Friday, February 13, 2015

Very Best Of – Coasters

The Coasters - The Very Best Of - Front

The Coasters were the 1950s' (and early rock's) dominant novelty/comic R&B ensemble, benefiting from Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's lyrical wit and inspired production. They weren't simply proficient clowns; The Coasters were a skilled vocal unit whose talents were utilized on slice-of-life narratives, prophetic youth manifestos, and even an occasional teen anthem, as well as the prototype humorous vehicles "Yakety Yak" and "Poison Ivy." Although Rhino has already given them the deluxe two-disc treatment, consumers who either don't want that much Coasters material or prefer only the hits are nicely served by this 16-track anthology. It contains every major release, plus valuable lesser-known selections such as "Shoppin' for Clothes" and "What About Us." (allmusic)

01  Riot In Cell Block #9 
02  Smokey Joe's Cafe
03  Down In Mexico
04  Searchin' 
05  Idol With The Golden Head
06  Young Blood
07  Yakety Yak
08  Charlie Brown
09  Along Came Jones
10  That Is Rock & Roll
11  I'm A Hog For You
12  Poison Ivy
13  What About Us
14  Run Red Run
15  Little Egypt (Ying-Yang) 
16  Shoppin' For Clothes