2 ORIGINALS LPs ON 1CD
The Coasters are arguably one of the top five R&B vocal groups of all time, and one of the few bands in rock & roll history to successfully straddle the line between music and comedy. That engaging and infectious combination made them one of the most popular early R&B/rock & roll acts, as well as one of the most consistently entertaining vocal groups ever. This release features the first two Coasters LPs, which were released on Atlantic’s subsidiary label ATCO: The Coasters (1958) and One By One (1960). These two essential albums have been packaged together in this very special collector’s edition, which also includes 3 bonus tracks from the same period. All of these sensational recordings – most of them penned by the legendary team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller – were propelled by the strong performances of the vocalharmony quintet, often with funny recurring lines produced/repeated by the bass voice, and fairly simple arrangements that relied heavily on strong rhythms and honkin’ saxes. There's no better proof of The Coasters’ talents than these funny, energetic and wonderfully remastered recordings.
“If rock & roll had produced nothing but The Coasters and Leiber and Stoller, it would still have commanded attention as the sound embodiment of a time and generation.” - Arnold Shaw (author of the book The Rockin’ 50s)
“This is still a fun record in the extreme, with enough variety in its sound and production to make it one of the most entertaining R&B vocal harmony records of its period.” - Bruce Eder
16-PAGE BOOKLET - RARE PHOTOS - VINTAGE MEMORABILIA - DETAILED LINER NOTES
Carl Gardner (lead and tenor vocals)
Leon Hughes, “Ty” Terrell Leonard, “Cornell” Gunter, Grady Chapman (tenor vocals)
Bobby Nunn, Will “Dub” Jones (bass vocals)
Billy Guy, Billy Richard (baritone vocals)
Adolph Jacobs, Albert “Sonny” Forriest (guitar).
Plus: King Curtis, Plas Johnson (ts), Barney Kessel (g), Milt Hinton, Ralph Hamilton, George Duvivier (b)
Ellis Larkins, Mike Stoller (p), Jesse Sailes (d), Phil Kraus (vib), Chico Guerrero (congas), among others.
Further personnel information is detailed inside booklet.
Produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Recorded in Los Angeles and New York, between 1954 and 1960.
01 SEARCHIN’ 2:45
02 ONE KISS LED TO ANOTHER 2:53
03 BRAZIL 2:23
04 TURTLE DOVIN’ 3:10
05 SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ 2:46
06 WRAP IT UP 2:49
07 RIOT IN CELL BLOCK #9 3:04
08 YOUNG BLOOD 2:22
09 LOOP DE LOOP MAMBO 2:16
10 ONE KISS 2:50
11 I MUST BE DREAMIN’ 2:19
12 LOLA 2:46
13 FRAMED 2:47
14 DOWN IN MEXICO 3:17
ONE BY ONE
15 BUT BEAUTIFUL 2:49
16 SATIN DOLL 2:29
17 GEE BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU 2:17
18 AUTUMN LEAVES 3:56
19 YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO 2:17
20 MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT 3:18
21 MOONGLOW 2:07
22 EASY LIVING 3:51
23 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT 2:41
24 DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE 2:48
25 WILLOW WEEP FOR ME 2:46
26 ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET 2:27
27 YAKETY YAK 1:53
28 POISON IVY 2:45
29 THAT IS ROCK & ROLL 2:23