Various Artists

Hardcore Doo-Wop: In the Hallway-Under the Street Lamp

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This compact disc collects 25 doo wop collector's classics from a variety of small West Coast R&B labels who dabbled in the genre. The California version of the streetcorner vocal group phenomena had stronger leanings toward bluesier harmonies and vocal performances bordering on madness. As best exemplified here by groups like Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns and Byron "Slick" Gipson & the Sliders, the West Coast doo wop movement definitely had a sound all its own.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:42
2 3:11
3 2:44
4 2:03
5 2:17
6
2:42
7 2:02
8 2:05
9
2:27
10 2:38
11 2:51
12 2:04
13 2:07
14 2:26
15
2:12
16 2:45
17 2:19
18 2:12
19
2:15
20 2:06
21 2:17
22 2:38
23
2:04
24
2:06
25
2:14
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