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THE COASTERS
- CD GUIDE
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Albums Discography

Edited by Claus Röhnisch (updated April 7, 2013)

 


Released February 7, 2013 in Britain
Two terrific double CDs on History of RnB Records
Covering the complete 1954-1962 sessions &
featuring all their classic hits and never-before-issued outtakes
www.historyofrnb.net

R001  The Definitive Coasters -
A Sides & B Sides
(61 tracks 1954-1962)
Disc One: A Sides & Hits           Disc Two: B Sides & Bonus Tracks

R002  Those Hoodlum Friends -
The Coasters In Stereo 
(49 tracks 1957-1962)
Outtakes, Stereo Versions and Album Tracks
Disc Three: Alternate Stereo Versions & Album Tracks     Disc Four Composites & Alternate Takes

R001 includes a 24-page booklet featuring
a complete career summary, lineups sheet 1954-1967, and a detailed hits chart.
R002 includes a 28-page booklet featuring
a single & LP discography, an exhaustive session discography 1954-1962,
and a touring schedule of the same period.

Don't Miss Theese Great CDs !!!!!
 

 
  Disc One: A Sides & Hits

 
1.  Riot In Cell Block #9  (Spark 103, LP 101) 
  2.  Framed  (Spark 107, LP 101)
  3.  Whadaya Want?  (Spark 110, Rhino CD 71090)
  4.  One Kiss  (Spark 113, LP 101)
  5.  I Must Be Dreamin  (Spark 116, LP 101)
  6.  Smokey Joe´s Cafe  (Spark 122, 6059, LP 101)
  7.  Down In Mexico (6064, LP 101, 111)
  8.  One Kiss Led To Another (6073, LP 101)
  9.  Searchin’ (6087, LP 101, 111)
10.  Young Blood  (6087, LP 101, 111) 
11.  Idol With The Golden Head  (6098, Clarion LP 605)
12.  Sweet Georgia Brown  (6104, LP 111)
13.  Dance!  (6111, Sequel CD 868)
14.  Yakety Yak *  (6116, LP 111)
15.  The Shadow Knows *  (6126, LP 111)
16.  Charlie Brown *  (6132, LP 111)
17.  Three Cool Cats (6132, Clarion LP 605, AD2-4003)
18.  Along Came Jones  (6141, LP 111)
19.  Poison Ivy  (6146, LP 111)
20.  I’m A Hog For You  (6146, LP 111)
21.  What About Us  (6153, LP 135)
22.  Run Red Run  (6153, LP 135)
23.  Besame Mucho (Part I)  (6163, Edsel LP 156)
24.  Wake Me, Shake Me  (6168, LP 135)
25.  Shoppin’ For Clothes *  (6178, LP SD371)
26.  The Snake And The Book Worm  (6178, LP 135)
27.  Wait A Minute  (6186, LP 135)
28.  Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)  (6192, LP 135)
29.  Girls Girls Girls (Part II)  (6204, MrR&B LP 102)
30.  (Ain’t That) Just Like Me (6210, LP SD135)
31.  Teach Me How To Shimmy  (6219, MrR&B LP 102)
Note:
* Indicates stereo version from original 8-track tape
(same master as the mono edition). The stereo editions first
appeared on the UK Sequel CDs in 1997.

Disc Three: Alternate Stereo Versions
& Album Tracks (in stereo)

   1.  Three Cool Cats  (extended stereo master, take 12)
      
(6132SD, Clarion LP SD-605)
  2.  Yakety Yak  (Clarion LP SD-605,
LP 371, CD33111)
  3.  I´m A Hog For You  (slow version)  (Mr.R&B CBCD-102)
  4.  Sexy (take 4 - Gardner, lead)  (Mr.R&B CBCD-102)
  5.  Charlie Brown  (6132SD, Clarion LP SD-605)
  6.  Along Came Jones  (Clarion LP SD-605)
  7.  That Is Rock & Roll (dubbed arr – Jones, lead)
      
(Clarion LP SD-605)
  8.  Poison Ivy  (stereo master)
       (poss LP SD111, Atlantic LP K-30057, CD33111)
  9.  Run Red Run  (LP SD135)
10.  What About Us  (LP SD135)
11.  Wake Me, Shake Me  (LP SD135)
12.  Stewball  (LP SD135, Edsel LP 156)
13.  The Snake & The Bookworm (dubbed arr – King Curtis, tensax)
      
(LP SD135)
14.  Little Egypt  (LP SD135)
15.  Girls, Girls, Girls (Pt. 1)  (LP SD135)
16.  Keep On Rollin’  (LP SD135)
17.  Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You  -Guy  (LP SD123)
18.  The Way You Look Tonight  -Jones  (LP SD123)
19.  Moonglow  -Gardner  (LP SD123)
20.  But Beautiful  -Jones  (LP SD123)
21.  Moonlight In Vermont  -Gardner  (LP SD123)
22.  Autumn Leaves  -Gunter  (LP SD123)
23.  On The Sunny Side Of The Street  -Gunter  (LP SD123)
24.  Easy Living  -Gunter  (LP SD123)
25.  Don’t Get Around Much Anymore  -Guy  (LP SD123)
26.  Satin Doll  -Gardner  (LP SD123)
27.  You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To  -Jones  (LP SD123)
28.  Willow Weep For Me  -Gardner  (LP SD123)
Nots: Last twelve tracks stereo versions *, originally in mono
on LP 33-123 (same takes)

Disc Two: B Sides & Bonus Tracks

 Wrap It Up  (Spark 103, LP 101)   1.
  Loop De Loop Mambo  (Spark 107, LP 101)   2.
  If Teardrops Were Kisses  (Spark 110, Sequel CD 868)   3.
I Love Paris  (Spark 113, Sequel CD 868)   4.
    The Hatchet Man  (Spark 116, Rhino CD 71090)   5.
    Just Like A Fool  (Spark 122, 6059, Rhino CD 71090)   6.
  Turtle Dovin’  (6064, LP 101)   7.
    Brazil  (6073, LP 101)   8.
    Lola  (LP 101)   9.
My Baby Comes To Me  (6098, MrR&B LP 102)  10.
What Is The Secret Of Your Success?  (6104, MrR&B LP 102)  11.
    Gee, Golly  (6111, MrR&B LP 102)  12.
  Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart *  (6116, LP 111)  13.
  Sorry But I´m Gonna Have To Pass *  (6126, Edsel LP 156¤)  14.
I’m A Hog For You 
(
undubbed stereo master)  (Sequel CD 871)  15.
Crocodile  (stereo master, take 14)  (Mr.R&B CBCD-102)  16.
Hey Sexy *  (Rhino CD 71090)  17.
That Is Rock & Roll  (6141, LP 111)  18.
Stewball  (6168, LP 135)  19.
 Keep On Rolling  (6192, LP 135)  20.
Besame Mucho (Part II)  (6163, MrR&B LP 102)  21.
  Lady Like  (6341, Edsel LP 156¤)  22.
Thumbin’ A Ride  (6186, Edsel LP 156¤)  23.
Ridin’ Hood *  (6219, Edsel LP 156¤)  24.
Girls Girls Girls (Part I)  (6204, LP 135)  25.
  Hongry  (6341, MrR&B LP 102)  26.
  Bad Blood  (6210, LP 135)  27.
  My Babe (LP SD135)  28.
  The Climb (vocal) * (6234, Clarion LP 605)  29.
Bull Tick Waltz  (6251, MrR&B LP 102)  30.
Note:
first six tracks of Disc One and Two by The Robins


 


Disc Four: Composites & Alternate Takes

    
Yakety Yak  (take 9, alternate master)  (previously unissued)   1.
    Poison Ivy  (alternate stereo version)  (LP SD371)   2.
 The Shadow Knows  (take 2 stereo outtake)  (Mr.R&B CBCD-102)   3.
    Besame Mucho (composite Parts I and II)  (MrR&B LP 102)   4.
    Riding Hood  (take 28, uptempo stereo) (Mr.R&B CBCD-102)   5.
    Bad Blood (stereo alternate)  (LP SD135)   6.
    The Slime (Clarion LP SD-605 – titled The Climb)   7.
  Soda Pop (Coca-Cola Commercial 1965)  (Mr.R&B CBCD-102)   8.
    Dance (extended edition)  (Clarion LP 605)   9.
My Baby Comes To Me (alternate outtake) (Mr.R&B CBCD-102)  10.
The Shadow Knows (takes 11, 12, 13)  (uniss)  11.
  I´m A Hog For You (Yea Yea)
  (takes 1, 2, 3, 4) (**)
  12.
Yakety Yak (takes 1, 2, 5)  (uniss)  13.
  Yakety Yak (take 3)  (Rhino CD 7740)  14.
  Charlie Brown (takes 14, 22, 23, 27) (unisa)  15.
  Three Cool Cats (takes 1, 7, 8) (uniss)  16.
  Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart (takes 1, 2, 7) (uniss)  17.
  Crocodile (takes 3, 5, 12) (uniss)  18.
 Hey Sexy (takes 8, 10, 12 feat King Curtis, tensax) (uniss)  19.
Sorry But I’m Gonna Have To Pass (takes 2, 3, 11) (uniss)  20.
  Stewball (takes 8, 9, 10) (uniss)  21.


Notes:
Last eleven tracks feature studio chat; Take 1 of Crocodile only
issued on RHM 7740; Take 5 of I’m A Hog For You, and take 4,5
of Riding Hood only on CBCD-102  One alternate take of
Riding Hood only on Sequel CD 870.
**) Parts of tracks 11,12,13,15,16,18,19,21 on Mr.R&B CBCD-102.
 

 

 

The inlay booklets - Corrections: original album issues.
Disc One: Track 3 Rhino CD R2 71090. Disc Two: Track 29 Clarion LP 605
Disc Three: Tracks 3-4 CBCD-102; Tracks 9-15 Atco SD33-135; Tracks 17-28 Atco SD33-123.
Disc Four: Track 1 Previously unissued; Track 3 CBCD-102, Track 4 – MrR&B LP 102;
Track 5 CBCD-102; Track 6 Atco LP SD33-135; Track 10 CBCD-102;
Tracks 11-21 parts prev on CBCD-102; Track 14 Rhino Handmade CD RHM2 7740.
Note:  “Crocodile” (take 1) only issued on Rhino Handmade. The complete take 12 previously unissued.
Singles Discography: Single 6126 issued 8/58. Ackn: James Ritz (not Fritz).

 

Review by Ian Fildes  (from americana-uk.com)
Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The Coasters "The Definitive Coasters...The A & B Sides"
& "Those Hoodlum Friends...The Coasters in Stereo"

History of R'n'B Records, 2013
Superlative compilations of essential American music history
  • Not many groups of any kind can claim to have such a distinct influence on American, and therefore worldwide, pop and rock n roll music as The Coasters. Their lengthy string of iconic hits, mostly courtesy of the pen of their mentors and genius song writing team Leiber & Stoller, and also their unique blend of personality and vocal harmony (not to mention the legendary sax lines of King Curtis), took the mixture of doo wop, rock n roll, soul and jazz to new territory, and put them at the exulted pinnacle of the original Rock n Roll and R’n’B era.
  • Covered by, and beloved of, everyone from The Beach Boys, Elvis, Zappa, Leon Russell, Alex Harvey, the Grateful Dead, these tunes were also central to the Brit Beat boom of the early 60s (Hamburg-era Beatles’ live set was heavy on Coasters covers).  In addition, it’s difficult to understate the sheer magnitude of their influence on popular music; Put simply; these are the explosive and innovative bricks and mortar of all the rock n roll and R’n’B you’ve ever loved. These two new lavishly packaged and annotated double CD collections from the ‘History of RnB’ stable certainly do justice to the legacy and the fantastic energy of this incendiary, funny, and entertaining music. This is energetic music that screams youth, attitude and sass, with jokes, wit, satire and risque humour in spades (the likes of ‘Little Egypt’ were banned on release) that even after all this time still leap from the speakers at full pelt.

    The first set, “The Definitive Coasters – The A & B sides” collects both sides of the groups first 30 7” singles from their faultless run comprising 1954 to 1962. As such, the crammed-full first disc of A-Sides is as damn near perfect as an 80 minute receptacle of music can conceivably be, and an essential inclusion for anyone with even a passing interest in the development of American music. All the legendary moments are there back to back…’Yakety Yack’, ‘Youngblood’, ‘Riot in Cell Block #9’, ‘Poison Ivy’, ‘Charlie Brown’, ‘Three Cool Cats’, ‘Along Came Jones’, ‘Searchin’’, Smokey Joe’s Café’, ‘Shopping for Clothes’…you get the idea. The B sides disc, quite understandably, has a moderately lower strike rate, and features some less exceptional ballads when compared with the vibrancy of the revolutionary hits, however its hard to argue with the likes of the genuinely funky ‘Turtle Dovin’ and ‘What is the Secret of Your Success’ which both rank as high as any A-Side. Absolutely essential.

    Stereo recordings were obviously quite an exclusive luxury, and in their technological infancy, during the 1950s, but seeing as the Coasters had access to the best studios, the finest session bands and the top producers, these special stereo recordings were cut from different takes for the serious adult audio connoisseurs. The second collection to see release here; ‘Those Hoodlum Friends…Coasters in Stereo’ comprises 49 tracks of rare stereo takes of some of the hits and also key album cuts and out-takes, as well as a full disc packed with composite studio tracks and alternate versions and studio chatter from the archive. Many of which have never been released before. Jazz standards like ‘Moonglow’, ‘Autumn Leaves’, ‘Moonlight in Vermont’ and ‘Sunny Side of the Street’ are recorded with orchestras and show a more polished traditional jazz and balladeering side to their style, which although perfectly good is not quite as exciting as their more forthright material. While many early stereo recordings are inferior to their mono comparisons, the mixes here are sharp, luxurious and well defined. Definitely one for the already converted, collectors and connoisseurs, but it’s a look at this important music from a slightly altered angle (‘Run Red Run’ and ‘The Snake and the Bookworm’ offer very fresh perspectives in their alternate forms).

    Both these generous collections are finely packaged, expertly compiled sets, that are lovingly annotated with encyclopedic attention to detail. History has never been so much damn good fun!


 

"The Coasters On Atco".Varèse Sarabande "Down Home" CD.

The Coasters at
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The original Atco LP 33-111.

   
E = CDs including tracks or editions not on
"The Coasters On Atco" or "Down Home".

 

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The Coasters were one of the greatest vocal acts of the 1950s, and their songs remain among the most entertaining in pop history. They had numerous hits (almost all penned and produced by the legendary Leiber & Stoller), but the two tracks that still play heavily today are "Yakety Yak" and "Charlie Brown." However, as perfect as these two songs are, the rest of the Coasters' catalog offers plenty of humor, irony and sly social observations. Many of Leiber & Stoller's finest numbers, from "Three Cool Cats" to "Smokey Joe's Café" to "Riot in Cell Block #9," were vehicles for the Coasters and deserve to be heard as often as "Yakety Yak."
- Nick Dedina on The Coasters at Real Player 10 Music Store.

Click on images below for direct link to actual CD!
  


  

THE COMPLETE COASTERS RECORDINGS!
Issues in 2007:

"The Coasters On Atco".
THE COASTERS ON ATCO  (4CDBox)

*
 
  A terrific compilation on Rhino Handmade, "The Coasters On Atco"  issued December 12, 2007,
featuring 113 recordings in sessionography order in a 4CD cover (Rhino RHM2 7740)
(including a bunchful of stereo masters) ( Atco Sessions ).

DiscOne of RHM2 7740.
get it at amazon.com
Get it at amazon.cu.uk   |  check the preliminary Masters' Sheet


Varèse Sarabande "Down Home" CD.
DOWN HOME (The King Recordings) (1CD)

*   On August 28 Varése Sarabande issued The Coasters' Date/King sides
(the old "On Broadway" LP), now titled "Down Home" (Varese Vintage).


 Complete Coasters Atco and Date/King Collecton
 
 


Issued 2012

FOUR CLASSIC ALBUMS PLUS BONUS SINGLES
Real Gone RGMCD041 2CD-set (Europe)

Two disc set presenting four classic original Coasters albums, plus bonus singles. Includes the whole of the albums The Coasters (1957), Greatest Hits (1959, One By One (1960), and Coast Along With The Coasters (1962), plus most of the A and B sides of their non-album singles dating from 1955 to 1961. The classic original recordings from one of the great groups of the Rock 'n' Roll era, digitally remastered for superior sound quality. 60 tracks. No inlay notes. All original mono masters, except for the "One By One" tracks which are in stereo.

Track Listing:
Disc One: Searchin' * One Kiss Leads To Another * Brazil * Turtle Dovin' * Smokey Joe's Cafe * Wrap It Up * Riot In Cell Block #9 * Young Blood * Loop De Loop Mambo * One Kiss * I Must Be Dreamin' * Lola * Framed * Down In Mexico * Poison Ivy * Along Came Jones * The Shadow Knows * I'm A Hog For You * Charlie Brown * Yakety Yak * Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart * That Is Rock & Roll * Sweet Georgia Brown * If Teardrops Were Kisses * Whataya Want * The Hatchet Man * Idol With The Golden Head * My Baby Comes To Me * What Is The Secret Of Your Success?
Disc Two
: But Beautiful * Satin Doll * Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You * Autumn Leaves * You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To * Moonlight In Vermont * Moonglow * Easy Living * The Way You Look Tonight * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * Willow Weep For Me * On The Sunny Side Of The Street * Ain't That Just Like Me * Keep On Rollin' * Wait A Minute * Stewball * The Snake and The Bookworm * What About Us * Little Egypt * Wake Me Shake Me * Run Red Run * My Babe * Bad Blood * Girls Girls Girls * Gee Golly * Dance! * Sorry But I'm Gonna Have To Pass * Three Cool Cats * Besame Mucho Part 1 * Shoppin' For Clothes * Thumbin' A Ride.


