The Drifters – Hits and Rarities (2019)

Posted by Green on August 8, 2019
in R&B, soul
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The history of rhythm and blues is filled with vocal groups whose names the Orioles, the Cadillacs, the Crows, the Flamingos, the Moonglows, the Coasters, the Penguins are held in reverence by fanatics and devotees. The Drifters are part of an even more exclusive fraternity, as a group that managed to carve out a place for themselves in the R&B firmament and also define that music, not only at its inception as a national chart phenomenon in the early ’50s but also in the decade that followed. Their place in history is as complex as their role in it, by virtue of the fact that there are two distinct phases to their music and the continuity of their membership, and their extraordinary longevity only the Platters could claim as great a span of years as an active recording unit, though the latter group, due to major differences in the way they were organized, were far more stable in their membership and output. The Drifters can also claim a unique place in popular music history, as a major R&B group founded at the instigation of a record-label chief.

Tracklist:

01. Under the Boardwalk
02. Save the Last Dance for Me
03. This Magic Moment (Single Version)
04. Up On the Roof (Single Version)
05. Saturday Night at the Movies
06. Bip Bam (feat. Clyde McPhatter)
07. There Goes My Baby (Single Version)
08. Some Kind of Wonderful
09. Adorable
10. On Broadway (Single Version)
11. Nylon Stockings
12. We Gotta Sing
13. My Islands In the Sun
14. Up Jumped the Devil
15. I Need You Now
16. Still Burning In My Heart
17. Steal Away
18. Black Silk
19. Country to the City
20. A Rose By Any Other Name
21. Be My Lady
22. It Takes a Good Woman
23. Baby What I Mean
24. You Can’t Love Them All
25. Aretha
26. Ain’t It the Truth (Single Version)
27. Your Best Friend
28. Such a Night (feat. Clyde McPhatter)
29. Honey Love
30. Money Honey (Single Version) [feat. Clyde McPhatter]

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