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The CUES - Why?

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JASCD1167

Formed by Atlantic Records' head of A&R Jesse Stone in 1954, THE CUES were one of the outstanding vocal groups of the 1950s.

Their core personnel were Ollie Jones, Robie Kirk (aka Winfield Scott), Jimmy Breedlove, Abel De Costa, and Eddie Barnes, each member a superlative lead singer in his own right.

They recorded prolifically, for Lamp, Jubilee, Groove and Capitol, making the US charts with 'Burn That Candle' (which was covered by Bill Haley & His Comets) and 'Why'.

Elsewhere they also sung on dozens of hits of the era, incognito, backing singers like Ruth Brown, Lavern Baker, Big Joe Turner, Nat 'King' Cole, Roy Hamilton, Ivory Joe Hunter, Clyde McPhatter, etc.

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Formed by Atlantic Records' head of A&R Jesse Stone in 1954, THE CUES were one of the outstanding vocal groups of the 1950s.

Their core personnel were Ollie Jones, Robie Kirk (aka Winfield Scott), Jimmy Breedlove, Abel De Costa, and Eddie Barnes, each member a superlative lead singer in his own right.

They recorded prolifically, for Lamp, Jubilee, Groove and Capitol, making the US charts with 'Burn That Candle' (which was covered by Bill Haley & His Comets) and 'Why'.

Elsewhere they also sung on dozens of hits of the era, incognito, backing singers like Ruth Brown, Lavern Baker, Big Joe Turner, Nat 'King' Cole, Roy Hamilton, Ivory Joe Hunter, Clyde McPhatter, etc.

This unique compilation comprises everything that they recorded variously as The Cues, and The 4 Students in the 50s; a one-off 1960 'reunion' 45rpm, credited to Eddie Barnes; and four sides featuring them backing other artists.

Track Listing

1. SCOOCHIE SCOOCHIE
2. FORTY 'LEVEN DOZEN WAYS
3. ONLY YOU
4. I FELL FOR YOUR LOVING
5. HOT ROTTEN SODA POP (as The 4 Students)
6. SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR (as The 4 Students)
7. BURN THAT CANDLE
8. OH MY DARLIN'
9. CHARLIE BROWN
10. YOU'RE ON MY MIND
11. MOMMA LOVES POPPA
12. MUCH OBLIGED
13. DESTINATION TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE
14. DON'T MAKE BELIEVE
15. ROCK AND ROLL MR ORIOLE
16. CRACKERJACK
17. THE GIRL I LOVE
18. WHY
19. PRINCE OR PAUPER
20. BE MY WIFE
21. YES SIR
22. KILLER DILLER
23. CRAZY, CRAZY PARTY
24. I PRETEND
25. LADDER
26. WARM SPOT
27. OL' MAN RIVER (as Eddie Barnes)
BONUS TRACKS
28. CHARLIE WHITE & THE PLAYBOYS - ROCK, MOAN AND CRY
29. CARMEN TAYLOR & THE BOLEROS - FREDDIE
30. LAVERN BAKER & THE GLIDERS - TWEEDLE DEE
31. LIL MCKENZIE & THE 4 STUDENTS - THE OTHERS I LIKE

JASCD1167

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
March 10th, 2023
UPC Bar Code No
604988116724