Issued 2011:
"That is rock änä roll" with 20 classics, issued Aprill 2011.


A Hoodoo re-relase of 2011 (UK)Issued 2011
The Coasters plus One By One
check this new reissue  on Hoodoo 263387
"The Coasters" LP of 1957 and the "One By One" LP of 1960
on one Hoodoo CD with three bonus tracks and a 16-page booklet
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This UK (Discovery) Hoodoo issue features all the tracks of the groupäs first LP, "The Coasters" (14) plus all the twelve tracks of "One By One" (the 1960 album in stereo) plus three bonus tracks: the original mono single versions of Yakety Yak, Poison Ivy, and That Is Rock & Roll. This February 2011issue has a 16-page booklet included with lots of nostalgia memorabilia - and notes by Gary Blailock (with several sentenses directly copied from this web site :-) - and with escerpts from the original liner notes of the LPs plus full discography of the tracks. It is a great record for the true Coasters fan (in the "public domain").
PS - as often before some images are the Cornell Gunter Coasters of the 60s, but in general the booklet gives fine reading.


 

Issued 2011:
 
"Baby That Is Rock 'n' Roll" (24 classic Mono tracks on Snapper SROLLCD839)
with inlay presentation by N.E. Fulcanwright - issued February 2011  -  order

 

Issued 2009:


The essential Coasters CD, "The Very Best of.." (Rhino R2 71597; in Europe R2 32656).
The Very Best of The Coasters
(Rhino Flashback)
 

Rollin' with the Coasters - the 12 first Atco singles, plus (1956-1059).
Rollin' with the Coasters
(Remember - Europe)  E

Jasmine CD 521 with Spark and Atco singles 1954-1958.
Singles A's and B's
(Jasmine UK).

and the other ones:

 
The Definitive Soul Collection on Rhino with 30 chronological tracks (issued in May, 2007).
The Definitive Soul Collection (E)
amazon.com
 

 
The "Charlie Brown" CD of 2000 with true stereo recordings of 1958 (alternates, outtakes, studiochat, original Atco masters).
Charlie Brown  (E)
 

 
"50 Coastin´ Classics" 2-set CD - Rhino R2 71090 - the best Coasters buy. Gardner, Nunn, Guy and (kneeling) Hughes.
50 Coastin' Classics (E)
 

 
Time Machine Records CD 1001 with live recordings of 1969 from Massachusetts.
In Concert  (E)
 

 
"Golden Hits" on (Masters CD) with the ten Gardner-led revivals of the 70s - reissued several times in different covers.
Golden Hits (Trip) (E)
 

 
The classic "The Coasters´ Greatest Hits" Atco CD (originally issued in 1959 and reissued at least four times.
Greatest Hits (E)
 

 
Atco Records´ and the Coasters´ first LP (and nowadays the first of 4 British Sequel super CDs with bonus tracks); Gardner, Guy, Nunn, Hughes, Jacobs.
The Coasters (25 tr)
  

 
Original Atco sleeve and Sequel CD sleeve. Guy, Gardner, Jones, Gunter, and floor seated Jacobs.
Greatest Hits (24 tr)
 

 
"The Coasters - One By One"  - the Sequel CD has the same cover as the original LP.
One By One (25 tr)
 

 
The "Coast Along with the Coasters" Atco LP and Sequel CD cover.
Coast Along with (24 tr)
   

"50 Golden Years with The Coasters" CD issued October 2005.
50 Golden Years  (E)
  

The essential Coasters CD, "The Very Best of.." (Rhino R2 71597; in Europe R2 32656). 
The Very Best of
 

Warner CD "The Ultimate Casters" with 20 great Atco recordings.
The Ultimate
 

Collectables CD "The Coasters & One By One".
The Coasters & One By One
 

"Coast Along with The Coasters" on Collectables CD.
Coast Along with..
 

The very latest Atco collection (Warner Platinum 8122732252).
The Coasters Collection
 

"What Is The Secret Of Your Success?", feturing interesting rare Coasters Atco tracks. The Coasters at "Shindig" TV-show in 1965 with Will Jones (bottom left), Billy Guy (top right), Earl Caroll and Carl Gardner.
What Is the Secret..
 

Atlantic Japan CD "The Best of The Coasters".
The Best of
 

"20 Greatest Hits" including the 12 Date/King recordings from 1966-1973 and 8 bonus tracks. Gardner, Jones, Carroll, Guy.
20 Greatest Hits
 

The Coasters Fan Club CD "The Clown Princes of Rock n Roll" MP-1956 with 24 super studio tracks - repackage of "Charlie Brown".
The Clown Princes
 

Rhino Special Edition of 1993 with Atco hits.   The European issue on Evergreen. featuring ten Atco tracks (The Coasters in 1958 with Gunter, Jones, Gardner, Guy and Jacobs.
Yakety Yak     Greatest Hits (eu)

  
36 Atco classics in a 3CD-set. 
36 All-Time Greatest
 

 
"Yakety Yak and Other Hits" on budget Rhino (reissued as "Yakety Yak & Other Favorites" on Collectables. The Collectables Priceless CD of 2004.
Yakety Yak & other hits
Yakety Yak & other favorites
     



Issued in 2008
Rock 'n' Roll Legends
 

Black Tulip bootleg CD
Part 1Part 2
3 x 31 Coasters Hits

 
"The Best of The Coasters - Live at the Palace" in Orlando with Gardner, Ronnie Bright and Jimmy Norman in 1988.
The Best of - Live
from Rock 'n' Roll Palace (DVD) (E)

 
The Coasters  "Live from The Palace of Auburn Hills" in late 2001 - with Gardner, Bright, Morse, Lance, and Palmer.
The Coasters Live from the
Palace of Auburn Hills (DVD) (E)

Notes: All tracks of "The Very Best of.." also on "50 Coastin' Classics". "The Clown Princes" is a re-package of "Charlie Brown"; "20 Greatest Hits" features the twelve Date/King recordings. "Golden Hits" (featuring ten revival recordings), and has been issued in more than 20 re-packages. The last four before the greay section are Atco compilations (some tracks are alternate editions). The grey issues are Atco compilations with tracks featured on earlier issues.


1994    THE VERY BEST OF THE COASTERS
Rhino R2 71597 (US), Rhino 9548-32656-2 (Europe) Hi-Fi Mono  - reissued on Rhino Flashback on June 28, 2009 (16 tracks).
Repacked with extra paper sleeve 2008 marked R2 398972 as GREATEST HITS - The Very Best of The Coasters

  re-released on March 25, 2008

    
The essential Coasters CD, "The Very Best of.." (Rhino R2 71597; in Europe R2 32656).

Riot In Cell Block #9
Smokey Joe´s Cafe
Down In Mexico
Searchin´
Idol With The Golden Head
Young Blood
Yakety Yak
Charlie Brown
Along Came Jones
That Is Rock & Roll
I´m A Hog For You
Poison Ivy
What About Us
Run Red Run
Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)
Shoppin´ For Clothes
bonus: Sorry But I´m Gonna Have To Pass

Rhino CD R2 71597
"The Very Best of The Coasters"

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or at oldies.com
the Rhino Flashback reissue
 

The essential Coasters CD
for "beginners" and casual buyers !


Sixteen (16) Atco top sellers from "..Riot.." to "Little Egypt", beautifully packaged. In Europe (same cover) issued with a bonus track, "Sorry But I´m Gonna Have To Pass". The treat for "beginners" (all titles are taken from "50 Coastin´ Classics" with good mono sound). This is the CD you simply have to own if you only want one Coasters´ CD easily available thru your local dealer - and get the European issue if you´re able to! But better still - Get the next listed double-CD! Inlay comments by Randy Poe. Compiled by Gary Stewart.
(Note: The European issue has "Sorry But I´m Gonna Have To Pass" added as a bonus):

AMG *****
The Coasters were the 1950s´ (and early rock´s) dominant novelty/comic R&B ensemble, benefiting from Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller´s lyrical wit and inspired productions. 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 18-track (actually 16; ed.note) anthology. It contains every major release, plus valuable lesser-known selections as "Shoppin´ For Clothes" and "What About Us".
-- Ron Wynn, All Music Guide


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2007  THE COASTERS ON ATCO - There's A Riot Goin' On
The Complete Atco Recordings
Rhino Handmade (Limited Edition) 4CD Box-Set RHM2 7740  Mono and stereo (issued December 12, 2007)   E

 

 
"The Coasters On Atco".

From Rhino - the Newsletter - December 20, 2007:


  
Disc One:
Masters 1954-1958
  1   The Hatchet Man
  2   I Love Paris (prev. unissued on US CD)
  3   Whadaya Want?
  4   If Teardrops Were Kisses
  5   Wrap It Up
  6   Riot In Cell Block #9 
  7   Loop De Loop Mambo
  8   One Kiss
  9   I Must Be Dreamin´ 
10   Framed 
11   Smokey Joe´s Cafe
12   Just Like A Fool
- the 12 recordings above by The Robins

13   Brazil 
14   Down In Mexico 
15   One Kiss Led To Another
16   Turtle Dovin´
17   Lola
18   Sweet Georgia Brown
19   Young Blood 
20   Searchin´ 
21   My Baby Comes To Me  
22   Idol With The Golden Head 
23   What Is The Secret Of Your Success? 
24   Wait A Minute 
25   Dance!  (prev. unissued on US CD)
26   Gee, Golly  (prev. unissued on US CD)
27   Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart (stereo master*,
      
prev. unissued in stereo on legal US CD)

28   Three Cool Cats (original single mono master)
Disc Two: Masters 1958-1960
  1   Yakety Yak  (stereo master*)
  2   Stewball (stereo master*)
  3   Sorry But I´m Gonna Have To Pass (stereo master*)  
  4   The Shadow Knows  (stereo master*)
- four above prev. unissued in stereo on legal US CD
    I´m A Hog For You
 (I'm A Hog For You Baby)
      
(original single, dubbed mono master)
 
6   Crocodile  (stereo master, prev unissued on legal record)
  7   Charlie Brown (stereo master*)
  8   Hey Sexy  (stereo master*)
- two above prev. unissued in stereo on legal US CD

  9   Along Came Jones 
10  That Is Rock & Roll
11   What About Us 
12   Poison Ivy (original edited single, mono)
13   Run Red Run 
14   Keep On Rolling
15   Besame Mucho Part 1
16   Besame Mucho Part 2 (prev. unissued on US CD)
17   The Snake And The Book Worm
      
(original single mono master) - prev. unissued on (legal) CD
18
  Wake Me, Shake Me (mono master)
19
  Lady Like  (prev. unissued on US CD)
20   But Beautiful
21   Satin Doll
22   Gee Baby, Ain´t I Good To You
23   Autumn Leaves
24   You´d Be So Nice To Come Home To
25   Moonlight In Vermont
26   Moonglow
27   Easy Living
28   The Way You Look Tonight
29   Don´t Get Around Much Anymore
30   Willow Weep For Me
31   On The Sunny Side Of The Street
- 12 last above stereo masters*
Disc Three: Masters 1960-1966
  1   Thumbin´ A Ride
  2   Shoppin´ For Clothes  (stereo)
  3   Ridin' Hood (Riding Hood) (stereo master*,
       prev. unissued on legal US CD)

  4   Girls Girls Girls Part I (mono master, prev. unissued on CD)
  5   Girls Girls Girls Part II
  6   Little Egypt (Ying-Yang) 
 
  Hongry
  8   Teach Me How To Shimmy 
 
9   My Babe  (stereo master*)
10   Bad Blood
11   (Ain´t That) Just Like Me (stereo master*)
12   The Climb (vocal) (stereo master*,
       prev. unissued on legal US CD)

13   Bull Tick Waltz
14   The P.T.A.
- two above prev. unissued on US CD

15   T´Ain´t Nothin´ To Me  (live, stereo*)
16   Speedo´s Back In Town  (live, stereo*)
17   Bad Detective 
18   Lovey Dovey
19   Wild One 
20   I Must Be Dreaming
21   Money Honey
22   Let´s Go Get Stoned 
23   Crazy Baby
24   Bell Bottom Slacks And a Chinese Kimono
25   She´s A Yum Yum
26   Saturday Night Fish Fry
- nine last above prev. unissued on (legal) US CD

Disc Four: Alternates  1957-1962
  1   Yakety Yak (take 5, stereo outtake)
  2   Three Cool Cats (take 1, alternate arrangement, stereo)
  3   My Baby Comes To Me  (alternate outtake)
- three above prev. unissued on legal record

 
4   Ridin' Hood (Riding Hood)  (take 28, uptempo stereo version;
       prev. unissued on legal record)
  5   The Shadow Knows  (take 2, stereo outtake)
  6   I´m A Hog For You  (slow version, stereo)
- two above prev. unissued on legal record
  7   Charlie Brown  (alternate stereo outtake;
       prev. unissued on legal US CD)
 
8   Poison Ivy  (unedited stereo master)
  9   That Is Rock And Roll (dubbed stereo arrangement;
       prev. unissued on US CD)

10   The Slime  (stereo master*; prev. unissued in stereo on US CD)
11   Run Red Run (stereo alternate)
12   Hey Sexy  (Sexy)  (take 4, alternate arr., stereo - Gardner, lead;
      
prev. unissued on legal record)
13   The Snake And The Book Worm  (The Snake & The Bookworm)
       
(alternate arrangement, stereo)  
14   Bad Blood (stereo alternate)
15   Keep On Rolling  (Keep On Rollin' )  (stereo alternate)
16   Along Came Jones  (stereo alternate; prev. unissued on US CD)
17   Little Egypt  (stereo edition)
18   Girls Girls Girls Pt 1 (stereo edition)
19   What About Us  (stereo alternate)
20   I´m A Hog For You (Yea Yea)  (takes 6, 7 + 8 complete;
       prev. unissued on legal record)
21   Crocodile  (take 1, alternate hi-fi; previously unissued)
22   Yakety Yak  (take 3, alternate hi-fi; previously unissued)
23   Wake Me, Shake Me (stereo master)
24   Poison Ivy  (alternate version, stereo; prev. unissued on CD)
25   I´m A Hog For You  (undubbed stereo master,
       prev. unissued on legal US CD)
26   Three Cool Cats  (take 12, extended stereo master;
       prev. unissued on legal US CD)
27   Dance (extended alternate edition; prev. unissued on legal CD)
28   Yakety Yak  (alternate stereo version)
 
In the studios, 1959 [Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller collection - from Robert Palmer: "Baby, That Was Rock & Roll"].


TRACKS LIST with AUDIO samples ON ALL 113 TRACKS
Find it at Tower Records
Get the 4CD-set at amazon.com   

More info and track details

(order it at cd universe)
| a review |
Large review at All Music Guide
(PS Steven, it's the Complete Atco recordings!)

From Blues & Rhythm magazine review by Tony Watson:

"Of all of the Coasters many reissues, this is by far the most superior package, being a four-fold set... The sound... is immaculate. The stereo tracks are gorgeous.. The set overall, is a 'must have', particularly if you didn't buy the Sequel CDs, but even if you did, you would do right to give this superior set some serious consideration".

 

The best Coasters CD you can get!
 
Goldmine: ****     Blender: ****'
All Music Guide: *****

 
Jones, Gardner, Gunter, and Guy in Las Vegas 1961.

- All Atco recordings in a terrific box-set
in cronological order 1954-1966

- 113 tracks on 4CDs.

It's here now -  the terrific Handmade issue - out on December 12, 2007. Originally planned to be issued in September, but now the best Christmas gift for the true Coasters-fan.
 
From Rhino Handmade web site presentation:
The Coasters were, in fact, the first group ever to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - all those so recognized in 1986, the inaugural year, were individual artists. It's a singular honor that's a fitting testament to their unique sound, stellar vocalizations and riotously great material. Rhino Handmade was more than willing to dig a little deeper into their body of work for THERE'S A RIOT GOING' ON: THE COASTERS ON ATCO, a 4-CD boxed set including an entire disc of rarities and previously unreleased tracks. You won't be able to stop yourself from shoutin'!

The Coasters, 1956 [Atco publ. photo].
From "The Cash Box" magazine cover  1957. The Coasters are awarded a double golden disc at the Steve Allen TV-show for "Searchin´" b/w "Young Blood".
The original Coasters 1956-1957

Compilation produced by James Ritz. Digitallay re-mastered by Dan Hersch with Sound production by Bill Inglot. Booklet essay by James Ritz.
Project supervision: Mason Williams. Project assistance: Steve Woolard. Annotation and discographical details by James Ritz and Claus Röhnisch. DiscFour has two completely different takes - never-before-issued - of "Yakety Yak" and "Crocodile" (which are in stereo, although presented in the set as in mono; thanks Tom Taber for your notice on the fact they are in stereo).

1958 (publphoto)
Circa 1961 [unknonw]
The Coasters in Las Vegas circa 1961.
The classic Coasters 1958-1961


Please note that that stereo masters labeled with * which do not have the term "alternate" (some of them marked prev. unissued on... ) are the same masters as the mono masters which are issued on various Coasters CDs (most of them on "50 Coastin' Classics"). "The Definitive Soul Collection" has been delayed with no news of when the record will be released.

1966 (ctsy Bill Millar).
The qualitative Coasters 1961-1966

Just some minor notes on
discographical details
DiscOne: "Smokey Joe´s Cafe" and "Just Like Fool" prob recorded July 7, 1955 (not 1954) and "Down In Mexico" did not reach the Pop charts, only R&B.
DiscThree: "Hongry" issued 2/65, not 3/65.
DiscFour: The alternate "Charlie Brown" was originally issued on the SD Atco stereo single  and on the Clarion LP (although without the chat and with shorter fadeout). Tom Taber has noticed that the previously unissued alternates of "Yakety Yak" and "Crocodile" are both in hi-fi.

Goldmine magazine April 11, 2008 (issue 727) had a nice article on the set (featuring an interview by Peter Lindblad of James Ritz) plus a review.

