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

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Article properties: The Swallows: The Very Best Of The Swallows (CD)

  • Interpret: The Swallows

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

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 2005
  • Artikelart CD

  • Label Collectables Records

  • EAN: 0090431287828

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Swallows - The Very Best Of The Swallows (CD) CD 1
01 Will You Be Mine The Swallows
02 Dearest The Swallows
03 Wishing For You The Swallows
04 Since You've Been Away The Swallows
05 Eternally The Swallows
06 You Left Me The Swallows
07 It Ain't The Meat The Swallows
08 Roll, Roll Pretty Baby The Swallows
09 Tell Me Why The Swallows
10 Beside You The Swallows
11 I Only Have Eyes For You The Swallows
12 You Walked In The Swallows
13 Our Love Is Dying The Swallows
14 Where Do I Go From Here? The Swallows
15 Nobody's Lovin' Me The Swallows
16 Please, Baby, Please The Swallows
17 Laugh (Though You Want To Cry) The Swallows
18 Trust Me The Swallows
19 Pleading Blues The Swallows
20 I'll Be Waiting The Swallows
21 Bicycle Tillie The Swallows
22 It Feels So Good The Swallows
23 We Want To Rock The Swallows
24 Itchy Twitchy Feeling The Swallows
25 Who Knows, Do You? The Swallows
The Swallows The Swallows Nobody's Lovin' Me The reason the Windy City's Flamingos... more
"The Swallows"

The Swallows

The Swallows

Nobody's Lovin' Me

The reason the Windy City's Flamingos had to change their name was because there was already a group of Swallows from Baltimore making national hits for King Records. They'd crashed the R&B field in 1951, their debut release Will You Be Mine a huge seller (it's on our '51 volume) with Eddie Rich their lead tenor.

The Swallows were a throwback to an earlier era in that they were a self-contained unit, playing their own instruments. Baritone Frederick 'Money' Johnson doubled on guitar, tenor Earl Hurley rattled the bongos, and bass singer Norris 'Bunky' Mack pounded some mean piano. Second tenor/baritone Herman 'Junior' Denby, who played bass in the quintet, took over lead duties for the group's next huge seller, the bluesy Beside You (you'll find it on our 1952 compilation). That caused a sea change within The Swallows that left Denby as primary lead until he was drafted into military service. Herman Williams, formerly of The Tilters, replaced him.

According to Marv Goldberg's amazingly comprehensive 'R&B Notebooks' website, when Denby traveled to King's Cincinnati studio on October 7, 1952 while on leave from the Marines, he was the only Swallow to make the session. Nonetheless, all six masters laid on tape that day came out on King as by The Swallows, sporting attractive vocal group backing. As before, Henry Glover sat at the A&R helm and wrote Nobody's Lovin' Me. Just like he had on Beside You, Denby affected a Charles Brown-influenced delivery on the bluesy theme, the group cushioning his lament with smooth harmonies and sealing the number off with a delicious coda.

Nobody's Lovin' Me was released in May of '53 with the ribald Mack showcase Bicycle Tillie, waxed by the group that March in New York (Denby was absent, fulfilling his military obligation), adorning the B-side. By the end of '53, The Swallows were gone from King, though Denby tried to launch a solo career there after exiting the Marines in 1954. The Swallows kept plugging away through several personnel changes, making a '54 single for Harlem's obscure After Hours logo. Shortly before they broke up in 1956, tenor Bobby Hendricks joined (he'd soon move up to the Drifters).

There was a postscript. Rich, Johnson, Hurley, new lead Calvin Rowlette, and two more singers reformed The Swallows in 1957 and made four singles the next year for King's Federal imprint. The last was a cover of Itchy Twitchy Feeling, then a hit by their old pal Hendricks, by then waging a solo career. 

 

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Tracklist
Swallows - The Very Best Of The Swallows (CD) CD 1
01 Will You Be Mine
02 Dearest
03 Wishing For You
04 Since You've Been Away
05 Eternally
06 You Left Me
07 It Ain't The Meat
08 Roll, Roll Pretty Baby
09 Tell Me Why
10 Beside You
11 I Only Have Eyes For You
12 You Walked In
13 Our Love Is Dying
14 Where Do I Go From Here?
15 Nobody's Lovin' Me
16 Please, Baby, Please
17 Laugh (Though You Want To Cry)
18 Trust Me
19 Pleading Blues
20 I'll Be Waiting
21 Bicycle Tillie
22 It Feels So Good
23 We Want To Rock
24 Itchy Twitchy Feeling
25 Who Knows, Do You?