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Sh-Boom

Music by Claude Feaster

Originally Performed by The Chords

"Sh-Boom" (sometimes referred to as "Life Could Be a Dream") is an early doo-wop song by The Chords. It was written by James Keyes, Claude Feaster, Carl Feaster, Floyd F. McRae, and William Edwards, members of the R&B vocal group the Chords, and published in 1954. It was a U.S. top-10 hit that year for both the Chords (who first recorded the song) and the Crew-Cuts

    Release Date: 1954


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17th Avenue All-Stars : Doo Wop Gold : 00  1 CD

17th Avenue All-Stars : Doo Wop Gold

The four men and one woman of the Colorado-based 17th Avenue Allstars have been singing sweet Pop harmonies together for over a decade since their beginnings in Denver CO, and are no strangers to Harmony Sweepstakes audiences--they have won the Western Regional 3 times, and the whole enchilada, the National Championship, in 1993. Their repertoire includes 5 decades of popular music: 40's Swing, 50's Rock and Roll, 60's and 70's R&B and 80's and 90's Pop. "Doo Wop Gold," their fifth excellent CD, includes 12 classic, beautifully-arranged Doo Wop hits that would certainly rank in our top 20 of all time: "Remember When/I Wonder Why," "Sh-Boom," "I Only Have Eyes For You," "Blue Moon," "Rockin' Robin," "Come Go With Me," "Lonely Teardrops," "In The Still Of The Night," "Morse Code Of Love," "Get A Job" and "Trickle Trickle;" finishing with a tasty "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Consummate entertainers whether they are performing their award-winning show at a family concert, large scale music festival or corporate party, "Gold" is ample proof that the Allstars are still one of the best Doo Wop groups we've ever had the pleasure to hear.

Songlist: Remember Then - I Wonder Why, Sh-Boom, I Only Have Eyes for You, Blue Moon, Rockin' Robin, Come Go With Me, Lonely Teardrops, In the Still of the Night, Morse Code of Love, Get A Job, Trickle Trickle, The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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8266c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


The Alley Cats : Cat's Meow : 00  1 CD

The Alley Cats : Cat's Meow

The enthusiasm of the Alley Cats is so infectious and their energy so buoyant that they can make you like any song they sing. It's true! Having gotten their start at Disneyland's 'Magic Kingdom,' they exhibit a merry disposition that bursts through even on CD-they cannot be contained! A host of classic tunes such as 'Book Of Love,' 'Don't Be Cruel' and 'Duke Of Earl,' which could be perfunctory in lesser hands, are pounced on by the Alley Cats, and are the better for it. The arrangements are familiar but with a little added pizazz (we'd encourage more!), the intonation crisp, the rhythms fluid. A highly professional and entertaining recording.

Songlist: Rama Lama Ding Dong, Sh-Boom, Come Go With Me, Sixty Minute Man, At The Hop, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Book Of Love, Duke Of Earl, Little Darlin', In The Still Of The Night, Don't Be Cruel, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, Alley Cat Tag

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8122c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Big Chicken Chorus : Poultry In Motion : 00  1 CD : Clay Hine

Big Chicken Chorus : Poultry In Motion

The Big Chicken Chorus offers top entertainment value, with great songs and medleys such as "It's A Good Day," "Beer Barrel Polka" and "How Do I Get Out Of This Chicken Outfit" medley. Including the members of 1999 Quartet Champs Fred, whose Clay Hine is director of this band of barnyard barbershoppers, the Chorus placed third in Anaheim. Some of the arrangements, such as "I Can't Give You Anything But Love/L-O-V-E" and the "Jungle Book Medley," are a virtual comic revue, with patter, exaggerated phrasing and silly word play; however, when it's time to get serious - read: sentimental - the Chorus knows how to straighten up and fly, well, right. "Georgia," and "Old Folks At Home" are restrained, stately and graceful.

