This CD reissue pairs the first two LPs released by the Coasters. These albums contain their hits "One Kiss Led To Another" "Turtle Dovin'" (#8 Black Single), "Searchin'" (#3 Pop Single), "Young Blood" (#8 Pop Single) and others.
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-- "[W]ith wry R&B and doo wop written by Leiber and Stoller..."
2 LPs on 1 CD: THE COASTERS (1958)/ONE BY ONE (1960).
Originally released on Atco.
Personnel: Will "Dub" Jones, Carl Gardner, Billy Guy, Cornell Gunter (vocals).
Liner Note Authors: Gary Kramer; Paul Ackerman.
Arranger: Stan Applebaum.
This set combines the debut Coasters LP, 1958's The Coasters, with 1960's meet-the-band LP One by One, and the result is both a look at the group's chart successes and a revealing peek at the group's later attempts to stretch the formula a little bit. ~ Steve Leggett