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The Robins Rockin' With The Robins (CD)

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The Robins: Rockin' With The Robins (CD)

​(1997/Titanic) 26 tracks
 

Songs

The Robins - Rockin' With The Robins (CD) Medium 1
1: Rockin'  
2: My Baby Done Told Me  
3: You Sure Look Good To Me  
4: Around About Midnight  
5: If It's So Baby  
6: I I Didn't Love You So  
7: Double Crossing Blues  
8: Our Romance Is Gone  
9: There's No Use Begging  
10: There's Rain In My Eyes  
11: I'm Living O.K.  
12: I Found Out My Troubles  
13: Turkey Hop  
14: I'm Through  
15: You're Fine But You're Not My Kind  
16: Come Back Baby  
17: I'm Telling You Baby  
18: Gonna Have A Merry Christmas  
19: That's What The Good Bood Says  
20: School Girl Blues  
21: You Didn't Want My Love  
22: Early Morning Blues  
23: Found Me A Sugar Daddy  
24: Don't Like The Way You're Doing  
25: When Gabriel Blows His Horn  
26: A Falling Star  

 

Artikeleigenschaften von The Robins: Rockin' With The Robins (CD)

  • Interpret: The Robins

  • Albumtitel: Rockin' With The Robins (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 Rockin' With The Robins (CD)
  • Release date 1997
  • Label DESPO CD

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Classic R&B

  • EAN: 8148933260077

  • weight in Kg 0.100
 
 

Artist description "Robins"

The Robins

Smokey Joe's Café

Things were finally going The Robins' way, thanks to the songwriting and production of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. In 1951, the Los Angeles group had the first Leiber/Stoller copyright to make it to wax. Adding tenor Carl Gardner to the ranks in 1954, shortly before The Robins signed with Leiber and Stoller's fledgling Spark label, hadn't hurt either.

Jerry and Mike gave The Robins Riot In Cell Block #9, Richard Berry guesting as the hard-nosed prisoner (it's on our previous disc). After that, founding bass singer Bobby Nunn handled the courtroom saga Framed, out on Spark with the Gardner-led flip Loop De Loop Mambo in the fall of '54. The rest of the group remained tenor Ty Terrell and brothers Billy and Roy Richard as tenor and baritone.

Spark issued more memorable Robins singles from Leiber and Stoller's prolific tandem pen in 1955. Tenor Grady Chapman returned to front a swinging Whadaya Want? and then an upbeat treatment of I Love Paris so outrageous that Cole Porter's publisher forced it off the market. Gardner led a raucous I Must Be Dreaming (its flip was a double-entendre The Hatchet Man, featuring a leering Nunn). Then came the hilarious theme that restored The Robins to prominence.

Cut around the end of 1954 or the beginning of '55 at Master Recorders in L.A., Smokey Joe's Café was another humorous Leiber/Stoller vignette. Jerry crafted the ominous tale around a real-life greasy spoon at Beverly Boulevard and La Cienega, describing unrequited love over a bowl of chili beans served by a jealous cook. Gardner delivers it with perfect comic timing, saxist Gil Bernal holds the intro note to his salacious solo for an eternity, and Barney Kessel's back-alley guitar adds the bluesy connecting riff on the breaks.

Out on Spark in August with a Gardner-led ballad, Just Like A Fool, on the B-side, it might have only made a West Coast splash had Atlantic's Nesuhi Ertegun, knocked out by the song and Spark's catalog, not introduced Leiber and Stoller to his cohorts. Atlantic picked up Smokey Joe's Café and put it out on its new Atco imprint that October. It climbed to #10 on 'Billboard's R&B 'Juke Box' list and #79 pop. Atlantic brought Leiber and Stoller aboard as independent producers. But The Robins split down the middle when Jerry and Mike spirited Gardner and Nunn away to form The Coasters.

"I stayed with the Robins for a year or two, and I decided that I had to get out of the Robins 'cause it didn't appear to be going to hit the road quick enough," said the late Gardner. "So I got out of the group with the help of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller."

The rest of the group didn't care to relocate to New York, signing with deejay Gene Norman's L.A.-based Whippet label as baritone/bass H.B. Barnum replenished the ranks. The Robins made a number of singles for Whippet, Knight, Arvee and Lavender without much success (Chapman was supplanted by future Phil Spector tenor Bobby Sheen in 1958). Meanwhile, The Coasters were poised for stardom.

- Bill Dahl -

Various Vol.7, Street Corner Symphonies 1955

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