Little Anthony and the Imperials

We Are the Imperials (Limited Edition) (408731)

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We Are the Imperials (Limited Edition)

Little Anthony and the Imperials

Waxtime 500

8436559466004

LPS 156350

408731

RHYTHM AND BLUES

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LP 14,04 €

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES

180 gram VINYL — AUDIOPHILE PRESSING

INCLUDES 5 BONUS TRACKS

This essential LP release presents The Imperial’s iconic debut album, We Are the Imperials, originally issued in 1959 by End Records, and long unavailable on vinyl. The LP features the group’s original line-up, and it brings together both sides of their earliest singles, including “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Wishful Thinking,” and the hit “Tears on My Pillow”

In addition to the original album, this limited collector’s LP includes 5 bonus tracks, consisting of hard-to-find sides from the same period: the catchy numbers “It Just Ain’t Fair,” “Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop,” and “I’m Taking a Vacation from Love,” as well as the rockin’ R&B staples “I’m Alright” and “Formula of Love.”

“LITTLE” ANTHONY GOURDINE, lead vocals plus:

  • THE IMPERIALS:
  • Tracy Lord (tenor vocals),
  • Ernest Wright, Jr. (second tenor vocals and bass),
  • Clarence Collins (baritone vocals),
  • Glouster Rogers (bass vocals),
  • plus Joe Richardson (guitar),
  • unknown rhythm section and horns.

Recorded at Bell Sound Studio, New York City, 1958 & 1959.

SIDE A:

  • O1 TEARS ON MY PILLOW
  • O2 OVER THE RAINBOW
  • O3 CHA CHA HENRY4 THE DIARY
  • O5 OH YEAH
  • O6 TWO PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
  • O7 IT JUST AIN’T FAIR *
  • O8 I’M ALRIGHT *

SIDE B:

  • O1 WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
  • 02 WISHFUL THINKING
  • 03 SO MUCH
  • 04 TRAVELING STRANGER
  • 05 WHAT DID I DO
  • 06 LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING
  • 07 SHIMMY, SHIMMY, KO-KO-BOP *
  • 08 I’M TAKING A VACATION FROM LOVE *
  • 09 FORMULA OF LOVE *
  • * BONUS TRACKS