The Chantels The Best of the Chantels [Rhino]

The Best of the Chantels [Rhino]
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  • Originally Released: 1986
  • Label: Rhino

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A collection of classic hits and rare sides from this pioneering girl group.


  • 1.He's Gone
  • 2.The Plea
  • 3.Maybe
  • 4.I've Lied
  • 5.So Real
  • 6.Every Night (I Pray)
  • 7.Whoever You Are
  • 8.I Love You So
  • 9.How Could You Call It Off?
  • 10.Prayee
  • 11.Sure of Love
  • 12.Memories
  • 13.If You Try
  • 14.I Can't Take It (There's Our Song Again)
  • 15.Goodbye to Love
  • 16.Summer's Love
  • 17.Look in My Eyes
  • 18.Well, I Told You

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The Chantels include: Arlene Smith, Sonia Goring, Rene Minus, Jackie Landry, Lois Harris (vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Willie Wilson & The Tunemasters.
Producers: Richard Barrett, George Goldner.
Compilation producers: Bob Hyde, "Little Walter" DeVenne.
Digitally remastered by Bill Inglot & Ken Perry.
Pretty much the ultimate best-of collection from the first great rock & roll girl group, this is also a terrific snapshot of the doo-wop/R&B nexus of the late '50s and early '60s. The Chantels' secret weapon, of course, was lead singer Arlene Smith (all of 16 at the time the first songs here were recorded, including the often-covered "Maybe"). Smith's vocals are astonishing--she has the sheer lung power of an opera singer, without a hint of weakness in any part of her range, and her phrasing conveys every nuance of the pain and confusion of teenage romance.
Nothing else here is quite as epochal as "Maybe," (although the overlooked "Prayee" is a doo-wop classic), but it's all worth hearing, including the bonus track where the group sings background for their genius producer Richard Barrett. And the genuine stereo (from 1958!) on "Whoever You Are" is a thrilling ear-opener.

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  • UPC: 081227095420
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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