style was popular in the ‘50s and ‘60s.” 

If you’re a fan of the genre then this box set will be nirvana to you.  This new box set contains nine CDs full of Doo Wop and includes such its as ‘Why do Fools Fall in Love’ by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, ‘A Teenager in Love’ by Dion and the Belmonts, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ by the 4 Seasons, and a host of others (146 songs total). 

If you’re not happy with listening to all of the acts then you also get a 78-minute DVD featuring live performances from The Platters, The Dell-Vikings, Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, and several other artists. 

If you’re a fan of the genre then you’ll find this nice box a great way to get a collection of groovy artists.  What does make it nice is the inclusion of the DVD so that you can see some of the stars as well as hear them.



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