Various Artists

Memories of Times Square Record Shop, Vols. 1-5 [Box Set]

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With a title like Memories of Times Square Record Shop, you wouldn't think that this Collectables series would have such broad appeal, but it compiles dozens of rare doo wop singles -- most of which are excellent -- that have changed hands for substantial sums. Obsessive doo wop fans won't be 100 percent satisfied, of course (these are, after all, budget releases), but the beauty of these discs is that the music can be enjoyed by the informed and merely interested alike. This box set combines the first five volumes in the series; those who want a more in-depth set can hold out for the box that includes all 11, which was made available in 2001.

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