Rhino Hi-Five: The Drifters - EP
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||Money Honey||The Drifters||2:59||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Up On the Roof||The Drifters||2:35||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||On Broadway||The Drifters||2:58||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||White Christmas||The Drifters||2:37||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Save the Last Dance for Me||The Drifters||2:31||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
The immortal Drifters provided the prototype for R&B vocal groups and set the stage for the onset of soul with over ten years of marvelous singles beginning in 1953. Blessed with a succession of great lead singers, starting with the angelic tenor of Clyde McPhatter through Ben E. King and the Rudy Lewis/Johnny Moore tandem of the later years, the Drifters set an impossibly high standard, helped in part by the songwriting and production talents of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Leiber and Stoller introduced innovative arrangements on the Drifters' hits, including odd orchestrations that keep these classic recordings sounding fresh some 40 years later. Not all the classics are here on this collection (King's "Stand By Me," in particular, is missing), but enough of them are here to make it worthwhile, including the loose urban trilogy of "On Broadway," "Up on the Roof," and "Under the Boardwalk."
Formed: May, 1953 in New York, NY
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s