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  • The Drifters Up on the Roof
    February 17, 2018

    The Drifters Up on the Roof


    Doo Wop Groups The great lyrics have helped this song endure over the decades. They speak to being in the city and leaving the troubles of the world behind when you go up on the roof: “I climb way up to the top of the stairs / And all…

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  • Such a Night by Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters
    February 10, 2018

    Clyde McPhatter Drifters Such a Night


    Vocal Harmony Group Many of us are perhaps more familiar with Elvis Presley's version of the song, but this is the original one by The Drifters, which features Clyde McPhatter on the lead vocal.  "Such a Night" was written by Lincoln Chase ("Jim Dandy," "The Name Game," "The Clapping…

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  • The Drifters with Ben E. King "Save the Last Dance for Me"
    January 31, 2018

    Save the Last Dance for Me by The Drifters


    R&B This song is a memorable classic golden oldie with somewhat of a Latin flair. Smile and dance with others this evening, but “don’t forget who’s taking you home / and in whose arms you’re gonna be.” The song, written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, comes from a…

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  • "Under the Boardwalk" by The Drifters
    January 18, 2018

    Under the Boardwalk by The Drifters


    Beach Music This song was released in 1964, which is just a little past the doo wop era we discuss. However, it's by The Drifters! And when it gets too hot to go "Up on the Roof," as The Drifters sang in their 1962 Jerry Goffin-Carole King hit song,…

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  • The Drifters This Magic Moment
    December 30, 2017

    The Drifters This Magic Moment


    Doo Wop The song has beautiful words and a beautiful sentiment from the writers Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. The first to record the song were The Drifters, who had Ben E. King on the lead at the time. The record was produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.…

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  • The Drifters There Goes My Baby
    November 28, 2017

    The Drifters There Goes My Baby


    Doo Wop Classics The song was written by Ben E. King, Lover Patterson, George Treadwell, and the famous duo of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. (Leiber and Stoller produced the record as well.) In 1959, The Drifters had a hit with "There Goes My Baby." It went to #2…

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  • Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters Money Honey
    November 15, 2017

    Clyde Mcphatter The Drifters Money Honey


    Rhythm and Blues He’s run out of money and hopes his woman will help him out. But..she won’t. She has another man -- who has money. In 1953, the song, by producer and songwriter for Atlantic Records Jesse Stone,  went to #1 on the R&B Chart and was the…

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  • The Drifters White Christmas
    September 8, 2017

    White Christmas by The Drifters


    Doo Wop Christmas Songs What's the Christmas season without a little doo wop of a popular standard?  This song by Irving Berlin as sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time -- somewhere in the vicinity of 50 million copies. If all the versions of the…

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