Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters
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||Without Love (There Is Nothing)||Clyde McPhatter||2:58||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Someday You'll Want Me to Want You||The Drifters||2:54||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Treasure of Love||Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters||2:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'm Not Worthy of You||Clyde McPhatter||2:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Bells of St. Mary's||The Drifters||2:40||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||White Christmas||The Drifters||2:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Make Believe||Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters||2:58||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Seven Days||Clyde McPhatter||2:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Warm Your Heart||Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters||2:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Money Honey||The Drifters||2:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Whatcha Gonna Do||The Drifters & Clyde McPhatter||2:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Such a Night||The Drifters||2:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Honey Love||The Drifters||2:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Thirty Days||Clyde McPhatter||2:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
The Drifters' debut album didn't appear until 1956, more than a year after Clyde McPhatter had left the group that he founded. Thus, this LP was actually an oldies release from the date of its first appearance, and even more so when it was repackaged in 1958 (a time when McPhatter's solo career was running as hot as a pistol). With McPhatter's high tenor voice featured as the lead on every song (basso Bill Pinkney occasionally stepped forward as well), this release and its title made perfect commercial sense on either date. For fans of the singer or the group, or anyone who wasn't around to buy the singles assembled here when they first came out, this is an awesome collection. Numbers like "Money Honey" became the basic language of rock & roll as surely as anything ever written by Chuck Berry, and soaring soul ballads like "Warm Your Heart" are good to hear in any era. On hot "jump" numbers like "What'cha Gonna Do?," McPhatter uncannily anticipates the sound upon which Jackie Wilson would build his career in the second half of the '50s. In short, this is an album that just didn't stop rocking. Helping out in the endeavor were saxman Sam "The Man" Taylor and guitarist Jimmy Oliver, who shines with some particularly hard-edged playing on "Warm Your Heart."
with a Caveat
"I Make Believe" also goes by the name "Some Kind of Wonderful" - and is clearly not sung by Clyde McPhatter - so don't buy both!
They know how to play music!!!!
Come on make that kawfee t'go!
Formed: May, 1953 in New York, NY
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s