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Apollo Saturday Night
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
Ya wanna know what a Saturday night at the Apollo was really like back in the heyday? Well, bend an ear to this Collectors Choice Music exclusive! It was nights like these that made the Apollo one of the most famous clubs ... more »
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Ya wanna know what a Saturday night at the Apollo was really like back in the heyday? Well, bend an ear to this Collectors Choice Music exclusive! It was nights like these that made the Apollo one of the most famous clubs in the world: six of the biggest soul acts in the biz leavin it all on stage up in Harlem, with King Coleman the urbane host (he changed into a new outfit before every act). Check out this line-up: The Falcons - 'You re So Fine'; 'Alabama Bound'; Otis Redding - 'Pain in My Heart'; 'These Arms of Mine' (listen to one of the young females in the audience answer Right here to Otis plaintive Where can my baby be? in the first song!); Doris Troy (herself a one-time Apollo usherette) - 'Misty'; 'Say Yeah'; Rufus Thomas - 'Rockin Chair'; 'Walkin the Dog'; The Coasters - 'T ain t Nothin to Me'; 'Speedo s Back in Town', and 'Groovin '; 'Don t Play That Song', and 'Stand by Me' from headliner Ben E. King. But this is all just preparation for the grand finale, a round-robin version from all of the acts of Ray Charles What d I Say, as another unforgettable Saturday night at the Apollo comes to a glorious end. And we got it all on tape.
BILLYBOBUK | PLANO,TX | 03/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great to see this old album finally out on CD.Its 1964,Saturday night at the Apollo in NY city--the midnight show featuring Falcons with Wilson Pickett,early soulful performance by Otis Redding (the girls sure loved him),Doris Troy,Rufus Thomas and the Coasters all in fine form, and the great Ben E King closing out with a couple of his hits.
Sound and packaging is great,the house band is excellent,great release for anybody interested in 60'soul music, Atlantic & Stax sounds-highly recomended,music history, support it."