Songlist: It's a Good Day, Beer Barrel Polka, Georgia On My Mind, I Can't Give You Anything But Love / L-O-V-E, You Are My Sunshine, Jungle Book Medley, You Tell Me Your Dream, Steppin' Out Tonight / When Francis Dances With Me, Old Folks at Home, Sh-Boom, Brown Eyes Why Are You Blue, The Apples Medley, I Love You Truly, Chicken Hearted, How Do I Get Out of This Chicken Outfit, The Star Spangled Banner Medley

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5324c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Blue Stars : Rhapsody in Harmony : 00  1 CD : 3030

Blue Stars : Rhapsody in Harmony

The Blue Stars recorded and performed from the mid-1970s to their excellent a cappella recordings for the Clifton label in the early 90s. This CD contains the 16 cuts from the United in Group Harmony Association Award-winning 1991 release "Blue Velvet," plus 9 previously unreleased cuts recorded from 1994 to 1996. The group's covers concentrate on legendary groups and classic 50s versions. This is exuberant, street-corner doo-wop and lots of it, heavy on the harmony! There's a list of the 25 songs in the liner notes, followed by the name of the group that recorded it, the label, the year and the member of the Stars who's singing lead. From relatively unknown hits like the Marcels' "Sweet Was The Wine," the Five Keys' "Deep In My Heart" and the 4 Vagabonds' "Rosy the Riveter" to better known hits like the Clovers' "Blue Velvet" and the Chords' "Sh-Boom," this is all authentic, soulful stuff. The Stars shine on "Rhapsody!"

Songlist: Sweet Was the Wine, Deep In my Heart, That's the Way it Goes, Hold me, Chill me, Thrill me, My Heart is Yours, Stormy Weather, Moonlight in Vermont, Blue Velvet, The Clock, Life is but A Dream, I Won't Be the Fool, Rosy the Riviter, Six Nights A Week, Sh-Boom, I'm Just a Fool, Dream A While, Blue Lover, Lovers Never say Goodbye, Gee, After New Year's Eve, Walking My baby Back home, A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening, Count Every Star, Crazy Over You, Tenderly

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8234c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella


Charm : It's So Hard to Say Goodbye : 00  1 CD : 3002

Charm : It's So Hard to Say Goodbye

A re-issue of one of our best-selling CD's, this Jersey City group sing doo-wop and soul in the 'Boyz II Men' tradition, though their repetoire extends from the 'forties-era Ink Spots to Motown, a la the Stylistics or Temptations. Twenty songs, including seven previously unreleased, are included on this album, which was recorded in 1983. It is remarkable indeed the combination of vocal talent and range across such a variety of arrangements. Listen to 'Mint Julep,' for a gospel-influenced take on doo-wop; on the other hand, 'Drip Drop' is Chubby Checker twistin' rock 'n roll. Charm's version of the Dell Vikings' 'The Sun' works both sides against the middle, with a potent bass laying pipe underneath a honeyed falsetto. Other great tracks: "At My Front Door," "I Found A New Baby," "I Want You To Be My Girl."

Songlist: I Found A New Baby, The Morse Code Of Love, Why Do You Have To Go, Stop, Look, Listen, One Mint Julep, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Feelings, Can I, Sixty Minute Man, Misty, Sh-Boom, Drip Drop, The Sun, Brighter Day, Valerie, I Want You To Be My Girl, Ebb Tide, Tears On My Pillow, At My Front Door, It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday

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8011c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella


DC Finest aka Doo Wop Cops : Arresting Sounds : 00  1 CD : 5586

DC Finest aka Doo Wop Cops : Arresting Sounds

Five active and retired law enforcement officers from Washington D.C. are the Doo Wop Cops. They are one of those groups who have serious careers and have had to put aside the early musical training each member had while growing up. They found one another in 1985 and the music just wouldn't be denied. They've performed with the Persuasions, Chuck Berry, The Drifters, Stevie Wonder and many more. We'll not pay attention to the numerous Presidential performances but will mentioned that they were picked by Gen. Colin Powell out of the hundreds of offers to perform at his retirement. They are great singers. There is a joyous over the top feeling to the music of these men who generally use their performances to inspire young people in their schools and neighborhoods. Let us tell you, if they weren't such devoted public servants we'd advise them to quit their day jobs in a second!

