Various Artists

Doo Wop Underground

  • AllMusic Rating
    8
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

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
02:12 SpotifyAmazon
2
02:17 SpotifyAmazon
3
02:30 SpotifyAmazon
4
02:22 SpotifyAmazon
5
02:19 SpotifyAmazon
6
01:55 SpotifyAmazon
7
02:13 SpotifyAmazon
8 02:22 SpotifyAmazon
9
02:28 SpotifyAmazon
10
02:24 SpotifyAmazon
11
02:23 SpotifyAmazon
12
01:58 SpotifyAmazon
13
02:20 SpotifyAmazon
14
02:22 SpotifyAmazon
15
02:14 SpotifyAmazon
16
02:26 SpotifyAmazon
17
02:10 SpotifyAmazon
18
02:40 SpotifyAmazon
19
02:16 SpotifyAmazon
20
02:24 SpotifyAmazon
21
02:14 SpotifyAmazon
22
02:37 SpotifyAmazon
23
02:21 SpotifyAmazon
24
03:05 SpotifyAmazon
25
02:38 SpotifyAmazon
26
02:28 SpotifyAmazon
27
02:16 SpotifyAmazon
28
02:09 SpotifyAmazon
blue highlight denotes track pick