On this day in 1953 one of the great R&B songs of the early 1950s was recorded by Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters, further solidifying their reign as the KINGS of vocal group R&B. The song was the first hit written by Lincoln Chase who is best remembered for his musical partnership with Shirley Ellis in the early 60s.
Some radio stations considered it too suggestive for airplay and banned it. Just a few months after the Drifters release, the song would be whitewashed by Johnny Ray who would have a #18 hit with it. But as with all of Georgia Gibbs whitewashed records, nobody remembers the Johnny Ray version. The Drifters record is pure gold in our hearts!
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I'm excited to highlight some of my favorite records in a variety of genres (soul, R&B, classic country, rockabilly, oldies, garage rock, etc). These won't all necessarily be "dance" records per se. They will all be records that I believe deserve a special listen. I simply love good music, rare or not. Hopefully you will spend some time here and love music right along with me! Lets give this a shot!