Songlist: Sh-Boom, Oh What A Night, Run Red Run, Heart & Soul, Stormy Weather, Can I, Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go, For Your Precious Love, Duke Of Earl, Buffalo Soldier, False Alarm, I'm On The Outside (Looking In), Never Let Me Go, Little Darlin, Island Of Love, At My Front Door

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8223c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Fabulous Delacardos : Flat Top, Sock Hop, Doo Wop : 00  1 CD

Fabulous Delacardos : Flat Top, Sock Hop, Doo Wop

'Hotter than a drive-in on a July night, smoother than a pocketful of jello... Here are The Fabulous Delacardos' That's what it says right here on the notes!We've never had a pocket full of jello, ourselves. In 1981 for a 20th class reunion of one of the members, the five men and one woman decided to recreate the music they loved as they grew up. They sing a New York style with a distinctly southern twist for they are from Tennessee. As an aside, the fine woman's voice you will hear belongs to Christy Little who ran for a Juvenile Court Judge in 1998.The 28 tunes are those that any one who went to high school in the late fifties or early sixties will have to remember fondly, or else turn in your Baby Boomer ID.

Songlist: One Fine Day, Sixteen Candles, I Go To Pieces, Stagger Lee, Love Potion #9, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Silhouettes, Dedicated To The One I Love, Sh-Boom, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, So In Love, Come Go With Me, Be My Baby, Blue Moon, Cab Driver, Runaround Sue, Rockin' Robin, The Wanderer, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, In The Still Of The Night, Hearbreak Hotel, What's Your Name, Sincerely, Sixteen Tons, Da Doo Ron Ron, Under the Boardwalk, Sea Of Love, Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay

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8224c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Harbor Lights : No Strings Attached : 00  1 CD : 1837

Harbor Lights : No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached" is Harbor Lights' fourth album on the Collectables label. As in their three previous albums, the emphasis is on vocal and production excellence. This album really showcases the group's range of sound, from the poppy Connie Francis hit "Where The Boys Are", to the Doo Woppy "Sunday Kind of Love"classic by The Harptones. The "Motown" sound shines through with a Ronnie Spector flavored performance of "Be My Baby, and in "Mister Blue" the group captures the smooth, soft as velvet sound of the fabulous "Fleetwoods" Because each individual in the group is a distinctive lead singer, Harbor Lights offers great versatility. Each individual tune on the album has a completely different flavor in terms of lead and vocal backgrounds. This keeps it interesting and fresh. On this album Harbor Lights has added a subtle bed of vocal percussion, without jeopardizing the integrity of the a cappella sound.

Songlist: Sh-Boom, Where The Boys Area, Little Darlin', Mister Blue, Hey Senorita, Since I Don't Have You, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Sunday Kind of Love, Be My Baby, Book of Love

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2702c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella


Hyannis Sound : Talk About It : 00  1 CD

Hyannis Sound : Talk About It

"Talk About It" was recorded in 1996, in the second year of the group's existence, and they have clearly grown in experience, arrangements and sheer vocal talent. Still comprised of 10 young male singers from colleges and universities all over the country, brought together and produced by Townsend Belisle. 18 songs, particularly fine are "Sister Golden Hair," the Motown hit "Ain't No Sunshine," Van Morrison's deathless "Moondance," the Doo-Wop standards "In the Still of the Night" and "Sh-Boom," "I Don't Want to set the World on Fire," Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing," "Lullaby," "What A Wonderful World" and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World." An impressive, lively second album for Hyannis Sound!

Songlist: Good Ol' A Cappella, That Cat is High, Sister Golden Hair, Summer Time, Get it Right the First Time, On and On, Thank YOu, Ain't No Sunshine, Moondance, In the Still of the Night, I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire, Sh-Boom, Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing, Lullaby, What a Wonderful World, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Crazy, A Parting Blessing

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7428c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


The Mighty Echoes : Doo Wop Til You Drop : 00  1 CD

The Mighty Echoes : Doo Wop Til You Drop

The Mighty Echoes have always been among our favorite Doo Woppers (not the kind you get with fries and a Coke, wise guy), so we were very pleased to see their latest release. These guys have been having way too much fun singing street corner 50s and 60s doo-wop on large stages for the last 1 years, and a great deal of seeing them live finds its way onto their CDs! "AC Doo Wop II" is their best yet, beautifully arranged, with harmonies sweet and tight enough to make the Wolfman howl.

Songlist: Fools Fall in Love, Under the Boardwalk, Teenager in Love, Monster Mash, Gloria, Sh-Boom, What Time Is It?, Blue Moon, Teddy Bear, Remember Then, What's Your Name?, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, The Great Pretender, Do You Love Me?

