Marathons & Marathons & Friends - West Coast R & B (CD)
Release Date: 11/08/11
This CD collects together vocal group recordings mainly in the Doo wop style from a number of groups active on America's West Coast and recording for the Everest label or labels such as Arvee which were eventually purchased by Everest. The most important groups include The Marathons who enjoyed the huge hit record 'Peanut Butter' and recorded many other novelty songs in a style reminiscent of The Coasters, included here is the entire content of their only LP release. The other group who enjoyed national fame are The Olympics who are represented by five tracks that were not originally released. The Robins were affiliated to The Coasters as the detailed booklet notes will explain. This a unique collection of mainly Los Angeles based groups which features tracks by The Robins, The Lexingtons, The Lions and The Danleers making their first legitimate appearance on CD.
|Genre: R & B|