21 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Like their Cameo Parkway label mates Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp, the Philadelphia vocal group did its best work on the dance floor, as in the infectious 1961 hit “The Bristol Stomp.” Despite expeditious lyrics, “Hully Gully Baby” is fun, funky stuff (credit raspy vocal lead Len Barry), but the Dovells’ rockin’-est cuts are the clap-happy “You Can’t Sit Down” and its cut-off cousin “Betty in Bermudas.” “Your Last Chance” and “The Actor” prove the quintet’s adeptness at straight doo-wop and ballads. For a change of pace, they move the dance-craze phenomenon into outer space for the Bo Diddley-meets-“Frogman” Henry-styled “Mope-Itty Mope.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Like their Cameo Parkway label mates Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp, the Philadelphia vocal group did its best work on the dance floor, as in the infectious 1961 hit “The Bristol Stomp.” Despite expeditious lyrics, “Hully Gully Baby” is fun, funky stuff (credit raspy vocal lead Len Barry), but the Dovells’ rockin’-est cuts are the clap-happy “You Can’t Sit Down” and its cut-off cousin “Betty in Bermudas.” “Your Last Chance” and “The Actor” prove the quintet’s adeptness at straight doo-wop and ballads. For a change of pace, they move the dance-craze phenomenon into outer space for the Bo Diddley-meets-“Frogman” Henry-styled “Mope-Itty Mope.”

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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings
MJ1964 ,

All Originals !!

These song are finally available, after being out of print for nearly forty years. Len Barry was the lead singer ( 1-2-3-) of this group. It's nice to hear them in crisp sound without the scratches from the 45's.

kbfini ,

Bristol Stomp

Excellent...

DisneyFan92 ,

Foot Stompin

I'm the only one on here to write a review on this album first. (Even though I only bought one song)
Foot stompin is a very catchy song and I love it! Play it all the time. Puts you in a good mood!

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