The Clovers A Proper Introduction to the Clovers: Ting-A-Ling
- Released: March 29, 2004
- Label: Proper Introduction
- 1.Yes Sir That's My Baby
- 2.When You Come Back to Me
- 3.Don't You Know I Love You
- 6.Fool Fool Fool
- 7.One Mint Julep
- 8.Middle of the Night
- 9.Ting a Ling
- 10.Wonder Where My Baby's Gone
- 11.I Played the Fool
- 12.Hey Miss Fannie
- 13.Yes It's You
- 15.Here Goes a Fool
- 16.Good Lovin'
- 17.Comin' On
- 18.Feeling Is So Good
TING-A-LING is an 18-track digitally-remastered release by vocal group The Clovers, featuring "Yes Sir That's My Baby," "One Mint Julep," and "Needless," and includes an eight-page booklet.
Personnel: John "Buddy" Bailey (vocals); McHouston "Mickey" Baker (guitar); Sam "The Man" Taylor , Willis "Gator" Jackson (tenor saxophone); Lloyd Trotman (baritone saxophone); Randy Weston (piano); Art Blakey (drums).
Liner Note Author: Adam Komorowski.
Recording information: Apex Recording Studio, New York, NY; Atlantic Recording Studio, New York, NY; Rainbow Studio, New York, NY; WHOM Studio, New York, NY.
The Clovers were sort of a transition group straddling the smooth pop style of the Ink Spots and the Platters and later more rock & roll-oriented groups like the Coasters and the Drifters. Beginning with 1951's "Don't You Know I Love You," the group merged urban blues sensibilities with a touch of gospel to create the template for what would eventually become known as soul. This collection has some of their biggest hits like "One Mint Julep" and "Ting-A-Ling," but lacks too many others ("Lovey Dovey," "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash," and their 1959 United Artists hit, "Love Potion No. 9") to be more than a cursory introduction to their career. ~ Steve Leggett
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