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Explosive Doo Wops, Vol. 2 [Do]

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Explosive Doo Wops, Vol. 2 [Do] Review

by Al Campbell

Explosive Doo Wops, Vol. 2 collects original vocal-group performances, many of which are hard to come by. Among the 26 rarities are "Tell Me You Care" by Nickie and the Nite Lights, "Don't Leave Me Fanny" by the Royal Jokers, "Why Be a Fool?" by the Five Playboys, and "Donald Duck" by the Kac-Ties. The absence of liner notes is made up with above average sound quality, photos, and original release dates, making this series an excellent purchase for collectors. Passive doo wop listeners should stick with Golden Archive Series: Best of Doo Wop Uptempo and Golden Archive Series: Best of Doo Wop Ballads both on Rhino.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Visuals 02:00 Amazon
2
Del Rays 02:08 Amazon
3
Ritchie Cordell 01:53 Amazon
4
Danny Winchell 02:13 Amazon
5
The Melodeers 02:01 Amazon
6 Lonnie Heard 02:23 Amazon
7 The Daybreakers 01:55 Amazon
8
Steve Gibson & the Red Caps 02:11 Amazon
9
Jimmy Allen & The Two Jays 02:20 Amazon
10 Nickie & The Nite Lites 01:52 Amazon
11
The Cupids 02:29 Amazon
12 The Kac-Ties 02:31 Amazon
13 Don Dell / The Up Starts 02:00 Amazon
14
The Royal Jokers 02:22 Amazon
15
Johnny & the Jokers 01:56 Amazon
16 Scamps 02:34 Amazon
17 Marc Cavell & The Class Mates 02:19 Amazon
18
The Volumes 02:01 Amazon
19
The Jiving Juniors 02:27 Amazon
20 The Rivals 02:32 Amazon
21
Five Playboys 02:30 Amazon
22 Jay & The Deltas 02:43 Amazon
23
The Dories 01:57 Amazon
24
Lenny Dean & Rockin' Chairs 02:14 Amazon
25
The Latons 01:40 Amazon
26
The Lanes 02:13 Amazon
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