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Dominoes Collection 1951-59

Collection 1951-59
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(2014/Acrobat) 78 tracks. 3-CD more

Dominoes: Collection 1951-59

(2014/Acrobat) 78 tracks. 3-CD

Article properties: Dominoes: Collection 1951-59

  • Interpret: Dominoes

  • Album titlle: Collection 1951-59

  • Label ACROBAT

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 2014
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0824046903527

  • weight in Kg 0.2
Dominoes, The - Collection 1951-59 CD 1
01 Do Something For Me
02 Chicken Blues
03 Harbor Lights
04 No, Says My Heart
05 The Deacon Moves In
06 Other Lips, Other Arms
07 Sixty Minute Man
08 I Can't Escape From You
09 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, The - Collection 1951-59 CD 2
01 Where Now Little Heart
02 Rags To Riches
03 Don't Thank Me
04 Christmas In Heaven
05 Ringin In A Brand New Year
06 My Baby's 3-D
07 Until The Real Thing Comes Along
08 Tootsie Roll
09 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, The - Collection 1951-59 CD 3
01 May I Never Love Again
02 Give Me You
03 Over The Rainbow
04 Bobby Sox Baby
05 How Long, How Long Blues
06 St Therese Of The Roses
07 Home Is Where You Hang Your Heart
08 Will You Remember
09 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
The Dominoes Have Mercy Baby (William Ward-Rose Marks) Federal 12068   With... more

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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