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Great Groups of the Fifties, Vol. 3

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A cheap and rather unrepresentative look at the doo-wop era, Collectables' three-volume Great Groups of the Fifties series contains 14 songs (two of which were "previously unreleased") on each disc. As far as slapped-together overviews are considered, you could do a lot better, but the budget pricing makes them attractive to those who only want a beginner's sampling. The third volume features the Channels' "The Gleam in Your Eyes," the El Dorados' "I'll Be Forever Loving You," the Charts' "Dance Girl," the Mello-Moods' "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night," the Flamingos' "Golden Teardrops," and the Gazelles' "Honest." The two "previously unreleased" tracks here are the Idols' "I Love You" and the Skyhawks' "Love Me Right."

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