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.