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Best of the Penguins: The Mercury Years

The Penguins

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Album Review

The Best of the Mercury Years isn't all that it appears to be. Instead of presenting all of the Penguins' hit singles, it only presents the group's Mercury recordings, which means that neither of the two versions of "Earth Angel" on the disc are the original hit single versions, and that the remainder of their classic Dootone sides are missing. That's said, what is here is good, and may be of interest to hardcore doo wop collectors.

Customer Reviews

Earth Angel is great

Love that song.

I luv it

I really luv Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine).




Formed: 1954 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s

Best known for their hit single "Earth Angel," the doo wop quartet the Penguins were never able to replicate the success of their only Top 40 hit, but the song nevertheless became a rock & roll classic. The Penguins formed in 1954, when the group's members — Cleveland Duncan (lead tenor vocal), Curtis Williams (bass-baritone vocal), Dexter Tisby...
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