20th Century Masters - The Millenium Collection: The Best of The Del Vikings
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||Come Go With Me (Single Version)||The Del-Vikings||2:38||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Don't Be a Fool||The Del-Vikings||2:51||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Whispering Bells||The Del-Vikings||2:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Cool Shake||The Del-Vikings||2:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Sunday Kind of Love||The Del-Vikings||2:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Come Along With Me||The Del-Vikings||1:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When I Come Home||The Del-Vikings||2:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'm Spinning||The Del-Vikings||1:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Big Beat||The Del-Vikings||1:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Voodoo Man||The Del-Vikings||1:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Hear Bells (Wedding Bells)||The Del-Vikings||2:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Bring Back Your Heart||The Del-Vikings||3:00||$1.29||View in iTunes|
The Del Vikings have a confusing history, but there are a couple of undisputed facts. Their signature tune and biggest hit, "Come Go With Me," was written by bass vocalist Clarence Quick and features a fine lead vocal by Norman Wright, as well as a distinctive sax line by Gene Upshaw. Past that, confusion reigns. "Come Go With Me" was a hit in 1956 on Dot Records, and while it was still on the charts, the group split into two different outfits, both using the Del Vikings name, or some variation of it, with part of the group remaining at Dot while Quick and Wright moved on to sign with Mercury Records. So while Quick wrote the other big tune that was a hit for the Del Vikings, "Whispering Bells," it wasn't his version of the group that had the hit. This brief collection sidesteps all of that and presents the top dozen sides released under the Del Vikings name, including the two biggest hits. In truth, this is probably sufficient for most listeners. A pleasant enough doo wop group, the Del Vikings came late to the dance, and thanks to the confusion of their contractual situation, were never really given the opportunity to develop their sound further.
Hall of Fame
The Del Vikings should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame if anything for being the first inter-racial group. Everyone should listen and enjoy.
all time classics
these are true classics right here--- im in high school and i think they're awesome!
Would have 4 stars if "Jitterbug Mary" was included!!
Formed: 1955 in Pittsburgh, PA
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s