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Drifters

Drifters

Male R&B .

Formed in 1953 in New York, USA, at the behest of Atlantic Records, this influential R&B vocal group was initially envisaged as a vehicle for ex-Dominoes singer Clyde McPhatter (Clyde Lensley McPhatter, 15 November 1932, Durham, North Carolina, USA, d. 13 June 1972, New York City, New York, USA). Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher and Bill Pinkney (b. 15 August 1925, Dalzell, South Carolina, USA, d. 4 July 2007, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA) completed the new quartet which, as Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters, achieved a million-selling number 1 R&B hit with their debut single, 'Money Honey'. Follow-up releases, including 'Such A Night' (number 5 R&B), 'Lucille' (number 7 R&B) and 'Honey Love' (a second chart-topper), also proved highly successful, while the juxtaposition of McPhatter's soaring tenor against the frenzied support of the other members provided a link between gospel and rock 'n' roll styles. The leader's interplay with bass player Pinkey was revelatory, but McPhatter's induction into the armed forces in 1954 was a blow that the Drifters struggled to withstand.


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Drifters : Save The Last Dance For Me / The Good life : 00  1 CD : 6417

Drifters : Save The Last Dance For Me / The Good life

Two classic Atlantic albums from '61 and '65, featuring some of the Drifters' biggest hits-including 'Save the Last Dance for Me; Some Kind of Wonderful; I Count the Tears; Sweets for My Sweet; Please Stay; Saturday Night at the Movies; Mexican Divorce; Tonight; Temptation', and more. 24 tracks, over an hour of music!

Songlist: Save The Last Dance For Me, I Count The Tears, Somebody New Dancin' With You, Jackpot, No Sweet Lovin', Sweets For My Sweet, Some Kind Of Wonderful, Sweets For My Sweet, Mexican Divorce, Some Kind Of Wonderful, When My Little Girl Is Smilin', Please Stay, Nobody But Me, Room Full Of Tears, Quando Quando Quando, On The Street Where You Live, I Wish You Love, Tonight, More, What Kind Of Fool Am I, The Good Life, Desafindo, As Long As She Needs Me, Who Can I Turn To, Saturday Night At The Movies, Temption

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8296c | 1 CD | $12.98


Drifters : Up On The Roof / Under The Boardwalk : 00  1 CD : 6211

Drifters : Up On The Roof / Under The Boardwalk

Two original early '60s LPs are combined here and the result is a virtual Drifters Greatest Hits. "Up on the Roof," Carole King's gorgeously romantic ode to working class escape and freedom, is here in both the hit single and slightly longer LP versions (the single is in mono, the LP version is stereo with a longer intro). Elsewhere, you'll find a real embarrassment of riches, with song after brilliant hit song from the fertile imaginations of the great Brill Building writers of the pre-Beatle era, including Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill ("On Broadway"), Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman ("Sweets for My Sweet," "This Magic Moment," "Save the Last Dance for Me"), plus lesser known but equally evocative songs from Burt Bacharach and Otis Blackwell. Timeless stuff.

Songlist: Up On The Roof, There Goes My Baby, Sweets For My Sweet, This Magic Moment, Mexican Divorce, Stranger On The Shore, What To Do, Save The Last Dance For Me, Lonliness Or Happiness, Another Night With The Boys, (If You Cry) True Love, True Love, Room Full Of Tears, When My Little Girl Is Smiling Ruby Baby, Under the Boardwalk, One Way Love, On Broadway, Didn't It , I Feel Good All Over, Vaya Con Dios, Rat Race, In The Land Of Make Believe, If You Don't Come Back, Let The Music Play, I'll Take You Home

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8294c | 1 CD | $12.98


Drifters : Very Best Of Drifters : 00  1 CD : 71211

Drifters : Very Best Of Drifters

All the great hits!