There’s A Riot Goin’ On: The Coasters On Atco (4CD Rhino RHM2 7740
Discographical Updates and corrections
Essay, page 14: “It leaped up the pop singles chart, passing...”.
DiscOne
Tracks 11, 12 prob recorded July 7, 1955 (or poss January, 1955).
Track 14 no pop charting (only R&B), and later issued on The Coasters’ Greatest Hits, Atco LP 33-111 (1959) and That Is Rock & Roll, Clarion LP 605 (1965).
Track 15 also on Clarion LP 605.
Tracks 18, 19, 20, 27 later issued on Atco LP 33-111.
Track 22 later issued on Clarion LP 605.
Track 28 later issued on Young Blood, Atlantic DeLuxe LP AD2-4003 (1982).
DiscTwo
Tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12 later issued on Atco LP 33-111.
Tracks 3 and 4 issued 8/58.
Track 5 dubbed, edited and remastered 7/17/59.
DiscThree
Track 2 later issued on Their Greatest Recordings – The Early Years, Atco Stereo LP SD 33-371 (1971).
Track 5 later issued on 50 Coastin’ Classics, Rhino 71090 (1992).
Track 7 issued (2/65).
Track 15 planned to be issued in its single edition on the delayed The Definitive Soul Collection (Rhino).
Track 17 later issued on Rhino 71090.
Tracks 24, 25 edited (9/8/65).
DiscFour
Track 7 issued on Atco Stereo single SD 6132 (1959) and later on Clarion LP SD-605 (1965). Note: Lead vocal Carl Gardner, Cornell Gunter, original issues without studio chat (time 2:17).
Track 25 originally issued on British Sequel CD 871 (1977).
Track 26 later issued on Clarion LP SD-605.
Track 28 also issued on Clarion LP SD-605 and The Coasters Greatest Hits CD 33111-2 (1989).

 


2007  DOWN HOME
Varèse Vintage (Vaèse Sarabande)  1CD 302066844-2  Stereo (Issued on August 28, 2007)   E

 

 
Varèse Sarabande "Down Home" CD.

  1
  Soul Pad
  2  Down Home Girl
  3  Talkin' 'Bout A Woman (She Can)
  4  Mohair Sam
  5  Everybody's Woman
  6  D.W. Washburn
  7  Love Potion Number Nine
  8  (Down At) Papa Joe's
  9  Cool Jerk

10  Mustang Sally
11  On Broadway
12  The In Crowd

"The Coasters On Broadway". This image was used on the British issue of the King LP.
More info
Varese Sarabande      
order it at amazon.com
(Varese Vintage news)         

Varése Vintage "Down Home" CD

All Date and King recordings
in chronological order!  1966 - 1972

Back cover of Varèse Sarabande "Down Home" CD.

A logical follow-up to the Atco recordings!

This is a remastered reissue of the "On Broadway" King LP 1146 (with the tracks in chronological order).
Digitally
remastered stereo. Collection produced by Cary E. Mansfield and Claus Röhnisch. Mastered by Steve Massie. Annotation and liner notes by Claus Röhnisch.

Press-Info -    Released: August 28th, 2007

The Coasters “Down Home” 302 066 844 2 (CD)
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Coasters were one of the most popular groups to come out of Los Angeles in the late 50s and early 60s. With the writing and producing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (who had written “Jailhouse Rock” for Elvis, “Stand By Me” for Ben E. King, as well as “Along Came Jones” and “Charlie Brown”), The Coasters charted almost two-dozen hits.
• The release features the last recordings The Coasters made with Leiber and Stoller, including “Down Home Girl,” “Mustang Sally,” “Cool Jerk,” and the classic Barry Mann, Leiber-Stoller song “On Broadway.”
• This is the first time these historic Coasters recordings have been presented properly on CD. The album includes the chart hit “Love Potion Number Nine,” as well as “D.W. Washburn,” recorded before The Monkees and considered a masterpiece in the same class as Leiber-Stoller’s Peggy Lee recording of “Is That All There Is?”
• Most of the songs in this collection were recorded in the late 60s and were originally issued on the Date and King labels. 

Audio samples and review  |   Detailed track info and liner notes

Below: Five "public-domain" European issues

2012   
FOUR CLASSIC ALBUMS PLUS BONUS SINGLES
Real Gone RGMCD041 2CD-set (Europe



Two disc set presenting four classic original Coasters albums, plus bonus singles. Includes the whole of the albums The Coasters (1957), Greatest Hits (1959, One By One (1960), and Coast Along With The Coasters (1962), plus most of the A and B sides of their non-album singles dating from 1955 to 1961. The classic original recordings from one of the great groups of the Rock 'n' Roll era, digitally remastered for superior sound quality. 60 tracks. No inlay notes.
All original mono masters, except for the "One By One" tracks which are in stereo.

Track Listing:
Disc One: Searchin' * One Kiss Leads To Another * Brazil * Turtle Dovin' * Smokey Joe's Cafe * Wrap It Up * Riot In Cell Block #9 * Young Blood * Loop De Loop Mambo * One Kiss * I Must Be Dreamin' * Lola * Framed * Down In Mexico * Poison Ivy * Along Came Jones * The Shadow Knows * I'm A Hog For You * Charlie Brown * Yakety Yak * Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart * That Is Rock & Roll * Sweet Georgia Brown * If Teardrops Were Kisses * Whataya Want * The Hatchet Man * Idol With The Golden Head * My Baby Comes To Me * What Is The Secret Of Your Success?
Disc Two
: But Beautiful * Satin Doll * Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You * Autumn Leaves * You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To * Moonlight In Vermont * Moonglow * Easy Living * The Way You Look Tonight * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * Willow Weep For Me * On The Sunny Side Of The Street * Ain't That Just Like Me * Keep On Rollin' * Wait A Minute * Stewball * The Snake and The Bookworm * What About Us * Little Egypt * Wake Me Shake Me * Run Red Run * My Babe * Bad Blood * Girls Girls Girls * Gee Golly * Dance! * Sorry But I'm Gonna Have To Pass * Three Cool Cats * Besame Mucho Part 1 * Shoppin' For Clothes * Thumbin' A Ride.

 

2011    THAT IS ROCK 'N' ROLL
LTG (Let the good times roll) CD 39579
20 classics issued in April.


2009 (2010)    ROLLIN'  WITH THE COASTERS     E
Remember CD RMB 75151 (Cargo Records) - Europe
- covering all 12 Coasters singles (A- and B-sides) 1956 - 1959 - plus "Smokey Joe's Cafe" and "Lola" (a total of 26 original Atco recordings).




 

Chronological: All the singles in mono 1956-1959!


 

Nice package, featuring all the original Atco mono singles - good sound. Nice little inlay presentation signed William Hogeland- CD issued in November 2009.


2009    SINGLES A's and B's 1955 - 1959
Jasmine JASCD 521 (UK) - actually covering the Robins' Spark and the Coasters' Atco singles from 1954 - 1958.



Chronological: The six Robins singles
plus the singles 1956-1958

TRACKS:
1. RIOT IN CELL BLOCK NO. 9
2. WRAP IT UP
3. LOOP DE LOOP MAMBO
4. FRAMED
5. IF TEARDROPS WERE KISSES
6. WHADAYA WANT?
7. ONE KISS
8. I LOVE PARIS
9. I MUST BE DREAMIN'
10. THE HATCHET MAN
11. SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
12. JUST LIKE A FOOL
13. DOWN IN MEXICO
14. TURTLE DOVIN'
15. ONE KISS LED TO ANOTHER
16. BRAZIL
17. YOUNG BLOOD
18. SEARCHIN'
19. IDOL WITH THE GOLDEN HEAD
20. (WHEN SHE WANTS GOOD LOVIN') MY BABY COMES TO ME
21. SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
22. WHAT IS THE SECRET OF YOUR SUCCESS?
23. GEE, GOLLY
24. DANCE!
25. YAKETY YAK
26. ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART
27. THE SHADOW KNOWS
28. SORRY BUT I'M GONNA HAVE TO PASS
29. CHARLIE BROWN
30. HEY SEXY

 

The Robins' six Spark singles and the Coasters' first nine singles on Atco (although "Hey Sexy" is featured instead of the original "Charlie Brown" flip "Three Cool Cats". The last six tracks are in stereo. Compilation and annotation by Bob Fisher.


2008    ROCK 'N' ROLL LEGENDS
Charly (Weton Wesgram, Europe) CRR025 covering 23 "public domain" tracks - Mono single versions.

 

 

 

The Coasters - Charly CRR025                                  All 23 Spark/Atco tracks from Robins-Coasters 1954-1957
with nice inlay presentation by Bill McAllister.                 


Delayed - probably actually now deleted!


200?  THE DEFINITIVE SOUL COLLECTION
Rhino
 2CD 132092   Probably Mono masters (due to be issued in early 2008 - issue delayed)   E

 

 
The Definitive Soul Collection (Rhino/WEA 2CD-set).

30 classic tracks in chronological order.
planned to be issued
in early 2008.
Check the CD at amazon.com


Had the editor of this web site been  involved in the annotation of this set,
I would have omitted I Must Be Dreamin', Turtle Dovin', Bad Blood, and Just Like Me in favor of:

What Is The Secret Of Your Success?
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
The Climb
The P.T.A.

The E for this CD is given for the probable mono masters;
appearing in stereo on "The Coasters On Atco":

- Yakety Yak
- The Shadow Knows
- Charlie Brown
- Shoppin' For Clothes
- Ain' t That Just Like Me
- T' Ain't Nothin' To Me

 

All Atco Pop Hits (in chronological order)
30 tracks, including all their Pop Hits up to 1964, on a 2CD set  in Rhino's reissue series of 2006/07, with inlay booklet and extra cover. The release of this CD is delayed due the the Handmade 4-CD issue.
More details as soon as Rhino gets it out - then u will know if these are all mono recordings (and who did the liner notes).
Disc: 1
1.   Riot in Cell Block #9 - The Robins
2.   Framed - The Robins
3.   I Must Be Dreamin' - The Robins
4.   Smokey Joe's Cafe - The Robins
5.   Down in Mexico
6.   Turtle Dovin'
7.   One Kiss Led to Another
8.   Brazil
9.   Searchin'
10. Young Blood
11. Idol With the Golden Head
12. Yakety Yak
13. The Shadow Knows
14. Charlie Brown
15. Three Cool Cats
Disc: 2
1.   Along Came Jones
2.   That Is Rock and Roll
3.   Poison Ivy
4.   I'm a Hog for You
5.   What About Us
6.   Run Red Run
7.   Besame Mucho, Pt. 1
8.   Wake Me, Shake Me
9.   Shoppin' for Clothes
10. Wait a Minute
11. Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)
12. Girls, Girls, Girls, Pt. 2
13. Bad Blood
14. (Ain't That) Just Like Me
15. T'Ain't Nothin' to Me


The classic!

1992    50 COASTIN´ CLASSICS
Rhino R2 71090 (2-set CD) Hi-Fi Mono   E

    
50 Coastin´ Classics 2-set CD - Rhino R2 71090 - the best Coasters buy. Gardner, Nunn, Guy and (kneeling) Hughes.

CD 1:
Riot In Cell Block # 9
Wrap It Up
Framed
Whadaya Want?
One Kiss
I Must Be Dreamin´
The Hatchet Man
Just Like A Fool
Smokey Joe´s Cafe
Turtle Dovin
Down In Mexico
One Kiss Led To Another
Brazil
Searchin´
Young Blood
Idol With The Golden Head
(When She Wants Good Lovin´)
   My Baby Comes To Me
What Is The Secret Of
   Your Success?
Sweet Georgia Brown
Yakety Yak
Zing! Went The Strings
   Of My Heart
The Shadow Knows
Sorry But I´m Gonna
   Have To Pass
Hey Sexy
Charlie Brown
Three Cool Cats
CD 2:

Along Came Jones
That Is Rock & Roll
I´m A Hog For You
Poison Ivy
What About Us
Run Red Run
Besame Mucho (Part I)
Stewball
Wake Me, Shake Me
Shoppin´ For Clothes
Thumbin´ A Ride
Wait A Minute
Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)
Keep On Rolling
Girls Girls Girls (Part II)
Bad Blood
(Ain´t That) Just Like Me
Teach Me How To Shimmy
The Slime
Bad Detective
Hongry
Soul Pad
Down Home Girl
D.W. Washburn
Shake ´Em Up And Let ´Em Roll
 

Note: If you have the
Rhino Handmade 4-CD-set, and
want the 1958 hits in mono
(which are in stereo on the
Handmade set)
 - this collection is your
natural extra buy.

The most famous collection!

As near you can come a definitive presentation of The Coasters, with 51 titles packed in a beautiful double-sleeve. Contains the original Atco mono singles tracks (except "The Slime", which is the LP track) plus two previously unissued titles - "Hey Sexy" and "Shake ´Em Up And Let ´Em Roll". Missing are a.o. "Dance!" and "Gee, Golly", but there are some bonus tracks from Date/King, "D.W. Washburn", "Soul Pad" and "Down Home Girl". A pleasure for a collector, and the best Coasters´ buy with a wonderful inlay booklet, and still easy to order via your regular supplier (or any of the large Internet dealers). If you have this you don´t need "The Very Best of.."! Great booklet with text from Randy Poe, discography compiled by Leiber-Stoller and compilation produced by James Austin, Gary Stewart and Bill Inglot. The set includes the original Atco singles mono tracks, plus "Hey Sexy" and "The Slime" in mono, plus four Date/Columbia sides). The E stands for the anywhere else unissued "Shake ' Em Up...", and for the mono versions of "Zing! Went The Strings..", "Stewball", "Sorry But Im' Gonna..", "The Slime" plus a couple more mono versions also on the "Definitive Soul Collection" 2CD.

AMG *****
Although it may well be too much for the casual fan, this double CD is easily the best Coasters retrospective ever assembled. Besides featuring every one of their hits, it also contains nine strong tunes cut in the mid-'50s by the Robins, who evolved into the Coasters after some personnel changes. As for the enticing obscurities, "Three Cool Cats" and "Besame Mucho" were cut by the Beatles on unreleased recordings in the early '60s, and "Ain't That Just Like Me" would be a small hit for the Searchers (actually the Hollies; ed.note). "Down in Mexico" and "Brazil" are cool R&B/Latin melodramas, and "Shoppin' for Clothes," "What About Us," and "That Is Rock & Roll" are half-forgotten vignettes of youthful independence that stack up against the best songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who wrote most of the group's material. Indeed, there's little difference in quality between the hits and the B-sides on this comp, either in the group's matchless ensemble R&B/comedy vocals or Leiber/Stoller's witty songwriting. The accompanying booklet features comments on most of the tracks by Leiber and Stoller themselves.
-- Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

{The New} Rolling Stone Album Guide  ***** 
All of these (The Coasters') career hihglichts and more are contained on the essential Rhino double-CD set ...An accompanying booklet reprints ciritc Robert Paslmer's liner-notes from a 1982 double-vinyl Coasters retrospective, Young Blood, and includes song-by-song annotation by Leiber and Stoller, plus complete sesseionography and release dates. Tho photos of the group with L&S in the studio are priceless.
-- David McGee, writer (Nathan Brackett with Christian Hoard, editors), 2004


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Coastin´ package
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The Coastin´ "box".
The cover, the inlay booklet and the inlay covers:
The original Coasters (top); The Robins of 1953
with Bobby Nunn and Grady Chapman (left)
- The Coasters of 1958 (right).


AMG Reviews on tracks:
| Searchin' | Young Blood | Yakety Yak | Charlie Brown |
| Along Came Jones | Poison Ivy | Little Egypt | Just Like Me |

Listen to clips on all 51 tracks!
 


 
1997
    Sequel CD re-issue series  (4 CDs)
Sequel Records (Castle Music, UK)  Mono and Stereo

   

 

    
Atco Records´ and the Coasters´ first LP (and nowadays the first of 4 British Sequel super CDs with bonus tracks); Gardner, Guy, Nunn, Hughes, Jacobs.
THE COASTERS
Sequel RSA CD 868

One Kiss Led To Another
(extended fadeout)
Brazil
Turtle Dovin´
Smokey Joe´s Cafe
Wrap It Up
Riot In Cell Block Number Nine
Loop De Loop Mambo
One Kiss
I Must Be Dreamin´
Lola
Framed
Down In Mexico.
BONUS TRACKS:
The Hatchet Man
Just Like A Fool
I Love Paris
Whadaya´ Want
If Teardrops Were Kisses
Sweet Georgia Brown
(When She Wants Good Lovin´)
  My Baby Comes To Me
Idol With The Golden Head
What Is The Secret Of Your Success
Wait a Minute
Dance
Gee Golly
Three Cool Cats
  (mono master)

Original Atco sleeve and Sequel CD sleeve. Guy, Gardner, Jones, Gunter, and floor seated Jacobs.
THE COASTERS GREATEST HITS
Sequel RSA CD 869

Poison Ivy
(edited)
Along Came Jones
The Shadow Knows
(stereo master)
I´m A Hog For You Baby
Charlie Brown
(stereo master)
Yakety Yak
(stereo master)
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart

   (stereo master)

That Is Rock And Roll
Young Blood
Searchin´
BONUS TRACKS:
She´s A Yum Yum
Saturday Night Fish Fry
What About Us
Run Red Run
Keep On Rollin´
Three Cool Cats
(stereo master)
Bad Blood
(mono, not alternate)
Little Egypt
Girls Girls Girls Pt 1
(stereo)
Sorry But I´m Gonna Have To Pass

  (stereo master)
Besame Mucho Pts 1 & 2 (two tracks)
Shoppin´ For Clothes (stereo master)
Bad Detective
Lovey Dovey


"The Coasters - One By One"  - the Sequel CD has the same cover as the original LP.
THE COASTERS ONE BY ONE
Sequel RSA CD 870

But Beautiful
Satin Doll
Gee Baby, Ain´t I Good To You
Autumn Leaves
You´d Be So Nice To Come Home To
Moonlight In Vermont
Moonglow  
(listen to it)
Easy Living
The Way You Look Tonight
Don´t Get Around Much Anymore
Willow Weep For Me
On The Sunny Side Of The Street

  (all 12 in stereo)

BONUS TRACKS:
Girls Girls Girls Pt 2
The Climb Pts 1
(stereo master)
T´Ain´t Nothing To Me
Speedo´s Back In Town
I Must Be Dreamin´
(1964 version)
Money Honey
Let´s Go Get Stoned
Along Came Jones
(alternate)
Charlie Brown
(alternate)
That Is Rock And Roll
(alternate)
Stewball
(mono)
Wild One
Riding Hood
(uptempo version)

The "Coast Along with the Coasters" Atco LP and Sequel CD cover.
COAST ALONG WITH THE COASTERS
Sequel RSA CD 871

(Ain´t That) Just Like Me
(stereo)
Keep On Rollin´
(alternate)
Wait A Minute
(re-appearing)
Stewball
(stereo master)
The Snake And The Bookworm
(edited alternate)
What About Us
(alternate)
Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)
(edited stereo)
Wake Me, Shake Me
(stereo master)
Run Red Run
(alternate)
My Babe
(stereo)
Bad Blood
(alternate stereo)
Girls Girls Girls Pt 1.
(stereo, re-appearing)
BONUS TRACKS:
Crazy Baby
Bell Bottom Slacks And A Chinese Kimono
Ladylike
Thumbin´ A Ride
Ridin´ Hood
(stereo master)
Hongry
Teach Me How To Shimmy
Bull Tick Waltz
The PTA
The Slime
(stereo)
I´m A Hog For You

   (previously unissued undubbed stereo master)

Hey Sexy
(unissued stereo master)
     

    The original Atco albums
    re-issued -
    with bonus tracks !

