The Clovers Clovers / Dance Party
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- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
The Clovers - nicknamed "The Mighty Clovers" by Dr. Jive - are one of the most enduringly popular R&B groups. The group had its heyday in the early to mid-'50s, when they placed 19 tunes into the R&B Top 10. This disc brings together two of their albums from that period - 26 original tracks which can be included among the group's best.
- 1.Love, Love, Love
- 2.Lovey Dovey
- 3.Yes, It's You
- 5.I Played The Fool
- 6.Hey Miss Fanny
- 7.Don't You Know I Love You
- 8.Middle Of The Night
- 9.Blue Velvet
- 10.Little Mama
- 12.Here Goes A Fool
- 13.I Got My Eyes On You
- 14.Devil Or Angel
- 15.Love Bug
- 16.All About You
- 17.If I Could Be Loved By You
- 18.So Young
- 19.Down In The Alley
- 20.Nip Sip
- 21.I, I, I Love You
- 22.In The Morning Time
- 23.Your Tender Lips
- 24.Fool Fool Fool
- 25.Wishing For Your Love
- 26.There's No Tomorrow
2 LPs on 1 CD: THE CLOVERS (1956)/DANCE PARTY (1959).
The Clovers: Billy Mitchell, Matthew McQuarter, Harold Lucas, Harold Winley (vocals); Bill Harris (guitar).
One of the most popular R&B vocal groups of the 1950s, the Clovers excelled with their dynamic approach to doo-wop. Formed in Washington, D.C., the ensemble, generally led by Billy Mitchell, had numerous hits throughout the '50s, including the blues-laced "Ting-a-Ling," the passionate "Don't You Know I Love You," and the dreamy "Devil or Angel," all of which are featured on this excellent 26-track disc.
Capable of easily shifting between proto-rock numbers (the rollicking "Hey Miss Fanny") and jazz-tinged ballads (a gorgeous rendition of "Blue Velvet"), the Clovers were also notable for their resonant harmonies and varied arrangements, ranging from the full-band punch of the former tune to the spare framing of the latter. Consisting of two late-'50 albums, this set provides sharper focus on the ensemble than a career retrospective, making it ideal for those looking for more than just the Clovers' remarkable run of singles.
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- Sales Rank: 15,765
- UPC: 090431621820
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