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The Best of The Danleers: The Mercury Years [Original recording remastered]

DanleersAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (July 16, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Universal Music & VI
  • ASIN: B000001DQL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,273 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. One Summer Night
2. Wheelin' And A-Dealin'
3. A Picture Of You
4. Prelude To Love
5. I Really Love You
6. My Flaming Heart
7. You're Everything
8. Whole Mess Of Trouble
9. I Can't Sleep
10. Your Love
11. Just Look Around
12. If
13. Were You There
14. Where Is Love
15. The Angels Sent You
16. Think It Over Baby
17. Love, You Better Leave Me Alone

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the great doo wop groups with Jimmy Weston February 14, 2002
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The Danleers had one of the best lead singers of any 50's group. The late Jimmy Weston had a voice similar to Tony Williams of The Platters. But he was still distinctive enough to separate himself from totally sounding like Tony. And boy I tell ya if you're into the back seat smoochin love songs there's plenty here. Top notch ballads like "One summer night","Prelude to love ","I really love you ", and "Just look around" are some of the best vocal group harmonies to come out of the golden doo wop era. And heavens got another voice of an angel in Jimmy Weston-he simply was one class act and is sorely missed. This is one of my favorite cd's. If you love doo wop you'll love this cd for The Danleers were one of the best.
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While still in their teens in 1957, the Brooklyn quintet of lead Jimmy Weston, first tenor Johnny Lee, second tenor Willie Ephriam, baritone Charles "Nat" McCune and bass Roosevelt Mays began street-corner doo-wop singing, as many their age were doing all over the eastern seaboard. They hadn't yet considered a name when they approached Danny Webb to manage them and after agreeing to take them on he also showed he wasn't shy in the least when he suggested The Danleers - based upon his name.

Armed with two songs Webb had composed - One Summer Night and Wheelin' And A-Dealin' - he brought them to Bill Lasley, owner of the small AMP-3 label where, on April 1, 1958, they cut both sides for release on AMP-3 2115. But when it came out their name had been spelled Dandleers on the label. It seems some technician got it garbled over the phone and the mistake would continue to be the stuff of rumours for years after that they and The Danderliers were one and the same (they had had a # 10 R&B in May 1955 with Chop Chop Boom on States 147).

Surprisingly, despite the lack of promotional funds at Lasley's disposal, disc jockeys took a liking to One Summer Night and its steady play over the air led Mercury, who distributed AMP-3 records, to release it as Mercury71322 at which point it really took off nationally, eventually peaking at # 4 R&B and # 7 Billboard Pop Top 100 by late July - with the correct spelling. Alas, that would also turn out to be their sole national charter as nothing else they ever did at Mercury, or at Epic, Everlast, Smash, and Le Mans (see the list in the Comments below) could again grab that brass ring, ultimately leaving them in the On-Hit Wonder club. But that one hit remains one of the most enduring among Golden Oldies fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent seller. Great CD. January 29, 2013
By Nicky
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you like Doo Wop then you'll enjoy this CD by a lesser known American group. Great vocals from Jimmy Weston.
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3.0 out of 5 stars good ole' doo wop December 27, 2011
By blaze69
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
All that I ever knew of this group was there one hit, one summers nite.
However; it turns out not to be the best track on this CD. There are about five other songs better than the one hit. I do not always listen to doo wop, but when I do, this will be one of my all time favs. Great music.
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