Jackie & The Starlites
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This is one of the better doo wop collections one can buy, despite its coming out very late in the history of the form. Maybe the biggest surprise here is "I'm Comin' Home," and a track that anticipates the Rolling Stones' show-stopped "I'm Alright" with echoes of Smokey Robinson & the Miracles' "Way Over There," with a wailing, vocal cord-ripping performance by Rue. A lot of this stuff holds up well, even if Rue's weeping act gets a little predictable at times. "Don't Be Afraid," "Valerie," "Seven Day Fool," "I'm Coming Home," and a half dozen others put this collection over the top, and one nice bonus amid the singing is the surprisingly dexterous guitar backing on a lot of the material here. Proper master tapes seem to have been used, and some of this stuff appears here in stereo for the first time ever.
Years Active: '50s, '60s
Top Albums and Songs by Jackie & The Starlites
||Valerie||The Fire & Fury Story (Disc 1)||2:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Valerie||Valerie||2:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||For All We Know||Valerie||2:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Cried My Heart Out||Valerie||2:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Heard You||Valerie||2:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Silver Lining||Valerie||2:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I'm Coming Home||The Bopchords Meet Jackie & The Starlites Doo Wop||2:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Found Out Too Late||Valerie||2:41||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Found Out Too Late||Harlem Holiday - New York Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3||2:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Still Remember||Valerie||2:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|