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We Gotta Sing - The Soul Years 1962-1971 (3CD Clamshell Boxset)

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Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
3
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Pre-Release
Release Date:
22-10-2021
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5013929430433
Packaging:
Clamshell
Catalog Number:
QCRJAMBOX004
We Gotta Sing - The Soul Years 1962-1971 (3CD Clamshell Boxset)
We Gotta Sing - The Soul Years 1962-1971 (3CD Clamshell Boxset)

Description

  • Collection of 76 recordings by The Drifters featuring all of their chart hits of the period 1962 to 1971; including mono/stereo alternate takes of titles and five unissued songs only ever available on long deleted CDs released in 1996
  • With two long-thought lost recordings, never originally released, ‘I Dig Your Act’ and ‘You And Me Together Forever’ making their world-wide debut on this 3 CD
  • Compiled, annotated and produced for re-issue by Bob Fisher with assistance from one of the leading experts on Drifter’s history, Pete Burns. Designed by Michael Robson and mastered by Simon Murphy this is the definitive collection of one of The Drifters’ greatest eras – ‘The Soul Years’

The Drifters have always been one of the most beloved of all African American male vocal groups. This 3CD set is devoted to what we have called for simplification purposes, ‘The Soul Years’. It presents, in chronological order, all of the recording sessions they undertook for Atlantic Records between June 28th 1962 and January 5th 1971.

The accompanying booklet lists discographical information including the group line-up, the writers of the songs, the location and date of the recording sessions, and if known, the producer and arranger of the tracks. Plus, all of their UK and US chart positions

The Drifters were originally formed in 1953 by Clyde McPhatter, one of the most influential of ‘50s R&B vocalists. By 1958 the group had been replaced by another group by their manager and this group featured Ben E King as lead singer for a short time. Lead singers on the ‘Soul Years’ sessions are mainly Rudy Lewis or Johnny Moore.

By 1962 the group moved on from their early ‘50s R&B roots and late ‘50s symphonic pop sounds to embrace the coming of Soul music. Their journey through this genre was helped by renowned songwriters like Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Ellie Greenwich, Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and producers like Bert Berns, Jerry Wexler and Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller.

If any more proof were needed of the never-ending appeal of The Drifters’ sound it was announced in late 2019 that a West End musical would be opening, The Drifters’ Girl – based on the career of the Drifters’ manager Faye Treadwell, starring Beverley Knight. At the time of writing it is set to premiere at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal on October 9th 2021 playing until October 23rd 2021 before hopefully moving to the West End of London.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. ANOTHER NIGHT WITH THE BOYS
  3. UP ON THE ROOF
  4. I FEEL GOOD ALL OVER
  5. LET THE MUSIC PLAY
  6. ON BROADWAY
  7. BABY I DIG LOVE
  8. ONLY IN AMERICA
  9. RAT RACE
  10. IF YOU DON'T COME BACK
  11. I'LL TAKE YOU HOME
  12. I'VE LOVED YOU SO LONG
  13. IN THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE
  14. DIDN'T IT?
  15. BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
  16. ONE WAY LOVE
  17. VAYA CON DIOS
  18. UNDER THE BOARDWALK (MONO)
  19. HE'S JUST A PLAYBOY
  20. I DON'T WANT TO GO ON WITHOUT YOU
  21. UNDER THE BOARDWALK (LIVE)
  22. ON BROADWAY (LIVE)
  23. THERE GOES MY BABY (LIVE)
  24. I'VE GOT SAND IN MY SHOES
  25. SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
  26. UNDER THE BOARDWALK (STEREO)
  27. SPANISH LACE (MONO)
  28. THE CHRISTMAS SONG
  29. I REMEMBER CHRISTMAS
  30. QUANDO, QUANDO, QUANDO
  31. I WISH YOU LOVE
  32. TONIGHT
  33. MORE
  34. WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I?
  35. THE GOOD LIFE
  36. AS LONG AS SHE NEEDS ME
  37. DESAFINADO
  38. WHO CAN I TURN TO?
  39. TEMPTATION
  40. ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE
  41. NIGHT SHIFT
  42. IN THE PARK
  43. AT THE CLUB (MONO)
  44. ANSWER THE PHONE (MONO)
  45. LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE
  46. FOLLOW ME
  47. CHAINS OF LOVE
  48. FAR FROM THE MADDENING CROWD
  49. COME ON OVER TO MY PLACE
  50. THE OUTSIDE WORLD
  51. SPANISH LACE (STEREO)
  52. AT THE CLUB (STEREO)
  53. ANSWER THE PHONE (STEREO)
  54. I'LL TAKE YOU WHERE THE MUSIC'S PLAYING
  55. NYLON STOCKINGS
  56. WE GOTTA SING
  57. UP IN THE STREETS OF HARLEM
  58. MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS
  59. YOU CAN'T LOVE EM ALL
  60. MY ISLAND IN THE SUN
  61. IT TAKES A GOOD WOMAN
  62. ARETHA
  63. BABY WHAT I MEAN
  64. AINT IT THE TRUTH
  65. UP JUMPED THE DEVIL
  66. I DIG YOUR ACT
  67. STILL BURNING IN MY HEART
  68. I NEED YOU NOW
  69. COUNTRY TO THE CITY
  70. YOU AND ME TOGETHER FOREVER
  71. YOUR BEST FRIEND
  72. STEAL AWAY
  73. BLACK SILK
  74. YOU GOT TO PAY YOUR DUES
  75. A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME (IS STILL A ROSE)
  76. BE MY LADY
  77. YOU BETTER MOVE ON
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