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The Jive Five Their Greatest Hits

Their Greatest Hits
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  • Originally Released: 1990
  • Label: Collectables Records

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Still regulars on the Oldies performing circuit, The Jive Five helped bridge the gap between fifties Doo Wop and sixties Soul. This hits collection features "My True Story", which rose to #1 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart and to #3 on the Pop Singles Chart in the summer of 1961.


  • Buy for $0.991.My True Story
  • Buy for $0.992.Do You Hear Wedding Bells
  • Buy for $0.993.Begging You Please
  • Buy for $0.994.Rain
  • Buy for $0.995.Johnny Never Knew
  • Buy for $0.996.People From Another World
  • Buy for $0.997.These Golden Rings
  • Buy for $0.998.What Time Is It
  • Buy for $0.999.Hurry Back
  • Buy for $0.9910.No Not Again
  • Buy for $0.9911.Hully Gully Callin' Time
  • Buy for $0.9912.Girl With The Wind In Her Hair
  • Buy for $0.9913.When I Was Single
  • Buy for $0.9914.Never, Never

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The Jive Five includes: Eugene Pitt, Jerome Hanna, Richard Harris (vocals).
Includes liner notes by Charlie Horner.
Personnel: Eugene Pitt (vocals); Richard Harris (tenor); Billy Prophet (baritone); Norman Johnson (bass voice).
Liner Note Author: Charlie Horner.
This contains all the Brooklynites' early hits and just-as-good B-sides, but omits later recordings, so it isn't definitive. Still, it doesn't get much better than "My True Story," "Begging You Please," "Hurry Back," "Never, Never," and "These Golden Rings," all heavyweight, doo wop-influenced ballads. The syncopated "Rain" has the same feel of "What Time Is It" (also included); Eugene Pitt's masculine tenor hits all the right notes and high points on every tune. They sing of aliens from outer space on "People From Another World," displaying their immense, seemingly innate doo wop skills. A floating tenor is a feature on many tunes, including "No, Not Again." At 1:45, "Hully Gully Callin' Time" may be the briefest R&B hit in history, but it's magical, and filled the dance floors at early-'60s junior high school canteens and skating rinks every time it played. ~ Andrew Hamilton

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 9,257
  • UPC: 090431502228
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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