Best known for their hit songs “Lollipop,” “Mr. Sandman,” “Never on Sunday” and the doo wop classic “Eddie My Love,” The Chordettes were a fabulous vocal quartet and one of the more popular white girl groups of the ‘50s. They covered rock and R&B songs in the mid-’50s for the pop market, as early rock & roll began its successful threat to take over the mainstream audience.
This essential CD compiles 30 of the finest songs the group issued mostly for the Cadence label during their peak, between 1952 and 1962. The set includes uptempo tunes, mid-tempo numbers and ballads. It also contains some lesser-heard songs that are just as enjoyable as the hits. These recordings are the cream of the crop of The Chordettes’ legendary musical legacy.
LYNN EVANS, lead vocals JINNY OSBORN; MARJORIE NEEDHAM, tenor vocals JANET ERTEL, bass vocals CAROL BUSCHMANN, baritone vocals KING CURTIS, saxophone.
Orchestra conducted by Archie Bleyer.
Recorded in New York, 1952-1962.
01. Lollipop 02. Mr. Sandman 03. Born To Be With You 04. Never On Sunday 05. Just Between You And Me 06. No Wheels 07. Pink Shoe Laces 08. Eddie My Love 09. Charlie Brown 10. A Girl’s Work Is Never Done 11. Like A Baby 12. Zorro 13. Love Is A Two-Way Street 14. Lonely Lips 15. Tall Paul 16. Hummingbird 17. The Wedding 18. Baby Come-A Back-A 19. Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo 20. Teen Age Goodnight 21. Lonely Boy 22. All My Sorrows 23. Wooden Heart 24. In The Deep Blue Sea 25. Floatin’ Down To Cotton Town 26. Qué Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) 27. Soft Sands 28. To Know Him, Is To Love Him 29. Photographs 30. Adiós (Goodbye My Love)