    Atco Records´ and the Coasters´ first LP (and nowadays the first of 4 British Sequel super CDs with bonus tracks); Gardner, Guy, Nunn, Hughes, Jacobs. Original Atco sleeve and Sequel CD sleeve. Guy, Gardner, Jones, Gunter, and floor seated Jacobs.
    "The Coasters - One By One"  - the Sequel CD has the same cover as the original LP. The "Coast Along with the Coasters" Atco LP and Sequel CD cover.


 
THE COASTERS

CD1  RSACD 868
  
THE COASTERS
GREATEST HITS

CD2  RSACD 869
 
THE COASTERS
ONE BY ONE

CD3  RSACD 870
   
COAST ALONG
WITH THE COASTERS
 
CD4  RSACD 871
 

 
In March, 1997 Sequel Records, a division of Castle Communications (Castle Music) in London, England issued a 4CD series of all available Coasters (and Robins) ATCO / Atlantic tracks (including alternate takes and stereo editions). Here those four CDs, containing 98 tracks (although it should´ve been 102), are listed with track titles given in playing order as given on sleeves - and on inlay booklets. These CDs are very hard to find today.

Greatest Hits (Sequel) Review


General note on the Sequel CDs:
All alternates in stereo. Only the following previously isssued vinyl Coasters´ ATCO tracks are missing on the above CDs: The single issue of The Climb (with a minor text alternation), plus the instrumental version of that song - although mentioned as included in booklet text; Dance (the extended Clarion edition); Poison Ivy (the unedited original version with no dubbed
güiro perc.), the stereo version of Poison Ivy (alternate LP 33-371 edition), The Snake & The Bookworm (original single/LP issue - the one included is the complete alternate "Japanese" version - also issued on the stereo version of the original LP, SD 33-135). The latter two are actually referred to in the booklet texts as included in the 3rd and 4th CDs (although not listed on tracks lists). The alternate stereo version of "Yakety Yak" (prob. take 6) is also missing. "Girls Girls Girls (Part I)" appears twice in stereo, meaning the alternate mono version is missing. "Stewball" appears with same master in mono and stereo (meaning the Clarion version is missing) and "Wait A Minute" also appeara twice with same master. The several extra treats on the "Charlie Brown" CD of 2000 are naturally not included either and not the two new ones on Rhino Handmade of 2007, alternate mono versions of "Yakety Yak" (take 3) and "Crocodile" (take 1).

Several of the tracks on these are stereo editions (including the whole One By One - listen to Carl Gardner singing "Moonglow"). The Rhino CDs have the single mono editions - and or the first time we find a CD version of "One By One". With these records you complete your Coasters collection with quite alternate sounds! Ninety-Nine (99) Coasters tracks from Atco, including all Robins´ Spark titles. Several of the tracks on CD 869 are never-before-issued stereo editions of their great hits "Yakety Yak", "The Shadow Knows", "Charlie Brown", "Sorry But I´m Gonna Have To Pass", "Three Cool Cats", "Zing! Went The Strings.." and "Girls Girls Girls".  CD 871 includes alternate stereo masters of "Keep On Rollin´", "Stewball", "What About Us", "Run Red Run", "Little Egypt", "Wake Me, Shake Me", "Bad Blood" and a stereo edition of "Hey Sexy" plus a never-before-issued original master of "I´m A Hog For You" (a wonderful one), and an edited version of "Riding Hood". There is a mix-up on the notes for the CDs concerning "Bad Blood", which has the alternate stereo version on "Coast Along", not "Greatest Hits".


This series is a must for a true Coasters fan - (at least if you will not be able to get the Rhino Handmade Box. Each CD contains 24-25 tracks and they are all based on the original four Atco LPs with bonus tracks completing an almost full study of the Coasters´ work for Atco ("Searchin'" and "Young Blood" from the original Atco LP "The Coasters" are also featured on "Greatest Hits" and appear only on the latter of the Sequel reissues).

Get them
as soon as possible, since they are out of catalog!  All four super CDs have been obtainable via the Internet, but most sites don´t have ´em anymore.

Note: Covers on Sequal  identical to the four original Coasters´ Atco LPs (also including the back covers in the inlay). Discographical information ctsy Claus Röhnisch´s "Those Hoodlum Friends" (original 1988 edition). Booklet text: Seamus McGarvey (who had interviewed Carl Gardner for these releases). Produced for reissue by Bob Fisher and Brian Watson. Dedicated to the late Brian Watson. Distribution: Tony Rounce. Manufactured in Germany (Musicrama).


Down Home Music
Great Mail-Order site
(they may have The Coasters´ Sequel CDs)


check if ebay has them!

You may find the Sequel CDs at the
rare records shop at Midnight Records,
P.O. Box 390, Old Chelsea Station,
New York, NY 10011.


Try to find the Sequel CDs
amazon.de or amazon.co.uk
or amazon.com
- sometimes they are available there!
 
 
MusicSearcher

on The Coasters
with several music dealers
recommended click:
cdparadise (WH Smith)

Search for the Sequel CDs
at MusicSearcher


msn music
Check som original
Coasters albums and buy tracks!


The inlay discographical information of the four CDs is taken from this editor´s first limited edition of "Those Hoodlum Friends". Collectables Records in US at oldies.com have issued the two Atco LPs (without bonus tracks) in December, 2004 (see below) on a 2on1CD, and the "Coast Along" in stereo (also without bonus tracks). "Greatest Hits" has not been reissued lately.



2001      THE COASTERS´ GREATEST HITS IN CONCERT
Time Machine CD TM-1001  
E

    
Time Machine Records CD 1001 from Massachusetts.

Intro and Walk Right In
Yakety Yak
Searchin´
T´ain´t Nothin´ To Me  (from 1963)
Poison Ivy
Youngblood   (sic)
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
Little Egypt
Charlie Brown
Speedo´s Back In Town  (new)
Along Came Jones

 

Recorded Live in Boston, Mass.
at the "Boston Tea Party Room"
at the peak in 1969 !
with Gardner, Guy, Speedo, Bright, and Palmer.
Eleven tracks in real live show-time (bootleg).

Try to find this - you may get it from Roots and Rhythm. The editor has obtained a copy on the e-bay auction - and it is just great! - the four tracks featuring Gardner´s Coasters in 1973 on the "Cornell Gunther" New Rose CD are completely different to these - although the orchestration accompaniment is almost the same.
 
Except for the inserted "T´ain´t Nothin´ To Me" the tracks run in one suite order (with all four goofing around between the songs). Many of the tracks here have long running time ("Searchin´" with a clowny Guy runs for 5:10, "Zing! ..." with Bright and Speedo for 3:55, and "Along Came Jones" .. goofs around for 7:02). "T´aint´t Nothin´..." is stolen from the 1963 live Apollo Atco session, but "Speedo´s Back..." is a completely new version, running for 2:34. The Coasters at their peak, says the cover - and they sure are. A very worth-while-buy!
 
Thanks - Todd Baptista - for letting me know about this and keeping my eyes open in order to purchase it! It keeps on keeping me happy. The 
E  on this CD is definate - no other CDs has these recordings.


2004    THE COASTERS & ONE BY ONE
(The Coasters / One By One) Collectables COL-CD- 7656 Mono (One By One: Stereo)
reissued
2011 as  THE COASTERS PLUS ONE BY ONE
Hoodoo Records (Discovery) CD 263387 (featuring 3 bonus tracks)

   
Collectables CD "The Coasters & One By One".
Searchin'
One Kiss Led To Another
Brazil
Turtle Dovin'
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Wrap It Up
Riot In Cell Block Number Nine
Young Blood
Loop De Loop Mambo
One Kiss
I Must Be Dreamin'
Lola
Framed
Down In Mexico
 

But Beautiful
Satin Doll
The original Atco LP 33-123 vinyl.
Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You

Autumn Leaves
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

Moonlight In Vermount (sic)
Moonglow

Easy Living
The Way You Look Tonight
Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Willow Weep For Me

On The Sunny Side Of The Street

 
Check details and order!

 

Two original LPs on One CD!
 
On December 21, 2004 Collectables (oldies.com) issued two of The Coasters'  original Atco LPs on one CD. Great to have them back in their original form."The Coasters" features fourteen tracks from 1954-1957 including eight Robins tracks. "One Kiss Led To Another" runs for 2:49 (not 2:35). The "One By One" part of the CD features twelve 1960 recordings where each of The Coasters handles jazz standars. "Moonlight In Vermont" is spelt ".. in Vermount" on this new CD (a spelling almost as common as the original). The tracks on that part of the CD are in nice stereo (like the Sequel tracks). The inlay leaflet has the original liner notes of each LP (by Gary Kramer and Paul Ackerman) and it is a real nice package with the original album covers in color printed direct on the disc. Get this great issue! The Collectables "Coast Along with The Coasters" is recently issued on "single" album - in stereo - and "The Coasters' Greatest Hits" was reissued on ATco/Atlnatic CD some years ago.

Review by Frank Scott
(Roots & Rhythm)
26 tracks, 71 mins, recommended
The first two LPs by my favorite 50s and 60s r&B/ rock 'n' roll group. The first LP has 14 tracks with one classic after another including their first hits (Searchin'/ One Kiss Led To Another and Young Blood) tracks they had previously recorded for Spark as The Robins (Smokey Joe's Cafe/ Riot In Cell Block Number Nine/ Framed, etc) and other delights. The second LP, is, to say the least, a bit of a departure. It features completely straight versions of pop and jazz standards performed by individual members of the group with orchestral accompaniment. The performances are well done and the singers sound quite comfortable in this setting but I'm not quite sure who the audience for the LP were. It's too "straight" for the teen audience but probably not straight enough the moms and dads. That being said it's worth a listen with Billy Guy's performances of the bluesy Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You and Don't Get Around Much Anymore being particularly effective thanks to his eccentric vocal stylings and Cornel Gunter doing a heartfelt rendition of Autumn Leaves.
Bootleg reissue of "The Coasters".


In November, 2008 a Hallmark CD reissue of The Coasters' original LP "The Coasters" surfaced, with a terrible cover featuring the Las Vegas Larry Marshak Coasters. It has the 14 tracks in changed running order (Hallmark CD 703262).



See more o
n the original albums at the vinyl section (with reviews and links to legal downloads).


A Hoodoo re-relase of 2011 (UK)
check the reissue  on Hoodoo 263387
 

The Hoodoo reissue of 2011:

The UK (Discovery) Hoodoo issue features the same tracks (One By One in stereo) plus three bonus tracks: the original mono single versions of Yakety Yak, Poison Ivy, and That Is Rock & Roll. This February 2011 resissue has a 16-page booklet included with lots of nostalgia memorabilia - and notes by Gary Blailock (with several sentenses directly copied from this web site :-) - and with the original liner notes from the LPs plus full discography of the tracks.

It is a great record for the true Coasters fan (in the "public domain").

PS - as often before some images are the Cornell Gunter Coasters of the 60s, but in general the booklet gives fine reading.


2005    COAST ALONG WITH THE COASTERS
Collectables COL-CD- 6523 Stereo  (features the alternate stereo editons of the original LP)

 

 
"Coast Along with The Coasters" on Collectables CD.
 

(Ain´t That) Just Like Me
Keep On Rollin´
Wait A Minute
Stewball
The Snake & The Bookworm (unison version)
What About Us
Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)
Wake Me, Shake Me
Run Red Run
My Babe
Bad Blood
Girls, Girls, Girls  (part 1)


order at oldies.com
    

Reissue of original 1962 stereo LP

Identical to the Atco stereo LP SD 33-135 issue, with nice Atco tracks, issued on November 29, 2005. This means this CD contains the alternate stereo editions, a.o. the complete different version of "The Snake & The Bookworm" - here featuring King Curtis sax (not Jerry Leiber's electric piano - and not even including the phrase "Snake and the book worm"). So if you have the original mono LP 33-135 you will get a different album here, since the stereo takes are special editions - some complete alternate takes! Insert notes taken from the original Atco LP.


The Coasters, 1960 [Claus Röhnisch collection - Swedish newspaper in 1962].


1989    THE COASTERS´ GREATEST HITS
Atco 33111-2 (also numbered Atco 7467-90386-2), reissued on Hallmark 709362 in 2010  E

 

  
"The Coasters´ Greatest Hits" Atco CD.
 
Poison Ivy
(unedited stereo)
Along Came Jones
Down In Mexico
The Shadow Knows
I´m A Hog For You
Charlie Brown
Yakety Yak
(stereo alternate)
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
That Is Rock & Roll
Young Blood
Sweet Georgia Brown
Searchin´
 

The classic album !
 

Lester Sill, Jerry Wexler, The Coasters, Ahmet Ertegun, and Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller at the Atlantic Records office in 1959.
 
Reissue of the famous Atco LP of 1959 with a perfect stereo sound on many tracks. 12 titles - and please notice this: "Poison Ivy" here is the unedited version without the extra güiro perc (Rhino´s and Sequel´s have a dubbed wood perc), and that "Yakety Yak" is the alternate stereo version. One song not on many other compilations is the wonderful "Sweet Georgia Brown". Produced by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller. Cover photo: Garrett-Howard. Cover design: Maivin Israel. Copyright: Atlantic Recording Corporation 1989. Distributed by WEA. The record includes the original LP back cover comments by Ira Howard from The Cash Box. The E for this CD is for the mono master of "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart" (although you will find that mono master onother Coasters compilations too - but this is the best buy and an nostalgic album in its own). Same master in stereo is on "The Complete Atco Recordings"). The Hallmark issue has no inlay.

Beware of other CDs titled "Greatest Hits" ! - only this has the original Atco hits.


2000    CHARLIE BROWN
MR. R&B CD-102 (Relic Version 5267-65175-1B+) Stereo  E
(completely different to Mr R&B CD RBD 102)
Note: This CD features studio chat, of which some are not on RhinoHandmade.

    
The "Charlie Brown" CD of 2000.

Charlie Brown
   (outtake, complete track)

I´m A Hog For You (Yea Yea)

  (takes 6&7, false starts
   - take 8 complete)

Hey Sexy
(master)
Riding Hood
   (take 4, false start
   - take 5 complete)

The Shadow Knows
  (take 2 outtake, complete)
Yakety Yak
   (take 5 outtake, complete)
I´m A Hog For You

   (undubbed master)

The Climb 
(master)
Zing! Went The Strings
   Of My Heart 
(take 8,
    false start + take 7 master)

Sorry, But I´m Gonna
   Have To Pass 
(take 19 master)
Riding Hood

   (take 28, unreleased version)

Three Cool Cats
(take 11,
   false start - take 12 master)

Hey Sexy 
(take 4, unreleased
   alternate arrangement
   - Gardner solo lead)

I´m A Hog For You

   (unreleased slow version)

Charlie Brown 
(master)
Stewball
(take 10, false start
   - take 11 master)

Riding Hood
(master)
Crocodile

  
(master, take 14 - previously unissued)
Three Cool Cats
(take 1,
   unreleased alternate arrangement)

The Shadow Knows
(master)
I´m A Hog For You (Yea Yea)

   (take 5 outtake, complete)

Yakety Yak 
(master)
My Baby Comes To Me

   (alternate outtake)
Soda Pop

   (Coca Cola commercial, ´60s)
 
 

 
Contintental Records
has it!!!!
GET IT HERE!
 

The "Charlie Brown" CD of 2000.
Enlarge image and back cover with track titles


Great Music Cheap
has it!
 

Incredible - unissued - true stereo
- studio chat - alternates !


On June 8, 2000 this unbelievable release arrived in my mail-box - and it contains previously unissued titles, true stereo masters, previously unknown alternates - and everything completed with studio chat! Simply the best thing that ever can happen to a Coasters fan!  The
E  for this CD is for the chats added to the origingal stereo masters. On "The Complete Atco Recordings" only the alternates have the chat included.

