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Flamingo Serenade
Flamingo Serenade
Genres: Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Flamingos
Title: Flamingo Serenade
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Release Date: 11/25/1991
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Oldies, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090431542422

CD Reviews

Golden!!! Absolute perfection from an amazing group!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A beautiful experience to hear this amazing group sing standards on this album! The Flamingos have been my all-time favorite group since I first heard them sing "I Only Have Eyes For You" (now considered a standard) and "Lovers Never Say Goodbye" in 1959. I have many of their 45's and I only bought this album because it was the only one that included "Yours," which was the flip side of "Love Walked In." If you've never heard the Flamingos sing "Yours" you're missing an extraordinary experience. But then any song by the Flamingos is extraordinary. Their world-class harmonies, timing, and intricate arrangements are always seamless and beautiful beyond words! Their sound is truly unique and timeless. I've also purchased "The Best of the Flamingos" (The Doo Bop She Bop), and will be purchasing more in the future. The music of the Flamingos is music from heaven!Unfortunely, five of the original members have passed ... Nate Nelson (the golden-voiced tenor), Sollie McElroy, Paul Wilson (baritone), and cousins Jacob and Zeke Carey (founders of the group in 1952). Zeke and Jake were responsible for maintaining the high standards by which the group has always performed. Thankfully, Tommy Hunt, Johnnie Carter, and Buzzy Johnson are still with us as far as I know. Their fantastic talents as a group have been emulated but never been duplicated, and most likely never will. They have left an enduring legacy of music for millions of people to enjoy. God bless them all!"
R. welker | 11/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is one of the very best music albums ever recorded...along with there album...REQUESTFULLY YOURS...they stand alone at the top...i was thrilled when they were remastered on cd....i have a big system an the sound is deep rich an soooo beautiful!...every song...i was privilaged to meet them in NEW YORK many years ago an they were as real and fine as there music..there arrangments bring TOTAL ENJOYMENT...ROBERT TUCSON AZ."
One of the best R&B recordings ever made
New England Pat | Virginia, USA | 07/01/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Perhaps the best and most underappreciated of doo-wop groups delivers a classic set of songs that are filled with beautiful harmonies that were a hallmark of the Flamingos. Their big hit, "I Only Have Eyes For You", opens the CD program and every tune thereafter is given the special Flamingo treatment of sweet and silky lead vocals supported by mellow harmonies from the group. Flamingo standards such as "Love Walked In", "Time Was" and "Goodnight Sweetheart" are included but the group's interpretations of old favorites like "I'm In the Mood For Love", "Where Or When" and "But Not For Me" make this collection so much more than an R&B memory lane album and is treasured by everyone who remembers this wonderful group that never received the accolades they deserved."