Album of the Day
Vocal group The Drifters was initially a rougher R&B outfit led by Clyde McPhatter, but when the group broke up in 1958, its manager recruited singer Ben E. King and a new band to take a more mainstream pop approach. Released in 1968, GOLDEN HITS gathers the best of the band's preceding decade with King and successors Rudy Lewis and Johnny Moore. The Drifters had their pick of radio-ready hits penned by top Brill Building songsmiths, including “This Magic Moment,” “Up On The Roof,” “On Broadway” and the No.1 smash “Save The Last Dance For Me” - all of which are included in the Atlantic collection. A supremely listenable introduction to the work of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers, GOLDEN HITS was just re-released on vinyl as part of Black Music Month.