You simply won´t believe your eyes - and especially not your ears!  24 superb - and mostly alternate - Atco tracks (22 of them in true stereo - and 18 of them with The Coasters at the hights of their artistic skills in the Atlantic Studios at 234 West 56th Street in 1958) containing original stereo masters of "Charlie Brown", "Yakety Yak", ´"I´m A Hog For You", "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart", "Sorry, But I´m Gonna ...", "Three Cool Cats", "Hey Sexy", "Stewball", "Riding Hood", and "The Shadow Knows" - most of ´em with introductional studio chat (and sometimes after-track goofing)! Please note that the above listed  do not have the studii chat included in the Rhino Handmade Box (only the alterntes have the chat also oin Rhino Handmade). This "must-have" "Charlie Brown" CD includes a previously never-before-heard "Crocodile" - It´s a wonderful unison fast-tempo song with a terrific Curtis sax solo. Why has this title not been issued? And if that weren´t enough! There are alternate "outtakes" (what outtakes - lasting for over 2 minutes each!) of "Charlie Brown", "The Shadow Knows" and "Yakety Yak", a simply superb Gardner-led alternate of "Three Cool Cats" with the other Coasters dooaw-ing, a terrific alternate of "Hey Sexy" - this time with Gardner as a solo-lead! More: A slow alternate of the unreleased "I´m A Hog For You" and two versions in faster tempo subtitled "Yea-Yea" (one of them not on The Rhino Handmade Box). Plus all the studio-chat, the false starts etc. etc. The true stereo sound is simply perfect all the way thru - and sometimse even quite different from the Sequel editions! You must find this one! There is only one thing wrong with this CD - It´ll be hard to find (due to the fact that the CD has the same catalogue number as the original Mr R&B LP/CD) - and there is absolutely no information at all how this CD came to be, or who has released it (feels like an English release due to the spelling of some tracks, but I ´m certain it´s an American bootleg). Try Relic Record Shoppe, 136 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA - phone number: (201) 342-4848 in order to get it.

The CD has actually "borrowed" the cover of the original Mr R&B LP/CD!One really wonders why Warner Bros. or Rhino have not dug deeper into the Atco/Atlantic vaults in order to serve the public with this really exciting stuff years ago! Well at least someone, somewhere has done it now! Also: check the repackage below!
Listen to "Charlie Brown" (outtake, complete track)!


CD may be available at
amazon.com (in SACD)

 
Midnight Records
Bim-Bam Records, UK  Bim-Bam Records
in England have this record for you to order -
Just enter Coasters in Vocal CD section
- search and find it!



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

! music samples ! and download purchase


The Coasters CD "The Clown Princes of Rock n Roll" MP-1956 with 24 super studio tracks from 1958.
   

 
December 2000
 
     THE
CLOWN PRINCES OF ROCK N ROLL -
COLLECTORS ITEM
Millennium Productions MP-1956


A re-package of the above "Charlie Brown" CD for the true Coasters Fan Club member. It contains exactly the same 24 tracks as the above CD and in same perfect true stereo sound. Get it via The Coasters Fan Club.
   

2005    50 GOLDEN YEARS with The Coasters
Cee-Vee CD Mono  E

    
"50 Golden Years with The Coasters" CD issued October 2005.


24 great tracks -

discographical information:
track 2: alternate edition
track 3: original single master
track 4: original single masters

  (vocal and instrumental - 5:21)
track 5: 1964 version

track 12: alternate (Gardner lead)
track 14: rare alternate
track 17: stereo version
track 18: original Wicked single
track 23: take 1 -alternate version

 

The E for´this CD is for the last track
and for "The Climb", which is not included
in this version on any other CD.

Anthology 1955 - 2005
featuring rare & unissued recordings

Back cover of new CD with tracks list.
This CD was issued at The Coasters' 50th anniversary party in Florida on November 5, 2005. Great stuff. The inlay cover also has a photo of the classic Coasters with the following reading: "The Coasters began with Carl Gardner in 1955 and he has stayed with the group and been the Coasters' spokesman ever since. In 1987, The Coasters were the first group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Halll of Fame. Though often imitated, The Coasters have never been duplicated. Fifty years later, the group and Carl are still going strong, continuing to do what they do best - Entertain!". "The Snake & The Bookworm" on this issue is identical to the original Atco mono version with Mike Stoller's electric piano - not the unison sung stereo version with King Curtis on sax (the latter on the Collectables re-issue). "The Climb" has both original single sides edited into one track.


1987    20 GREATEST HITS
Highland-DeLuxe DCD-7786  (reissued 1994) Stereo

reissued on Gusto Tee Vee CD 0750-2 (September 2006)

    
"20 Greatest Hits"; Gardner, Jones, Carroll, Guy.

Charlie Brown
Searchin´
Young Blood
Along Came Jones

D.W. Washburn
Yakety Yak
Poison Ivy
Little Egypt

Love Potion # 9
One Foot Draggin´
On Broadway
Mohair Sam
The "In" Crowd
Soul Pad
Down Home Girl
Down At Poppa Joe´s
Mustang Sally
Cool Jerk
Everybody´s Woman
Talkin´ ´Bout A Woman



Higland/DeLuxe DCD-7786
This CD at amazon.com and find several reviews!
 
Listen to audio clips of all tracks at Barnes & Noble
| Compare prizes |

The Date-King sides
plus bonus tracks from Billy Guy in Nashville

Perfect Date/King buy - unless you have come across the Varese Sarabande (Varese Vintage) "Down Home" CD of 2007. You will find the qualitative Coasters at high class - again produced by Leiber and Stoller - with a bunchful of new compositions and some R&B / Soul classics. An essential CD if you want the Date recordings of 1966-68 and the King titles of 1971 (and they´re good!). Here you have all 12 tracks from the "On Broadway" King LP in stereo plus all eight Billy Guy tracks from the Gusto/Power Pak LP of 1977. This wonderful CD is still obtainable from North America (and has recently been reissued on Gusto/TeeVee), and you simply must get it if you´re owner of one or more Atco / Atlantic / Rhino / Sequel CDs!  But: to tell the truth the re-recrdings by Guy and Jones are simply not good versions! The CD is available thru most Internet dealers - also on vinyl DXD-7786. CD has good stereo sound. The eight Guy tracks and eight tracks from "On Broadway" on DeLuxe Canada CD 1006, titled "16 Greatest Hits" (from 1986), not identical to Trip LP and much worse sound (see "Fake Coasters albums"). On the 2006 reissue on Gusto TeeVee the track no. 16 is titled (Down At) Papa Joe's (as it was on the British original "On Broadway" LP).

***  Review by Joe Pasko from US for amazon.com:

Some clarification is needed here! Yes, 8 of the 20 tracks on this CD are, in fact, remakes of the Coasters original 1950's Atlantic classics (Charlie Brown, Searchin', Young Blood, Along Came Jones, Yakety Yak, Poison Ivy, Little Egypt, and One Foot Draggin' - the last a new song;ed.note). These were cut in 1977 for the Gusto label, by a group featuring lead vocalist Billy Guy and bass-singer Dub Jones, both of whom were members of the "classic" Coasters line-up of the 50's and early 60's. However, the remaining 12 tracks are not remakes at all, but newly recorded songs by the then-current, "official" Coasters, cut for the Date and King labels between 1968 and 1972 (act 1966-). The group featured on these cuts included Billy Guy, founding member Carl Gardner, and Earl "Speedo" Carroll (formerly of the Cadillacs). Important is the fact that these 12 songs were produced and arranged by Leiber & Stoller, who also wrote several of them. Although these recordings represented an attempt to keep the Coasters' sound contemporary (late 60's/ early 70's soul & dance), the wry humor of the famous Leiber-Stoller/Coasters collaborations of the Atlantic Records years remained intact. Note also, the covers of other artists' hits of the period: Mustang Sally, Cool Jerk, The In Crowd - not bad choices at all! So...the 8 remakes are certainly no substitute for the original Atlantic cuts. You should get those first (eg., one of the comp's on Rhino). But, once you've got those, and you want to hear where the Coasters went from there, these other 12 tracks are your next logical stop. And so this CD is worth picking up for that reason.


The 2006 reissue on Tee Vee Records The Gusto TeeVee reissue
AMG with audio clips 


The Gardner-led re-recordings of 1973    E

      
"Golden Hits" Masters 1127-CD).
Masters 1127-CD
Golden Hits

Yakety Yak
Young Blood
Poison Ivy
Along Came Jones
Down In Mexico
Little Egypt
Searchin´
Charlie Brown
Love Potion #9
Run Red Run
 

reisued in 2002 on:
The Classic World Productions reissue of 2002.

Classic World Productions


16 Greatest Hits LP on Trip.
The original vinyl cover
This is the original Trip vinyl and
the CD with same track order

"Greatest Hits"
Trip CD 16 - Greatest Hits
Passport Audio CD "16 Greatest Hits".
also on Passport Audio CD-1018
16 Greates Hits

Run Red Run
Yackety-Yak (Yakety-Yak)
As Quiet As It´s Kept

Young Blood
Whip It On Me,Baby

Poison Ivy
It Don´t Take Much

Along Came Jones

Down In Mexico
It Ain´t Sanitary

Little Egypt
Searchin´
Deodorant Song

Charlie Brown
T.V. Fanatic

Love Potion #9
 
The American Legends CD, featuring the ten Gardner Trip tracks.
American Legends ALE 192034
Court Jesters of Rock and Roll

Yakety Yak
Young Blood
Charlie Brown
Searchin'
Poison Ivy
Down In Mexico
Along Came Jones
Little Egypt
Run Red Run
Love Potion No. 9

 
Ten re-recorded Gardner-led revivals !

The essential CD - containing all ten tracks:
1996
   GOLDEN HITS
Masters 1127-CD  Stereo    compare prizes - reissued in:
2002  on Classic World Productions (new cover)
or its re-packages:
2001   GREATEST HITS
Laserlight CD 21863
2002   LOVE POTION #9
HIP CD 9011-2
2003   HALL OF FAME
Delta/Laserlight CD 32145

alternate buy (containing bonus tracks):

1997   YAKETY YAK - 17 CLASSIC TRACKS
MasterTone Abracadabra AB 3119 (UK)   (all ten, plus 7)
reissued in:

1999   THEIR GREATEST HITS
Hallmark 311992 (new cover)
reissued
2002   POISON IVY
Hallmark 701192 (Israel)

Best reissues:
2003   SEARCHIN' 
New Sound2000 (UK) CD NST 255  (all ten plus 6 plus 2 extras, see below)

2006   COURT JESTERS OF ROCK AND ROLL
American Legends CD ALE 192034 (all ten see images below)

Around 1973 Carl Gardner, together with Bright, Carroll and newly arrived Jimmy Norman, accompanied by Thomas Palmer on guitar and with an interesting combo, The Coasters re-recorded ten of their greatest hits. The recordings are of high quality and have been issued on lots and lots of diferent labels., and also on several downloads, although not always featuring all ten tracks.

Other reissues:
1987  BEST HIT 16
Overseas 30 CP-323 (Japan)  (all ten, plus 6)
1987  THE DRIFTERS MEET THE COASTERS
Dominion 614-2  (all ten, plus 6)
1990  GREATEST HITS - Trip CD 16
reissue of the original Trip LP "16 Greatest Hits"
1992  YOUNG BLOOD - 12 Classic Tracks
Bam KLM CD 036  (nine, plus 3)
1994
  "BEST OF" SERIES-THE COASTERS
Platinum Pop CD PP 1504-2  (all ten, plus 3)
1996  THE COASTERS - GREATEST HITS
Westminster (seven, plus 5)
1996  THE BEST OF THE... COASTERS
GFS (Going for a Song) 482 (UK)  (all ten, plus 6)
1997  YAKETY YAK - BEST OF THE COASTERS
Oldies AIM 2013CD (Europe)  (all ten, plus 7)
1997  POISON IVY
Ichiban/Kingfisher CD KF6 0024  (eight, plus 3)
1998  YAKETY YAK - 14 Classic Tracks
MasterTone CD 8338   (US)  (eight, plus 6)
1999  THE GOLDEN GREATS OF .. - Yakety Yak
Prism Leisure PLATCD558 - UK  (eight, plus 3)
- reissued or earlier issued with alternate cover as:

THE GOLDEN GREATS - GREAT JUKEBOX FAVOURITES

1999  THE COASTERS - Yakety Yak
Life-Time CD LT 5078  (all ten, plus 7)
2001  DOO WOP
Direct Source DWT 14452 (Can)  (five, plus 4 + 3 Atco)
2002  SEARCHIN´
Park South Records CD 90652  (eight, plus 5)
above also on Pine Records (slighlty diff cover)
2002  ROCK 'N' ROLL FOREVER
Saar CD 63665 (eight, plus 3)

2002  POISON IVY
Mojo Platinum Series CD 90328-40003 (eight, plus 5-as Park South)
2003  ALL OUR BEST
Legacy (Canada) CD ATP200 (eight, plus one Guy 63 and "One Foot..")
2003  YOUNG BLOOD
Blu Mountain CD 90722  (eight, plus 5 -as Park South)
2005  16 GREATEST HITS
Passport Audio CD-1018 (same as Trip 16 - same track order)

2005  THE BEST OF THE COASTERS
Pegasus PEG CD 562 (same as Trip 16 - diff. track order)
2006  LIVE FROM THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS
Classic World CD UED-1201 (the ten Gardner-led Trip tracks - not 16)
2009  SEARCHIN' 
33 Point 3 CD 8015-2 (the ten Gardner-led Trip tracks plus "TV Fanatic" spelt TV Fantatic)
2009  YAKETY YAK & OTHER HITS
Essential Media (the ten Gardner-led Trip tracks)

The Pegasus CD of 2005.
The Best of on Pegasus
(identical tracks to original

"16 Greatest Hits" LP)
RUN RED RUN
YAKETY YAK
AS QUIET AS IT'S KEPT
YOUNG BLOOD
WHIP IT ON ME, BABY
POISON IVY
IT DON'T TAKE MUCH

ALONG CAME JONES
LITTLE EGYPT
SEARCHIN'
CHARLIE BROWN
DOWN IN MEXICO
LOVE POTION NO. 9
THE DEODORANT SONG
IT AIN'T SANITARY
TV FANATIC

  The Japanase "Best Hit 16" CD.


The Japanese CD of 1988 - "The Greatest Hits of The Coasters" of 1988 with 13 tracks.


Listen
to 30sec audio clips of all ten Gardner Trip tracks at Barnes & Noble!

The CDs listed are re-packages from one session with Gardner´s Coasters comprising ten re-recordings for Trip in 1973 of the hits - and especially the Gardner-led revivals are excellent! Some of the old standards are led by Jimmy Norman (who succeeded Billy Guy in the original group). Most of the CDs also include "bonus" tracks from Guy,  recorded in 1962 (for ABC/Double-L). The best reissue of the revival Gardner-Coasters is the British MasterTone issue! Get that one if you wanna have extra bunos tracks. It has superb stereo sound with six Guy recordings of 1963 as a bonus, plus one extra bonus track - One Foot Draggin´  from Guy´s Gusto recordings of 1977 - that CD has some informative liner notes by Chris White. Or: - try to find the New Sound 2000 CD "Searchin'"!  The American Legends CD, "Court Jesters of Rock and Roll" from 2006, has very fine notes by Gary Tanenbaum and a nice back sleeve (se images below) - Try that one (all ten revivals)!

The American Legends CD, featuring the ten Gardner Trip tracks.  The German Hallmark back cover.
Enlarged images of "Court Jesters of Rock and Roll":      back cover | biotext                                The German Hallmark back cover (1999)

The list of all the CDs above notes how many are Gardner Trip recordings and how many are bonus tracks - but beware - not all comprise all ten Gardner-led revivals! Only interested in Gardner´s Coasters? - Then get the Masters issue "GOLDEN HITS" (although there is no "liner notes" at all) or its 2002 and 2003 reissues on Laserlight and Delta, "GREATEST HITS" and "HALL OF FAME" with same track order, except for "Run Red Run" first (the "Hall Of Fame" CD is actually identical to the Laserlight issue - only with a papercover outside the original 2001 Laserligth CD and the cover also tells it actually contains the 21 863 CD). On Canadian Legacy, which has ten tracks, only eight are from the Gardner Trip session. The Classic World CD lists 16 tracks, but contains the ten Gardner-led Trip tracks (with Poison Ivy as fist track and Run Red Run as last).

    
NST264
       

This is the New Sound 2000 CD (issued in 2003), titled SEARCHIN' (catalogue number NST264) which has 18 tracks listed - all ten Gardner Trip titles plus six Guy Trip plus "One Foot Draggin'" plus the true Coasters'  "Frosty The Snowman" from ca 1992. Perfect sound!!!

Tracks
NST264:
Poison Ivy, Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown, Young Blood, Searchin', Little Egypt, One Foot Draggin', Whip It On Me Baby, As Quiet As It's Kept, TV Fanatic, It Don't Take Much, Along Came Jones, Deodorant Song, Down In Mexico, It Ain't Sanitary, Frosty The Snowman, Run Red Run, Love Potion No. 9.

The Trip CD has all the original 16 tracks from the original Trip LP 16-7 "16 Greatest Hits" - ten Gardner and six Guy recordings (with the same track order). That CD reissued on Passport Audio in 2005 with same track order. "Best Hit 16" is a Japanese CD also identical to Trip TOP LP 16-7 (including six of the Billy Guy titles of 1962 - not confirmeed - it may be identical to the British CD "The Best of The... Coasters" - with the image of the Bobby Nunn/Billy Richardss/Bobby Sheen group, GFS 482 with One Foot Dragin´ (sic) added instead of the original LP issue´s As Quiet As It´s Kept). The Dominion CD is identical to double LP Trip TVP-1002, incl. the 10 Gardner-Coasters Trip titles plus bonus tracks, completed with Charlie Thomas´ Drifters of the early ´70s - the other CDs don´t include the Drifters´ tracks. The Platinum Pop has 13 tracks. The Hallmark CD "Their Greatest Hits" is titled "Poison Ivy" on later pressings (with new catalogue number). The reissue has the following track order: YY, CB, PI, Se, RRR, Whip, LE, As Quiet, It Don't, YB, ACJ, LPNo9, One Foot, It Aint S, DIM, The Deodorant, TV Fan. The Park South issue - distributed by Orpheus Music (from July 2002) has a very interesting cover with the Cornell Gunter Coasters of ca 1966 (Cornell isn´t featured on a single track on the CD!). That CD also issued on Pine (same tracks - differing track order) and also issued on Mojo Music (The Platinum Series) as "Poison Ivy" (the last with the following track order: RRR, ACJ, YB, PI, As Quiet.., It Don't.., DIM, LE, It Ain't San.., Whip It.., One Foot.., Se, LP#9). The Blu Mountain CD has same track order as Park South (see below). That CD is now available for downloading, titled "Run Red Run" and with diff. track order as "He's In Love".

