Content tagged '50s'
The Drifters - Definitive Soul (Product)
This 2-disc, 30-song collection shows off the Drifters' agile harmonies and impeccable song sensibilities that bridged '50s R&B and '60s soul and epitomized the vocal group essence of the Brill Building era with a sound that was both streetwise and as sweet as soul music gets.
Contains an excellent sampling of the group's pop classics from 1959 to 1964, showcasing their smooth harmonies aided by ace Brill Building songwriting!
From 1956 to 1961, the Coasters released a string of classic singles that reflected the life of the American teenager with keen wit and hot, rocking harmonies. ...The Coasters parlayed their R&B roots into rock and roll hits by delivering Leiber and Stoller's serio-comic tunes in an uptempo doo-wop style.Clocking in just a hair under three hours of music, this 14 track ultimate celebration of The Coasters features in-depth notes by writer-actor James Ritz, who also co-produced the compilation.
- from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame web page on The Coasters' 1987 induction