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50 Coastin' Classics: Anthology
     

50 Coastin' Classics: Anthology

by The Coasters
 
Although it may well be too much for the casual fan, this double CD is easily the best Coasters retrospective ever assembled. Besides featuring every one of their hits, it also contains nine strong tunes cut in the mid-'50s by the Robins, who evolved into the Coasters after some personnel changes. As for the enticing obscurities, "Three

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Although it may well be too much for the casual fan, this double CD is easily the best Coasters retrospective ever assembled. Besides featuring every one of their hits, it also contains nine strong tunes cut in the mid-'50s by the Robins, who evolved into the Coasters after some personnel changes. As for the enticing obscurities, "Three Cool Cats" and "Besame Mucho" were cut by the Beatles on unreleased recordings in the early '60s, and "Ain't That Just like Me" would be a small hit for the Searchers. "Down in Mexico" and "Brazil" are cool R&B/Latin melodramas, and "Shoppin' for Clothes," "What About Us," and "That Is Rock & Roll" are half-forgotten vignettes of youthful independence that stack up against the best songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who wrote most of the group's material. Indeed, there's little difference in quality between the hits and the B-sides on this comp, either in the group's matchless ensemble R&B/comedy vocals or Leiber/Stoller's witty songwriting. The accompanying booklet features comments on most of the tracks by Leiber and Stoller themselves.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/24/1992
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227109028
catalogNumber:
71090

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Coasters   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Billy Guy   Vocals,Baritone,Baritone (Vocal)
Willie Dixon   Bass
Louis Myers   Bass
Bobby Nunn   Bass,Bass (Vocal),Vocals
George Barnes   Banjo,Bass,Guitar,Voices
Jimmy Cleveland   Horn
King Curtis   Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Dud Bascomb   Trumpet
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Caiola   Guitar
Willie Rodriguez   Banjo
James Booker   Piano,Hammond Organ
Sandy Nelson   Drums
Robins   Track Performer
Mickey Baker   Guitar
Richard Berry   Vocals
Gary Chester   Drums,cowbell
Jerry Leiber   Vocals,Track Performer
Phil Spector   Guitar
Don Arnone   Guitar
Abie Baker   Bass
Fred Below   Drums
Gil Bernal   Tenor Saxophone
Clifton Best   Guitar
Clifford Burks   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Calello   Conductor
Earl "Speedo" Carroll   Tenor Saxophone,Tenor (Vocal)
Grady Chapman   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Joe d'Addario   Horn
Ray DeSio   Horn
Harry DeVito   Trombone
George Devens   Percussion
Jessie Fairman   Bass
Sonny Forriest   Guitar
Panama Francis   Drums
Grady Gaines   Tenor Saxophone
Vincent Bell   Guitar
Carl Gardner   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Eileen Gilbert   Background Vocals
Leroy Glover   Organ
Gorgoni   Guitar
Mickey Gravine   Trombone
Joe Grimm   Tenor Saxophone
Chico Guerrero   Conga
Cornell Gunter   Bass,Tenor (Vocal)
Ralph Hamilton   Bass
Allen Harlow   Guitar
Milt Hinton   Bass
Milton Hopkins   Guitar
Leon Hughes   Tenor Saxophone,Tenor (Vocal)
Adolph Jacobs   Guitar
Obie Jessie   Baritone (Vocal)
Will "Dub" Jones   Bass,Bass (Vocal),Vocals
Arthur Kaplan   Baritone Saxophone
Melvin Lastie   Trumpet
Alan Lucas   Bass
Carl Lynch   Guitar
Charles Macey   Banjo
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz   Trumpet
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Tony Mottola   Guitar
Charlie Eldridge "Chuck" Norris   Guitar
Charles "Honeyman" Otis   Drums
Horace Ott   Piano
William Outerbridge   Horn
Thomas Palmer   Guitar
Benny Powell   Trombone
Bill Richards   Baritone
Joe Richardson   Guitar
Olsie Robinson   Bass
Emile Russell   Drums
Jesse Sailes   Drums
Buddy Saltzman   Drums
Russ Saunders   Bass
Maretha Stewart   Background Vocals
Mike Stoller   Piano,Temple Blocks
Ty Terrell   Tenor (Vocal)
Lloyd Trotman   Bass
Barbara Webb   Background Vocals
Billy Butler   Guitar
Allen Hanlon   Guitar
Lammar Wright   Trumpet
Joseph Marshall   Drums
Billy Richards   Baritone (Vocal)
Steve Douglas   Tenor Saxophone
Roy Richards   Baritone,Baritone (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Jerry Leiber   Producer
Alan Lorber   Arranger
Michael Adams   Contributor
Charles Calello   Arranger
Walter DeVenne   Tape Research
Tom Dowd   Engineer
Kent Harris   Composer
Llevellyn Klassy   Contributor
Phil Ramone   Engineer
Abe Robyn   Engineer
Mike Stoller   Arranger,Producer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Randy Poe   Interviewer
Floyd McDaniel   Contributor
Robert Palmer   Liner Notes
James Hanley   Composer

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