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  • The Coasters Yakety Yak
    April 24, 2018

    The Coasters Yakety Yak


    Rock and Roll Oh, the life of teenagers. As the song says, it seems like there are always more chores to do and an attitude to fix. Yakety yak? Don’t talk back. This story song was written, produced, and arranged by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was a…

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  • The Coasters Poison Ivy
    March 1, 2018

    The Coasters Poison Ivy


    R&B The Coasters are one of the best-loved R&B, doo wop groups. One of their big hits was the song "Poison Ivy." That girl Ivy is bad news. She plays around. She's poison, and "Poison Ivy, Lord'll make you itch." The song was written (once again) by the famous…

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  • The Coasters Searchin'
    February 2, 2018

    The Coasters Searchin’


    Vocal Harmony He’s going to keep searching, and he’s “gonna find her,” wherever  she may be. He’s even  determined , like the Northwest Mounties, to look  everywhere and hire great detectives -- e.g., Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, Sergeant Friday, Charlie Chan, and Boston Blackie. "Searchin'" was  written by Jerry…

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  • "Young Blood" by The Coasters
    January 3, 2018

    The Coasters Young Blood


    Rhythm n Blues The Coasters were a terrific R&B, doo wop group from this era. In the song "Young Blood," the singer/narrator saw her and followed her home, but her Dad was not pleased and said "You'd better leave my daughter alone." And now? "Young blood, young blood, young…

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  • November 27, 2017

    The Coasters Charlie Brown


    Doo Wop The song "Charlie Brown" by the great R&B, doo-wop group The Coasters does not have anything to do with comic strip character Charlie Brown. This novelty song about a class clown who always causes trouble is known for the line: “Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?” The famous team of Jerry Leiber…

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  • Little Egypt by The Coasters
    September 29, 2017

    Little Egypt by The Coasters


    Another one of the those fun story-telling R&B doo wop songs written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller is "Little Egypt." In this case, it's the story of how the singer found a love of many talents. The track was released in 1961 as a single, with the B-Side "Keep on Rolling,"…

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