There Goes My Baby - The Drifters, Nelson, Benjamin
(If You Cry) True Love, True Love - The Drifters, Pomus, Doc
Dance With Me - The Drifters, Lebish, Lewis
This Magic Moment - The Drifters, Pomus, Doc
Save the Last Dance for Me - The Drifters, Pomus, Doc
I Count the Tears - The Drifters, Pomus, Doc
Some Kind of Wonderful - The Drifters, Goffin, Gerry
Please Stay [*] - The Drifters, Bacharach, Burt
Sweets for My Sweet [*] - The Drifters, Pomus, Doc
When My Little Girl Is Smiling [*] - The Drifters, Goffin, Gerry
Up on the Roof - The Drifters, Goffin, Gerry
On Broadway - The Drifters, Leiber, Jerry
I'll Take You Home [*] - The Drifters, Mann, Barry
Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters, Resnick, Arthur
I've Got Sand in My Shoes - The Drifters, Resnick, Arthur
Saturday Night at the Movies - The Drifters, Mann, Barry
One of the best-known and best-loved R&B vocal groups of all-time, The Drifters were blessed with some great lead singers (Clyde McPhatter & Ben E. King), great songwriters (Leiber & Stoller, Pomus & Shuman) and great prod... more »ucers (Phil Spector, Bert Berns). Despite many personnel changes, they scored an amazing 11 top-20 records between 1959 and 1964, and are still on the oldies touring circuit today. This compilation album contains an excellent sampling of the group's pop classics and showcases their smooth harmonies. Features 16 total tracks including 'There Goes My First Love', 'Hello Happiness', 'Summer In The City', 'Like Sister And Brother', 'Like A Movie I've Seen Before' and more. RCA. 2005.« less
One of the best-known and best-loved R&B vocal groups of all-time, The Drifters were blessed with some great lead singers (Clyde McPhatter & Ben E. King), great songwriters (Leiber & Stoller, Pomus & Shuman) and great producers (Phil Spector, Bert Berns). Despite many personnel changes, they scored an amazing 11 top-20 records between 1959 and 1964, and are still on the oldies touring circuit today. This compilation album contains an excellent sampling of the group's pop classics and showcases their smooth harmonies. Features 16 total tracks including 'There Goes My First Love', 'Hello Happiness', 'Summer In The City', 'Like Sister And Brother', 'Like A Movie I've Seen Before' and more. RCA. 2005.
"Question: How can you go wrong with a 16 track collection of the Drifters' biggest & best hits on one CD released by the finest reissue label in the business? Answer: You just can't.Since Rhino (the label in question) rarely get it wrong and some of the aforementioned 16 songs count timeless classics such as "Save the Last Dance For Me", "Up on the Roof", "On Broadway" and "Under the Boardwalk" this, quite simply put, is a CD no-one should be without. Unquestionably the finest, affordable Drifters collection out there, you can also trust Rhino (No, I don't work for them) to deliver flawlessly in the sound reproduction and packaging departments, respectively. As if all that wasn't enough, here are a few more reasons why everyone should own this CD: "There Goes My Baby", "This Magic Moment", "Some Kind of Wonderful", "Sweets For My Sweet", "Please Stay", "Saturday Nigt At the Movies", Goffin/King, Pomus/Scuman, Mann/Weil, Leiber/Stoller, Burt Bacharach and Ben E. King. Magic! 'Nuff said."
THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT!
Eric V. Moye | New York, by way of Dallas | 04/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"FINALLY, after looking through so many offerings, we find good stuff. The originals of the cuts we recall.The Drifters were so fine, back in their day. And their sound survives to this day in this disc. This has so many of the classics we remember. Such wonderful orchestrations. Such lush vocals by Ben E. King. These are done the way we remember them. Whether heard remembering up on the roof, or under the boardwalk, these are some magic moments."Some Kind of Wonderful", indeed! The place to spend the money - at last."
All mono recordings
Ronald Van Scherpenzeel | Madrid, Spain | 04/10/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was quite disappointed with this CD and Ben E King's " The Best Of" because both are mono records. Except when I heard the songs back then on the radio, on most LP's- released in the 60's- all of their recordings were in full stereo. The songs are great, no doubt, but should I have known this before I would have chosen other "greatest hits" compilations in stereo. "
Everyone need this cd
Peter Durward Harris | 10/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a classic cd that everyone needs to own. South Carolina beach music cannot be summarized better than through this cd. It's a MUST HAVE!!"
Great overview of their music from 1959 to 1965
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 01/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Drifters were one of those groups that went through a lot of line-up changes, so let's first clear up any confusion first. There was a group with that name before 1959 - it featured Clyde McPhatter and recorded some wonderful R+B, some of which is available on other CD's. That group was disbanded, and a totally different group was given the Drifters name. It is that line-up, featuring Ben E King, which opens this collection (which is presented in chronological order). Ben left after Save the last dance for me to pursue a solo career. His solo hits are not included in this collection, which is why Spanish Harlem and Stand by me are missing. You can obtain these recordings on Ben's own albums, although I've also seen Drifters compilations that include Ben's solo hits.
So, what you get here are sixteen of the finest tracks from their best period, including Save the last dance for me, There goes my baby, Dance with me, On Broadway, Some kind of wonderful, Up on the roof, Under the boardwalk, Saturday night at the movies, When my little girl is smiling, Sweets for my sweet and others - all huge American hits. Only Save the last dance for me was a big hit in Britain for the Drifters, because record companies at that time often found local singers to cover the songs and they had the hits instead. This shameful practice died out by the end of the sixties.
After 1965 (which marks the end of this compilation), the Drifters didn't have much success in America, but they enjoyed a new wave of popularity in the seventies in Britain, where they had several top ten hits. Even as a Brit, I prefer their sixties music, but for anybody interested in their seventies music (including Kissing in the back row of the movies) there are plenty of other compilations available here.
If you just want a single CD of their most famous songs from their best years, this will suit you, but there are several other compilations for those who wish to explore further including a forty-track double CD that includes all the tracks from this CD."