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Why Do Fools Fall in Love

Music by Frankie Lymon and Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant

Originally Performed by Frankie Lymon

"Why Do Fools Fall in Love" is a song that was originally a hit for early New York City-based rock and roll group Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers in January 1956. It reached No. 1 on the R&B chart, No. 6 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart,[2] and number 1 on the UK Singles Chart in July.

    Release Date: 1956


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Michael Dansicker : The 16-Bar Pop/Rock Audition - Women's Edition : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088312497 : 1423468864 : 00001215

Michael Dansicker : The 16-Bar Pop/Rock Audition - Women's Edition

Many large theatre auditions call for a 16-bar excerpt, and sometimes specifically request pop/rock songs. This book unprecedentedly answers that need. Beyond theatre, this volume will be useful for other audition calls requiring a brief song. Each volume includes great songs from the 1950s to the 21st century. Each excerpt has been given a thoughtful and effective form.

Songlist: Hero, Without You, Holding Out For A Hero, Crazy, Beautiful, I Need You, Solitaire, Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), Walk On By, I'll Be There, Time After Time, I'll Stand By You, Remember Me This Way, This Ain't A Love Song, You Learn, I Will Remember You, Don't Stop, All By Myself, All My Loving, So Far Away, Listen, All Through The Night, It's Too Late, Alone, Reflection, I Will, Superstar, You'll Be In My Heart (Pop Version), I Wanna Love You Forever, Somebody To Love, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 3016b | Songbook | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : The Big Book of Oldies : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999376715 : 0634032542 : 00310756

Various : The Big Book of Oldies

A whopping collection of 73 classic hits from the '50s and '60s for piano/vocal/guitar. Songs include: All My Loving - Barbara Ann - Be-Bop-A-Lula - Can't Take My Eyes off of You - Crimson and Clover - Crying - Donna - For Once in My Life - Get a Job - Good Vibrations - Great Balls of Fire - Green Onions - I Think We're Alone Now - Jailhouse Rock - Kansas City - La Bamba - Mellow Yellow - Mony, Mony - Rag Doll - Respect - Soldier Boy - Stagger Lee - Soul Man - Twist and Shout - Winchester Cathedral - Windy - You Keep Me Hangin' On - more!

Songlist: Walkin' The Dog, Ahab The Arab, Let's Get Together (Get Together), All My Loving, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Stand By Me, Jenifer Juniper, Along Comes Mary, Dizzy, Heartbreak Hotel, Crystal Blue Persuasion, Nobody But Me, Hold On I'm Comin', Soldier Boy, Ya Ya, Stormy, Somebody To Love, Elenore, Respect, Sock It To Me Baby, Donna, Barbara Ann, Be-Bop-A-Lula, Be True To Your School, For Once In My Life, Book Of Love, La Bamba, California Sun, I Thank You, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20297b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


17th Avenue All-Stars : Talkin' Acappella : 00  1 CD

17th Avenue All-Stars : Talkin' Acappella

Here's history for you. In 1991 just as the a cappella resurgence was beginning the All Stars began singing their mix of doo wop, soul, rock, and gospel which were to propel them to national prominence in 1993 as the winners of the Harmony Sweepstakes. In addition to originals by Robert Anderson, Jeff Harris and Norm Silver, the recording includes mostly covers arranged by Robert Anderson, "Why Do Fools Fall In Love", "Try A Little Tenderness", "You Talk Too Much", "Wonderful Tonight" and "Fire" among others...

Songlist: Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Second Chance, Try a Little Tenderness, On, the Americas, The Letter, You Talk Too Much, Swing Down, Chariot, Forbidden Love, Wonderful Tonight, Fire, Minute by Minute, Ywa (Yuppie with Attitude)

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2230c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


The Alley Cats : Cruisin' : 00  1 CD

The Alley Cats : Cruisin'

The Alley Cats, from Southern California, are your destination for fun! This four piece doo wop group also incoporates classics such as 'Barbara Ann' and 'La Bamba' into their terrific repertoire, which includes can't-miss hits like 'Under the Boardwalk' and 'Why Do Fools Fall in Love.' They mimic psychedelic guitar twanging on 'Love Potion #9' and sizzle with finger- snappin' energy on the arpeggiated chords of 'Rock and Roll is Here to Stay.' 'Runaround Sue' crackles with energy and humor-these guys are clearly veteran performers. A highly professional and entertaining recording. These Alley Cats will win you over!

