Various Artists

Doo-Wop Forever, Volume 2

by Justin Cober-Lake

21 September 2006

 

Doo-Wop Forever, Volume 2 has plenty of great vocal music, but little that the average music fan would recognize. The collection’s geared for more intense doo-wop fans, and features some otherwise very difficult to find songs. A few notable groups show up here, such as the Flamingos and the Five Satins, but they don’t stand out above acts that made only a single or two before disappearing. Over the course of 40 well-mastered tracks, the compilation covers a wide range of sounds within doo-wop, from the ballads to the near-rockers, in an enjoyable sequence. Some highlights to look for include the Edsel’s “Rama Lama Ding Dong”, the Eternals’ “Babalu’s Wedding Day”, and the Nightcaps’ “Wine Wine Wine.”

Doo-Wop Forever, Volume 2

Rating:

 

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong online. Please consider a donation to support our work as an independent publisher devoted to the arts and humanities. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing and challenging times where advertising no longer covers our costs. We need your help to keep PopMatters publishing. Thank you.

 


//comments
//Mixed media
//Blogs

20 Questions: Nashville Singer-Songwriter Natalie Hemby

// Sound Affects

"Natalie Hemby's Puxico is a standout debut from a songwriter who has been behind the scenes for over a decade.

READ the article