Collection of 76 recordings by The Drifters featuring all of their chart hits of the period 1962 to 1971; including mono/stereo alternate takes of titles and five unissued songs only ever available on long deleted CDs released in 1996. With two long-thought lost recordings, never originally released, 'I Dig Your Act' and 'You And Me Together Forever' making their world-wide debut on this 3 CD set. Compiled, annotated and produced for re-issue by Bob Fisher with assistance from one of the leading experts on Drifter's history, Pete Burns. Designed by Michael Robson and mastered by Simon Murphy this is the definitive collection of one of The Drifters' greatest eras - 'The Soul Years'The Drifters have always been one of the most beloved of all African American male vocal groups. This 3CD set is devoted to what we have called for simplification purposes, 'The Soul Years'. It presents, in chronological order, all of the recording sessions they undertook for Atlantic Records between June 28th 1962 and January 5th 1971. The accompanying booklet lists discographical information including the group line-up, the writers of the songs, the location and date of the recording sessions, and if known, the producer and arranger of the tracks. Plus, all of their UK and US chart positions. The Drifters were originally formed in 1953 by Clyde McPhatter, one of the most influential of '50s R&B vocalists. By 1958 the group had been replaced by another group by their manager and this group featured Ben E King as lead singer for a short time. Lead singers on the 'Soul Years' sessions are mainly Rudy Lewis or Johnny Moore. By 1962 the group moved on from their early '50s R&B roots and late '50s symphonic pop sounds to embrace the coming of Soul music. Their journey through this genre was helped by renowned songwriters like Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Ellie Greenwich, Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and producers like Bert Berns, Jerry Wexler and Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller. If any more proof were needed of the never-ending appeal of The Drifters' sound it was announced in late 2019 that a West End musical would be opening, The Drifters' Girl - based on the career of the Drifters' manager Faye Treadwell, starring Beverley Knight. At the time of writing it is set to premiere at Newcastle's Theatre Royal on October 9th 2021 playing until October 23rd 2021 before hopefully moving to the West End of London.
Collection of 76 recordings by The Drifters featuring all of their chart hits of the period 1962 to 1971; including mono/stereo alternate takes of titles and five unissued songs only ever available on long deleted CDs released in 1996. With two long-thought lost recordings, never originally released, 'I Dig Your Act' and 'You And Me Together Forever' making their world-wide debut on this 3 CD set. Compiled, annotated and produced for re-issue by Bob Fisher with assistance from one of the leading experts on Drifter's history, Pete Burns. Designed by Michael Robson and mastered by Simon Murphy this is the definitive collection of one of The Drifters' greatest eras - 'The Soul Years'The Drifters have always been one of the most beloved of all African American male vocal groups. This 3CD set is devoted to what we have called for simplification purposes, 'The Soul Years'. It presents, in chronological order, all of the recording sessions they undertook for Atlantic Records between June 28th 1962 and January 5th 1971. The accompanying booklet lists discographical information including the group line-up, the writers of the songs, the location and date of the recording sessions, and if known, the producer and arranger of the tracks. Plus, all of their UK and US chart positions. The Drifters were originally formed in 1953 by Clyde McPhatter, one of the most influential of '50s R&B vocalists. By 1958 the group had been replaced by another group by their manager and this group featured Ben E King as lead singer for a short time. Lead singers on the 'Soul Years' sessions are mainly Rudy Lewis or Johnny Moore. By 1962 the group moved on from their early '50s R&B roots and late '50s symphonic pop sounds to embrace the coming of Soul music. Their journey through this genre was helped by renowned songwriters like Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Ellie Greenwich, Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and producers like Bert Berns, Jerry Wexler and Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller. If any more proof were needed of the never-ending appeal of The Drifters' sound it was announced in late 2019 that a West End musical would be opening, The Drifters' Girl - based on the career of the Drifters' manager Faye Treadwell, starring Beverley Knight. At the time of writing it is set to premiere at Newcastle's Theatre Royal on October 9th 2021 playing until October 23rd 2021 before hopefully moving to the West End of London.