Songlist: A Cappella, Morse Code Of Love, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Teenager In Love, Run Around Sue, Tears On My Pillow, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, The Wanderer, My Girl, La Bamba/Twist And Shout, What's Your Name, Barbara Ann, Under the Boardwalk, Love Potion #9, Rock 'N Roll Is Here To Stay

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8123c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Ambiance : Jazz Ladies : 00  1 CD

Ambiance : Jazz Ladies

Their last recording. The Ambiance sound, which must be credited to David Wright, their musical coordinator and arranger, as well as the group themselves, is fully developed. The interpretation of their material is as important a component as the songs themselves, and their expert showmanship is evident, translating effectively even on CD. This a quartet of high-wire walkers, and songs such as "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" and its opposite, "Steal Away," show their versatility and fearlessness. "Love Of My Life," popularized by the rock group Queen, is a modern aria, requiring maximum range and control. Sondheim's "More" and Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" (with lyrics by David Wright), are accompanied by percussion and piano, respectively.

Songlist: Jazz Ladies Ride, Lounging at the Waldorf, A Bundle of Old Love Letters, Find Out What They Like and How They Like It, Love-Eyes Medley: I'm In Love Again, Them There Eyes, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Steal Away, Angel of Music / Phantom of the Opera, Love of My Life, More, Never Let No One Man Worry Your Mind, Moonlight Sonata

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4212c | 1 CD | $14.98 | 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


Flirtations, The : Flirtations, The : 00  1 CD

Flirtations, The : Flirtations, The

Not only are The Flirtations out on the road, they are "out there" in humor, in song and performance. Trying to create a supportive environment for those who are homosexually challenged is one of the typical exchanges with the audience which makes this such a hoot. Some familiar tunes, such as "Mister Sandman" and "Boy From New York City" are given a gay twist, as you might imagine. Others are merely beautifully sung "Oughta Be A Woman," "Living In Wartime" and "Biko," for example. Then there is the off the wall fantasy entitled "The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun" which you just have to hear to believe!

Songlist: I'll Be Forever Loving You, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Breaths, Shooting Star, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Housework, Wallflower, Something Inside So Strong, Surfin' U.S.A., It Started All Over Again, Santa Maria, Lida Rose, Blue Moon, On Children, Everything Possible, The Flirt Song

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8601c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers : Very Best Of : 00  1 CD : 75507

Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers : Very Best Of

Frankie Lymon's meteoric rise to superstardom in 1956 (and his subsquent crash) has been well-documented. As the lead singer of the most successful of the teenage doo-wop groups, Frankie's precocious talent resulted in hits such as 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love,' 'I Want You To Be My Girl' and 'Goody Goody,' songs that are memorable still. The sixteen tunes on this CD were recorded between 1955 through 1958; most were issued on George Goldner's Gee label. Frankie's adolescent tenor was confident, his interpretative skills well-developed, and his pitch stable; unfortunately for him, as his voice matured, it no longer was the attraction it once was. To hear Frankie sing 'I'm Not A Know It All' and 'I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent' hold a pathetic irony, but regardless, these songs are the defining sound of 1950's pop

Songlist: Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Please Be Mine, I Want You To Be My Girl, I'm Not A Know-It-All, I Promise To Remember, Who Can Explain?, The ABC's Of Love, Share, I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent, Baby, Baby, Am I Fooling Myself Again, Teengage Love, Paper Castles, Out In The Cold Again, Goody Goody, Little Bittly Pretty One

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8798c | 1 CD | $12.95 | Accompanied


The Mighty Echoes : A Cappella Doo Wop : 00  1 CD : 602437822721

The Mighty Echoes : A Cappella Doo Wop

These guys have personality plus. Doo-wop and street corner harmonies only give a 'sort of' idea to their music shared on this, their first album which was released at the same time as their second. They start off doo-wop all right but immediately do Bruce Springsteen's 'Factory.' Then, thanking the Coasters, they proceed with a very funny arrangement of 'Youngblood.' Throughout the remainder of the fifteen cuts we are treated to lots of traditional oldies interspersed with Prince's 'Doves Cry,' Paul Simon & Joseph Shablala's 'Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes' and Peter Townsend's 'My Generation.' But that's what you'd expect from a bunch of guys who have been featured on TV's 'Who's The Boss,' 'Frank's Place' and 'Murphy Brown,' not to mention their roles as the singing firemen in the movie 'Wilder Napalm.' Listen to Rama Lama Ding Dong.

Songlist: Wonder Why, Factory, Doves Cry, Youngblood, Looking For An Echo, Duke Of Earl, Rama Lama Ding Dong, The Closer You Are, Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes, Ring Of Fire, Heaven Help Us All, Heatwave, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Who's That Knockin', My Generation

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8227c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Now & Then : A Cappella Starlight Sessions : 00  1 CD : COL-CD-6900

Now & Then : A Cappella Starlight Sessions

Collectables is pleased to present the best in contemporary Acappella and Doo Wop originally released on the Starlight label. These out-of-print classics feature the most popular vocal groups currently performing. Featuring the Doo Wop classics recorded by Now And Then "Happy Days", "Silhouettes" and "The Longest Time."