  

"Poison Ivy" with same cover as original Hallmark but titled "Poison Ivy".  The "Searchin'" CD on Pine Records.  Mojo Music CD "Poison Ivy". The 33 Point 3 issue of Februayr, 2009.
Images: Alternate covers of Hallmark CD; and the Park South issue (on Pine) re-packaged  as "Poison Ivy" on Mojo Music, plus the 33 Point 3 issue.

 

The US MasterTone has 14 tracks with three fake-edited "live" recordings but excluding "Searchin´" and "Along Came Jones" from Trip, and featuring "One Foot..." plus "Jumbo Bwana" from Guy´s 1977 session. Track order: Yakety Yak (faked live), 2. Poison Ivy (faked live), 3. Charlie Brown (faked live), 4. Red Red Run, 5. Jumbo Bwana, 6. Young Blood, 7. Whip It On Me Baby, 8. It Don't Take Much, 9. TV Fanatic, 10. Down In Mexico, 11. Little Egypt, 12. One Foot Dragging, 13. Deodorant Song, 14. Love Potion #9 (audio clips - at Artist Direct).

The Prism Leasure CD (which has only 8 of the Gardner-led tracks plus three Guy bonus) has a very fine color cover and insert with fine liner notes by Tony Watts. There is an alternate version of that CD titled "The Golden Greats - Great  Jukebox Favourites" (see images below). The Direct Source issue DWT 14452 is strange since it has three Atco track
s and the tracks are also issued on a 2-set CD shared with The Ink Spots titled "Legends of doo wop". Bam CD 036 has a total of 12 titles, excluding "Along Came Jones" , but Humdinger, As Quiet As It´s Kept and One Foot Draggin´ added. On Rockin´ My Soul (Sterling CD 24318 of 2000) four of the Gardner Trip recordings - Charlie Brown, Searchin, Young Blood, Yakety Yak are featured together with six Guy tracks (see the Billy Guy and other off-shot Coasters CDs). The Pegasus CD (which has a cover  image similar to the Trip CD, but even more to the Legacy ATP200 CD- see image below) has the following track order: RRR, YY, As Qiuet, YB, Whip, PI, It Don't, ACJ, LE, Se, CB, DIM, LPNo.9, The Deodorant, It Ain't, TV Fan. The Saar CD has 11 tracks (8 with Gardner) and with "Yakety Yak" wrongly titled "Yakety Sax" plus an image of the Cornell Gunter Coasters, Inc. "Searchin'" on 33 Point 3 has the ten Gardner Trip tracks plus "TV Fanatic" from Guy 1962.
 
      
Yakety Yak & Other Hits (on Essential Media - not the Rhino/Collectables CD) - and mp3 download "Their Greatest Hits" (not the Atco vinyl),

  mp3 dowloading, titled "Charlie Brown" with 16 tracks

Different covers on all (except for the two MasterTone CDs, which are similar).

Note: The following CD is listed in some files (anyone who knows anything about it ?) - CWR 2129 unknown title.

Laserlight CD "Greatest Hits" - a repackage of "Golden Hits".
Laserlight CD 21863
Greatest Hits

"Hall of Fame" CD of 2003.
Delta CD 32145
Hall Of Fame

HIP CD 9011-2 "Love Potion # 9" containing the ten Trip tracks.
HIP CD 9011-2
Love Potion #9

Run Red Run
Yakety Yak
Young Blood
Poison Ivy
Along Came Jones
Down In Mexico
Little Egypt
Searchin´
Charlie Brown
Love Potion #9

(All same track order)


"Yakety Yak - Best of The Coasters"
Oldies 2013 Yakety Yak
Best of The Coasters

Down In Mexico
Young Blood
Searchin´
Yakety Yak
Charlie Brown
Along Came Jones
Poison Ivy
Run Red Run
Little Egypt
Love Potion #9
Deodorant Song
One Foot Draggin´
TV Fanatic
Ait Ain´t Sanitary
As Quiet As It´s Kept
It Doesn´t Take Much
Whip It On Me Baby

Legacy's ATP200 "All Our Best"

ATP200 All Our Best
Charlie Brown

Yakety Yak
Poison Ivy
Along Came Jones
Love Potion No. 9
Searchin'
Young Blood
One Foot Draggin'
It Dont Take Much

Little Egypt

Classic World productions CD CWP-1201 "The Coasters Live from the Palace of Auburn Hills - aka "... At The...").
Classic World UED-1201
Contains the 10 Gardner-led
Trip-tracks (not 16).
US MasterTone CD - But get the European issue!
MasterTone
Abracadabra AB 3119

Yakety Yak

- listen to audio clips
at Artist Direct
same cover on US CD;
but only 14 tracks incl
Jumbo Bwana)
 
Hallmark´s "Their Greatest Hits".
Hallmark
(311992)
Their Greatest Hits

(Poison Ivy)
Yakety Yak CD of 1999 on Time-Life 5078 (17 tracks)
Life-Time LT 5078

Yakety Yak

Yakety-Yak
Run Red Run
A Quiet As It´s Kept

Young Blood

Poison Ivy
It Don´t Take Much
Along Came Jones
Down In Mexico
It Ain´t Sanitary
Little Egypt
Searchin´
The Deodorant Song

Charlie Brown

Love Potion No. 9
TV Fanatic

Whip It On Me,Baby
One Foot Draggin´ (1977)
(All same track order)
 

"The Best of The Coasters" - GFS 482 - with an image of the Bobby Nunn/Billy Richards Coasters (Nunn top right),
GFS 482 The Best of

Charlie Brown
Yakety Yak
Poison Ivy
Along Came Jones
Searchin´
Down In Mexico
Run Red Run
Little Egypt
Love Potion No.9
One Foot Dragin´ (sic)
TV Fanatic
It Don´t Take Much

Young Blood
Whip It On Me Baby
Deodorant Song
It Ain´t Sanitary
 

"Rock 'n' Roll Forever" with an image of the Cornell Gunter Coasters, Inc.
Saar 63665
Rcck 'n' Roll Forever

Run Red Run
Yakety Sax (sic)
As Quiet As It's Kept
Young Blood
Whip It On Me Baby
It Don't Take Much

Along Came Jones
Little Egypt
Searchin'
Charlie Brown
Poison Ivy
"The Golden Greats of The Coasters - Yakety Yak" rare UK CD on Prism Plat and same tracks as Kingfisher CD.
Prism Leasure 558

The Golden Greats of..
(Yakety Yak)
"JukeBox Favourites - Golden Gretas".

The Golden Greats
Yakety Yak
Charlie Brown
Poison Ivy
Along Came Jones
Little Egypt
Yôung Blood
Searchin´
Run Red Run
As Quiet As It´s Kept
It Doesn´t Take Much
Whip It On Me Baby

   
 
The Coasters (Greatest Hits) CD on Westminster - 12 tracks.
Westminster
The Coasters
(Greatest Hits)
Run Red Run
As Quiet As It´s Kept
Whip It ON Me BabyI
It Doesn´t Take Much

Little Egypt
Charlie Brown
Love Potion No.9
One Foot  Draggin´
It Ain´t Sanitary
Yackety Yak (sic)
Along Came Jones
Poison Ivy
 
Platinum Pop CD (with a Coasters drawing image).

Platinum Pop 1504
"Best of" Series

Run Red Run
Yackety-Yak (sic)
As Quiet As It´s Kept
Young Blood
Poison Ivy

It
Don´t Take Much
Along Came Jones
Down In Mexico

It Ain´t Sanitary
Little Egypt
Searchin´
Charlie Brown
Love Potion #9

  
No image on
Young Blood Bam
Best Hit 16 Overseas
Drifters meet Coasters


Poison Ivy

This must be a definitive
"bootleg" since original
Atco recordings are mixed
with Trip recordings and
1963 Guy songs.



download mp3
The "Searchin´" CD with a cover of Cornell Gunter´s Coasters of ca 1966 - Gunter left and Buster Wilson far right.
Park South 90652

Searchin´
The "Young Blood" CD on Blu Mountain (issued late 2003).
Blu Mountain 90722
Young Blood

Mojo Music CD "Poison Ivy".
Mojo Music
Platinum Series
Poison Ivy

Run Red Run
Along Came Jones
Young Blood
Poison Ivy
Searchin´
Little Egypt
Love Potion #9
As Quiet As It´s Kept
It Don´t Take Much

Down In Mexico
It Ain´t Sanitary
Whip It On Me Baby
One Foot Draggin´
(Park South/ Blu Mountain
track order)

RUN RED RUN For download:
8 Trip tracks and five Guy with
track order as above.
Also:
HE'S IN LOVE

  
Ichiban CD

Kingfisher KF6 0024
Poison Ivy

Yakety Yak
Along Came Jones
Little Egypt
Searchin´
Poison Ivy
Charlie Brown
Run Red Run
As Quiet As It´s Kept
Young Blood
Whip It On Me Baby
It Don´t Take Much

The Direct Source CD DWT 14452.
Direct Source 14452

Doo Wop

Yakety Yak (original Atco)

Charlie Brown 
Little Egypt
Along Came Jones 
As Quiet As It´s Kept 
It Don´t Take Much 

Poison Ivy
Run Red Run 
Whip It On Me, Baby 
Young Blood  (original Atco)
Searchin´ (original Atco)
Rockin´ My Soul
 

1986      THE ULTIMATE COASTERS
Warner Special Products 27604-2 Stereo

(WEA 9227604-2 in Europe)

     
Warner CD "Ultimate"

Little Egypt
Shoppin´ For Clothes
Searchin´
Charlie Brown
Down In Mexico
Girls, Girls, Girls
(edited alternate, pt 1 stereo)
Yakety Yak
(stereo alternate)
Run, Red, Run
(alternate)
Poison Ivy
Young Blood
That Is Rock & Roll
Along Came Jones
Three Cool Cats
Riot In Cell Block # 9
The Shadow Knows
I Must Be Dreamin´
Smokey Joe´s Cafe
Framed
Bad Blood
(alternate)
The Idol With The Golden Head
 




Warner CD 27604-2
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Listen to 30sec clips-
mp3 audios at WalMart

   

   

Reissue of the "Young Blood" vinyl album
- this time several tracks though in stereo !
Still in stock! Same tracks as AD 2-4003
(and in same order)
except omit:
Down Home Girl /D.W. Washburn /Turtle Dovin´ /Love Potion # 9. 

 
Twenty (20) classic Atco cuts, almost identical to Atlantic/DeLuxe LP 2-4003 "Young Blood", except for the three King titles and "Turtle Dovin´" (which are not included in this). Another change is that most tracks are the stereo versions (also issued in Europe on WEA 9-27604-2). This is a good starter if you want good sound and a nice introduction to the Coasters´ Atco records in stereo or an "alternate very best of" - Here you get 20 instead of 16-17 tracks, but this CD is also a completion of your Atco collection, due to the stereo sound (so don´t hesitate even if you have the "50 Coastin´ Classics" CDs). And ... furthermore: Several Sequel tracks have a complete different stereo sound than this record (so you need those too!). "Ultimate" is still available for purchase via the Internet. Compiled by original inspiration from Kevin Eggers.


Note: this CD is in stereo (the earlier LP in mono) and includes four alternate stereo editions: Yakety Yak, Run Red Run, Girls Girls Girls (part 1) and Bad Blood:


****   Review by George O' Leary, Canada at amazon.com:

This CD, issued in 1986 by Warner Special Products, has no liner notes at all and omits too many Coasters hits to be regarded as "ultimate." Still, it's not a bad find, especially at the price being asked. Elements of this group, always leaning heavily to the comic side of things, began their careers as The Robins in 1950 on the Savoy label. Ty Terrell. Billy Richards, Roy Richards, and Bobby Nunn had their first hit that January with If It's So Baby, a # 10 R&B. A few months later they joined The Johnny Otis Quintette and Little Esther for the smash # 1 R&B [nine weeks] Double Crossing Blues. That was it for charted hits, even though, in 1954, they added two more voices in Carl Gardner and Grady Chapman. By 1955 they had moved to the Spark label owned by the famous team of Leiber and Stoller where several cuts, although not national charters, did quite well locally. These included Riot In Cell Block # 9, and Framed [found here in their original format at tracks 14 and 18]. Then they hit national success with Smokey Joe's Cafe [track 17] which attracted enough interest from Atlantic for them to continue distribution on their Atco subsidiary, the record ultimately reaching # 10 R&B/# 79 pop. After Atlantic signed Gardner and Nunn, and retained Lieber & Stoller as the creative force, they added Billy Guy and Leon Hughes and became The Coasters prior to their first release early in 1956 - Down In Mexico [# 8 R&B - track 5]. The flipside, Turtle Dovin', also charted at # 8 R&B but is not included here. Nor is their next release, One Kiss Led To Another, which made it to # 11 R&B and # 73 pop in September 1956. Their first in 1957 are here, however, and what a hit. The A-side, Searchin' [track 3], went to # 1 R&B and stayed there for 12 weeks, also going to # 3 pop, while the B-side, the hilarious Young Blood [track 10], also made it to # 1 R&B and # 8 pop. The follow-up Idol With The Golden Head [track 20] didn't fare nearlly as well, settling for # 64 pop and being shut out on the R&B charts. Strangely, only one hit emerged in 1958, but that too was a smash with the immortal Yakety Yak [track 7] going to # 1 on both charts, and spending seven weeks at the top R&B position, featuring King Curtis on sax. 1959 was a banner year as Charlie Brown [track 4] hit the # 2 position in March on both charts, again featuring Curtis, and b/w Three Cool Cats [track 13]. Continuing in the comic vein, Along Came Jones [track 12] reached # 9 pop and # 14 R&B in early summer b/w That Is Rock & Roll [track 11]. Later that summer they were back with the double-sided hit Poison Ivy [track 9 - # 1 R&B (4 weeks) and # 7 pop, b/w I'm A Hog For You [# 38 pop - not included here], and before the year was out they produced yet one more two-sided hit: Run Red Run [track 8 - # 36 pop/# 29 R&B] b/w What About Us? [# 17 R&B and # 47 pop - not included here]. In 1960 they dipped into the oldies bag for Besame Mucho [both sides], taking Part 1 to # 70 pop in May. This is also missing from this set. So too is Wake Me, Shake Me which hit # 14 R&B and # 51 pop in July. But the comic Shopping For Clothes is here [track 2], which made it to # 83 pop in October. 1961's first hit Wait A Minute [# 37 pop], written for them by Bobby Darin and Don Kirshner, is another omission, but Little Egypt (Ying-Yang), which reached # 16 R&B and # 23 pop can be found at track 1. Then came Girls, Girls, Girls which peaked at # 96 pop in August, but which found greater success a year later when recorded by Elvis. After a long drought, and now with Earl "Speedo" Carroll, formerly of The Cadillacs, on board, they had a # 64 pop/R&B hit in 1964 with T'ain't Nothin' To Me [not included]. Also omitted is their last charter, a 1971 re-make of The Clovers old hit, Love Potion # 9, which hit # 76 pop. While other songs in this collection [The Shadow Knows, I Must Be Dreamin', and Bad Blood] are equally fine examples of the successful partnership between the group and Leiber & Stoller, they did not chart, and so it would have been a truly "ultimate" collection had they, and a couple of the uncharted B-sides, been omitted in favour of some of the missing hits. Even so, if you can get your hands on a copy you won't be disappointed, either by the contents - ALL ORIGINAL analog recordings digitally remastered - or the sound quality.


2005   YAKETY YAK - THE COASTERS COLLECTION
Warner Platinum (WEA Britain) CD 8122-73225-2  Mono (and some stereo)

 

 
The very latest Atco collection (Warner Platinum 8122732252).
 
Riot In Cell Block Number Nine
Young Blood
Yakety Yak
Down In Mexico
Searchin'
Idol With The Golden Head
Charlie Brown
That Is Rock And Roll
I'm A Hog For You Baby
Along Came Jones
Sorry But I'm Gonna Have To Pass
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
(stereo)
The Shadow Knows
(stereo)
Three Cool Cats
(stereo 2:26)
Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)
Shoppin'  For Clothes
Wrap It Up
Lola
Whadaya Want
Lovey Dovey
   

Atco collection (featuring hits and rarities)
A nice low-budget collection on European WEA featuring hits but also a couple of rare ones not issued on "50 Coastin' Classics". "Lola" is only issued on the Coasters'  first LP and the Collectables 2LP CD and "Lovey Dovey" is only featured on the hard-to-find Sequel CD and the rare "What Is The Secret..." CD. One of the million-selling hits, "Poison Ivy", is - strangely enough - missing. "Three Cool Cats" is the long-running stereo alternate. No liner notes whatsoever (pity). Seeral tracks in stereo. This issue actually has no significant value except for the cover. Well, joking a bit  - but there are better issues - although a nice starter for a new Coasters fan.

 

Back cover of "The Coasters Collection" Cd issued in September, 2005.

 

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1997   THE BEST OF THE COASTERS
Atlantic Japan CD AMCY-2277 Mono

 

 
Atlantic Japan CD "The Best of The Coasters".
   

Atco classics !

Contains 25 classic Atco tracks including the hits and also some misses plus Robins´ tracks. "Hey Sexy" is there and also "Wait A Minute", "Just Like A Fool" .. and more - all in perfect mono sound. If you already have all the the tracks on any CD before you still make a fine buy for the contained booklet, which features a nice little singles/albums discography and a complete lyrics section (in English). Great - try to find it!!!

