Cadets & Jacks - The Complete Releases 1955-57 (CD)


$ 17.90


This is a welcome addition to Acrobat's already extensive catalogue of '50s doowop and R&B vocal group recordings

This is a welcome addition to Acrobat's already extensive catalogue of '50s doowop and R&B vocal group recordings, featuring an ensemble that simultaneously wore two different recording hats, recording both as The Cadets and The Jacks. They were signed to the Modern label, owned by the Bihari brothers, who saw the potential of the group to fulfil two different functions, recording new original material as The Cadets for the Modern imprint, while also recording quick-fire cover versions of other artists' R&B releases as The Jacks for their subsidiary label RPM. This great-value 52-track collection comprises every record they released in both of these guises in their relatively short, but very busy, recording career from their debut in 1955 through to 1957, when the Modern label ran into financial trouble and ceased operating, and the artists moved on to other things. With the customary range of vocal styles within the initial 5-piece line-up of Aaron Collins, Willie Davis, Austin 'Ted' Taylor, Lloyd McCraw and Will 'Dub' Jones, the group featured several different lead vocalists, making them highly versatile and able to handle a variety of repertoire with ease, making this a musically very interesting and entertaining collection. It's a must for any doowop fan, representing a definitive overview of the career of these two groups, and including bonus tracks in the form of their recordings backing up other artists on their labels, including Donna Hightower Young Jessie and Richard Berry.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Don't Be Angry
  • I Cry
  • Why Don't You Write Me'
  • Smack Dab In The Middle
  • Rollin' Stone
  • Fine Lookin' Baby
  • God Gave Me You
  • Don't Cha Go
  • I'm Confessin'
  • Since My Baby's Been Gone
  • Mary Lou
  • Don't Think I Will
  • Love Me Again
  • Dog Gone It
  • My Darling
  • Jelly Roll
  • Together
  • Bob-O-Link
  • Since You
  • So Will I
  • Annie Met Henry
  • This Empty Heart
  • My Clumsy Heart
  • If It Is Wrong
  • Do You Wanna Rock
  • So Wrong
Disc 2:
  • How Soon
  • Church Bells May Ring
  • Heartbreak Hotel
  • Why Did I Fall In Love
  • Sugar Baby
  • Stranded In The Jungle
  • I Want You
  • Let's Make Up
  • Dream A Little Longer
  • Dancin' Dan
  • I Got Loaded
  • I'll Be Spinning
  • Fools Rush In
  • Heaven Help Me
  • Love Bandit
  • You Belong To Me
  • Wiggie Waggie Woo
  • Pretty Evey
  • Rum Jamaica Rum
  • Hands Across The Table
  • Love Can Do Most Anything
  • Ring Chimes
  • Baby Ya Know
  • Let's Rock And Roll
  • Away
  • Memories Of You

Additional Details

Label: Acrobat

Genre: R & B

Language: English

Run Time: 141 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 07/07/15

UPC: 824046313227

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