Bronx Doo Wop

Various Artists

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Bronx Doo Wop Review

by Gregory McIntosh

As part of Collectables' region-specific doo wop series, Bronx Doo Wop focuses mostly on small-time vocal groups that cracked the local charts but rarely went further. The most notable exception to this distinction is the Belmonts, who had a number of hits regionally and even made a name nationally after their split with Dion. But the Belmonts, while necessary to include for a historically accurate overview of the doo wop phenomenon, are not the cream of the crop here. Lillian Leach & the Mellows, the Embers, and others wave impressive flags of talent, making this a very welcome addition for collectors of doo wop and a wonderful set for those just looking to revel in the golden days of street-corner singing.

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