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Coasters The Complete Singles As & Bs 1954-1962 (2CD)

Coasters The Complete Singles As & Bs 1954-1962 (2CD)

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The Coasters were one of the vocal groups of the 50s and early 60s who bridged the gap between the doowop and R&B eras of the early 50s through to the rock n roll explosion and beyond, with a run of hits that extended into the 1960s. They began life as a spin-off from the doowop group The Robins, adopted by the up-and-coming songwriting and production team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller as a vehicle for their work, changing their name after their first hit from The Robins to The Coasters as they switched from Leiber & Stollers Spark label to the Atlantic subsidiary Atco when the duo signed a production deal with the label.

This great-value 56-track 2-CD set comprises all their A &B sides as The Robins and The Coasters from their Spark debut in 1954 through to 1962, plus, as a bonus, the two titles which appeared on their albums during the period and were not otherwise released on singles. It naturally features their eighteen chart entries from the period, including the legendary US and UK hits Searchin, Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown and Poison Ivy, plus other memorable US successes like Smokey Joes Café, Down In Mexico, Youngblood, Hog For You Baby, Along Came Jones and Little Egypt. Its not only a hugely entertaining slice of R&B-flavoured rock n roll, with hits that were landmarks along the rite of passage for many baby-boomers, but a testimony to the songwriting and production genius of Leiber and Stoller, their humorous street saga songs providing the biggest of the groups hits.


Excellent, details sleeve notes by Paul Watts. If you don't have much material by The Coasters on your shelves, do consider this. - Norman Darwen (Blues & Rhythm)

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Riot In Cell Block # 9 The Robins
2 Wrap It Up The Robins
3 Loop De Loop Mambo The Robins
4 Framed The Robins
5 If Teardrops Were Kisses The Robins
6 Whadaya Want The Robins
7 One Kiss The Robins
8 I Love Paris The Robins
9 I Must Be Dreamin' The Robins
10 The Hatchet Man The Robins
11 Smokey Joe's Cafe The Robins
12 Just Like A Fool The Robins
13 Down In Mexico The Coasters
14 Turtle Dovin' The Coasters
15 One Kiss Led To Another The Coasters
16 Brazil The Coasters
17 Searchin' The Coasters
18 Young Blood The Coasters
19 Idol With The Golden Head The Coasters
20 (When She Wants Good Lovin') My Baby Comes To Me The Coasters
21 Sweet Georgia Brown The Coasters
22 What Is The Secret Of Your Success The Coasters
23 Dance! The Coasters
24 Gee, Golly The Coasters
25 Yakety Yak The Coasters
26 Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart The Coasters
27 The Shadow Knows The Coasters
28 Sorry But I'm Gonna Have To Pass The Coasters
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Charlie Brown The Coasters
2 Three Cool Cats The Coasters
3 Along Came Jones The Coasters
4 That Is Rock And Roll The Coasters
5 Poison Ivy The Coasters
6 I'm A Hog For You The Coasters
7 Run Red Run The Coasters
8 What About Us The Coasters
9 Besame Mucho - Part 1 The Coasters
10 Besame Mucho - Part 2 The Coasters
11 Wake Me, Shake Me The Coasters
12 Stewball The Coasters
13 Shoppin' For Clothes The Coasters
14 The Snake And The Book Worm The Coasters
15 Thumbin' A Ride The Coasters
16 Wait A Minute The Coasters
17 Little Egypt (Ying-Yang) The Coasters
18 Keep On Rolling The Coasters
19 Girls, Girls, Girls - Part 1 The Coasters
20 Girls, Girls, Girls - Part 2 The Coasters
21 Bad Blood The Coasters
22 (Ain't That) Just Like Me The Coasters
23 Teach Me How To Shimmy The Coasters
24 Ridin' Hood The Coasters
25 The Climb (Vocal) The Coasters
26 The Climb (Instrumental) The Coasters
27 Lola The Coasters
28 My Babe The Coasters
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    October 2016
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