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Doo Wop Underground

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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett

Doo Wop Underground collects 56 rare doo wop obscurities in a two-disc set. Most of these tracks are loose, ragged affairs with very little polish, but tons of attitude and energy. The opening track,"Skitter Skatter" by the Metrotones, sets up the template, with a driving sax riff, indecipherable lyrics, and energy to burn. "Beans," by the Superbs, is just what it says it is, a song about legumes that is as fun as it is absurd, with a lead vocal that sounds like a young, frustrated James Brown. There are two completely different songs here called"I'm Really Too Young," one by the Nobletones, and the other by the Noble Tones, two completely different groups, which adds to the slightly surreal, alternative doo wop feel of this collection. True fans of the genre will love this set.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
The Golden Tones 02:12 SpotifyAmazon
2
The Dixieaires 02:17 SpotifyAmazon
3
The Vels 02:30 SpotifyAmazon
4
5 Delights 02:22 SpotifyAmazon
5
The Orbits 02:19 SpotifyAmazon
6
The Ramblers 01:55 SpotifyAmazon
7
V-Eights 02:13 SpotifyAmazon
8 The Serenaders 02:22 SpotifyAmazon
9
The Superbs 02:28 SpotifyAmazon
10
Joe Lyons & The Arrows 02:24 SpotifyAmazon
11
Socialites 02:23 SpotifyAmazon
12
Sunbeams 01:58 SpotifyAmazon
13
Ban Lons 02:20 SpotifyAmazon
14
Willie Logan & The Equalos 02:22 SpotifyAmazon
15
Pals 02:14 SpotifyAmazon
16
Mandells 02:26 SpotifyAmazon
17
The Whirlwinds 02:10 SpotifyAmazon
18
Roy Tyson 02:40 SpotifyAmazon
19
Ambassador 02:16 SpotifyAmazon
20
Bobby Woods 02:24 SpotifyAmazon
21
Hi-Lutes 02:14 SpotifyAmazon
22
Ernie Farmer & the Group 02:37 SpotifyAmazon
23
Little Henry & the Dewdrops 02:21 SpotifyAmazon
24
Marvells 03:05 SpotifyAmazon
25
Cerressa 02:38 SpotifyAmazon
26
Fabulous Uptowns 02:28 SpotifyAmazon
27
Nat Roman 02:16 SpotifyAmazon
28
The Termites 02:09 SpotifyAmazon
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