The Very Best of Otis Williams and His Charms: Ivory Tower

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Otis Williams & the Charms were purveyors of fine, primitive R&B-influenced doo wop in the '50s. Their biggest pop hit was 1954's "Hearts of Stone" later given the dubious honor of being covered by Pat Boone, but they also struck gold with "Ivory Tower" and the super cool and not very P.C. "Ling, Ting Tong." The 25 tracks on Collectables' The Very Best of Otis Williams and His Charms are all solid gold doo wop, some of the best being the rollicking Leiber & Stoller-penned "Bazoom I Need Your Lovin'," a bopping cover of Patsy Cline's "Walkin' After Midnight," the peppy "Dynamite Darling," and the achingly sweet "Could This Be Magic." Anyone who digs the Coasters ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Otis Williams & the Charms were purveyors of fine, primitive R&B-influenced doo wop in the '50s. Their biggest pop hit was 1954's "Hearts of Stone" later given the dubious honor of being covered by Pat Boone, but they also struck gold with "Ivory Tower" and the super cool and not very P.C. "Ling, Ting Tong." The 25 tracks on Collectables' The Very Best of Otis Williams and His Charms are all solid gold doo wop, some of the best being the rollicking Leiber & Stoller-penned "Bazoom I Need Your Lovin'," a bopping cover of Patsy Cline's "Walkin' After Midnight," the peppy "Dynamite Darling," and the achingly sweet "Could This Be Magic." Anyone who digs the Coasters should be sure to investigate these guys, because they share the same lighthearted charm if not the same overall quality. This is also the best collection on the market for the group, gathering up all their best songs in a well-sequenced presentation with fine sound quality to boot.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2003
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431287323
  • Catalog Number: 2873
  • Sales rank: 153,243

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Heaven Only Knows - Otis Williams & the Charms (2:51)
  2. 2 Happy Are We (2:24)
  3. 3 Bye Bye Baby (2:17)
  4. 4 Please Believe In Me (2:35)
  5. 5 My Baby Dearest Darling (2:40)
  6. 6 Who Knows (2:23)
  7. 7 The First Time We Met (2:50)
  8. 8 Hearts Of Stone (2:35)
  9. 9 Two Hearts (2:36)
  10. 10 When We Get Together (2:39)
  11. 11 Bazoom (I Need Your Lovin') (2:26)
  12. 12 Ling, Ting Tong (2:16)
  13. 13 That's Your Mistake (2:09)
  14. 14 Ivory Tower (2:16)
  15. 15 I'd Like To Thank You Mr. D.J. (2:54)
  16. 16 Blues Stay Away From Me (3:00)
  17. 17 Walkin' After Midnight (2:24)
  18. 18 One Kind Word From You (2:48)
  19. 19 Dynamite Darling (2:26)
  20. 20 United (2:34)
  21. 21 Could This Be Magic (2:16)
  22. 22 The First Sign Of Love (2:36)
  23. 23 Don't Wake Up The Kids (2:42)
  24. 24 My Prayer Tonight (2:52)
  25. 25 Silver Star (2:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Otis Williams Primary Artist
Technical Credits
John Hicks Composer
Otis Williams Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Henry Glover Composer
Rudy Jackson Composer
Wayne Raney Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Rudy Toombs Composer
Jack Fulton Composer
Lawrence Robinson Composer
Richard Blandon Composer
Alan Block Composer
Alton Delmore Composer
Rabon Delmore Composer
Don Hecht Composer
Louis Steele Composer
Edward Zolas Composer
Hiram Johnson Composer
Victor Pearlin Liner Notes
Eddy Ray Composer
Clarence Johnson Composer
Mabel Godwin Composer
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