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Explosive Doo Wops, Vol. 5

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Explosive Doo Wops, Vol. 5 collects original vocal-group performances, many of which are hard to come by. Among the 26 rarities are "I Remember (In the Still of the Night)" by the Raindrops, "Gee" by the Hollywood Flames, "Run Betty, Run" by the Van Dykes, and "When You Wish Upon a Star" by the Crescents. 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.

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