The Five Satins are an American Doo Wop group, best known for their classic song In The Still Of The Nite, one of the classic favorite oldies of all time. They have gone through numerous incarnations with many band members leaving and rejoining at several points throughout their career. The group originally consisted of leader Fred Parris, Lou Peebles, Stanley Dortch, Ed Martin and Jim Freeman in 1954. After little success, the
group reorganized, with Dortch and Peebles leaving and new member Al Denby entering. The group then recorded In The Still Of The Nite, which was originally released as the B-side to the single, The Jones Girl. The single was released the following year and In The Still Of The Nite ended up charting at number 3 on the R&B chart and number 25 on the Pop charts. In 2003, The Five Satins were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
This collection spans 1956-59 recordings and includes the hits In The Still Of The Nite and To The Aisle. Extensive liner notes and memorabilia images round out a deluxe package.
Highly regarded UK label Acrobat Music is launching its US operations on October 21st 2008 with this as well as other re-issues that offer high quality and excellent value. All of the Premier Collection titles are showcased in deluxe packages with unique, consistent packaging, which include o-cards, extensive liner notes and either a large number of tracks or lengthy play time. Acrobat will be establishing its presence as the premier independent re-issue label in the US through its distribution deal with TVT Distribution.