Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Lee Andrews, Hearts|
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock
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W. Snyder | 07/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Looking for a 50s oldies collection for some old-fashioned slow dancing? Look no further. It doesn't get any better than this.
Lee Andrews & The Hearts may not have had all that many charted hit singles - just three in fact - but it's hard to find a significant 1950s retrospective CD without SOMETHING on it by this group.
Known primarily for their tearjerk ballads, this genre doesn't get any sweeter than their first hit, Long Lonely Nights, which made it to # 11 R&B and # 45 Billboard Top 100 in the summer of 1957 [the flipside, The Clock, shows they could deal with an uptempo tune as well].
Later that year their second hit became their best, with Tear Drops soaring to # 4 R&B and # 20 Billboard Top 100 in January 1958. Both discs had been purchased by Chess from the small Main-Line label, and if you have the original Main-Line 102 green label of Long Lonely Nights you have yourself a $400 45 rpm!
Whether it was due to lack of material or changing times, by mid-1958 they had moved to the tiny Casino label where they recorded Try The Impossible. After United Artists picked it up, it went to # 33 Billboard Top 100 that summer, but for some reason known only to the record-buying/listening public, it made no impact whatsoever on the R&B charts.
That may have been it insofar as charted material was concerned, but don't let that stop you from buying this CD. You will love their renditions of old standards like Bluebird Of Happiness, Maybe You'll Be There, The White Cliffs Of Dover, and The Bells Of St. Mary's. Never have those tunes been done better. And there's another uptempo tune in Glad To Be Here just for a change of pace.
A very underrated doo-wop group which included, at various times, brothers Roy and Wendall Calhoun, Thomas "Butch" Curry, Ted Weems, Jimmy McAlister, and John Young. Timeless."