The Drifters

The Drifters are an American doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group. They were originally formed as a backing group for Clyde McPhatter, formerly the lead tenor of Billy Ward and his Dominoes in 1953.
According to Rolling Stone magazine, the Drifters were the least stable of the great vocal groups, as they were low-paid musicians hired by George Treadwell, who owned the Drifters' name from 1955, after McPhatter left. There have been 60 vocalists in the history of the Treadwell Drifters line, including several splinter groups by former Drifters members. These groups are usually identified with a possessive credit such as "Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters", "Charlie Thomas' Drifters".
There were three golden eras of the Drifters; the early 1950s, the 1960s, and the early 1970s. From these, the first Drifters, formed by Clyde McPhatter, was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as "The Drifters". The second Drifters, featuring Ben E. King, was separately inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as "Ben E. King and the Drifters".

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When My Little Girl Is SmilingIt Makes Me Laugh2:36
There Goes My BabyThe Drifters - Under the Boardwalk2:18
I'll Take You HomeThe Ultimate All-Time Greatest Collection2:36
Spanish HarlemThis Magic Moment & Other Favorites (Digitally Remastered)2:33
Christmas Just Ain't ChristmasNatale 2012, Vol. 22:36
Short PeopleSoul Masters: The Drifters2:48
(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be RightA Touch of Soul3:27
Third Rate RomanceThe Best of the Drifters - 23 Super Hits3:16
This Magic Moment (Re-Recorded)Party Music of the 50's & 60's2:41
Bring It On Home to MeHighlights of The Drifters, Vol. 22:41
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