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Dominoes Collection 1951-59

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Dominoes: Collection 1951-59

(2014/Acrobat) 78 tracks. 3-CD

(2014/Acrobat) 78 tracks. 3-CD



Dominoes - Collection 1951-59 Medium 1
1: Do Something For Me  
2: Chicken Blues  
3: Harbor Lights  
4: No, Says My Heart  
5: The Deacon Moves In  
6: Other Lips, Other Arms  
7: Sixty Minute Man  
8: I Can't Escape From You  
9: Heart To Heart  
10: Looking For A Man To Satisfy My Soul  
11: I Am With You  
12: Weeping Willow Blues  
13: That's What You're Doing To Me  
14: When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano  
15: Have Mercy Baby  
16: Deep Sea Blues  
17: Love, Love, Love  
18: I'd Be Satisfied  
19: No Room  
20: Yours Forever  
21: I'm Lonely  
22: The Bells  
23: Pedal Pushin' Papa  
24: These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You  
25: Don't Leave Me This Way  
Dominoes - Collection 1951-59 Medium 2
1: Where Now Little Heart  
2: Rags To Riches  
3: Don't Thank Me  
4: Christmas In Heaven  
5: Ringin In A Brand New Year  
6: My Baby's 3-D  
7: Until The Real Thing Comes Along  
8: Tootsie Roll  
9: Move To The Outskirts Of Town  
10: Tenderly  
11: A Little Lie  
12: Handwriting On The Wall  
13: One Moment With You  
14: Three Coins In The Fountain  
15: Lonesome Road  
16: Little Things Mean A Lot  
17: I Really Don't Want To Know  
18: Above Jacob's Ladder  
19: Little Black Train  
20: Gimme Gimme Gimme  
21: Come To Me Baby  
22: Can't Do Sixty No More  
23: If I Never Get To Heaven  
24: Cave Man  
25: Love Me Now Or Let Me Go  
26: Take Me Back To Heaven  
27: Learnin' The Blues  
Dominoes - Collection 1951-59 Medium 3
1: May I Never Love Again  
2: Give Me You  
3: Over The Rainbow  
4: Bobby Sox Baby  
5: How Long, How Long Blues  
6: St Therese Of The Roses  
7: Home Is Where You Hang Your Heart  
8: Will You Remember  
9: Come On Snake Let's Crawl  
10: Rock Plymouth Rock  
11: Star Dust  
12: Lucinda  
13: St Louis Blues  
14: Deep Purple  
15: Do It Again  
16: I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance  
17: To Each His Own  
18: My Proudest Possession  
19: Someone Greater Than I  
20: September Song  
21: Solitude  
22: Jennie Lee  
23: Music Maestro Please  
24: Behave Hula Girl  
25: That's How You Know You're Growing Old  
26: Lay It On The Line  


Artikeleigenschaften von Dominoes: Collection 1951-59

  • Interpret: Dominoes

  • Albumtitel: Collection 1951-59

  • Format CD
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre R&B, Soul
  • Music Style Vocal Groups / Doo Wop
  • Music Sub-Genre 255 Vocal Groups/Doo Wop
  • Title Collection 1951-59
  • Release date 2014
  • Label ACROBAT

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Classic R&B

  • EAN: 0824046903527

  • weight in Kg 0.200

Artist description "Dominoes"

The Dominoes

Have Mercy Baby

(William Ward-Rose Marks)

Federal 12068


With the torrid rocker Have Mercy Baby, Clyde McPhatter unleashed every bit of gospel-derived vocal power he had at his command. Not only was it a smash for The Dominoes, sitting atop the R&B hit parade for longer than any other song of 1952, the track influenced countless young singers to come. Smokey Robinson was one.

"The first record I ever heard by them was a record called 'Have Mercy Baby.' I mean, I thought it was a woman singing the song! And I had one of these real high voices when I used to sing,” says Smokey. “Then I went to this theater in Detroit called the Broadway Capitol, and they were playing there. And I saw that it was Clyde McPhatter singing, man, and that really was inspirational to me, because I had a high voice, and the girls were going crazy over him. So Clyde McPhatter was probably like my first male idol as a singer."

Issued on Syd Nathan's Cincinnati-based Federal Records, Have Mercy Baby made it two years in a row that Billy Ward's Dominoes scored the year's biggest R&B vocal group record. The year before, it was their risqué Sixty-Minute Man with bass singer Bill Brown up front that enthralled young African-American record buyers (and more than a few white ones too; against all odds, the record charted sizably on the pop lists). But Have Mercy Baby, recorded January 28, 1952 in Cincy, was the one with the more lasting connotations, thanks to Clyde's visionary vocal. He's on fire, his fusillade of 'Yeahs!' during the wallpaper-peeling sax solo upping the excitement quotient all the more. Even before Ray Charles perfected his gospel/R&B synthesis, McPhatter was doing the same thing with The Dominoes.

Despite their mammoth success, 1952 was a year of upheaval for The Dominoes. Ward, the New York-based group's founder/pianist/composer, ran his group like a military squadron, with myriad rules and fines. Tenor Charlie White and then Brown bolted, both ending up with The Checkers. Larks bass David McNeil took Brown's place after James Van Loan, brother of The Ravens' Joe Van Loan, took over for White. But as long as Ward kept McPhatter happy, everything would be peachy. 

Bill Dahl

Various - Street Corner Symphonies Vol.04

1952 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop

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