UPDATED: 7-29-2000


Second PBS Doo Wop Special To Air During December Pledge Drive

LOS ANGELES -- When Rhino released "The Doo Wop Box: 101 Vocal Group Gems From The Golden Age of Rock 'N' Roll" way back in 1994, no one knew what to expect. But the reviews came in, the music lovers went wild, and "The Doo Wop Box" not only became Rhino's best-selling box set to date, but became certified gold! Not ones to turn deaf ears to opportunity pounding on the door, Rhino then released a second doo wop box, "The Doo Wop Box II: 101 More Vocal Group Gems From The Golden Age of Rock 'N' Roll," which picked up where the first set left off. The reaction was the same. People just couldn't get enough of this stuff.

Now Rhino proudly announces the arrival of DOO WOP BOX III: 102 MORE VOCAL GROUP GEMS ($69.98 at all music retail outlets as well as online at www.rhino.com). But we figured we had to do something special, something unique this time around, and we did! Yes, you'll still get 102 more tracks of pitch-perfect street-corner harmony, but we took a slightly different approach on this one.

The four-volume box set, due in stores August 1, not only features more classic doo-wop hits, but also should-have-been hits (tracks that didn't quite make the charts for one reason or another), doo wop favorites chosen by celebrities who grew up listening to the music (Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Dave & Phil Alvin, George Carlin, Dion, Art & Aaron Neville, Frank Zappa and Quincy Jones, to name but a few) and a collection of modern doo-wop recordings by some of today's most popular artists (Linda Ronstadt, The Beach Boys, Paul Simon, Boyz II Men, The Bobs, The Stray Cats, The Nylons and more). Different enough for you?

But there's more. With the success of last year's "Doo-Wop 50 PBS Special," Rhino and PBS will once again join forces to produce a second doo-wop special, "Doo Wop @ 51." The first special aired during PBS's 1999 December pledge drive, helping it to become the most profitable pledge drive in PBS history. Taped this past May in Pittsburgh, the new show will feature such doo-wop stalwarts as The Tokens, The Five Keys, The Dells and The Chiffons, and will be broadcast during this year's December pledge drive.


Volume 1: The Hits
HAVE MERCY BABY: The Dominoes * SHOULDN'T I KNOW: The Cardinals * BESIDE YOU: The Swallows * SEXY WAYS: The Midnighters (formerly The Royals) *ADORABLE: The Colts * (YOU'VE GOT) THE MAGIC TOUCH: The Platters * STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE: The Cadets * WISDOM OF A FOOL: The Five Keys * FOOLS FALL IN LOVE: The Drifters * EVERYONE'S LAUGHING: The Spaniels * COOL SHAKE: Del Vikings featuring Gus Backus * SO TOUGH: The Original Casuals * TRY THE IMPOSSIBLE: Lee Andrews & The Hearts * NO, NO, NO: The Chanters * HERE I STAND: Wade Flemons & The Newcomers * WIGGLE, WIGGLE: The Accents * THERE GOES MY BABY: The Drifters * PENNIES FROM HEAVEN: The Skyliners * IMAGE OF A GIRL: Safaris * TROUBLE IN PARADISE: The Crests * MIO AMORE ('TILL THE END OF TIME): The Flamingos * CHARLENA: The Sevilles * A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP: The Jarmels * I WISH THAT WE WERE MARRIED: Ronnie & The Hi-Lites * OH MY ANGEL: Bertha Tillman * IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU: Dreamlovers * BONGO STOMP: Little Joey & The Flips * DONNA THE PRIMA DONNA: Dion DiMucci * HAVE YOU HEARD: The Duprees

Volume Two: The Should-Have-Been Hits
MY MEMORIES OF YOU: The Harptones * MY FRIENDS: The Strangers * I DON'T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE: The Solitaires * NITE OWL: Tony Allen & The Champs * SHIP OF LOVE: The Nutmegs * CAN'T WE BE SWEETHEARTS: The Cleftones * YOUR WAY: The Heartbeats * BIM BAM BOOM: The El Dorados * BLANCHE: The 3 Friends * TRUE LOVE GONE (COME ON HOME): The Enchanters * THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT: The Jaguars * DON'T SAY GOODNIGHT: The Valentines * ZOOP: The Charts * MY JUANITA: The Crests * I'M SPINNING: The Del Vikings * YOUR LAST CHANCE (from the Motion Picture Jamboree): Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords * DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE: The "5" Royales * CHAPEL BELLS: Fascinators * TRAVELING STRANGER: Little Anthony & The Imperials * HEART'S DESIRE: The Avalons * THERE GOES MY LOVE: The Fantastics * LIFE IS BUT A DREAM: The Earls * HERE I AM BROKEN HEARTED: The Four J's

Volume Three: The Celebrity Picks
Tim Hauser (OUR LOVE WILL NEVER END: The Avons, I BELONG TO YOU: The Fi-Tones Quintette) * Dave & Phil Alvin (SHEIK OF ARABY: The Colts, ONE BAD STUD: The Honey Bears, WIGGIE WAGGIE WOO: The Cadets) * Art & Aaron Neville (HEY, MISS FANNIE: The Clovers, MOST OF ALL: The Moonglows, THE VOW: The Flamingos, I DIDN'T WANT TO DO IT: The Spiders) * Billy Vera (TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT: Eddie & The Starlights, DING DING DONG: The Jive Tones * DREAMS ARE FOR FOOLS: The Revalons) * George Carlin (NADINE: The Coronets, OH WHERE: The Vocaleers, MY GIRL AWAITS ME: The Castelles) * Peter Bergman (ROLLIN' STONE: The Marigolds) * Leiber & Stoller (ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART: The Coasters, STAY AWHILE: The Clovers) * Ahmet Ertegun (BLUE VELVET: The Clovers) * Frank Zappa (NEWLY WED: The Orchids) * Dion DiMucci (WONDERFUL GIRL: The Five Satins, WOULD I BE CRYING (from the Motion Picture Rock, Rock, Rock): The Flamingos), Robert Plant (INDIAN GIRL: The Capris) * Quincy Jones (MONEY HONEY: Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters) * Keith Richards (MAYBE: The Chantels) * Paul Simon (WE BELONG TOGETHER: Robert & Johnny)

Volume Four: Modern Doo Wop
LOOKING FOR AN ECHO: Kenny Vance * BARBARA ANN: The Beach Boys * WHOLE LOTTA LOVE: Godfrey Daniel * SOMETIME LATELY: Darts * THERE'S A MOON OUT AGAIN: The Capris * THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER: Ruben Guevara * BABY COME BACK TO ME (THE MORSE CODE OF LOVE): The Manhattan Transfer * I WON'T STAND IN YOUR WAY: The Stray Cats * EYE OF THE TIGER: Big Daddy * WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG AND IN LOVE: The Flying Pickets * MEDLEY: THIS IS MY STORY/WE BELONG TOGETHER: Art & Aaron Neville * SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND: The New Creations * YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME: The Bobs * COUNTDOWN TO LOVE: B.Q.E. * IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT (I'LL REMEMBER) (Boyz II Men) * IT'S TOO SOON TO KNOW: Linda Ronstadt * YOUR LOVE: Pure Gold * CHARLENE: Johnny Staton & The Feathers * MY LOVE FOR YOU: Little Isidore & The Inquisitors * HAVE LOVE WILL TRAVEL: Big Sandy * FORGIVE ME: Candye Kane * GLORIA: The Mighty Echoes * QUALITY: Paul Simon * LOOKING FOR AN ECHO: The Persuasions

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