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The Spaniels: The Very Best Of The Spaniels (CD)

(2009/Charly) 30 original Vee-Jay master tracks (76:34).

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  • Interpret: The Spaniels

  • Album titlle: The Very Best Of The Spaniels (CD)

  • Label SNAP

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 2009
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0803415129928

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Spaniels, The - The Very Best Of The Spaniels (CD) CD 1
01 Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight The Spaniels
02 The Bells Ring Out The Spaniels
03 Since I Fell For You The Spaniels
04 Bounce The Spaniels
05 (Get Away Child) You Don't Move Me The Spaniels
06 Do-Wah The Spaniels
07 Hey, Sister Lizzie The Spaniels
08 Danny Boy The Spaniels
09 False Love The Spaniels
10 Jesse Mae The Spaniels
11 Lucinda The Spaniels
12 Great Googley Moo (alternate) The Spaniels
13 Lovey Dovey Baby The Spaniels
14 I Need Your Kisses The Spaniels
15 I Like It Like That The Spaniels
16 I'm Gonna Thank Him The Spaniels
17 A Stranger In Love The Spaniels
18 Play It Cool The Spaniels
19 Red Sails In The Sunset The Spaniels
20 I'll Be Waiting The Spaniels
21 Automobiles The Spaniels
22 Trees The Spaniels
23 Heart And Soul The Spaniels
24 Three Little Words The Spaniels
25 A Hundred Years From Today The Spaniels
26 I Know The Spaniels
27 The Posse The Spaniels
28 Everyone's Laughing The Spaniels
29 People Will Say We're In Love The Spaniels
30 A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening The Spaniels
The Spaniels I Know Like The Clovers and Midnighters, The Spaniels enjoyed renewed... more
"The Spaniels"

The Spaniels

I Know

Like The Clovers and Midnighters, The Spaniels enjoyed renewed popularity in 1960. Their heyday came when the Gary, Indiana-based quintet's Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite swept the country in 1954 (it's on that year's edition of this series). James 'Pookie' Hudson's floating lead tenor remained a source of infinite beauty, even if his cast of Spaniels had changed markedly.

Hudson and bass Gerald Gregory were the only originals left, Carl Rainge, Donald Porter, and James 'Dimples' Cochran having all departed. Original first tenor Ernest Warren had returned, but former Five Blue Notes lead Andrew Magruder, William Carey (both baritones), and guitarist Robert 'Pete' Simmons were newbies. They were now based in Washington, D.C., where Hudson had relocated. When the new Spaniels ventured back to the Windy City to play the Regal Theater in April of '60, they made a fresh session for Vee-Jay Records, their label since the beginning.

Luther Dixon, A&R man for Florence Greenberg's Scepter and Wand labels, penned the lilting calypso I Know, tailor-made for Pookie's airy pipes. Under A&R boss Calvin Carter, Vee-Jay had developed a distinctive sound: brushed drums, subtle rhythm guitar, trilling flutes, and rich vocal harmonies, which the latest incarnation of The Spaniels expertly unfurled on I Know. Even the lighthearted flip Bus Fare Home, which demanded a rowdy Coasters-style treatment, got the warbling flutes.

That summer, I Know was a #23 R&B seller. But it was the group's farewell release. Gregory left to join Sonny Til's revived Orioles while the rest of The Spaniels made one-offs for Neptune and Parkway under Lloyd Price's supervision before Pookie went solo on Price's Double-L label in 1963, backed by The Imperials. Hudson reached back to those Double-L tapes in 1970 to issue a seven-year-old Fairy Tales on his North American logo. It quickly reemerged on mobster Nate McCalla's Calla imprint; for the first time in a decade, The Spaniels were back on the R&B hit parade with a #45 entry.

An extended bout with cancer ended Pookie's life on January 16, 2007. The disease felled Gregory on February 12, 1999. Rev. Warren passed away May 7, 2012 at 78.

 

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