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Although for many decades THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK remained principally the domain of jazz-styled singers and musicians, it has undergone a significant revival in recent years, in terms of the mass market's rediscovery of the genre. Loosely defined, these are the most popular and enduring songs from the 1920s through to the 50s, most of which were written for Broadway theatre, musical theatre and/or Hollywood musical movies. And although mainstream Pop has generally endured a somewhat difficult relationship with what has always been perceived as "serious" music, a great many Doo Wop performers dabbled in the Great American Songbook over the years. This unique set presents thirty memorable examples, featuring artists like Dion & The Belmonts, The Platters, The Duprees, The Flamingos, The Drifters, The Skyliners, The Marcels, The Five Satins, The Coasters, The Spaniels and many more. Many of these sides are hard to find elsewhere on CD.
Although for many decades THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK remained principally the domain of jazz-styled singers and musicians, it has undergone a significant revival in recent years, in terms of the mass market's rediscovery of the genre. Loosely defined, these are the most popular and enduring songs from the 1920s through to the 50s, most of which were written for Broadway theatre, musical theatre and/or Hollywood musical movies. And although mainstream Pop has generally endured a somewhat difficult relationship with what has always been perceived as "serious" music, a great many Doo Wop performers dabbled in the Great American Songbook over the years. This unique set presents thirty memorable examples, featuring artists like Dion & The Belmonts, The Platters, The Duprees, The Flamingos, The Drifters, The Skyliners, The Marcels, The Five Satins, The Coasters, The Spaniels and many more. Many of these sides are hard to find elsewhere on CD.
604988270822
Great American Songbook Goes Doo-Wop / Various
Artist: Great American Songbook Goes Doo-Wop / Various
Format: CD
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1. Dion ; the Belmonts  Where or When
2. The Platters  Ebb Tide
3. The Velvets ?That Lucky Old Sun
4. The Chimes  Once in a While
5. The Duprees  You Belong to Me
6. The Quotations  Imagination
7. The Flamingos  I Only Have Eyes for You
8. The Drifters  Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)
9. The Four Seasons  I?Can't Give You Anything But Love
10. The Demensions  Over the Rainbow
11. The Skyliners  I'll Close My Eyes
12. The Devotions  (I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons
13. The Marcels  Blue Moon
14. The Sensations Featuring Yvonne  Yes Sir, That's My Baby
15. The Shirelles  Everybody Loves a Lover
16. The Five Satins  I'll Be Seeing You
17. The Crenshaws  Moonlight in Vermont
18. Lee Andrews ; the Hearts  P.S. I Love You
19. The Statues  Blue Velvet
20. The Regents  Summertime
21. The Cadets  Fools Rush in
22. Billy Ward ; the Dominoes  Deep Purple
23. Jan ; Dean  Heart and Soul
24. The Cleftones  Glory of Love
25. The Heartbeats  Everybody's Somebody's Fool
26. The Clovers  to Each His Own
27. Tony Middleton ; the Willows  Let's Fall in Love
28. The Spaniels  Red Sails in the Sunset
29. The Fleetwoods  Unchained Melody
30. The Coasters  Zing Went the Strings of My Heart

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Although for many decades THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK remained principally the domain of jazz-styled singers and musicians, it has undergone a significant revival in recent years, in terms of the mass market's rediscovery of the genre. Loosely defined, these are the most popular and enduring songs from the 1920s through to the 50s, most of which were written for Broadway theatre, musical theatre and/or Hollywood musical movies. And although mainstream Pop has generally endured a somewhat difficult relationship with what has always been perceived as "serious" music, a great many Doo Wop performers dabbled in the Great American Songbook over the years. This unique set presents thirty memorable examples, featuring artists like Dion & The Belmonts, The Platters, The Duprees, The Flamingos, The Drifters, The Skyliners, The Marcels, The Five Satins, The Coasters, The Spaniels and many more. Many of these sides are hard to find elsewhere on CD.
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