Songlist: There Goes My Baby (If You Cry), True Love, True Love, Dance With Me, This Magic Moment, Save The Last Dance For Me, I Count The Tears, Some Kind Of Wonderful, Up On The Roof, On Broadway, Under the Boardwalk, I've Got Sand In My Shoes , Saturday Night At The Movies, Please Stay, Sweets For My Sweet, When My Little Girl Is Smiling, I'll Take You Home

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8293c | 1 CD | $11.98


Drifters : Winter Wonderland : 00  1 CD : LIF 160113

Drifters : Winter Wonderland

We have always loved recordings by the Drifters, and have enjoyed their live performances even more. "Winter Wonderland" is an all-accompanied collection of 10 soulful Doo-Wop Christmas tunes: "Christmas Just Ain't Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," The Beach Boys' wonderful "Little Saint Nick," "I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Please Come Home for Christmas," "The Christmas Song," "Silent Night," "O Holy Night" and "Auld Lang Syne." No frills, no extensive liner notes, just some great fun, romantic tunes to dance to, enjoy and brighten up your holiday season!

Songlist: Christmas Just Ain't Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Little Saint Nick, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Please Come Home for Christmas, The Christmas Song, Silent Night, O Holy Night, Auld LangSyne

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4363c | 1 CD | $6.95 | Accompanied


Audrey Snyder : White Christmas : Showtrax CD : 884088242329 : 08748883

Audrey Snyder : White Christmas

It's the Irving Berlin favorite as performed doo-wop style by the Drifters, rediscovered in the movie Home Alone and with Santa and his reindeer on the web. Now perform it live with your group and this easily learned choral arrangement! Available separately: SATB, SSA, TTB, ShowTrax CD. Electric bass part included. Duration: ca. 2:50.

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5126p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Kirby Shaw : On Broadway : Showtrax CD : 073999875584 : 08551381

Kirby Shaw : On Broadway

This 1963 pop hit by the Drifters was covered by George Benson in 1978, and this Discovery Series arrangement is great fun for beginning choirs. Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:50.

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4437p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Individual Folios

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On Broadway : 3-Part Mixed : Kirby Shaw : Drifters : Showtrax CD : 08551379 : 073999880625

Kirby Shaw : On Broadway

This 1963 pop hit by the Drifters was covered by George Benson in 1978, and this Discovery Series arrangement is great fun for beginning choirs. Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:50.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551379 | Showtrax CD Available


On Broadway : 2-Part : Kirby Shaw : Drifters : Sheet Music : 08551380 : 073999909203

Kirby Shaw : On Broadway

This 1963 pop hit by the Drifters was covered by George Benson in 1978, and this Discovery Series arrangement is great fun for beginning choirs. Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:50.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551380 | Showtrax CD Available


Save the Last Dance for Me : SATB : Jay Althouse : Mort Shuman : Drifters : Sheet Music : 00-25149 : 038081266435

Jay Althouse : Save the Last Dance for Me

This pop hit from 1960 (the only #1 hit for the group, The Drifters) has been recorded by dozens of artists from country to r&b, including Dolly Parton and Michael Bublé. Jay's new arrangement has a light, almost Latin groove, a fresh new approach for a pop classic.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composers: Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-25149 | Showtrax CD Available


Save the Last Dance for Me : SAB : Jay Althouse : Mort Shuman : Drifters : Sheet Music : 00-25150 : 038081266442

Jay Althouse : Save the Last Dance for Me

This pop hit from 1960 (the only #1 hit for the group, The Drifters) has been recorded by dozens of artists from country to r&b, including Dolly Parton and Michael Bublé. Jay's new arrangement has a light, almost Latin groove, a fresh new approach for a pop classic.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composers: Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-25150 | Showtrax CD Available


Save the Last Dance for Me : SSA : Jay Althouse : Mort Shuman : Drifters : Sheet Music : 00-25151 : 038081266459

Jay Althouse : Save the Last Dance for Me

This pop hit from 1960 (the only #1 hit for the group, The Drifters) has been recorded by dozens of artists from country to r&b, including Dolly Parton and Michael Bublé. Jay's new arrangement has a light, almost Latin groove, a fresh new approach for a pop classic.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composers: Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-25151 | Showtrax CD Available


