Article successfully added.

The Solitaires The Solitaires - For Collectors Only (4-LP Box)

$71.18 *

* incl. VAT / plus shipping costsDepending on the country of delivery, the VAT at checkout may vary.

the very last 2 available
Ready to ship today,
delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

  • LPMH000059
  • 0.74
(1984/Murray Hill) 48 tracks (12 unreleased) 4 page inlay. Sealed stock copy - You Don't Stand A... more

The Solitaires: The Solitaires - For Collectors Only (4-LP Box)

(1984/Murray Hill) 48 tracks (12 unreleased) 4 page inlay. Sealed stock copy - You Don't Stand A Ghost of a Chance! (Bear Family Records)
- new stock copy with minmal storage wear on box -

Video von The Solitaires - The Solitaires - For Collectors Only (4-LP Box)

Article properties: The Solitaires: The Solitaires - For Collectors Only (4-LP Box)

  • Interpret: The Solitaires

  • Album titlle: The Solitaires - For Collectors Only (4-LP Box)

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 1984
  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl record size LP (12 Inch)
  • Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Label OLD TOWN

  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 4000127766038

  • weight in Kg 0.74
Solitaires, The - The Solitaires - For Collectors Only (4-LP Box) LP 1
01 Walkin' Along The Solitaires
02 The Wedding The Solitaires
03 Please Remember My Heart The Solitaires
04 What Did She Say The Solitaires
05 Blue Valentine The Solitaires
06 Later For You Baby The Solitaires
07 The Angels Sang The Solitaires
08 The Honeymoon The Solitaires
09 I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance The Solitaires
10 I Really Love You So (Honey, Babe) The Solitaires
11 Chances I've Taken The Solitaires
12 Come Back And Give Me Your Hand The Solitaires
Solitaires, The - The Solitaires - For Collectors Only (4-LP Box) LP 2
01 Wonder Why The Solitaires
02 My Dear The Solitaires
03 Walkin' And Talkin' The Solitaires
04 I Won't Cry No More (Herman Dunham) The Solitaires
05 Fine Little Girl The Solitaires
06 Magic Rose The Solitaires
07 Please Kiss This Letter The Solitaires
08 Please Give Me One More Chance The Solitaires
09 Girl Of Mine The Solitaires
10 Embraceable You The Solitaires
11 Lonely The Solitaires
12 At Night The Solitaires
Solitaires, The - The Solitaires - For Collectors Only (4-LP Box) LP 3
01 Come Back To Me The Solitaires
02 Don't Fall In Love The Solitaires
03 Light A Candle In The Chapel The Solitaires
04 Chapel Of St. Claire The Solitaires
05 Thrill Of Love The Solitaires
06 Helpless The Solitaires
07 Stranger In Paradise The Solitaires
08 I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance (prev. unrel. alt. take) The Solitaires
09 South Of The Border The Solitaires
10 Listen Listen Baby The Solitaires
11 Round Goes My Heart The Solitaires
12 Big Mary's House The Solitaires
Solitaires, The - The Solitaires - For Collectors Only (4-LP Box) LP 4
01 How Long The Solitaires
02 Come Back My Love The Solitaires
03 No More Sorrows The Solitaires
04 Nothing Like A Little Love The Solitaires
05 Wonder Why The Solitaires
06 If I Loved You The Solitaires
07 You've Sinned The Solitaires
08 The Time Is Here The Solitaires
09 Davy Crockett The Solitaires
10 Lonesome Lover The Solitaires
11 Hully Gully Roll The Solitaires
12 Pretty Thing The Solitaires
The Solitaires Walking Along When we last checked in with The Solitaires on our 1954... more
"The Solitaires"

The Solitaires

Walking Along

When we last checked in with The Solitaires on our 1954 collection, they were a promising young Harlem group newly signed to Hy Weiss' fledgling New York-based Old Town Records. Their first Old Town platter, pairing Wonder Why and Blue Valentine, was followed by Please Remember My Heart, I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance, and a stately The Wedding, establishing the quintet as the label's flagship group. Ballads were their unabashed specialty.

