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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2015, 08:38:00 AM »

"Heavenly Father" by the Supremes with Flo on lead, particularly the middle eight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB_jRWIFA44

I'm not allowed to hear it, unfortunately, but I did catch a few seconds of it here (no middle eight, sad to say):

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B003LYZWAU/ref=dm_mu_dp_trk38

Very nice indeed. That's when they were The Primettes, right?

Not sure. I have it as a bonus track on a reissue of Florence's solo album. It's an older song, so there may be other good versions of it out there.

Not sure how much of this is reliable but it makes for an interesting read:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-primettes-mn0000415096 

This Mary Wilson-led B-side from 1960 is pretty cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK5CmbFbYII

That flute reminds me of the alternative version of the Boys' "I'm So Young". Great piano too...
 
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« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2017, 12:09:41 PM »

Found this cool track in Winamp by typing "doo wop": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2ptDgMOzc0

Lead by Earl Carroll, sings "...but my real name is Mr. Earl". After the Cadillacs would join the Coasters.
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« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2017, 12:24:18 PM »

Found this cool track in Winamp by typing "doo wop": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2ptDgMOzc0

Lead by Earl Carroll, sings "...but my real name is Mr. Earl". After the Cadillacs would join the Coasters.

A doo wop classic!

This next one has always intrigued me. "Daddy's Home" has a most curious history attached to it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8DICjr5jBI

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shep_and_the_Limelites
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« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2018, 06:22:56 AM »

Here's one I was alerted to only today. "You" by The Aquatones features the dulcet tones of 17-year-old Lynne Nixon (see the wiki page). Their lone hit just missed the US top 20 in 1958. Truly wonderful stuff to melt the JK heart:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=narWoVsof_k

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Aquatones
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« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2019, 02:57:58 AM »

That compilation looks real good, I only have eyes for you is brilliant, its real spooky sounding, like something from outer space.

I love this 12-year-old description. Indeed, The Flamingos' wondrous "I Only Have Eyes For You" sounds like nothing on earth!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvzNeh4Mq1o
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« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2019, 03:31:30 AM »

A similar one that I always loved and thought was just smmmmmmokey was "You Belong To Me" by the Duprees.... lots of others did it too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIEBErVs0fY

Ron always did have good taste. I believe this group is a favourite of yours too, RR (thinking of that other forum)...
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« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2019, 05:38:29 PM »

Ron's swell sport, nice to discuss music with. Maybe he'll chime in.
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« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2019, 09:18:56 AM »

Ron's swell sport, nice to discuss music with. Maybe he'll chime in.

Indeed, it would be nice. But he hasn't put in an appearance since May 2016 so I rather fear he's left the fold. Angry
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« Reply #33 on: Yesterday at 10:01:30 AM »

I'm well aware. And? Summer_Days appeared after long hiatus, Ron may as well.
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