Various Artists

The Ballad Era: Harlem, N.Y., Vol. 2

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Sweet, seminal doo wop from groups mainly from Harlem, NY. Other than skimpy liner notes, doo wop lovers won't find a thing about this collection to complain about. Certainly not the music. Even newcomers to the pioneering style will appreciate the bell-clear, untouched voices and heartfelt efforts from legendaries like the Avons (from Newark, NJ), the Dubs, the Heartbeats, the Harptones, the Flamingos (a Chicago-based group), the Cadillacs, the Rainbows, and more, including Tiny Tim & the Hits (with Tiny Tim being Timothy Wilson, who later sang with the Serenaders alongside George Kerr and Sidney Barnes).

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:33 Amazon
2 02:40 Amazon
3
02:37 Amazon
4
02:32 Amazon
5 02:59 Amazon
6 03:10 Amazon
7 02:14 Amazon
8
02:13 Amazon
9 02:31 Amazon
10 02:19 Amazon
11 02:37 Amazon
12
02:51 Amazon
13 02:18 Amazon
14
02:54 Amazon
15 02:15 Amazon
16 02:29 Amazon
17
02:37 Amazon
18
02:28 Amazon
19 02:34 Amazon
20
02:15 Amazon
21
03:12 Amazon
22 02:26 Amazon
23
02:28 Amazon
24 02:24 Amazon
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