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Format: CD
Label: STRAWBERRY
Rel. Date: 10/29/2021
UPC: 5013929430433

We Gotta Sing: The Soul Years 1962-1971 (Uk)
Artist: Drifters
Format: CD
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1. Another Night With The Boys
2. Up On The Roof
3. I Feel Good All Over
4. Let The Music Play
5. On Broadway
6. Baby I Dig Love
7. Only In America
8. Rat Race
9. If You Don't Come Back
10. I'll Take You Home
11. I've Loved You So Long
12. In The Land Of Make Believe
13. Didn't It?
14. Beautiful Music
15. One Way Love
16. Vaya Con Dios
17. Under The Boardwalk (Mono)
18. He's Just A Playboy
19. I Don't Want To Go On Without You
20. Under The Boardwalk (Live)
21. On Broadway (Live)
22. There Goes My Baby (Live)
23. I've Got Sand In My Shoes
24. Saturday Night At The Movies
25. Under The Boardwalk (Stereo)
26. Spanish Lace (Mono)
27. The Christmas Song
28. I Remember Christmas
29. Quando, Quando, Quando
30. I Wish You Love
31. Tonight
32. More
33. What Kind Of Fool Am I?
34. The Good Life
35. As Long As She Needs Me
36. Desafinado
37. Who Can I Turn To?
38. Temptation
39. On The Street Where You Live
40. Night Shift
41. In The Park
42. At The Club (Mono)
43. Answer The Phone (Mono)
44. Looking Through The Eyes Of Love
45. Follow Me
46. Chains Of Love
47. Far From The Maddening Crowd
48. Come On Over To My Place
49. The Outside World
50. Spanish Lace (Stereo)
51. At The Club (Stereo)
52. Answer The Phone (Stereo)
53. I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing
54. Nylon Stockings
55. We Gotta Sing
56. Up In The Streets Of Harlem
57. Memories Are Made Of This
58. You Can't Love `Em All
59. My Island In The Sun
60. It Takes A Good Woman
61. Aretha
62. Baby What I Mean
63. Ain't It The Truth
64. Up Jumped The Devil
65. I Dig Your Act
66. Still Burning In My Heart
67. I Need You Now
68. Country To The City
69. You And Me Together Forever
70. Your Best Friend
71. Steal Away
72. Black Silk
73. You Got To Pay Your Dues
74. A Rose By Any Other Name (Is Still A Rose) 23 Be My Lady
75. 24 You Better Move On

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Collection of 76 recordings by The Drifters featuring all of their chart hits of the period 1962 to 1971; including mono/stereo alternate takes of titles and five unissued songs only ever available on long deleted CDs released in 1996. With two long-thought lost recordings, never originally released, 'I Dig Your Act' and 'You And Me Together Forever' making their world-wide debut on this 3 CD set. Compiled, annotated and produced for re-issue by Bob Fisher with assistance from one of the leading experts on Drifter's history, Pete Burns. Designed by Michael Robson and mastered by Simon Murphy this is the definitive collection of one of The Drifters' greatest eras - 'The Soul Years'The Drifters have always been one of the most beloved of all African American male vocal groups. This 3CD set is devoted to what we have called for simplification purposes, 'The Soul Years'. It presents, in chronological order, all of the recording sessions they undertook for Atlantic Records between June 28th 1962 and January 5th 1971. The accompanying booklet lists discographical information including the group line-up, the writers of the songs, the location and date of the recording sessions, and if known, the producer and arranger of the tracks. Plus, all of their UK and US chart positions. The Drifters were originally formed in 1953 by Clyde McPhatter, one of the most influential of '50s R&B vocalists. By 1958 the group had been replaced by another group by their manager and this group featured Ben E King as lead singer for a short time. Lead singers on the 'Soul Years' sessions are mainly Rudy Lewis or Johnny Moore. By 1962 the group moved on from their early '50s R&B roots and late '50s symphonic pop sounds to embrace the coming of Soul music. Their journey through this genre was helped by renowned songwriters like Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Ellie Greenwich, Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and producers like Bert Berns, Jerry Wexler and Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller. If any more proof were needed of the never-ending appeal of The Drifters' sound it was announced in late 2019 that a West End musical would be opening, The Drifters' Girl - based on the career of the Drifters' manager Faye Treadwell, starring Beverley Knight. At the time of writing it is set to premiere at Newcastle's Theatre Royal on October 9th 2021 playing until October 23rd 2021 before hopefully moving to the West End of London.