Songlist: Happy Days, We Were Meant to Be, Give Our Love Just One More Chance, Breakin' Up is Hard to Do, Silhouettes, Yesterday, Girl, I Love You So, The Longest Time, Hello, Donna, Duke of Earl, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Give My Broken Heart A Break, All I Have to Do Is Dream, Baby, My Love is For Real, Alfredo's Love Song, In the Still of the Night, Barbara Ann, Sixty Minute Man, Amazing Grace, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

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7531c | 1 CD | $11.95 | A Cappella


Various Artists : Starlight Serenade Vol. XII : 00  1 CD

Various Artists : Starlight Serenade Vol. XII

You know the drill - this is volume 12 of an a cappella doo-wop retrospective series on Starlight Discs. There are 20 cuts on this CD, featuring Dino & the Heartspinners, Charles Moffitt's Velours, Deja-Vu, The Four Sevilles, The Ovations, The Revelations, A Moment's Pleasure, and New Emage. The tunes are all doo-wop standards like 'Love Potion #9,' 'Ten Command-ments of Love,' 'Under the Boardwalk' and 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love' or songs that might have been doo-wop hits, like 'Mio Amore,' 'Sweetness' and 'Laura.' No info on the groups in the liner notes, but there's a vintage picture of the Velours is on the front, and a picture is worth...

Songlist: Ten Commandments of Love , Mio Amore , This Could Be the Night, Maaybe , Over the Rainbow , If I , Little Maiden, You're Mine, Laura , Love Potion No. 9 , Don't Look Back , White Christmas , What Are You Doing New Year's Eve , Sweet One , Sweetness , O Baby Don't , Ol' Man River , Frankie & Johny , Under the Boardwalk , Why Do Fools Fall in Love

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2577c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Various Artists : Yesterday's Memories : DVD : LREN2520DVD

Various Artists : Yesterday's Memories

Step back in time with your favorite performers live in concert. Learn about their humble beginnings with music icon Herman Santiago, original member of the Legendary Teenagers. You'll be singing along with every one of these songs and reminiscing of days gone by. Who can forget "Charlie Brown" by Carl Gardner's Coasters and "The Girl I Love" By Earl Speedo & The Cadillacs? This DVD is a must for your collection and will be sure to bring back Yesterday's Memories. Look for Volume @ with more great hits such as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" By Jay Siegel & The Tokens and "Pennies From Heaven" by Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners and many more.

Songlist: Intro:, Johnny Preston, Running Bear, Why Do Fools Fall In Love , Herman Santiago, Mashed Potato, Oldies But Goodies, Looking For An Echo, Tonight Could Be The Night, Herman Santiago, The Girl I Love, Herman Santiago, Charlie Brown , Yakety Yak, With This Ring, Herman Santiago

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8133dvd | DVD | $15.95


Various Artists : Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction Concert Vol. 2 : DVD : D3147

Various Artists : Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction Concert Vol. 2

The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame was created to honor the Greatest Vocal Groups of the World, to preserve their music at a world-class museum, to promote their music and memories throughout the world and to pay tribute to the inductees as National Music Treasures. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame was designed to perpetuate the life long careers of the Inducted Artists, recognizing them as inventors and creators of the music that influenced today's pop culture, promoting their music to many fans, and bring to the attention of the world, their legacy for many generations to come. The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame's Annual Induction Ceremony honors these great groups and features their legendary music.

Songlist: Up, Up and Away , California Dreamin', Chatanooga Choo Choo, Crying in the Chapel, Love Potion #9, Blue Moon, I Only Have Eyes For You, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, You Can't Hurry Love, Under the Boardwalk, Medley, If I Didn't Care, Loves Me Like A Rock, Goin' Out of my Head/ Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, She Cried, Looking for an Echo, God Bless the USA

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8272dvd | DVD | $19.95


Individual Folios

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Why Do Fools Fall in Love : SSA : Mac Huff : Frankie Lymon : Frankie Lymon : DVD : 08201474 : 073999370027

Mac Huff : Why Do Fools Fall in Love

This Frankie Lymon pop hit from 1956 and covered by Diana Ross in 1981 is a sensational blast from the past!Available separately: SSA and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:40.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composers: Frankie Lymon and Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant Performed By: Frankie Lymon

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201474 | Showtrax CD Available

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