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CD: Doo-Wop - Vol. 15 1963

Doo-Wop
Vol. 15 1963

So Much in Love 2:08 Denise 1:57 Have You Heard 2:30 Unchained Melody 2:01
Down the Aisle (Wedding Song) 3:34 What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am) 2:01
He’s So Fine 1:52 Till Then 2:17 You Can Not Sit Down 2:20 I’ll Take You Home 2:36
Do Not Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby) 2:48 The Bird’s the Word 2:11 Lonely Drifter 2:37
The Bounce 2:38 Easier Said Than Done 2:06 I’m the One Who Loves You 2:25 Not Me 2:32
Never 2:21 Sally Go ‘Round the Roses 3:05 Shake a Tail Feather 2:25 Foolish Little Girl 2:16 The Gorilla 2:17 Be My Baby 2:40 It Will Not Be This Way (Always) 2:22 Tell Him 2:15 Elephant Walk (Native Girl) 2:56 A Love She Can Count On 2:36 I Need Your Love 2:17
May I Have This Dance 2:12 Who Do You Love 2:42 Found True Love 2:30
A Love Like Yours (Do Not Come Knocking) 2:30 As I Walk Alone 2:23
Let’s Kiss and Make Up 2:33 Play Those Oldies (Mr. Dee Jay) 2:28

I’m not sure if it’s just the fact that I haven’t listened to any music in a while, or that I’ve just got too many headaches formatting my new book(editing my own text, choosing which pictures to include, then working on a publishing software that I am unfamiliar with). It really has come down to a deadline with the publisher who wants it finished. But, just the sound of So Much in Love really took my ears, and brain, on a nice sweet journey. Ah, the innocence of youth keeps on going with Denise. Have You Heard reminds me of those feelings of the breakup with my first love. She looked so beautiful in her Bobby-sox. Then hanging out with the boys on the street corner reminds me of getting those soda pops at the fountain on Main Street. They all had their greased back hair but oh we used to harmonize just like Unchained Melody. Wait a minute, what the hell am I talking about? Shit, I don’t remember any of that crap, innocence of youth my ass.
            I definitely never even heard of this song Down the Aisle (Wedding Song). I’m pretty sure my wife would throw up if she ever heard it. I’m pretty damn glad I didn’t get married in this country and never had to take the chance of someone requesting this song. What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)? I have a great answer for you. Just for singing this song you must be the biggest idiot in the world.
            He’s So Fine. I know they’re singing about me. Ladies do you have a good looking friend? Because, I do remember that the ugly fat ones always travel with a hot girl. They use the hot one as bait until you get drunk enough that your beer goggles get to be the same size as the bottoms of those old glass coke bottles. I’ll Take You Home comes up next. See I told you. These guys had gotten that drunk and look at what they were about to do..
            What’s next? This next singer already has a kid, Do Not Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby). I bet they were he calling him a bastard child. They used those terms back then I’m pretty sure. Well, the saxophone somewhat redeems this song. The hand clapping is a bit too much. I guess she couldn’t do that in church anymore due to the fatherless kid.
            I kinda like Lonely Drifter. I don’t know why, maybe I just like the sounds of the ocean in the background. Easier Said Than Done reminds me of this girl that used to just jump out and take pictures of me and run away.
            I could just go on and on. I really wish this music would have stayed back in those years. I would give them the idea of sending in way out into space, but if aliens ever found it I’m sure they would try to conquer the Earth. No wonder why music changed so drastically. Go get me a fishing rod and bring me back to the main street of yesteryear. Whoever glamorizes the ‘good old days’ should really get checked out for dementia. I’m sure they weren’t that innocent and that good; Especially when probably 75% of the true loves still alive are going to the chapel for the third, fourth, fifth, or more times.    

Jeremy Frost for Country Music News International

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