Friday, February 3, 2023

Listen to the Rain: Doom Wop Faves


In an effort to hopefully expand people’s palates regarding vocal groups, I present to you a compilation of what I call DOOM WOP.  45’s on the ballad side of town, but mostly about longing, love lost, gained and lost again. Some maybe by chance, others by devious means like “feeding your baby poison."

These are 45’s to listen to late at night, or when you're melancholy. They’re not all downers, but even if they are, its music that hopefully transports you as it does me….

Enjoy Listen to the Rain – Doom Wop Faves.

Cover by Adam Fitch Design by Kogar

Listen to the Rain: Doom Wop Faves

Track List and original label in BOLD

01 The Diablos featuring Nolan Strong The Wind FORTUNE

02 The Dreamers No Man is an Island ROLLIN RECORDS

03 The Nutmegs Someone Somewhere TEL RECORDS

04 The Pastels Been So Long MASCOT

05 Lee Andrews and the Hearts Lonely Room GOTHAM

06 The 5 Willows Look Me in the Eyes HERALD

07 El Capris These Lonely Nights HI-Q

08 The Continentals Dear Lord WHILRLING DISC

09 The Montclairs Golden Angel FORTUNE

10 The Clovers Devil or Angel ATLANTIC

11 The Royal Jokers Sweet Little Angel FORTUNE

12 The Climbers My Darling Dear J AND S RECORDS

13 El Capris Girl of Mine HI-Q

14 The Avons Bonnie HULL

15 Big John and the Fabulous Blends Hey Little Fool CASA GRANDE

16 The Blue Jays Lover's Island MILESTONE RECORDS

17 The Bel-Aires This Paradise FLIP RECORDS

18 The Excels You're Mine Forever CENTRAL RECORDS

19 The Delteens Listen to the Rain FORTUNE

20 The Marquis with Alfonso Brown and Tune-Toppers I Don't Want Your Love RAINBOW

21 Little Nate and the Chryslers Cry Baby Cry JOHNSON RECORDS

22 Inspirations Raindrops - The Crying Song- APOLLO

23 The Charts All Because of Love EVERLAST

24 The Rocketeers Gonna Feed My Baby Poison HERALD

25 The Ladders  My Love is Gone VEST

26 Donald Woods and the Vel-Aires Death of an Angel FLIP

27 The Nobletones I'm Crying C AND M

28 Little Julian Herrera Lonely Lonely Nights ESSAR

29 The Jewels The Wind ANTLER


dirapha said...

Real cool, Kogar. Thanks.

Unknown said...

Cool take on a do-wop comp!

coost said...

bugger i missed the d-load ...so it goes ..anyway good stuff x

Anonymous said...

A spectacular mix, sir. Totally, like, DOOMY.