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COASTERS: COMPLETE SINGLES A'S & B'S 1954-62 (2 CDS)

COASTERS: COMPLETE SINGLES A'S & B'S 1954-62 (2 CDS)

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The Coasters were one of the vocal groups of the '50s and early '60s who bridged the gap between the doowop and R&B eras of the early '50s through to the rock 'n' roll explosion and beyond, with a run of hits that extended into the 1960s. They began life as a spin-off from the doowop group The Robins, adopted by the up-and-coming songwriting and production team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller as a vehicle for their work, changing their name after their first hit from The Robins to The Coasters as they switched from Leiber & Stoller's Spark label to the Atlantic subsidiary Atco when the duo signed a production deal with the label. This great-value 56-track 2-CD set comprises all their A &B sides as The Robins and The Coasters from their Spark debut in 1954 through to 1962, plus, as a bonus, the two titles which appeared on their albums during the period and were not otherwise released on singles. It naturally features their eighteen chart entries from the period, including the legendary US and UK hits Searchin', Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown and Poison Ivy, plus other memorable US successes like Smokey Joe's Café, Down In Mexico, Youngblood, Hog For You Baby, Along Came Jones and Little Egypt. It's not only a hugely entertaining slice of R&B-flavored rock 'n' roll, with hits that were landmarks along the rite of passage for many baby-boomers, but a testimony to the songwriting and production genius of Leiber and Stoller, their humorous 'street saga' songs providing the biggest of the group's hits.



Riot in Cell Block No. 9 (The Robins) - the Robins
Wrap It Up (The Robins) - the Robins
Loop de Loop Mambo (The Robins) - the Robins
Framed (The Robins) - the Robins
If Teardrops Were Kisses (The Robins) - the Robins
Whadaya Want (The Robins) - the Robins
One Kiss (The Robins) - the Robins
I Love Paris (The Robins) - the Robins
I Must Be Dreamin' (The Robins) - the Robins
The Hatchet Man (The Robins) - the Robins
Smokey Joe's Cafe (The Robins) - the Robins
Just Like a Fool (The Robins) - the Robins
Down in Mexico (The Coasters)
Turtle Dovin' (The Coasters)
One Kiss Led to Another (The Coasters)
Brazil (The Coasters)
Searchin' (The Coasters)
Young Blood (The Coasters)
Idol with the Golden Head (The Coasters)
When She Wants Good Lovin' My Baby Comes to Me (The Coasters)
Sweet Georgia Brown (The Coasters)
What Is the Secret of Your Success (The Coasters)
Dance! (The Coasters)
Gee, Golly (The Coasters)
Yakety Yak (The Coasters)
Zing Went the Strings of My Heart (The Coasters)
The Shadow Knows (The Coasters)
Sorry But I'm Gonna Have to Pass (The Coasters)
Charlie Brown (The Coasters)
Three Cool Cats (The Coasters)
Along Came Jones (The Coasters)
That Is Rock and Roll (The Coasters)
Poison Ivy (The Coasters)
I'm a Hog for You (The Coasters)
Run Red Run (The Coasters)
What About Us (The Coasters)
Besame Mucho - Part 1 (The Coasters)
Besame Mucho - Part 2 (The Coasters)
Wake Me, Shake Me (The Coasters)
Stewball (The Coasters)
Shoppin' for Clothes (The Coasters)
The Snake and the Book Worm (The Coasters)
Thumbin' a Ride (The Coasters)
Wait a Minute (The Coasters)
Little Egypt (Ying-Yang) (The Coasters)
Keep on Rolling (The Coasters)
Girls, Girls, Girls - Part 1 (The Coasters)
Girls, Girls, Girls - Part 2 (The Coasters)
Bad Blood (The Coasters)
Ain't That Just Like Me (The Coasters)
Teach Me How to Shimmy (The Coasters)
Ridin' Hood (The Coasters)
The Climb (The Coasters)
The Climb - Instrumental (The Coasters)
Lola (The Coasters)
My Babe (The Coasters)