Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, R&B
Listen to Samples
Magnificent vocal performances from the late fifties.
Paul Tognetti | Cranston, RI USA | 09/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not to be confused with the Indiana group of the same name that gave us the rockin' "California Sun", the Rivieras were a Northern New Jersey R & B quartet with a very distinctive sound. Lead singer Homer Dunn reminds you quite a bit of Johnny Mathis. The group produced a total of 8 singles for the Coed label during their brief three year run. All of these tunes, as well as the flips, are included in this impressive collection. The group covered a number of standards including "Count Every Star", "It's Easy To Remember", "11th Hour Melody", "Moonlight Seranade" and the title cut of this collection "Moonlight Cocktails." I also found most of their "B" sides to be every bit as enjoyable. My personal favorite is their rendition of "Count Every Star" which I feel is the finest version of this tune ever recorded. When I began to explore the doo wop genre some 20 or more years ago, The Rivieras quickly became one of my favorites. Unfortunately, the Rivieras disbanded when their record label folded in 1961. But if you love groups like the Platters you will love the Rivieras."
A wonderful group
M. Paganucci | Chicago | 06/01/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I stumbled on this group and I love them. Very mellow with excellent voices. I never heard them on the radio so after listening to the samples I ordered the cd. If you like oldies then take a chance on this one."
Riding with Riveras
Jeannette M. Bennett | 03/19/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I play the music of the Riveras in my car and I enjoy riding and singing with the great love songs of the Riveras and nice group hamony. The songs all bring back sweet memories when I was small and my mother played them. My favorite is "Neither Rain nor Snow" great song."