Various – Blues Meets Doo-Wop – Vol. 1


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Doo-wop is not just for Christmas. A genre often associated with the festive period at the tail end of every year, and synonymous with a picture book setting of Christmas given the radiating warmth of harmonious vocals encased in gold, and emanating from the voices of a truly gifted combo. A false representation however, because doo-wop is music fit for any occasion. Much more than the imaginative associations of a Christmas backdrop that, granted, doo-wop possesses the power to conjure such picturesque imagery, but on an entirely different trajectory doo-wop also has the ability to portray emotions where melancholy is present whether due to economic hardships or universal theme of relationship woes. It's in these moments where we all feel something, and there is no genre better equipped with the right utensils (i.e. Vocals) to convey such emotions, in addition to providing solace from difficulties that life has a tendency to produce. Different in comparison with the wild shenanigans of rock 'n' roll, and different given the approach of this latest compilation series from the good folks at Koko Mojo, the genre of doo-wop makes numerous connections with the genre of blues during Blues Meets Doo Wop Volume 1.

Track Listing:
Ann Cole with The Suburbans: 1. Got My Mojo Working -   Jimmy Reed: 2. I'm A Love You -   Hank Ballard and The Midnighters: 3. I Got A Mind To Leave You -   Lillian Offitt with The 4 Duchesses: 4. My Man Is A Lover -   The Spiders: 5. Tears Began To Flow -   Van Walls and The Rockets: 6. Big Leg Mama -   Magic Sam with The 4 Duchesses: 7. You Don't Have To Work -   The Holidays: 8. Irene -   Jimmy Rogers: 9. My Last Meal -   Pete Willis and The Four Royals: 10. Baby Baby -   Jimmie Witherspoon: 11. Back Door Blues -   The Dominoes with Rene Hall: 12. Chicken Blues -   Bo Diddley with The Moonglows & Little Walter: 13. Diddley Daddy -   The Spaniels: 14. Hey Sister Lizzie -   John Lee Hooker with The Andantes: 15. Frisco Blues -   The Golden Gate Quartet: 16. I Wanna Know -   The Robins: 17. Riot In Cell Block # 9 -   Lynn Taylor with The Peachettes: 18. Sweet Little Girl -   The Thunderbirds: 19. Baby Let's Play House -   Detroit Junior: 20. Money Tree -   The Larks with Tarheel Slim: 21. Little Side Car -   Memphis Slim with The Vagabonds: 22. I Guess I'm A Fool -   The Charms: 23. Bye Bye Baby -   Johnny Acey: 24. Why -   Jimmie Lee Robinson with The Medallionaires: 25. Time Is Hard -   Pee Wee Crayton with The El Dorados: 26. I Found My Peace Of Mind -   Roy Milton: 27. Red Light -   Eddie Boyd: 28. Save Her Doctor -

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