The Flamingos were arguably the greatest of the doo wop-era harmony groups, setting a standard for elegance, particularly on ballads, that has seldom been equaled. They were unique in many ways, which included playing their own instruments (making them the first real self-contained R&B vocal group) and in their innovative stage choreography, which anticipated the look and style of later groups like the Temptations and the Four Tops, and while they might not have been as successful commercially as groups like the Drifters, the Coasters, and the Impressions, they influenced them all. This brief collection features mostly the Flamingos' late-'50s singles for End Records, including their definitive cover of Eddy Duchin's 1934 classic "I Only Have Eyes for You," the sturdy "Love Walked In," and their version of Sam Cooke's "Nobody Loves Me Like You," which is fine as far as it goes, but there is so much more to this group that this collection only serves as the briefest teaser. The version here of "I'll Be Home" is not the original 1956 hit from Checker Records but is a later, re-recorded version released on Roulette Records. ~ Steve Leggett
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