CD Ooh Bop Sha Boo: King Vocal Groups, Vol. 1 (CD 115055),
Movie Mars Home Page
Welcome to MovieMars.com!
back to browsing
Ooh Bop Sha Boo: King Vocal Groups, Vol. 1
1. Ooh Bop Sha Boo (Give All Your Love to Me) - The Guytones
2. Come Go with Me - Federals
3. Deep in My Heart for You - The Pyramids
4. Standing Alone - The Temptations
5. So Can I - Otis Williams & the Charms
6. I Need Your Tenderness - The Chanters
7. My Angel - Californians
8. Lonely Rain - The Mascots
9. God Only Knows - The Crystals
10. You Broke the Only Heart - The Five Keys
11. I'm Yours Anyhow - The Tenderfoots
12. Dear Mother - The Hurricanes
13. Let Some Love in Your Heart - Otis Williams & the Charms
14. Who Knows, Do You? - The Swallows
15. Tell Me (How Was I to Know) - The Guytones
16. My, My, Darling - The Chanters
17. Story of My Heart, The - The Mascots
18. Roach's Rock - The Temptations
19. Ask Me - Kenny Martin
20. Tell Me You're Mine - The Five Jets
21. My Baby's Gone - The Velvet Keys
22. Those Golden Bells - The Tenderfoots
23. Blue Flowers - The Strangers
24. Eternally - The Swallows
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 983
Performers include: The Five Keys, The Swallows, The Pyramids, Guytones, Temptations, Otis Williams & The Charm, Tenderfoots, Hurricanes, Mascots, Californians.
Personnel: Stanley Wagner, Philip Spina, Tony Lopez Rivera, Michael Cruz (tenor); Vincent Pascale (baritone, bass voice); Ray Pea (baritone); John Cales (bass voice).
Liner Note Author: Gordon Skadberg.
Recording information: Cincinnati, OH (09/1951-09/1960); King Recording Facility, Cincinnati, OH (09/1951-09/1960); New York, NY (09/1951-09/1960).
Arranger: John Brizant.
King Records had the whole field of rock & roll, R&B, and hillbilly covered in the '50s, including doo wop groups. Here are a couple of dozen doo woppers from 1952-1961 King singles, none of them hits, and few of them by artists who had any success of note, other than the Five Keys and Otis Williams & the Charms. (Note that the group called the Temptations on this disc, represented by both sides of their sole 1958 single, are not the same as the Temptations who recorded for Motown, or indeed, as a third group called the Temptations who had a Top Thirty hit with "Barbara" in 1960. Nor is the male vocal group here called the Crystals any relation to the girl group who had several Phil Spector-produced hits.) There's a good variety of styles within the doo wop genre here -- gushy slow ballads, up-tempo numbers with nonsense syllables galore, and gymnastic vocal harmony arrangements. In the up-tempo approach, the Guytones' "Ooh Bop Sha Boo (Give All Your Love to Me)" is one of the best cuts; the Tenderfoots' "Those Golden Bells" has that mellow, melodramatic sound common in mid-'50s doo wop, just before it got toughened up by the rock & roll explosion; Otis Williams & the Charms' 1961 single "So Can I" has a nice, slightly modernized tinge; and the same group's earlier "Let Some Love in Your Heart" has some really fine harmonizing, leaning more toward an adult pop style than doo wop usually did. But most of this is pretty ordinary doo wop, sometimes stereotypically so, of interest almost exclusively to avid collectors of the genre. And the Federals' cover of "Come Go With Me," released in competition with the huge Del Vikings' hit version of the same song, is depressingly inferior to the one that became a smash. ~ Richie Unterberger
Be The First To Write A Review
Ace (Label) 983
E1 Distribution (USA)
In Stock -- Item Ships for FREE
Add to wishlist
What viewers like you said...
Have you listened to this album?
Be the first to write a review
Also suggested for you...
buy now for
buy now for
buy now for
buy now for
Copyright © 2004-2013 Movie Mars, Inc.
All rights reserved. This website and its contents are the exclusive property of Movie Mars, Inc. As such, reproduction in whole or in part, by any means, and any use for commercial purposes, of any portion of the material contained herein, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, trademarks, photographs, video clips and sounds files is strictly prohibited. Portions of this page Copyright 1981 - 2013 Muze, Inc. All rights reserved.