The Drifters The Drifters’ Golden Hits

The Drifters’ Golden Hits
(1968) Atlantic label. Purchased used at Rhino Records Claremont in 2000.  As I continue to listen to my collection one by one, I am happily realizing how much I have in 1950’s pop tunes compilations.  This is another one.  So many singers have been in The Drifters, All Music Guide lists 28 different names!!  On this collection lead singers included Ben E King, Rudy Lewis, and Johnny Moore. Original lead singer was Clyde McPhatter.

Side One

  1. There Goes My Baby  (2:11)
  2. (If You Cry) True Love, True Love  (2:17)
  3. Dance With Me  (2:21)
  4. This Magic Moment  (2:28)
  5. Save The Last Dance For Me  (2:34)
  6. I Count The Tears  (2:08)

Side Two

  1. Some Kind Of Wonderful  (2:17)
  2. Up On The Roof  (2:34)
  3. On Broadway  (3:05)
  4. Under The Boardwalk  (2:40)
  5. I’ve Got Sand In My Shoes  (2:48)
  6. Saturday Night At The Movies  (2:26)

A couple of these hits were Goffin & King songs and several produced by Leiber & Stoller. There is a version of The Drifters still making records and playing reunion tours.  All the original lead singers have passed on.  The doo-wop and harmonies are so comforting.   The power of good vocals stirs your soul.

The Drifters The Drifters’ Golden Hits

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