The Coasters The Very Best of the Coasters: 40 Original Recordings (2-CD)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: November 4, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2014
  • Label: Not Now Music

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 8/94, p.119
4 Stars - Excellent - "...It is the best Coasters compilation on the market....These 17 songs were written and produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, around half of which could be hummed or whistled with ease by any serious rocker..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Poison Ivy
  • 2.Yakety Yak
  • 3.Charlie Brown
  • 4.Young Blood
  • 5.(Ain't That) Just Like Me
  • 6.Along Came Jones
  • 7.Dance!
  • 8.Down in Mexico
  • 9.Girls, Girls, Girls, Pt. 1
  • 10.(When She Wants Good Lovin') My Baby Comes to Me
  • 11.What About Us
  • 12.Keep on Rollin'
  • 13.Brazil
  • 14.Shopping for Clothes
  • 15.Sorry But I'm Gonna Have to Pass
  • 16.Wake Me, Shake Me
  • 17.Wait a Minute
  • 18.What Is the Secret of Your Success?
  • 19.Teach Me How to Shimmy
  • 20.Besame Mucho, Pt. 1

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Searchin'
  • 2.Little Egypt
  • 3.I'm a Hog for You
  • 4.Three Cool Cats
  • 5.Gee, Golly
  • 6.Run Red Run
  • 7.Turtle Dovin'
  • 8.The Shadow Knows
  • 9.The Snake and the Bookworm
  • 10.One Kiss Led to Another
  • 11.Stewball
  • 12.Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 13.The Climb
  • 14.Besame Mucho, Pt. 2
  • 15.Idol with the Golden Head
  • 16.Bad Blood
  • 17.Thumbin' a Ride
  • 18.Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
  • 19.That Is Rock and Roll
  • 20.Girls, Girls, Girls, Pt. 2

Product Description:

The Coasters include: Carl Gardner, Bobby Nunn, Leon Hughes, Billy Guy, Obie "Young" Jessie, Cornell Gunter, Will "Dub" Jones, Earl "Speedo" Carroll.
Producers: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller.
Compilation producer: Gary Stewart.
Includes liner notes by Randy Poe, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Digitally remastered by Bill Inglot and Dan Hersch (Digiprep).
This is not only the definitive Coasters greatest hits album, it's also a de facto best of Leiber and Stoller, the two legendary songwriter/producers responsible for all the songs here. Interestingly, Leiber says in the liner notes that his primary songwriting inspiration was radio plays.
For example, the sound effects on "Riot in Cell Block #9" were inspired by GANGBUSTERS, a popular crime series of the early '50s. This music is some of the best first-generation rock 'n' roll, with each comedic track brilliantly sung. Anybody who thought early rock was illiterate and a-musical obviously never listened to these songs.

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These Guys Are Great! Music Lover: from Gulfport FL -- October, 7, 2016

When The Coasters formed in 1955, I was barely formed myself; I was somewhere in year one of life. But, The Coasters were always lingering in the back of my musical memory. Recently I've really been delving back in time to the music that first tickled my very young mind around 5 or 6 years of age. When I saw this double CD set here for such a low price, it was perfect timing for me to dive in.

First, don't let the fact that it is an import CD on the Not Now label. This is a fine collection with sparling, alive audio. You will be pleased.

Musically, these guys have it all - voices, personality, great studio musicians, production and most importantly, in my book, great songwriting. Obviously it's the Lieber/Stoller partnership that made a huge difference in their career. But it doesn't stop there: Add in some Doc Pomus, Darin, Kirshner and you have some serious songwriters on your team. No tear-jerkers’re gonna laugh! If you haven’t heard Young Blood in several years (or decades) give it a listen and see if you don’t laugh out loud.

Get this one while you can…and enjoy it!

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 5,950
  • EAN: 5060143495526
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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