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FOUR KNIGHTS Jivin' & Smoothin' 1951-59 (2-CD)

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FOUR KNIGHTS: Jivin' & Smoothin' 1951-59 (2-CD)

(1998/ORBITAL) 56 tracks


FOUR KNIGHTS - Jivin' & Smoothin' 1951-59 (2-CD) Medium 1
1: That's The Way It Gonna Be  
2: Say No More  
3: I Get So Lonely (When I Dream About You)  
4: Period  
5: Tennessee Train  
6: Oh, Happy Days  
7: The More I Go Out With Somebody Else  
8: Charmaine  
9: (It's No) Sin  
10: Who Am I?  
11: In The Chapel In The Moonlight  
12: Anniversary Song  
13: The Glory Of Love  
14: Cry  
15: I Wanna Say Hello  
16: Ida! Sweet As Apple Cider  
17: Sleepy Time Gal  
18: Till Then  
19: Sentimental Journey  
20: Easy Street  
21: When My Baby Smiles At Me  
22: I Go Crazy  
23: Oh, Miss Hannah  
24: Walkin' In The Sunshine  
25: Georgia On My Mind  
26: I Ain't Get Nobody  
27: One Way Kisses  
28: Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue  
FOUR KNIGHTS - Jivin' & Smoothin' 1951-59 (2-CD) Medium 2
1: Honey Bunch  
2: Write Me Baby  
3: Inside Out  
4: Perdido  
5: Baby Doll  
6: I'm The World's Biggest Fool  
7: Guilty  
8: It's A Sin To Tell A Lie  
9: I Couldn't Stay Away From You  
10: Bottle Up The Moonlight  
11: I Love That Song  
12: Happy Birthday, Baby  
13: Saw Your Eyes  
14: Don't Depend On Me  
15: Foolishly Yours  
16: I Was Meant For You  
17: I Love The Sunshine Of Your Smile  
18: Walkin' And Whistlin' Blues  
19: Got Her Off My Hands  
20: Doo Wacka Dee  
21: Win Of Lose  
22: Sentimental Fool  
23: O' Falling Star  
24: Yes I Do (The Wedding Song)  
25: When Your Loves Has Gone  
26: The Four Minute Mile  
27: Things To Do Today  
28: Where Is The Love  


Artikeleigenschaften von FOUR KNIGHTS: Jivin' & Smoothin' 1951-59 (2-CD)

  • Interpret: FOUR KNIGHTS

  • Albumtitel: Jivin' & Smoothin' 1951-59 (2-CD)

  • 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 Jivin' & Smoothin' 1951-59 (2-CD)
  • Release date 1998
  • Label DESPO CD

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Classic R&B

  • EAN: 0095451346227

  • weight in Kg 0.200

Artist description "Four Knights, The"

The Four Knights

The Four Knights

That's The Way It's Gonna Be


After spending most of their distinguished career as a pop-oriented outfit with plenty of network radio exposure but precious few hits until they signed with Capitol in 1951, The Four Knights temporarily veered into more an R&B direction the next year.

Like The Larks, the Knights originally hailed from North Carolina - Charlotte, in their case. Lead tenor Gene Alford, tenor/guitarist John Wallace, baritone Clarence Dixon, and bass Oscar Broadway were a spiritual aggregation, The Southland Jubilee Singers, before they changed their handle to The Four Knights and went secular in 1945. They signed with Decca the next year, later switching to the company's Coral subsidiary, but it wasn't until they switched to Capitol in '51 that the Knights began scoring hits on a somewhat consistent basis.

Howard Biggs and Joe Thomas were A&R men at RCA Victor, though their swinging composition That's The Way It's Gonna Be found its way to the Knights at Capitol, which released the single in August of 1952 with the frantic Say No More on the flip. The single didn't make the same pop splash that their I Love The Sunshine Of Your Smile had the year before - maybe it was too R&B-oriented for their longtime audience, with a booting two-chorus sax solo - but it's one of their most exciting discs.  

The shift didn't hold long. I Get So Lonely (When I Dream About You), the Knights' biggest seller of all in 1954, sailed to #2 in the U.S. and #5 over in Great Britain but returned the Knights to the pop milieu, though it did ride a bouncy, infectious tempo. Alford was permanently sidelined by epilepsy in the mid-'50s, the Knights soldiering on with George Vereen and then Clinton Holland taking his place. They pulled double duty at Capitol for a time, harmonizing with Nat 'King' Cole on the 1956 hit That's All There Is To That and the next year's My Personal Possession as in addition to waxing their own singles. The quartet managed a last pop hit for Coral in 1959, O' Falling Star, making it into the mid-'60s before calling it quits. 

Bill Dahl

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