Tracks: Yakety Yak; Charlie Brown; Poison Ivy; Along Came Jones; Searchin´; Young Blood; Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart; Riot In Cell Block #9; Wrap It Up; Framed; Whadaya Want?; One Kiss; Just Like A Fool; Smokey Joe´s Cafe; One Kiss Led To Another; Down In Mexico; Hey Sexy; That Is Rock & Roll; I´m A Hog For You; What About Us; Wake Me, Shake Me; Wait A Minute; Little Egypt (Ying-Yang); Teach Me How To Shimmy; Hongry.


1990   WHAT IS THE SECRET OF YOUR SUCCESS?
Mr R&B RBD 102 (Europe) Mono

 

 
The Coasters at "Shindig" TV-show in 1965 with Will Jones (bottom left), Billy Guy (top right), Earl Caroll and Carl Gardner.
 

Rare tracks album !

Identical to the LP issue, with rare Atco tracks. Hard to find. Note: This is the collection, compiled by the editor of this Web Site, Claus Röhnisch, and Jonas Bernholm in 1980, containing by then - in album form - unissued Coasters´ singles tracks. Also available on vinyl RB-102.
(Note: Contains Atco mono editions, not issued on LP before 1980). 

Tracks:   (When She Wants Good Lovin´) My Baby Comes To Me -  What Is The Secret Of Your Success? - Gee, Golly <Gee Golly> - Sorry But I´m Gonna Have To Pass - Besame Mucho part 1-2 - Lady Like - Thumbin´ A Ride - Ridin´ Hood - Girls Girls Girls part 2 - Hongry - Teach Me How To Shimmy - Bull Tick Waltz - The P.T.A. - Bad Detective - Lovey Dovey - Wild One.


2002    36 ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS!
Warner Special Products 3Pak Timelessmusic (3CD-set) OPCD 3609 #1130-17102-2

 

   
36 Atco classics in a 3CD-set.


Contains 3 CDs - each with
12 Atco mono classics.
This 3Pak is not available at
retailers but a
Warner Special Products
release.
Good mono sound
- the only thing wrong
with this set is there are
no news to find and
absolutely no CD-booklet
or anything on paper
except for the back cover
tracks information
(with tracks time and publishers).
Note the British spellings
of "Run, Red, Run" and
"That Is Rock And Roll".

The set contains all tracks from
"Greatest Hits" but not all tracks
of "The Coasters" and "Coast Along",
but som other more rare Atco recordings.

36 Atco classics !

Tracks - Disc One:
1. Charlie Brown 2:19
2. Smokey Joe's Cafe 2:48
3. Riot In Cell Block #9 3:29
4. Wrap It Up 2:49
5. Framed 2:43
6. One Kiss 2:51
7. I Must Be Dreamin' 2:20
8. Just Like A Fool 2:54
9. Hongry 2:35
10. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart 2:51
11. The Shadow Knows 2:07
12. Searchin' 2:39
Disc Two:
1. Yakety Yak 1:52
2. (Ain't That) Just Like Me 1:52
3. Sweet Georgia Brown 2:46
4. Down In Mexico 3:15
5. Brazil 2:24
6. Young Blood 2:22
7. Idol With The Golden Head 2:25
8. (When She Wants Good Lovin') My Baby Comes To Me 3:00
9. Sorry But I'm Gonna Have To Pass 2:11
10. Three Cool Cats 2:08
11. That Is Rock And Roll 2:25
12. Along Came Jones 2:55
Disc Three:
1. Poison Ivy 2:45
2. Little Egypt 2:51
3. I'm A Hog For You 2:01
4. What About Us 2:46
5. Run, Red, Run 2:59
6. Besame Mucho (Part 1) 2:18
7. Wake Me, Shake Me 2:29
8. Shoppin' For Clothes 3:00
9. Thumbin' A Ride 2:24
10. Wait A Minute 2:41
11. Keep On Rollin' 2:22
12. Bad Blood 2:12


2003    THE COASTERS   - 31 Of Their Greatest Hits!
BlackTulip BTCD-2638891

 

 
Black Tulip bootleg CD

31 of Their Greatest Hits!

The Coasters - Bootleg

Rare BlackTulip CD with 31 tracks.





















 

 
This CD on BlackTulip BTCD-2638891 was issued during circa 2003, and contains 31 original Atco recordings. It is very rare  - and a bootleg from unknown origin (probably mostly cut from the Sequel issues) with no information but the subtitle: "31 Of Their Greatest Hits!". The recordings from 1958-1960 are mostly the stereo versions. "Girls" is part 2, "Wake Me, Shake Me" in stereo, "Three Cool Cats" is the 2:41 master version in stereo from Clarion and Edsel and "That Is Rock And Roll" is the Carl Gardner led original mono version. Good sound but nothing new.

2007    GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS Part 1 & Part 2
Rock 'n' Rhythm bootleg CDs, RRCD 04 and RRCD 05, covering 31 tracks each - Mono single versions.

 

 
Part 1
Part 2

2 x 31 tracks (bootleg)


GreatMusicCheap
has them!

The Coasters - Bootleg incl pre-Spark Robins

31 tracks each sorted with altering A- and B-sides on the 2 CDs, probalby dubbed from the original singles. Liner notes from Hugh Gregory: "The Real Rhythm and blues" (without giving credit to him. Nice art-work though. "Crocodile" on CD2 is listed but missing. "Snake & The Bookworm" on CD2 is the original single mono version. Tracks list:
Part 1:
1. All Night Baby*
2. My Baby done told me*
3. Empty Bottles*
4. Get it off Your Mind*
5. Loop De Loop Mambo*
6. Wrap it up*
7. Whadaya Want*
8. I Must be Dreamin'*
9. Smoky Joe's Cafe*
10. Down in Mexico
11. Brazil
12. Young Blood
13. (When She Wants Good Lovin) My Baby comes to me
14. Sweet Georgia Brown
15. ZING! Went the Strings of my Heart
16. Sorry, but I'm gonna have to Pass
17. Charlie Brown
18. Along Came Jones
19. I'm a Hog for You
20. What About Us
21. Stewball
22. Shoppin' for Clothes
23. Wait a Minute
24. Keep on Rolling
25. Bad Blood
26. Teach me How to Shimmy
27. Hongry
28. Girls, Girls, Girls (Pt 1)
29. Bell Bottle Slacks and a Chinese Kimono
30. Ridin' Hood
31. Snake & the Bookworm
*Recorded as The Robins
Part 2:
1. Let's Go To the Dance*
2. Ten days in Jail*
3. Don't Stop Now*
4. Double Crossin' Baby*
5. Riot in cell block No 9*
6. Framed*
7. One Kiss*
8. The Hatchet Man*
9. Turtle dovin'
10. One kiss led to Another
11. Searchin'
12. Idol with the Golden Head
13. What is the Secret of Your Success
14. Yakety Yak
15. The Shadow Knows
16. Hey Sexy
17. Three Cool Cats
18. That is Rock 'N' Roll
19. Poison Ivy
20. Run Red Run
21. Wake Me Shake Me
22. Thumbin' a Ride
23. Little Egypt
24. Girls, Girls, Girls (Pt 2)
25. Ain't that Just like me
26. Bad Detective
27. Gee Golly
28. Dance
29.
Ladylike
30. Saturday Night Fish Fry
31. Crocodile (not included)
*Recorded as The Robins


1993    YAKETY YAK  
Rhino Special Editions R2 71428; issued in 1995 on Pickwick (E)
1997    YAKETY YAK AND OTHER HITS    
Rhino Flashback R2 72663
2004    YAKETY YAK & OTHER FAVORITES
Collectables Priceless  COL 9525
 

 

 
Rhino Special Editions, 1993

The Rhino/Flashback CD "Yakety Yak And Other Hits" of 1997 (ten classic tracks - and reissued on Collectables Priceless series in may, 2004 as "Yakety Yak & Other Favorites".

The Collectables Priceless CD of 2004.
  

Cut-outs ! (and Collectables)

Don´t try to find the first two anymore - you have the tracks on other Rhino issues (although they are still available on some web order sites).
Only ten tracks!: "Yakety Yak", "Searchin´", "Riot In Cell Block # 9", "Young Blood", "Down In Mexico", "Smokey Joe´s Cafe", "Shoppin´ For Clothes", "Idol With The Golden Head", "Framed" and "Turtle Dovin´". It´s THE early Atco classics (incl two Robins tracks). The second CD includes a couple of different tracks ("Little Egypt" and "Charlie Brown" instead of "Riot..." and "Down In Mexico"). Both CDs now deleted in Rhino catalogue, although the Flashback is reissued on (oldies.com) Collectables (Priceless series) on May 25, 2004 (same track order and same CD with Flashback catalogue number in new cover).

Tracks
R2 71428: Yakety Yak - Searchin´ - Riot In Cell Block # 9 - Young Blood - Down In Mexico - Smokey Joe´s Cafe - Shoppin´ For Clothes - Idol With The Golden Head - Framed  - Turtle Dovin.
 
Tracks
R2 72663
(and COL 9525): Searchin´ - Smokey Joe´s Cafe - Little Egypt - Idol With The Golden Head - Young Blood - Charlie Brown - Framed - Turtle Dovin´ - Shoppin´ For Clothes - Yakety Yak.

listen to 30sec clips mp3 audios at WalMart

2008 (October 26)    ONLY THE BEST OF THE COASTERS
Collectables 3CD Pac 11242 (featuring COL 9425 "Yakety Yak and Other Favorites", COL 6523 "Coast Along With Coasters", COL 7566 "The Coasters" & "One By One")

oldies.com




2008 Rhino / Made In USA / UPC 13287774060 / Cat # OPCD-8289
Contains 10 tracks`on Cracker Barrel
Old Country Store "private" label.

1. YAKETY YAK
2. SEARCHIN'
3. HONGRY
4. YOUNG BLOOD
5. CHARLIE BROWN
6. POISON IVY
7. ALONG CAME JONES
8. SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
9. LITTLE EGYPT
10. THE SHADOW KNOWS
 


1987    GREATEST HITS
Evergreen CD 2090962 (Portugal), also on 7567903862 (Holland)

alternate
1994     THE GREAT COASTERS
Goldies GLD 63169 (Portugal)

 

 
The European issue on Evergreen. (The Coasters in 1958 with Gunter, Jones, Gardner, Guy and Jacobs.

Goldies cover.
  

Compilation imports !

Beware! Too few recordings - only ten tracks on these! The Evergreen European issue has ten famous Atco tracks incl. "Shoppin´ For Clothes" (confirmed - I´ve got it at home!). Goldies has seven original Atco recordings plus three recordings from the Will Jones "World Famous" LP ("Just Coastin´" CD) - Searchin´, Yakety Yak and Charlie Brown. "Poison Ivy" on Goldies is the unedited Atco version without the dubbed wood perc.

Tracks Evergreen: Yakety Yak - Charlie Brown - Along Came Jones - Shoppin´ For Clothes - Run, Red, Run - Searchin´ - Poison Ivy - Young Blood - Little Egypt - Down In Mexico.
Tracks
Goldies: Searchin´ (Jones) - Young Blood - Yakety Yak (Jones) - Charlie Brown (Jones) - Along Came Jones - Poison Ivy (unedited) - Run Red Run - Shoppin´ For Clothes - Little Egypt - Down In Mexico.
Note: The tracks on the Goldies CD re-issued on the 3-set CD shared with Ben E. King and The Drifters (see below), which also includes 8 Coasters tracks from Date/King plus "One Foot Draggin´".


2003   THE COASTERS
Live from The Palace of Auburn Hills

- Classic World DVD 1372  
E  (note that the CD of same name has the ten Gardner-led Trip-tracks, not the tracks below)

The Coasters  - Live from The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Newly recorded live tracks with the current Coasters!
Carl Gardner, lead/tenor; J.W. Lance, tenor; Alvin Morse, baritone/lead -1; Ronnie Bright, bass/lead-2; Thomas "Curley" Palmer,guitar.
with unknown accomp. incl. brass, horns and rhythm.
Recorded at "The Palace of Auburn Hills", Detroit, Michigan, December 26, 2001

Tracks:
Baby That´s Rock & Roll
Searching
-1
Yakety Yak
Poison Ivy 
-1
Zing Went The Strings of My Heart 
-2
Young Blood
Stormy Monday
I´m A Hog For You
Little Egypt
-1
Smokey Joe´s Cafe
Charlie Brown

   

1995    THE BEST OF THE COASTERS
(Carl Gardner & The Coasters - Live In Concert)  
NQD Cassette 8743;  also:
2003    THE BEST OF THE COASTERS
- Live from Rock ' n'  Roll Palace 
E 
K-Tel Entertainment DVD 7570-9
alternate issue:

1996    THE COASTERS AND MORE
-  20 ALL TIME GREATS - SPOTLIGHT  
Javelin (UK) HADCD 155

 

"The Best of The Coasters". Live at the Palace n Orlando with Gardner, Ronnie Bright and Jimmy Norman in 1988.
The K-Tel DVD issued in 2003.


Intro by Wolfman Jack
That Is Rock And Roll
Poison Ivy
Little Egypt
Yakety Yak
Young Blood
Charlie Brown

Live recordings from 1988 !!
 

The Coasters & More CD featuring six live Coasters tracks.
 
Terrific live-recordings from Orlando, Florida (I have the cassette & now also the great DVD, produced in 2003). GREAT STUFF from the Rock 'n'  Roll Palace Little Darlin's in Orlando recorded in 1988, featuring Gardner, Bright and Norman; and hosted by the legendary Wolfman Jack. Get the DVD!  One simply can't stop listening and looking at Carl's extremely tuff version of "Young Blood"!

The NQD cassette - edited in 1992 - has been obtainable via rombox.com Gardner Web Site but is deleted today, and does not include "Poison Ivy" - but has "Down In Mexico" from the same session and "Frosty The Snowman" - the last a late studio recording of Florida. There are two videos available featuring the Coasters from this session with Wolfman Jack as MC; and a DVD 7570-9 (on K-Tel Entertainment, issued in November 2003). The CD imaged above has these tracks: (Baby That's) Rock And Roll, Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown, Young Blood, Little Egypt, Poison Ivy.


   All Music Guide
All Music Guide list of Coasters Albums
Main Albums | Compilations | Overview

The Rhino/Flashback CD "Yakety Yak And Other Hits" of 1997 (ten classic tracks - and reissued on Collectables Priceless series in may, 2004 as "Yakety Yak & Other Favorites".

Find Coasters CDs at Barnes & Noble

The Coasters at Best Buy


The Coasters on Rhapsody (music download)


Forever Gold on St.Clair with 1996 bogus Coasters recordings.

  More Coasters CDs
  The CDs shown here comprise recordings
  done by former members
  of the original Coasters plus
  a couple of bogus Coasters recordings
  (and bootleg Atco & King).

  Check the fake Coasters albums

The British Joy LP.Trip TLP-8028 (with a photo featuring the true Coasters including Billy Guy, Earl Carroll, Carl Gardner and Ronnie Bright at the Apollo in 1969.Escobar LP 3311 "Breaking Out".Archives LP A613. (with an imae of Bobby Nunn´s Coasters)."The World Famous Coasters" on DJM with Will Jones and Leon Hughes.The "Just Coastin´" CD cover (reissue of "World Famous").This is the true Coasters, but the album is by Billy Guy (GustoLP and Hollywood CD).
DeLuxe CD 1006.The Onyx Point CD of 1991."Best of the Best" on Federal CD - ten tracks listed on CD 6543 and 9 on CD 6545 (same cover).Salsa Picante SLP 1001 of 1979.NewRose CD (with partly the cover of "Greatest Hits" Atco LP/CD).The British "Legends - The Coasters" CD (with images from 1969 and from 1957).Prime Cuts CD 2355 cover comprising new-recorded fake Coasters of the early hits.Forever Gold on St.Clair 1990s remakes of an unknown fake group.
The Roots of Rock n´ Roll CD with an image of The Coaster sof cirka 1992 (Bright, Gardner, Thomas).Album cover: "Leon Hughes & the Coasters" in the 1990s shown at the bottom of cover."Live on Tour II".Billy Richards´ Coasters and the part II live CD.The Billy Guy Coaters - "Live On Tour" bootleg CD."Rockin´ My Soul"The Cornell Gunter Coasters (act fake Marshak group) and the CD "Gone Fishin´".
"The Coasters" bogus on Platinum Disc


1988    20 GREAT ORIGINALS    
Atlantic 80269-2 (WEA 780269-2 in Europe)

Originally the British LP K-30057. Contains several alternate Atco stereo versions of the famous hits and issued in Europe on WEA 780269-2. Probably withdrawn.


1991    POISON IVY - THE BEST OF THE COASTERS
Atco 82313-2
20 classic Atco titles planned in the "Re-Masters Series", but withdrawn when Rhino planned for "50 Coastin´ Classics".



MP3 Downloads at 7.digital
72 albums


 

4 CD -set "The Great Vocal Groups".
A 4-CDS set titled "The Great Vocal Groups" with one CD featuring 18 Coasters tracks.

 
  This one for your special collection:
    "The Drifters and Ben E. King meet the Coasters"
   Goldies CD 13999 (issued in 2001) containing a total of 42 tracks,
    including 19 Coasters tracks.

  Searchin´ (Jones), Young Blood,
  Yakety Yak (Jones), Mohair Sam,
  The In Crowd, Down At Papa Joe´s,
  Charlie Bown (Jones), Along Came Jones,
  Poison Ivy (unedited), D.W. Washburn,
  On Broadway, One Foot Draggin´,
  Run Red Run, Shoppin´ For Clothes,
  Little Egypt, Down In Mexico,
  Love Potion No. 9, Cool Jerk, Soul Pad.
  | Full tracks list |
 

"The Drifters and Ben E. King meet the Coasters".
The Coasters:
original King/Atco and Jones re-recordings
Ben E. King and Drifters re-recordings.


