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By Sony Legacy
mpn: 074646575024, ean: 0074646575024,
1999 26-disc Sony Music box set.
Full title - Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop The Concert. From Rhino Records this in-demand soundtrack from the highly successful PBS pledge drive special! Spirited performances of rock, R&B, & doo-wop classics by the stars who made them famous. Key artists includ.
By Bear Family
mpn: BCD15741, ean: 4000127157416,
(9-CD LP-sized box set with 52-page book, 254 tracks) A long overdue set! The Platters sold more records, played more venues, and appeared in more films than any other vocal group of the time. They truly had the Magic Touch. By 1962, the Platters had placed an astonishing 35 songs on the American pop charts. The lead singer, Tony Williams, influenced an entire generation of singers - black and white. This is one of the most impressive legacies in black music. Virtually all of the Platters'
The six-CD R&B Box is impressively ambitious, arching as it does from the ''race record'' era to the day before disco. Jump blues, boogie, postwar vocal groups, shouters and honkers, early rock & roll, doo-wop, and myriad varieties of soul music all rear their heads here; while the selections may often seem obvious to longtime listeners, the set will certainly knock out anyone new to the history of these sounds. --Rickey Wright.