SOU-140904

Drifters, The Rockin' & Driftin' + Save the Last Dance for Me

8,26 €

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2 LPs ON 1 CD + 4 BONUS TRACKS

The Drifters were a key link between Fifties rhythm & blues and Sixties soul music. They epitomized the vocal group style of New York City. Theirs was the sweet but streetwise sound of R&B suffused with gospel influences, singing high-spirited songs with sunny harmonies, as well as ballads and rocking numbers. The great material The Drifters recorded came from a variety of sources, including the legendary songwriting teams of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman; and Gerry Goffin and Carole King.

This quintessential edition includes The Drifters' two finest albums, originally released by the Atlantic label: Rockin' & Driftin' (1959), and the first LP appearance by the Ben E. King-era Drifters, Save The Last Dance For Me (1962). Both albums consist of selections of previous Atlantic singles, some of them dating back as far as 1955. These two outstanding LPs have been remastered and packaged together in this very special collector's edition, which also includes 4 bonus tracks from the same period.

PERSONNEL:

THE DRIFTERS:
Ben E. King, Rudy Lewis, Johnny Moore, Bobby Hendricks (lead vocals)
Charlie Thomas (tenor vocals)
Dock Green (baritone vocals)
Elsbeary Hobbs (bass vocals)
Billy Davis, Jimmy Oliver (guitar), among others.


Recorded in New York, between 1955 and 1962.
Original recordings produced by Ahmet Ertegun
& Jerry Wexler / Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

ROCKIN' & DRIFTIN' (Atlantic 8022, 1959)
01 MOONLIGHT BAY 2:11
02 RUBY BABY 2:25
03 DRIP DROP 2:29
04 I GOTTA GET MYSELF A WOMAN 2:16
05 FOOLS FALL IN LOVE 2:32
06 HYPNOTIZED 2:02
07 YODEE YAKEE 2:25
08 I KNOW 2:13
09 SOLDIER OF FORTUNE 2:37
10 DRIFTING AWAY FROM YOU 2:08
11 YOUR PROMISE TO BE MINE 2:38
12 IT WAS A TEAR 2:36
13 ADORABLE 2:43
14 STEAMBOAT 2:28

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME (Atlantic SD-8059, 1962)
15 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME 2:30
16 I COUNT THE TEARS 2:16
17 SOMEBODY NEW DANCIN' WITH YOU 2:23
18 JACKPOT 2:48
19 NO SWEET LOVIN' 2:45
20 SWEETS FOR MY SWEET 2:31
21 MEXICAN DIVORCE 2:38
22 WHEN MY LITTLE GIRL IS SMILING 2:33
23 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL 2:20
24 PLEASE STAY 2:17
25 NOBODY BUT ME 2:34
26 ROOM FULL OF TEARS 2:46

BONUS TRACKS
27 SHE NEVER TALKED TO ME THAT WAY 2:37
28 UP ON THE ROOF 2:39
29 HEY SEÑORITA 2:44
30 LONELY WINDS 2:47

TOTAL TIME: 74:50

Reference: SOU-140904
Label: Soul Jam
Label code: 600838
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436542015820