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The Best of Doo Wop and Beyond


Voice, piano and guitar chords - Difficulty: medium
Piano/Vocal/Chords. This edition: Piano/Vocal/Chords. P/V/C Mixed Folio; Piano/Vocal/Chords. Rock 'n' Roll. Songbook. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. 142 pages. Alfred Music #00-MF9813. Published by Alfred Music (AP.MF9813).

Item Number: AP.MF9813

ISBN 9780769262949. 9x12 inches. English.

Doo Wop is surely an American phenomenon... it was started on the street corners, school yards, and hallways of America's largest city's. Created by young teenagers who loved to sing and harmonize. This NEW MUSIC started to take hold at the end of the 1940's and gave birth to the modern vocal groups of today. Titles (and artists) in this 50-song folio include: Why Do Fools Fall In Love (Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers) * Charlie Brown (The Coasters) * A Teenager in Love (Dion & the Belmonts) * The Great Pretender (The Platters) * You Make Me Feel Brand New (The Stylistics) * The Lion Sleeps Tonight (The Tokens) * Chapel of Love (The Orioles) and many more!

  • Angel Baby  Performed by Rosie & The Originals;Composed by Rose Hamlin
  • Barbara Ann  Performed by Regents;Composed by Fred Fassert
  • Beep Beep  Performed by Playmates;Composed by Donald Claps, Carl Cicchetti
  • California Sun  Performed by Rivieras;Composed by Henry Glover, Morris Levy
  • Daddy's Home  Performed by Shep & The Limelites;Composed by James Sheppard, William Miller
  • Earth Angel  Performed by Penguins;Composed by D. Williams, G. Hodge, J. Belvin
  • Easier Said Than Done  Performed by Essex;Composed by William Linton, Larry Huff
  • Gee  Performed by Crows;Composed by Morris Levy, William Davis
  • Lion Sleeps Tonight  Performed by The Tokens;Composed by George David Weiss, H Peretti, L Creatore
  • Little Star  Performed by Elegants;Composed by Arthur Venosa, Vito Picone
  • Out Of Sight Out Of Mind  Performed by Five Keys;Composed by Ivory Joe Hunter, Clyde Otis
  • Rubber Biscuit  Performed by Chips;Composed by Charles Johnson
  • Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)  Performed by Impalas;Composed by Harry Giosasi, Arthur Zwirn
  • Speedoo  Performed by Cadillacs;Composed by Esther Navarro
  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love  Performed by Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers;Composed by Frankie Lymon, Morris Levy
  • I'm In The Mood For Love  Performed by Chimes;Composed by Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  • Blue Moon  Performed by Marcels;Composed by Rodgers And Hart
  • Love Is A Many Splendored Thing  Performed by Four Aces;Composed by Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster
  • The Great Pretender  Performed by The Platters;Composed by Buck Ram
  • Sincerely  Performed by Moonglows;Composed by Allan Freed, Harvey Fuqua
  • Since I Don't Have You  Performed by Skyliners;Composed by Joseph Rock, James Beaumont, Skyliners
  • Teenager In Love  Performed by Dion And The Belmonts;Composed by Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  • You Make Me Feel Brand New  Performed by The Stylistics;Composed by Thomas Bell, Linda Creed
  • Queen of the Hop  Performed by Billy & The Martiniques;Composed by Woody Harris
  • I Only Have Eyes For You  Performed by Flamingos;Composed by Harry Warren, Al Dubin
  • Secret Love  Performed by Moonglows;Composed by Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster
  • My Own True Love  Performed by Duprees;Composed by Max Steiner, Mack David
  • A Summer Place  Performed by Lettermen;Composed by Max Steiner, Mack Discant
  • Rhythm Of The Rain  Performed by Cascades;Composed by John Gummoe
  • Moments To Remember  Performed by Four Lads;Composed by Al Stillman, Robert Allen
  • Come Go With Me  Performed by Dell-Vikings;Composed by C.E. Quick
  • My Special Angel  Performed by Vogues;Composed by Jimmy Duncan
  • Turn Around Look At Me  Performed by Vogues;Composed by Jerry Capehart
  • Peppermint Twist  Performed by Joey Dee & The Starliters;Composed by Joey Dee, Henry Glover
  • Shout  Performed by Joey Dee & The Starliters;Composed by O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  • Count Every Star  Performed by Donnie & The Dreamers;Composed by Sammy Gallop, Bruno Coquatrix
  • Charlie Brown  Performed by Coasters;Composed by Jerry Leiber,Mike Stoller
  • Chapel Of Love  Performed by Orioles;Composed by Jeff Barry
  • She Cried  Performed by Jay And The Americans;Composed by Ted Daryll, Greg Richards
  • Save the Last Dance for Me  Performed by The Drifters;Composed by Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  • Cara Mia  Performed by Jay And The Americans;Composed by Lee Lange
  • At The Hop  Performed by Danny And The Juniors;Composed by Arthur Singer, John Medora, David White
  • See You In September  Performed by Tempos;Composed by Sherman Edwards, Sid Wayne
  • Get On Up  Performed by Esquires;Composed by G Moorer, B Sheppard
  • I Wanna Testify  Performed by Parliaments;Composed by George Clinton, Daron Taylor
  • Short Shorts  Performed by Royal Teens;Composed by Thomas Austin, Bob Gaudio
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You  Performed by The Four Seasons;Composed by Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe
  • No Not Much  Performed by Vogues;Composed by Al Stillman, Robert Allen
  • Heart And Soul  Performed by Cleftones;Composed by Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael
  • Shangri-La  Performed by Four Coins;Composed by Carl Sigman, Matt Malneck, Robert Maxwell

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    Mickey Cashen
    Ferndale, MD
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  • January 26, 2004 no doowop beat

    For those too young to remember the 50's & 60's, note that when you bought rock & roll sheet music back then you were usually disappointed: the arrangement sounded nothing like the record. This book appears to be a collection of that type of material. The four chords that go...

    with "Heart & Soul" are noted by their symbols above the treble clef but there's nothing to indicate how they should be played: it should be on the base clef instead of the very simple base pattern given. "Come Go With Me" has none of the dom-dom-dom-dom-etc. background that should be with it. Similarly for "Blue Moon". In general, the piano right hand is written for an late intermediate but the left hand is written for beginner and the notes - one at a time - are very sparse. I'm sorry I was fooled by the title!

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