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The Coasters

The Coasters

Male R&B Quintet .

From 1956 to 1961, the Coasters released a string of classic singles that reflected the life of the American teenager with keen wit and hot, rocking harmonies. Invariably those songs were written, produced and arranged by the duo of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The union of a black vocal group with two Jewish songwriters was one of the most propitious in rock history. Leiber and Stoller's witty, street-smart "playlets" were sung with sly, clowning humor by the Coasters and accompanied by the hot, honking "yakety sax" of King Curtis. The Coasters' parlayed their R&B roots into rock and roll hits by delivering Leiber and Stoller's serio-comic tunes in an uptempo doo-wop style. Beneath the humor the songs often made incisive points about American culture for those willing to dig a little deeper.

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The Coasters : Very Best Of Coasters : 00  1 CD : 71597

The Coasters : Very Best Of Coasters

The Coasters are an American rhythm and blues/rock and roll vocal group who had a string of hits in the late 1950s. Beginning with "Searchin'" and "Young Blood", their most memorable songs were written by the songwriting and producing team of Leiber and Stoller.(1) Although the Coasters originated outside of mainstream doo-wop, their records were so frequently imitated that they became an important part of the doo-wop legacy through the 1960s.

Songlist: Riot In Cell Block, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Down In Mexico, Searchin' , Idol With The Golden Head, Young Blood, Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown, Along Came Jones, Poison Ivy, Little Egypt (Ying-Yang), Shoppin' For Clothes, That Is Rock & Roll, I'm A Hog For You, What About Us, Run Red Run

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Performed by Coasters | 8297c | 1 CD | $9.95


Kirby Shaw : Besame Mucho : Showtrax CD : 073999416367 : 08741636

Kirby Shaw : Besame Mucho

Start a quiet fire with this mellow Latin jazz chart. Lush harmonies and fluid melodic lines are featured to create a great change of pace for any concert. English and Spanish lyrics included. Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:30.

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Performed by The Coasters | 4167p | Showtrax CD | $19.95


Paris Rutherford :  : Showtrax CD : 888680038694 : 00139724

Paris Rutherford : Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)

Hot horns and vocals make this Latin standard into an incredible feature for jazz and show choirs. Opportunities for solos and great instrumentals make this chart easy to learn and fun to sing for all types of programming.

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Performed by The Coasters | 4163p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Roger Emerson : Poison Ivy : Showtrax CD : 073999937145 : 08551786

Roger Emerson : Poison Ivy

You're gonna need an ocean of calamine lotion... This Discovery arrangement for men uses limited ranges great for developing choirs. Add some choreography and feature your men in your next concert!Available separately: TB and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

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Performed by The Coasters | 2312p | Showtrax CD | $22.95

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