Rock [Bear Family]

Rock [Bear Family]

by The DriftersThe Drifters


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Bear Family's 2013 collection Rock rounds up 32 of the rocking-est sides the Drifters cut between 1953 and 1963, otherwise known as their glory years for Atlantic. The hits are here, including "Let the Boogie Woogie Roll," "Honey Honey," Such a Night," and "Ruby Baby," along with some rarities, all coming in the form of alternate takes, but this isn't best seen as either a hits collection (major hits like "This Magic Moment, "Save the Last Dance for Me," and "Up on the Roof" are all missing) or a rarities trawl, but rather a disc that shines the spotlight on the Drifters' wildest, swinging moments, and on that level it succeeds beautifully. Overall it's a bunch of fun, but the greatest thing about the disc is how it pushes neglected gems like the swinging "I Gotta Get Myself a Woman," the rampaging "Baltimore," and the gritty novelty blues of "Steamboat" to the forefront. Anybody who knows just the hits but wants to dig deeper will be well-served by this collection

Product Details

Release Date: 07/05/2013
Label: Bear
UPC: 5397102172786
catalogNumber: 17278
Rank: 122645


  1. Drip Drop
  2. Let the Boogie Woogie Roll
  3. Money Honey
  4. No Sweet Lovin'
  5. Such a Night
  6. Bip Bam
  7. What'cha Gonna Do
  8. Honey Love
  9. Steamboat
  10. There You Go
  11. Hot Ziggety
  12. Ruby Baby
  13. Three Thirty Three
  14. Sadie My Lady
  15. Try Try Baby
  16. Yodee Yakee
  17. Let the Boogie Woogie Roll
  18. I Gotta Get Myself a Woman
  19. Hypnotized
  20. Baltimore
  21. Hey Senorita
  22. I Feel Good All Over
  23. On Bended Knee
  24. After the Hop
  25. Honky Tonky
  26. Sally's Got a Sister
  27. Bip Bam
  28. Such a Night
  29. Drip Drop
  30. If You Don't Come Back
  31. Itchy Twitchy Feeling
  32. Suddenly There's a Valley

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Drifters   Primary Artist
Ben E. King   Tenor (Vocal)
Clyde McPhatter   Tenor (Vocal)
King Curtis   Tenor Saxophone
Dick Hyman   Organ
Sal Salvador   Guitar
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Caiola   Guitar
Mickey Baker   Guitar
Gary Chester   Drums
Bill Justis   Tenor Saxophone
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Connie Kay   Drums
George Duvivier   Bass
Howard Biggs   Piano,Conductor
Harry DiVito   Trombone
Belton Evans   Drums
David "Panama" Francis   Drums
Carl Gardner   Choir, Chorus
Ernie Hayes   Piano
Haywood Henry   Baritone Saxophone
Milt Hinton   Bass
Roland Janes   Guitar
Will "Dub" Jones   Choir, Chorus
Stan Kesler   Bass
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Mike Stoller   Piano
Lloyd Trotman   Bass
J.M. Van Eaton   Drums
Pinky Williams   Baritone Saxophone
Johnny Moore   Tenor (Vocal)
Elsbeary Hobbs   Bass (Vocal)
Allen Hanlon   Guitar
Jimmy Oliver   Guitar
Bill Pinkney   Bass,Bass (Vocal),Vocals,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal),screams
Johnny Terry   Bass
Andrew Thrasher   Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Gerhart Thrasher   Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Willie Ferbee   Bass (Vocal)
Bobby Hendricks   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Charlie Hughes   Baritone (Vocal)
Rudy Lewis   Tenor (Vocal)
Charlie Thomas   Tenor (Vocal)
Jimmy Wilson   Piano
James Johnson   Bass (Vocal)
Joe Marshall   Drums
Irving Markowitz   Trumpet
James Curry   Choir, Chorus
Billy Davis   Guitar
Jimmy Milner   Baritone (Vocal)
Cornelius Gunter   Choir, Chorus
David McRae   Baritone Saxophone
David Baughan   Tenor (Vocal)
Tommy Evans   Bass,Bass (Vocal)
Gerald Hendrix   Choir, Chorus
Thomas Abston   Choir, Chorus
Willie Peppers   Choir, Chorus
Reggie Kimbar   Guitar
William "Chick" Anderson   Tenor (Vocal)
Dock Green   Baritone (Vocal)
Dee Emie Bailey   Tenor (Vocal)
Bill Kennedy   Baritone (Vocal)
Gene Pearson   Baritone (Vocal)
David Baldwin   Baritone (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Clyde McPhatter   Composer
Lincoln Chase   Composer
Bill Justis   Composer,Producer
Jerry Leiber   Composer,Producer
Terry Noland   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Herb Abramson   Producer
Howard Biggs   Arranger
Maxwell Davis   Arranger
Tom Dowd   Engineer
Ray Ellis   Arranger
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer,Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer
Buddy Lucas   Composer
Winfield Scott   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer,Producer
Jesse Stone   Arranger,Composer
Jerry Wexler   Composer,Producer
Wilbert Smith   Composer
Bill Dahl   Biographical Editor
Ray Funk   Illustrations
Jimmy Oliver   Arranger,Composer
Bill Pinkney   Arranger,Composer
George Treadwell   Composer
Bill Millar   Reissue Producer,Illustrations
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Walter Coleman   Composer
Lewis Lebish   Composer
Lover Patterson   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Biff Jones   Composer
Steve Richards   Illustrations
Chuck Meyer   Composer
Henry Jones   Producer
Jan Rudy   Composer
Audrick Gladstone   Composer
Charles Calhoun   Composer
"Juggy" Murray Jones   Producer
David Baughan   Composer

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