Earth Angel The Penguins


Doo Wop
Ace Records
Catalogue Id:
CDCH 249

This product is also available in these versions:
The Penguins at Dootone (MP3), MP3 (£7.99)

Many stories in the wunnerful world of rock & roll are apocryphal, but the story of "Earth Angel" just seems like fiction. Dootsie Williams of DooTone Records, cut the side as an after thought at a demo session with The Penguins and took it along to John Dolphin??s record store in Hollywood for a second opinion. Dolphin ran a radio show from the window of the shop and DJ Huggy Boy put it out on the air immediately, despite Dootsie's protest that it was only a demo. The record took off immediately locally and within a few weeks went national peaking at No.8 in Billboard by the end of 1954. This was despite the competition from the ubiquitous white cover versions. The CD features another 20 greasy love songs and doo wop rockers cut for DooTone through to 1958, when the group went to Mercury Records. There they re-cut their big hit record, but could never repeat the naive honesty of the original. One of the great records of the era that had it a hit n the grooves- that rare thing, a natural hit.


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