Save the Last Dance for Me : TTB : Jay Althouse : Mort Shuman : Drifters : Sheet Music : 00-25152 : 038081266466

Jay Althouse : Save the Last Dance for Me

This pop hit from 1960 (the only #1 hit for the group, The Drifters) has been recorded by dozens of artists from country to r&b, including Dolly Parton and Michael Bublé. Jay's new arrangement has a light, almost Latin groove, a fresh new approach for a pop classic.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composers: Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $1.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-25152 | Showtrax CD Available


Under the Boardwalk : SATB : Mark Brymer : Kenny Young : Drifters : Sheet Music : 08200462 : 073999004625

Mark Brymer : Under the Boardwalk

The 1964 hit by the Drifters in a fun doo-wop arrangement!

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composers: Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200462


Under the Boardwalk : TTBB : Mark Brymer : Kenny Young : Drifters : Sheet Music : 08200463 : 073999004632

Mark Brymer : Under the Boardwalk

The 1964 hit by the Drifters in a fun doo-wop arrangement!

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composers: Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200463


Under the Boardwalk : SSAA : Mark Brymer : Kenny Young : Drifters : Sheet Music : 08200568 : 073999725278

Mark Brymer : Under the Boardwalk

The 1964 hit by the Drifters in a fun doo-wop arrangement!

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composers: Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200568


Under the Boardwalk : TTBB : The Drifters : Kenny Young : Drifters : Sheet Music : 08745487 : 884088068844

The Drifters : Under the Boardwalk

In 1964 the legendary pop group The Drifters recorded Artie Resnick and Kenny Young's "Under the Boardwalk." It has become one of the most recognized popular songs ever recorded. Have fun singing this audience pleaser by making up a visual plan for your performance. For example, you could wear colorful shirts and sunglasses, or create simple choreography to showcase the tenors and basses when they sing the melody on the refrain. Any visual references in the text could be accompanied by appropriate gestures that entertain your listeners. Allow the syncopated rhythms to sound free and agile while maintaining a god connected flow to the singing. Four copies of the sheet music arrangement plus a CD featuring the full performance plus part-predominant tracks (Tenor, Lead, Baritone, Bass), sung with lyrics.

Arranger: The Drifters | Composers: Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745487


White Christmas : SATB : Audrey Snyder : Irving Berlin : Drifters : Sheet Music : 08748494 : 884088235697

Audrey Snyder : White Christmas

It's the Irving Berlin favorite as performed doo-wop style by the Drifters, rediscovered in the movie Home Alone and with Santa and his reindeer on the web. Now perform it live with your group and this easily learned choral arrangement! Available separately: SATB, SSA, TTB, ShowTrax CD. Electric bass part included. Duration: ca. 2:50.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Irving Berlin Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748494


White Christmas : TTB : Audrey Snyder : Irving Berlin : Drifters : Sheet Music : 08748495 : 884088235703

Audrey Snyder : White Christmas

It's the Irving Berlin favorite as performed doo-wop style by the Drifters, rediscovered in the movie Home Alone and with Santa and his reindeer on the web. Now perform it live with your group and this easily learned choral arrangement! Available separately: SATB, SSA, TTB, ShowTrax CD. Electric bass part included. Duration: ca. 2:50.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Irving Berlin Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748495 | Showtrax CD Available


White Christmas : SSA : Audrey Snyder : Irving Berlin : Drifters : Sheet Music : 08748882 : 884088242312

Audrey Snyder : White Christmas

It's the Irving Berlin favorite as performed doo-wop style by the Drifters, rediscovered in the movie Home Alone and with Santa and his reindeer on the web. Now perform it live with your group and this easily learned choral arrangement! Available separately: SATB, SSA, TTB, ShowTrax CD. Electric bass part included. Duration: ca. 2:50.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Irving Berlin Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748882 | Showtrax CD Available

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