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The Chantels - The Complete Singles & Albums 1957-62

The Chantels - The Complete Singles & Albums 1957-62

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The Chantels were an all-girl vocal act from New York, who followed in the footsteps of The Bobbettes as one of the first African-American girl groups to enjoy chart success in the US.

The original five members consisted of Arlene Smith (lead) (October 5, 1941), Sonia Goring Wilson (born Millicent Goring) (1940), Renée Minus White (1943), Jackie Landry Jackson (May 22, 1941 – December 23, 1997) and Lois Harris (1940). They took their name from their school, St. Frances of Chantal, and unlike many of their peers were more influenced by classical and Latin music than by gospel. They were still at high school when they were discovered by Richard Barrett of The Valentines, and signed to the End label in 1957, having their first pop and R&B hits the same year, featuring the lead vocals of Arlene Smith.

This 2CD collection comprises their A- and B-sides on the End, Gone and Carlton labels from this era, plus the tracks from their albums We Are The Chantels, There’s Our Song Again and The Chantels On Tour not otherwise released on singles. Their first single was He’s Gone in August 1957, written by Arlene Smith. Released in December 1957, their second single, Maybe, was a Billboard Hot 100 hit and sold more than a million copies gaining the girls a gold disc.

Other tracks included are the No.6 hit Look In My Eyes and R&B chart entries from these years He’s Gone, Every Night (I Pray), I Love You So, Summer’s Love and Well I Told You So. Although they had a couple of minor Hot 100 entries later in the ‘60s, this collection provides a reasonably comprehensive overview of the primary era of their career, and is a fine showcase for their distinctive style and sound as they paved the way for other girl groups in the charts.


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 He's Gone The Chantels
2 The Plea The Chantels
3 Maybe The Chantels
4 Come My Little Baby The Chantels
5 Every Night (I Pray) The Chantels
6 Whoever You Are The Chantels
7 I Love You So The Chantels
8 How Could You Call It Off The Chantels
9 Prayee The Chantels
10 Sure Of Love The Chantels
11 If You Try The Chantels
12 Congratulations The Chantels
13 (I Can't Take It) There's Our Song Again The Chantels
14 Never Let Go The Chantels
15 Goodbye To Love The Chantels
16 I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) The Chantels
17 Come Softly To Me Richard Barrett With The Chantels
18 Walking Through Dreamland Richard Barrett With The Chantels
Disc 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Summer's Love Richard Barrett With The Chantels
2 All Is Forgiven Richard Barrett With The Chantels
3 I The Chantels
4 Believe Me (My Angel) The Chantels
5 I'm The Girl The Chantels
6 Look In My Eyes The Chantels
7 Glad To Be Back The Chantels
8 Well I Told You The Chantels
9 Still The Chantels
10 Summertime The Chantels
11 Here It Comes Again The Chantels
12 C'est Si Bon The Chantels
13 Ific The Chantels
14 My Darling, My Darling The Chantels
15 My Memories Of You The Chantels
16 I'll Walk Alone The Chantels
17 You'll Never Know The Chantels
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    June 2022
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