Lead tenor Herman Curtis (aka Herman Dunham, formerly with The Vocaleers), had been drafted in 1955. He was replaced by former Concords lead Milton Love, born July 8, 1937 in Chatham County, North Carolina. Otherwise the lineup was similar to the group that signed with Old Town: tenor Winston 'Buzzy' Willis, second tenor/baritone Bobby Baylor, bass Pat Gaston, and former Mello-Mood Monteith 'Monte' Owens on tenor and guitar. All five penned the relentless Walking Along, an untypical up-tempo release cut on October 10, 1956 and issued on Old Town in January of '57. Love fronted the number, powered by a foot-stomping beat. Gaston had joined the Air Force, so Freddy Barksdale took over on bass.

Although Walking Along didn't chart nationally (the Curtis-led ballad Please Kiss This Letter , cut back in January when he was still with the group, adorned the flip), it stirred up plenty of dust on the East Coast. In the autumn of '58, those cover-obsessed Canadians, The Diamonds, got around to covering Walking Along and enjoyed a #29 pop seller. That was enough to interest Leonard Chess in picking The Solitaires' original version up for convenient comparison on his Argo subsidiary. 

The Solitaires continued to record into 1960. I Really Love You So, their followup to Walking Along, was another bubbly rocker with Curtis back in harness, though Willis and Baylor were drafted the year before (two ex-Fi-Tones, Reggie Barnes and Cecil Holmes, were their replacements). Love spent 1961-63 in the Army. Their fans never suspected that The Solitaires weren't recording for Old Town anymore as Weiss released product on the group into 1963. Love and Willis were back for '64 one-offs on MGM and Roulette, the latter as by The Chances.

Willis later landed front-office positions in the R&B divisions of RCA (where he supervised the production of The Main Ingredient's '72 gold record Everybody Plays The Fool) and Polydor. Holmes worked as a promo man for Buddah before joining Neil Bogart as one of the owners of disco-dominated Casablanca Records. Baylor died of pneumonia in January of '89.

- Bill Dahl -

Various Street - Corner Symphonies 1957 Vol.9

Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/various-street-corner-symphonies-1957-vol.9.html
Copyright © Bear Family Records

Review 0
Read, write and discuss reviews... more
Customer evaluation for "The Solitaires - For Collectors Only (4-LP Box)"
Write an evaluation
Evaluations will be activated after verification.
Please enter the digits and letters in the following text field.

The fields marked with * are required.

Weitere Artikel von The Solitaires
Still Walking Along (CD)
SOLITAIRES: Still Walking Along (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCB1081

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$20.13 * $15.38 *
Walking Along - The Best Of (2-CD)
SOLITAIRES: Walking Along - The Best Of (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS180

only 1x still available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$20.13 *
A Celebration - The Official Story Of 40 Years In Show Business (HB)
Cliff Riochard: A Celebration - The Official Story Of 40 Years... Art-Nr.: 0018027

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$47.44
Lost Highway - Graphic Novel (Gebundene Ausgabe) by Glosimodt Søren Mosdall
Hank Williams: Lost Highway - Graphic Novel (Gebundene... Art-Nr.: 0023044

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$28.50
We Wanna Boogie - An Illustrated History Of The American Rockabilly Movement (2nd Revised Edition)
Randy McNutt: We Wanna Boogie - An Illustrated History Of The... Art-Nr.: 0041006

the very last 2 available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$71.18
First Pressings - The History of Rhythm & Blues Vol.5: 1955
Galen Gart: First Pressings - The History of Rhythm & Blues... Art-Nr.: 0041063

the very last 2 available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$94.93
First Pressings - The History of Rhythm & Blues Vol.6: 1956
Galen Gart: First Pressings - The History of Rhythm & Blues... Art-Nr.: 0041064

the very last 2 available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$94.93
Rock & Roll Magazin # 50
Yeehaaw!: Rock & Roll Magazin # 50 Art-Nr.: MAGYH050

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$0.01
Blues With Friends (CD)
Dion: Blues With Friends (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKTBA61080

only 1x still available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$23.69
Good Old Summertime - 33 Hot Sunny Gems For Your Summer Holidays (CD)
Various Artists: Good Old Summertime - 33 Hot Sunny Gems For... Art-Nr.: BCD17528

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.81
The Best Of Acappella Vol.4 (LP)
Various: The Best Of Acappella Vol.4 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPREL104

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$17.75 $20.13
The Best Of Acappella Vol.3 (LP)
Various: The Best Of Acappella Vol.3 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPREL103

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$17.75 $20.13