The Coasters
The Best of the Cadillacs [Rhino]
Street Corner Serenade: The Greatest Doo Wop of the '50s and '60s
The Del Vikings

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Doo Wop was one of the most popular genres of rock & roll and R&B in the late '50s. Doo wop artists were vocal groups, with each singer in the group taking a different part that interweaved with the other singers. Frequently, the backing vocalists sang nonsense words as rhythm, and the genre's name derives from this trait. Most doo wop groups started as a cappella bands, performing without instrumental accompaniment. The hit doo wop singles inspired countless teenagers to form their own a cappella groups, though many of them were never recorded. Despite its a cappella origins, few doo wop records were made without instrumental backing. Doo wop faded away in the early '60s, though its influence was felt throughout popular music in the following decades.

Doo Wop Artists Highlights

The Coasters
The Coasters
The Del Vikings
The Del Vikings
Little Anthony & the Imperials
Little Anthony & the ...
The Moonglows
The Moonglows
The Drifters
The Drifters
The Platters
The Platters

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Doo Wop Album Highlights

The Best of the Cadillacs [Rhino]
The Cadillacs
The Best of the Cadillacs ...
Street Corner Serenade: The Greatest Doo Wop of the '50s and '60s
Various Artists
Street Corner Serenade: ...
Come Go with Me: The Best of the Del-Vikings -- The Dot/ABC Recordings
The Del Vikings
Come Go with Me: The Best ...
Sixty Minute Men: The Best of Billy Ward & His Dominoes
Billy Ward & the Dominoes
Sixty Minute Men: The Best ...
The Doo Wop Box
Various Artists
The Doo Wop Box
Let the Boogie-Woogie Roll: Greatest Hits 1953-1958
The Drifters
Let the Boogie-Woogie ...

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Doo Wop Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
A Teenager in Love Dion & the Belmonts
Speedoo The Cadillacs / Jesse Powell Orchestra
Sh-Boom The Chords
There's a Moon Out Tonight The Capris
Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
Blue Moon The Marcels
Earth Angel The Penguins
Sincerely Bobby Lester & The Moonlighters
Get a Job The Silhouettes
Sixteen Candles The Crests

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