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 Post subject: Give me more doo-wop
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:15 am 
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I lurve Cruisin' and the doo wop-py stuff off Chunga. I know there are bits and bobs elsewhere on some of the posthumous compilations but can anyone else inform me of some great doo-wop albums out there, such as any of Zappa's own favourites. I'm a big Beach Boys fan already so stuff other than that; great compilations and the like.


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The first two Rhino boxes are essential, IMHO, and there's a lot of tracks on those mentioned by FZ in interviews over the years, "Memories of El Monte" is on one of them.
Stay away from the "Million Dollars Worth of Doo-Wop" series, it's not that great.


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I recommend ths one released on the Ace label. (London, UK)

30 songs, about 80 minutes
original recordings

Ace Records is a great label. Hard to wrong with their stuff. 8)

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Magic. I'll check them out gentlemen. Cheers.


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I love Cruisin' With Ruben and the Jets.
The songs, the lyrics and the production genuinly
capture the genre.

The Sex Pistols are the only other band I
can name who also exploited a genre
succesfully.


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this is a link to a couple tapes wher FZ goes on the radio and plays some of his favorite records and tells stories.
The first is with Les Carter in Pasadena, 27nov68
http://www.zappateers.com/bb/viewtopic. ... sc&start=0
the second is with Tom Donahue, 10nov68
http://www.zappateers.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=6358

he plays an assortment of music, but it is all heavy on the doo-wop and '50's R&B. Both are amazing insights to FZ's early influences and a lot of really great music!!!!!1

I also really like the Vee-Jay records 3cd box 'Celebrating 40 years of Vee-Jay Records'. Lotta blues, doo-wop and early r&b.
I'll second the 2 rhino doo-wop boxes.
The Phil Spector 3cd box is also fine and widely available (now cheap!), though not strictly doo-wop it is definitely in the same room.

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