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8228c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Various Artists : Starlight Serenade Top 20 : 00  1 CD

Various Artists : Starlight Serenade Top 20

Lovers of authentic, original remastered recordings of a cappella Doo-Wop will find a rich treasure in "Top 20." Of course we have heard most of these cuts before, but these excellent groups are all new to our ears. The Arrogants' versions of "Sh-Boom," "Get A Job," Who's That Knockin', and "Church Bells May Ring" are top-drawer, as are Norman Fox & the Rob Roys' "Dance Girl Dance" and "Tell Me Why." The Revelations weigh in with "Spanish Harlem," BQE sings "What Time Is It," "Sherry" and "The Lion Sleeps Tonight;" John Kuse & the Excellents, Image, Yesterday's Today, Five Kings, Bravado, Dino and the Heartspinners, Lar-Kings, Tokens-the list, and the hits, go on and on. Open this one like a sweet, rich vintage wine straight from the 1950s and enjoy!

Songlist: Dance Girl Dance , Sh-Boom , I Count the Tears, Down on My Knees , Tell Me Why, In My Heart , Get A Job , So Much, Spanish Harlem, Who's That Knockin' , What Time Is It?, Peace of Mind , Sherry , Gloria , Earth Angel, Church Bells May Ring, Ship of Love, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Doom Lang, Goodnight From Us To You

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8263c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Various Artists : A Cappella Comes To Broadway : 00  1 CD : 3007

Various Artists : A Cappella Comes To Broadway

A live recording featuring six contemporary doo-wop groups, billed as 'an acappella tribute to R & B vocal group harmony,' recreating the doo-wop classics of yesteryear (save Reunion, who throw a curveball by including Thin Lizzy's 'Boys Are Back In Town'). As promoted by Ronnie I, Choice, the Delmonicos, Larkings, Reunion, Things To Come and the Valentinos (the only mixed male/female group)render their own interpretations of 'I Like It Like That' (Spaniels), 'Why Did You Have To Go' (Dells), 'Story Untold' (Nutmegs), 'Since I Don't Have You' (Skyliners) and 'Memories Of You' (Harptones) and many more.

Songlist: Ronnie I Intro, Shoo Be Do Wah , I Like It Like That , Everybody's Laughing, Two Loves Have I , Stardust, Can't We Be Sweethearts , Why Do You Have To Go , Story Untold , Down To Earth , Over and Over Again, Boys are Back in Town, Wonderful Tonight, Silvie , At This Moment , Sh-Boom , Since I Fell For You / Since I Don't Have You , Farewell My Love, Solitaire , My Memories of You, Lullabye of the Bells

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8780c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Ed Lojeski : The Best of Doo-Wop (Medley) : SSAA : Showtrax CD : 08212948

Ed Lojeski : The Best of Doo-Wop (Medley)

For the girls, a medley of four great nostalia tunes: A Teenager in Love, Lollipop, Earth Angel, Sh-boom. Available: SSAA a cappella, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:47.

Songlist: A Teenager in Love, Lollipop, Earth Angel, Sh-boom

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Voicing: SSAA | 2198p | Showtrax CD | $24.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Sh-Boom : SATB : Patsy Ford Simms : James W. Edwards : Showtrax CD : 00-CHM01095 : 654979995173

Patsy Ford Simms : Sh-Boom

Patsy Ford Simms has arranged one of the classic hits of the fifties in a setting that captures all the flavor of the original.

Arranger: Patsy Ford Simms | Composer: James W. Edwards

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM01095


Sh-Boom : 3-Part Mixed : Patsy Ford Simms : Carl Feaster : Sheet Music : 00-CHM01096 : 654979995197

Patsy Ford Simms : Sh-Boom

Patsy Ford Simms has arranged one of the classic hits of the fifties in a setting that captures all the flavor of the original.

Arranger: Patsy Ford Simms | Composer: Carl Feaster

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM01096


Sh-Boom : 2-Part : Patsy Ford Simms : Carl Feaster : Sheet Music : 00-CHM01097 : 654979997207

Patsy Ford Simms : Sh-Boom

Patsy Ford Simms has arranged one of the classic hits of the fifties in a setting that captures all the flavor of the original.

Arranger: Patsy Ford Simms | Composer: Carl Feaster

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM01097

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