All-Time Greatest Hits & More: 1959-1965

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
If Rhino's Very Best of the Drifters is a fine R&B snack, then All-Time Greatest Hits & More: 1959-1965 is a three-course gourmet meal with dessert built on the same ingredients. Forget about the higher price and the fact that 40 songs might seem to be more Drifters than most casual listeners would want -- All-Time Greatest Hits & More: 1959-1965 is a towering and magnificent collection of some of the best popular R&B ever done this side of Sam Cooke. And, as with Sam Cooke, the beautiful part of the Drifters' work during this period is that any look beyond and behind their hits reveals a lot more songs that were every bit as good as those hits. There's not ...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
If Rhino's Very Best of the Drifters is a fine R&B snack, then All-Time Greatest Hits & More: 1959-1965 is a three-course gourmet meal with dessert built on the same ingredients. Forget about the higher price and the fact that 40 songs might seem to be more Drifters than most casual listeners would want -- All-Time Greatest Hits & More: 1959-1965 is a towering and magnificent collection of some of the best popular R&B ever done this side of Sam Cooke. And, as with Sam Cooke, the beautiful part of the Drifters' work during this period is that any look beyond and behind their hits reveals a lot more songs that were every bit as good as those hits. There's not even a slightly weak track anywhere on All-Time Greatest Hits & More, which contains the biggest hits Ben E. King, Rudy Lewis, and Johnny Moore sang for the group. "There Goes My Baby," "This Magic Moment," "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Sweets for My Sweet," "I Count the Tears," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Up on the Roof," "On Broadway," and "Under the Boardwalk" are all here, mastered in surprisingly good sound for the late '80s. There's a lot more than that, however -- the producers have also included killer B-sides such as "Let the Music Play" that hadn't been in print since the mid-'60s, and they've dug even deeper to throw in finished tracks that were left in the vaults until the '70s. The notes by Colin Escott are an added bonus, displaying his usual command for historical detail.
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  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678193125
  • Catalog Number: 81931

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Drifters Primary Artist
Ben E. King Tenor (Vocal)
Eugene Pearson Bass (Vocal)
Johnny Moore Tenor (Vocal)
Elsbeary Hobbs Bass (Vocal)
Johnny Terry Bass (Vocal)
Johnny Williams Tenor (Vocal)
Doc Green Bass (Vocal)
Rudy Lewis Tenor (Vocal)
Charlie Thomas Tenor (Vocal)
Tom Evans Bass (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Mort Shuman Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Doc Pomus Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Dennis King Engineer
Bert Russell Composer
George Treadwell Composer
Lewis Lebish Composer
Lover Patterson Composer
Benjamin Nelson Composer
Irving Nahan Composer
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