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Format: CD
Sku: 61008172
UPC: 090431288825
UPC 14: 00090431288825
Release Date: 6/22/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Without A Song ~ The Checkers
2. Oh, Oh, Oh Baby ~ The Checkers
3. Flame In My Heart ~ The Checkers
4. My Prayer Tonight ~ The Checkers
5. Let Me Come Back ~ The Checkers
6. Love Wasn't There ~ The Checkers
7. Night's Curtain ~ The Checkers
8. I Wanna Know ~ The Checkers
9. Ghost Of My Baby ~ The Checkers
10. You Never Had It So Good ~ The Checkers
11. White Cliffs Of Dover ~ The Checkers
12. I Promise You ~ The Checkers
13. House With No Windows ~ The Checkers
14. Don't Stop Dan ~ The Checkers
15. You've Been Fooling Around ~ The Checkers
16. Over The Rainbow ~ The Checkers
17. Mama's Daughter ~ The Checkers
18. Can't Find My Sadie ~ The Checkers
19. Trying To Hold My Gal ~ The Checkers
20. I Wasn't Thinkin', I Was Drinkin' ~ The Checkers
21. Heaven Only Knows ~ The Checkers
22. Nine More Miles (The Faster, Faster Song) ~ The Checkers

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The Checkers: Clyde McPhatter, Bill Brown , Charles White.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Victor Pearlin.
Muze PNote The Checkers were a short-lived vocal group founded in 1952 and lasting until 1954. During these short two years, the group released 11 singles on King, and found some commercial success despite heavy turnover. White Cliffs of Dover collects these 22 Checkers' songs, represented by the A- and B- sides of their 11 releases. The title track is probably the quartet's best-known release, but other tracks -- "Without a Song" and "Don't Stop Dan" -- also sold fairly well. The latter song, interestingly, is a belated answer song to "Sixty Minute Man" (which had also been sung by Checkers' founder, Bill Brown) and is coupled with a fantastic version of "House With No Windows." There's also the odd coupling of "You've Been Fooling Around" with a vibrant take on "Over the Rainbow." Interestingly, the group's last single -- "Heaven Only Knows" and "Nine More Miles" -- wasn't released until 1958, four years after the group had busted up. Whether these recordings emanated from the original group and had been hidden away in the vault, or King hired a new group to record them remains a mystery. White Cliffs of Dover is a fine collection and will be warmly embraced by fans of '50s vocal music. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.

Producer: Victor Pearlin (Compilation)

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vocal Groups: Classic Doo Wop (Rmst)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/14/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 2888
Music Label Name Label : Collectables
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00090431288825

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Checkers
Product attributeLabel:   Collectables Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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