• Evolution of a Vocal Group - From the LAMPLIGHTERS to the RIVINGTONS, 1953-1962

This unique 2-CD set traces the evolution of one of the most popular and versatile DooWop groups of their era, between 1953-1962, through their many and various personnel changes.

They recorded under various identities: The Lamplighters, The Tenderfoots, The Sharps, The Jacks, 'Frantic' Johnny Rogers, The Ebbtides, The Twisters, The Four After Fives, The Showstoppers, Dante's Friends, The Crenshaws and finally, The Rivingtons.

Additionally, during this period they also backed artists like Jimmy Witherspoon, Lil Greenwood, Paul Anka, Thurston Harris, Duane Eddy and Sammy Turner, on record.

Several of these sides are serious collectors' rarities, while The Rivingtons' 'Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow' was, famously, the blueprint for The Trashmen's deathless 'Surfin' Bird', some two years hence.

This is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled, and many of these tracks are unavailable elsewhere on CD.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - TURN ME LOOSE
2. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - BE-BOP WINO
3. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - GIVE ME
4. JIMMY WITHERSPOON & THE LAMPLIGHTERS - MOVE ME BABY
5. LIL GREENWOOD WITH THE LAMPLIGHTERS - I'LL GO
6. LIL GREENWOOD WITH THE LAMPLIGHTERS - I'M CRYING
7. LIL GREENWOOD WITH THE LAMPLIGHTERS - MERCY ME
8. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - SMOOTCHIE
9. JIMMY WITHERSPOON & THE LAMPLIGHTERS - JUST FOR YOU
10. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - I USED TO CRY MERCY, MERCY
11. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - TELL ME YOU CARE
12. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - SALTY DOG
13. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - RIDE JOCKEY RIDE
14. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - FIVE MINUTES LONGER
15. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - GOODY GOOD THINGS
16. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - YUM YUM
17. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - I WANNA KNOW
18. THE SHARPS - LOVE ME MY DARLING
19. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - LOVE, ROCK AND THRILL
20. THE TENDERFOOTS - KISSING BUG
21. THE TENDERFOOTS - SAVE ME SOME KISSES
22. THE TENDERFOOTS - MY CONFESSION
23. THE TENDERFOOTS - THOSE GOLDEN BELLS
24. THE TENDERFOOTS - SUGAR WAYS
25. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - HUG A LITTLE, KISS A LITTLE
26. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - BO PEEP
27. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - YOU WERE SENT DOWN FROM HEAVEN
28. THE LAMPLIGHTERS - IT AIN'T RIGHT
29. PAUL ANKA & THE JACKS - I CONFESS
30. THE SHARPS - SIX MONTHS, THREE WEEKS (Two Days And An Hour)

Disc 2

1. THE SHARPS - COME ON
2. THE SHARPS - OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
3. THURSTON HARRIS & THE SHARPS - LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE
4. THURSTON HARRIS & THE SHARPS - I HOPE YOU WON'T HOLD IT AGAINST ME
5. THURSTON HARRIS & THE SHARPS - DO WHAT YOU DID
6. THURSTON HARRIS & THE SHARPS - I'M ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS
7. THE SHARPS - SHUFFLIN'
8. THE SHARPS - ALL MY LOVE
9. THE SHARPS - LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO ME
10. DUANE EDDY - REBEL-ROUSER
11. THE SHARPS - LOOK AT ME
12. THE SHARPS - HAVE LOVE, WILL TRAVEL
13. 'FRANTIC' JOHNNY ROGERS - SASSY
14. THE SHARPS - HERE'S A HEART
15. THE SHARPS - GIG-A-LENE
16. THE EBBTIDES - LOVE DOCTOR
17. SAMMY TURNER & THE TWISTERS - SWEET ANNIE LAURIE
18. SAMMY TURNER & THE TWISTERS - THUNDERBOLT
19. THE FOUR AFTER FIVES - HELLO SCHOOLTEACHER
20. THE FOUR AFTER FIVES - I GOTTA HAVE SOMEBODY (Lonely Boy)
21. CARL LESTER & THE SHOWSTOPPERS - WHEN YOU SEE ME HURT
22. CARL LESTER & THE SHOWSTOPPERS - DON'T YOU KNOW THAT I BELIEVE
23. DANTE & HIS FRIENDS - SOMETHING HAPPENS
24. DANTE & HIS FRIENDS - NOW I'VE GOT YOU
25. THE CRENSHAWS - WISHING STAR
26. THE CRENSHAWS - MANANA
27. THE CRENSHAWS - LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
28. THE CRENSHAWS - MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT
29. THE RIVINGTONS - PAPA-OOM-MOW-MOW
30. THE RIVINGTONS - DEEP WATER
31. THE RIVINGTONS - KICKAPOO JOY JUICE
32. THE RIVINGTONS - MAMA-OOM-MOW-MOW (The Bird)

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date April 12th, 2019
UPC Bar Code No 604988 08562 4

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Evolution of a Vocal Group - From the LAMPLIGHTERS to the RIVINGTONS, 1953-1962

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