This is not only the definitive Coasters greatest hits album, it's also a de facto best of Leiber and Stoller, the two legendary songwriter/producers responsible for all the songs here. Interestingly, Leiber says in the liner notes that his primary songwriting inspiration was radio plays.
For example, the sound effects on "Riot in Cell Block #9" were inspired by GANGBUSTERS, a popular crime series of the early '50s. This music is some of the
best first-generation rock 'n' roll, with each comedic track brilliantly sung. Anybody who thought early rock was illiterate and a-musical obviously never listened to these songs.
01. The Robins - Riot In Cell Block #9
02. The Robins - Smokey Joe's Cafe
03. The Coasters - Down In Mexico
04. The Coasters - Searchin'
05. The Coasters - Idol With The Golden Head
06. The Coasters - Young Blood
07. The Coasters - Yakety Yak
08. The Coasters - Charlie Brown
09. The Coasters - Along Came Jones
10. The Coasters - That Is Rock 'n' Roll
11. The Coasters - I'm A Hog For You
12. The Coasters - Poison Ivy
13. The Coasters - What About Us
14. The Coasters - Run Red Run
15. The Coasters - Little Egypt
16. The Coasters - Shoppin' For Clothes
17. The Coasters - Sorry But I'm Gonna Pass
The Coasters include: Carl Gardner, Bobby Nunn, Leon Hughes, Billy Guy, Obie "Young" Jessie, Cornell Gunter, Will "Dub" Jones, Earl "Speedo" Carroll.
Producers: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller.
Compilation producer: Gary Stewart.
Includes liner notes by Randy Poe, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Digitally remastered by Bill Inglot and Dan Hersch