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Up on the Roof

"Up on the Roof" is one of the greatest songs ever, especially if you've ever lived in a New York City apartment building. Of course, there are many other classics here.

How can you not like The Drifters

I love the Drifters, thank you iTunes

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the drifters reminds me of summertime. sleeping in, listening to kearth 101 all day and riding my bike. this is an amazing album.


Formed: May, 1953 in New York, NY

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

The history of rhythm and blues is filled with vocal groups whose names — the Orioles, the Cadillacs, the Crows, the Flamingos, the Moonglows, the Coasters, the Penguins — are held in reverence by fanatics and devotees. The Drifters are part of an even more exclusive fraternity, as a group that managed to carve out a place for themselves in the R&B firmament and also define that music, not only at its inception as a national chart phenomenon in the early '50s but also in the decade...
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