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The Best of The Penguins: The Mercury Years Original recording remastered

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 16, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Polygram
  • ASIN: B000001EN2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #375,912 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By AvidOldiesCollector TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 30, 2007
Format: Audio CD
With one notable exception the series known as The Mercury Years - The Best Of ... is one of the top such series around. I have the Vic Damone, Crew Cuts, Diamonds, Gaylords, Georgia Gibbs, Eddy Howard, and Ralph Marterie CDs and all present bona fide original hits by these artists.

The exception is the CD under review because, whereas the artists just mentioned had multiple hits on the Mercury label and its subsidiaries, The Penguins had exactly zero. Their two hit singles came with two other labels, the first in 1954 when Earth Angel, which has often been cited in various polls as being among North America's favourite oldies, was released by the small DooTone label.

Written by the great Jesse Belvin, it was the first vehicle for the group - consisting of lead Cleveland Duncan, Bruce Tate, Dexter Tisby and Curtis Williams - after they signed with DooTone, taking their name from the symbol on packages of Kool Cigarettes. With Hey Senorita as the flipside it climbed all the way to # 1 R&B (where it remained for 3 weeks) and # 8 Billboard Top 100 in February, 1955, losing out on the Top 100 only to The Crew Cuts' cover (# 3) for, ironically, the Mercury label, but finishing well ahead of the Gloria Mann cover (# 18) on Sound.

However, further hits while with DooTone evaded them completely. After moving to Atlantic Records in 1957, Pledge Of Love b/w I Knew I'd Fall In Love made it to # 15 R&B that summer. The thing is, try and find that one anywhere.

The group, with Teddy Harper and Randolph Jones replacing Tate and Williams in the process, then bounced from one label to another, including Sunstate, Original Sound, and then Mercury and their subsidiary Wing, without any further chart success.
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By R. L. West on May 14, 2014
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This is a nice collection of the best tracks by The Penguins. Of course, everyone remembers their own favorite, but these guys had a lot going for them. Good album.
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By JOHN CUMMINS on October 5, 2014
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cd arrived on time and as advertised
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 13, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Regarding the previous review, this CD is not by a different group but rather contains a remake of a few of their hits for DOOTONE as well as some aditonal material recorded for Mercury.
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