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The Very Best Of [Double CD] [Double CD]

The Coasters Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (8 Sep 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Not Now Music
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,512 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Yakety Yak 1:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. (Ain't That) Just Like Me 1:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Dance! 2:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Down in Mexico 3:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Girls, Girls, Girls, Pt. 1 2:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. (When She Wants Good Lovin') My Baby Comes to Me 2:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. What About Us 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Keep on Rollin' 2:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Brazil 2:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Shopping for Clothes 3:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Sorry But I'm Gonna Have to Pass 2:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Wake Me, Shake Me 2:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Wait a Minute 2:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. What Is the Secret of Your Success ? 2:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Teach Me How to Shimmy 2:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Besame Mucho, Pt. 1 2:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Searchin' 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Little Egypt 2:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. I'm a Hog for You 2:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Three Cool Cats 2:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Gee, Golly 2:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Run Red Run 3:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Turtle Dovin' 3:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen28. The Shadow Knows 2:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen29. The Snake and the Bookworm 2:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen30. One Kiss Led to Another 2:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Stewball 2:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Sweet Georgia Brown 2:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen33. The Climb 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Besame Mucho, Pt. 2 2:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Idol with the Golden Head 2:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Bad Blood 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Thumbin' a Ride 2:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart 2:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen39. That Is Rock and Roll 2:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Girls, Girls, Girls, Pt. 2 2:01£0.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Given their relative anonymity compared to Atlantic Records label-mates and contemporaries the Drifters and the Motown groups that followed them, the Coasters have slipped through the cracks of popular music history. Not so their classic R&B singles, which are still played on radio and are credited by some as sowing the seeds of rap. The Coasters were, in the opinion of noted rock writer Dave Marsh, 'the funniest group in rock'n'roll history', while author and historian Arnold Shaw described their music as 'ebullient, energising, entertaining, expressive and danceable.' High praise indeed - and as these discs confirm, well deserved.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good time rockin' r&b 13 Sep 2014
By Tony Martin TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
My first brush with the Coasters - or rather, their songs - came via the Oh! Boy TV show, courtesy Cliff Richard, Dickie Pride and Marty Wilde crooning "Three Cool Cats", or it might have been The Dallas Boys doing "Poison Ivy" or maybe "Yakety Yak" or something. I didn't realise these were originals by the Coasters - even tho they'd charted four UK titles between 1957/59! I blame youthful schoolboy ignorance. Over the following years, I became acutely aware of the Coasters and their good time, mainly humorous offerings, a mix of doowop, r&r and r&b, mainly via the pens of Leiber and Stoller, and socking studio muso's, not least being sax man King Curtis. All the hits are here, plus many a fave on the side, e.g. "Shopping For Clothes", "Sorry But I'm Gonna Have To Pass" and "The Shadow Knows" among others here. Their last charter was in 1961, "Little Egypt", a classic little playlet. But as the note says, the songs are probably better known than The Coasters. Sad really.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guaranteed a Smile 30 Sep 2014
By Daz H
Format:Audio CD
A thoroughly entertaining double cd set, and every song is an original recording as opposed to the dodgy re-recordings that are sometimes passed off as originals. All of their big hits are here, even the terrific "Sorry I'm Gonna Have To Pass" which was their last chart entry in the UK (thanks to the VW Passat advert)! You won't find any of The Robins' tracks on here (as two of their members left to become The Coasters, some of their songs are incorrectly assumed as being by The Coasters), but play these cds and you will be guaranteed to have a smile on your face.
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