Very Best of the Coasters - (Import CD)
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- The Very Best of the Coasters
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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- The Coasters
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Riot In Cell Block No. 9
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Smokey Joe's Cafe
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Down In Mexico
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Searchin'
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Idol With the Golden Head
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Young Blood
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Yakety Yak
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Charlie Brown
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Along Came Jones
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] That is Rock and Roll
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] I'm a Hog For You
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Poison Ivy
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] What About Us
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Run Red Run
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Little Egypt
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Shoppin' For Clothes
- Studio / Live
- 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..."
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