A Drifters/Coasters compilation with four fake plus "Poison Ivy" Atco.

Platters/Drifters/Coasters compilation "Only The Hits".


This is an Italian LP featuring a couple of Coasters tracks.

Notes to CD Guide:
All CDs originally from the U.S. (unless otherwise indicated).
No fake Coasters CDs included - find:
| all the fake Coasters albums |
 
 
3 gruoups on Direct Source CD with fake groups, title "Vocal Chords".   A vinyl album titled "Sold Out".   A CD containing 7 Drifters and 5 Coasters tracks (unknown origin). 

Compilations including other artists

Wisepack (Britain) LECD 076 "Legends" includes several Atco tracks, plus Guy Trip titles (see fake Coasters albums).
No compilations including Coasters plus other artist(s) listed above or below! See Tunes.com, Amazon.com (with All Music Guide) and CDnow.com for compilations which include Coasters tracks. Examples given: One CD titled "Love Potion" on 32Records, featuring the Coasters (which prob. also includes several other artists)."Classic Artists - Only The Hits" on St.Clair (with unknown titles, prob. reissued live recordings of Gardner´s or fake Coasters - and also including Platters and Drifters), a Drifters/Coasters compilation including fake Coasters revivals plus one Atco track, the CDs pictured here.. etc.

"Side By Side"  The Drifters & The Coasters CD.

Relic Record Shoppe.
The Relic Record Shoppe in Hackensack, NJ, is owned by George Lavatelli.
Here's a pick taken by tuneman56.
George carries an extensive CD catalog and lots of 45s,
so if you are looking for anything, give him a ring at 201-342-4848.

Check for Coasters records (singles, LPs, CDs) at:
GEMM
GEMM
enter:
The Coasters  & find

cdparadise WH Smith
cdparadise
enter: The Coasters  & find

Amazon.com on The Coasters.
Find audio clips on several Coasters CDs.


THE COASTERS
ALBUMS DISCOGRAPHY
(THE VINYLS)
Atco 33-101 - the first Coasters LP.The "electronic stereo" version of LP 101.

This section lists all original Coasters´ LP albums (the vinyls) - with reissues - and all Coasters´ LP compilations issued through the years. Track title credits as on original album issues inside label (with sleeve titles in brackets), listed in playing order. Albums listed in chronological order (year of original issue). No fake Coasters´ albums listed (see special section at the end of this one). See also the CD Guide at the top of this section. All albums U.S. (except where noted - Pioneer are Japan Atlantic/Atco issues).

ORIGINAL VINYLS

1957
THE COASTERS
  
Atco LP 33-101, electronic stereo  LP 33-101 (1960)
Atco Records´ and the Coasters´ first LP, released after the success of "Searchin´" in November, 1957, featuring seven Robins´ Spark recordings and seven of the first eight Coasters recordings.

MINI ALBUM REVIEW: One of the premier doo-wop groups, The Coasters were loved for ther smooth harmonies, simple to appealing music, and comical lyricism. Though this album doesn't include their biggest hits ("Yakety Yak" and "Charlie Brown,") there's still some great moments on here. Check out the exotic strains of "Lola" and the rollicking police drama "Framed." - Brolin Winning (Real Player Music Store)
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 The original Atco LP 33-101 Searchin´
One Kiss Led To Another
Brazil
Turtle Dovin´
Smokey Joe´s Cafe
Wrap It Up
Riot In Cell Block #9 (...Number Nine)
Young Blood
Loop De Loop Mambo
One Kiss
I Must Be Dreamin´
Lola
Framed
Down In Mexico
  

1959
THE COASTERS
´ GREATEST HITS
  

Atco LP 33-111, stereo SD33-111, London HAE 2237 (UK),
reissued
1970 (SD33-111)
and in 1989 on
Atco CD 33111-2 (90386-2)
1967 GREAT ALL TIME HITS  Atlantic Special 590 015 (UK)
1982 THE COASTERS COLLECTION
Atlantic 20 264 (Germany)

The Coasters´ most famous LP, originally released after their fourth million seller "Poison Ivy".
   
Atco LP 33-111.
     
Poison Ivy  (edited)
Along Came Jones
Down In Mexico
The Shadow Knows
I´m A Hog For You
Charlie Brown
Yakety Yak
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
That Is Rock & Roll
Young Blood
Sweet Georgia Brown
Searchin´
The Coasters' Greatest Hits.

 
Atlantic Special LP  590 015.  The German "Collection" reissue.
The "Great All Time Hits" and "Collection" albums.

  

1960
THE COASTERS
- ONE BY ONE   
Atco LP 33-123, stereo SD33-123

The third original Coasters LP with each of the four classic Coasters acting solo jazz balladeers - and the only album session.
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Atco LP 33-123 One By One. But Beautiful
Satin Doll
Gee Baby Ain´t I Good To You
Autumn Leaves
You´d Be So Nice To Come Home To
Moonlight In Vermont
Moonglow
Easy Living
The Way You Look Tonight
Don´t Get Around Much Anymore
Willow Weep For Me
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  

1962
COAST ALONG WITH
THE COASTERS
 
Atco LP 33-135, stereo SD33-135,
1963 London HAK 8033 (UK),
reissued 1968 on Atlantic 588.134 (UK)
The last Coasters Atco LP, issued after the success of "Little Egypt".
 
MINI ALBUM REVIEW: One of the great things about the Coasters (and there are many) is that even though these songs were written amid the sanitized paranoia of the '50s, when they sing the word "glass" in "What About Us" you can't help but expect them to rhyme it with some kind of "ass" joke. They don't, but they just about do. Coasting has two of this monumental band's most brilliant songs, the surreal rocker "Run Red Run" and the Tex Avery-inspired "Little Egypt."  Mike McGuirk (Real Player Music Store).
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Note:
The stereo edition has alternates, marked *
      

"Coast Along With The Coasters" vinyl LP. (Ain´t That) Just Like Me
Keep On Rollin´ *
Wait A Minute
Stewball
The Snake & The Bookworm *
What About Us *
Little Egypt (Ying-Yang) *
Wake Me, Shake Me
Run Red Run *
My Babe
Bad Blood *
Girls Girls Girls * (Girls, Girls, Girls on stereo edition)

The British Atlantic reissue on 588.134.


1965
THAT IS ROCK & ROLL
  
Clarion LP 605, stereo SD-605

Budget LP from the Atlantic subsidiary, comprising several alternate takes of the hits and for the first time on LP - "The Climb" and other favorites. (Issued in 1965 with a ´65 LP-master number.)
 

Clarion LP 605
  
That Is Rock & Roll (edited alt)
Along Came Jones (alternate)
Charlie Brown (alternate)
Three Cool Cats (extended alternate)
Dance (extended edition)
Down In Mexico
One Kiss Led To Another (extended fadeout)
Yakety Yak (alternate stereo)
The Climb (actually The Slime)
Idol With The Golden Head

1971
THEIR GREATEST RECORDINGS
- THE EARLY YEARS

Atco LP SD 33-37
1;   ATLANTIC MASTERS on Atlantic K 30031 (UK) 
Compilation due to the first revival of the Coasters, including a couple of alternates - with a fold out sleeve.

(Note: Contains alternative editions of a couple of titles). 
 

Atco LP 33-371.'

   
 
The British LP K 30031.
That Is Rock And Roll (edited alternate)
Poison Ivy (alternate)
Along Came Jones
Searchin´
Shoppin´ For Clothes
Yakety Yak (alternate stereo)
Little Egypt (edited)
Charlie Brown
Down In Mexico
Smokey Joe´s Cafe
Riot In Cell Block Number Nine
Young Blood
Turtle Dovin´
Idol With The Golden Head

Original album.

The US King (Leiber-Stoller) LP.
 

 
Back cover of the U.S. King LP.

1972
THE COASTERS ON BROADWAY

King LP KS1146-498,  London LP SHZ 8460 (UK 1973),
LOVE POTION NUMBER NINE  King LP 1147 (Japan unconfirmed)
The only LP comprising all of the Coasters recordings for Date and for King - again with Leiber and Stoller producing - and composing. Issued after the success with "Love Potion Number Nine". T
he London issue has a different cover (with the 1972 color Coasters on stage - an image later used on a couple of bogus Coasters CDs). Note: The original vinyl has copyright 1972 on label and copyright 1973 on back cover (as does the British issue).
 

The original American LP issue of "On Broadway".

(Note: reissued on Highland LP/CD -7786 as "20 Greatest Hits" with 8 "bonus" tracks from Billy Guy´s ´70s recordings, see CD-Guide). 
  

D.W. Washburn
On Broadway
Mohair Sam
The In Crowd
Down At Papa Joe´s
  (..  Poppa Joe´s)
Love Potion Number Nine
Mustang Sally
Cool Jerk
Down Home Girl
Soul Pad
Everybody´s Woman
Talkin´ ´Bout A Woman

The British version of "On Broadway" on London.

16 Greatest Hits LP on Trip.

1975
16 GREATEST HITS
 
Trip LP TOP 16-7
; reissued as:
1975  THIS IS THE COASTERS
  Springboard/Metronome LP 201.079 (Europe)
1980  JUKE BOX GIANTS
  Phoenix20 LP 20-602 (Can),  1982 AFE MP 1059 (UK)

 

Ten re-recordings in New Jersey by Carl Gardner´s revival group (including a new version of "Love Potion...") plus six Billy Guy-recordings from 1962. With the same running order the LP is reissued on CD as "Greatest Hits".


Phoenix20 LP
 


Run Red Run
Yackety-Yak
As Quiet As It´s Kept
Young Blood
Whip It On Me, Baby
Poison Ivy
It Don´t Take Much
Along Came Jones
  


Down In Mexico
It Ain´t Sanitary
Little Egypt
Searchin´
Deodorant Song
Charlie Brown
T.V. Fanatic
Love Potion #9
  

Note: the familiar titles are Gardner´s Coasters re-recordings for Trip, not the Atco tracks. Others from Guy´s ABC/Double-L session.
It is not confirmed that the Springboard LP contains the above recordings. See also TVP-LP below; and MasterTone CDs of 1997. The ten Gardner-led recordings are reissued on several different CDs - (a.o. "Golden Hits" on Master ITC) and several have a couple or more of the Guy tracks too.


COMPILATIONS

TVP LP 1002 of 1979.

The Japanese Trio LP.

1979
THE DRIFTERS MEET THE COASTERS

TVP-1002-KO (2-set LP);  on CD 1987   Dominion CD 614-2,
1980  Trio / Kenwood (Jpn) 1-LP 23002

 
Yet another re-issue of the Trip titles - plus.

Contains 15 Charlie Thomas´ Drifters recordings of the mid ´70s plus Gardners´ 10 Coasters´ Trip recordings plus 5 of Guy´s ABC/Double-L recordings. Coasters´ track-listing: 3. Love Potion Number 9/ Yakity-Yak/ Along Came Jones/ Poison Ivy/ Searchin´/ Little Egypt/ Charlie Brown 4. Run Red Run/ It Ain´t Sanitary/ The Prophet/ The Prison Break/ Hungry/ Down In Mexico/ Young Blood/ The Deodorant Song. Issued in Japan as a single-LP, titled "The Coasters Meets The Drifters", featuring YY, PI, ACJ, Se and CB plus 6 Drifters recordings.


Atlantic UK LP 30057.

1978
20 GREAT ORIGINALS
 
Atlantic LP K 30057 (UK),
1987  WEA/Atlantic LP/CD 780269-1/2 (prob withdrawn)
Electronic-stereo versions of the classic Atco tracks. Definately out of print today.

(Note: Contains several stereo alternates).

1. Riot In Cell Block Number 9 / Smokey Joe´s Cafe / Framed / Turtle Dovin´ / Down In Mexico / Young Blood / Searchin´ / Idol With The Golden Head / Yakety Yak / Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart   2. The Shadow Knows / Charlie Brown / Along Came Jones / Poison Ivy (unedited)   / What About Us (alternate) /I´m A Hog For You Baby / Run Red Run (alternate) / Shoppin´ For Clothes / Little Egypt / Bad Blood (alternate).


The original Mr R&B LP cover.

1980
WHAT IS THE SECRET
OF YOUR SUCCESS?
 
Mr R&B LP 102 (Sweden),  1990  Mr R&B CD RBD102

Atco recordings - never before issued in LP-form. This was originally a "half-bootleg", compiled by this web site editor - and the way he learned to know Carl Gardner personally. Still in stock in some places.
1. (When She Wants Good Lovin´) My Baby Comes To Me /What Is The Secret Of Your Success? /Gee, Golly <Gee Golly> /Sorry But I´m Gonna Have To Pass /Besame Mucho part 1-2 /Lady Like /Thumbin´ A Ride /Ridin´ Hood 2. Girls Girls Girls part 2 /Hongry /Teach Me How To Shimmy /Bull Tick Waltz /The P.T.A. /Bad Detective /Lovey Dovey /Wild One. (Note: Contains Atco mono editions, previousluy unissued on LP). 


Warner/Pioneer LP P-4583A.

1980
THE COASTERS

Warner/Pioneer LP P-4583A
The first of three Japanese Atco/Atlantic Coasters LPs containing original mono singles tracks.
1. Searchin´ /One Kiss Led To Another /Smokey Joe´s Cafe /Riot In Cell Block Number Nine /Young Blood /Down In Mexico /I´m A Hog For You 2. Yakety Yak /Poison Ivy /Along Came Jones /Charlie Brown /That Is Rock & Roll /Little Egypt (Ying-Yang) /What About Us. (Note: Sleeve identical to Atco LP SD 33-101 with mono editions). 


Pioneer LP P-6188A

1981
WAKE ME, SHAKE ME
 
Warner/Pioneer LP P-6188A

Follow up to the first Pioneer Coasters LP - this time stereo editions (including the alternate of "Snake and Bookworm" from the stereo verson of the Atco LP "Coast Along with..").

1. Dance! /Wake Me, Shake Me /The Snake And The Bookworm (edited alternate) /Wait A Minute /Girls Girls Girls (edited) /(Ain´t That) Just Like Me /Bad Blood (alternate) 2. Teach Me How To Shimmy /Lovey Dovey /Wild One /Lady Like /Hongry /Let´s Go Get Stoned /Saturday Night Fish Fry. (Note: Front cover photo from Atco LP 33-123. Contains several alternate stereo editions).


"All About The Coasters".

1982
ALL ABOUT THE COASTERS
 
Warner/Pioneer (Atco) LP P-13013
I still wonder why this was released - although it is a wonderful package with hits and misses.
1. Down In Mexico /Searchin´ /Young Blood /Yakety Yak /Charlie Brown /Poison Ivy /Wake Me, Shake Me /Little Egypt (Ying-Yang) /Girls Girls Girls (edited alternate) /Riot In Cell Block #9 2. Turtle Dovin´ /Brazil /Sweet Georgia Brown /Loop De Loop Mambo /Wrap It Up /Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart /The Shadow Knows /Run Red Run (alternate) /Stewball (slightly alternate) /I Must Be Dreaming (Spark recording). (Note: Original Atco tracks). 


The "Young Blood" 2-set LP.

1982
YOUNG BLOOD
 
Atlantic DeLuxe LP AD 2-4003 (2-set),
Atlantic K 60163 (UK
),
Atlantic DeLuxe 60 163 (Germany)

Atco singles in mono editions - a perfect double-LP "best of" compilation, issued as a follow-up to the first of Leiber-Stoller´s "Coasters" musicals ("Only In America")!

1. Little Egypt /Shoppin´ For Clothes /Searchin´ /Charlie Brown /Down In Mexico /Girls, Girls, Girls 2. Yakety Yak /Run, Red, Run /Poison Ivy /Young Blood /Down Home Girl /That Is Rock & Roll 3. D.W. Washburn /Along Came Jones /Three Cool Cats /Riot In Cell Block # 9 /The Shadow Knows /I Must Be Dreamin´ 4. Smokey Joe´s Cafe /Framed /Turtle Dovin´ /Bad Blood /<The>Idol With The Golden Head /Love Potion # 9. (Note: Contains Atco mono editions, 20 tracks reissued on Warner CD 27604-2 "The Ultimate Coasters", but in stereo editions; see CD Guide. The following titles are also on Leiber-Stoller compilation "Only In America" Atlantic Europe LP 99098, with further tracks by other artists, issued earlier: Little Egypt /Searchin´ /Charlie Brown /Girls, Girls, Girls<Part 1> /Yakety Yak /Poison Ivy /Young Blood /That Is Rock And Roll /D.W. Washburn /Along Came Jones /Three Cool Cats).
Note: There is one British 2-set LP on PRT SPOT 1028 (issued 1982), titled "Spotlight on The Coasters", which may be a retitling of this album.


The British Edsel LP.

1984
THUMBIN´ A RIDE
 
Edsel LP ED 156 (UK)
Britains "answer" to the Mr. R&B issue, comprising rare Coasters recordings. Contains several alternate stereo editions - a.o an extended "Three Cool Cats". 

1. That Is Rock And Roll<... ´N´ Roll> /Three Cool Cats (extended master) /(Ain´t That) Just Like Me /Keep On Rolling (alternate) /Wait A Minute /Stewball (slightly alternate) /The Snake And The Bookworm<..& The..>(mono single) /Wake Me, Shake Me 2. Girls Girls Girls -Pt.1 <Girls, Girls, Girls (Part 1)> (edited alternate) /Gee Golly /Sorry But I´m Gonna Have To Pass /What Is The Secret Of Your Success /Lady Like /Besame Mucho -Pt. 2<..Part 2>(actually Part 1) /Thumbin´ A Ride /Ridin´ Hood.


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1991    POISON IVY - THE BEST OF THE COASTERS 
Atco CD 82313-2
-withdrawn- (20 tracks). 

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The "One By One" LP in stereo.

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