Somethin' Smith & the Redheads

Ain't That Somethin: The Best of Somethin' Smith

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Somethin' Smith & the Redheads were one of the most unique vocal groups of the '50s, mixing old standards like "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie" (their biggest hit) and "In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town" with a distinctive, staccato vocal style that could be more gimmicky than appealing when taken to extremes. Throw in a banjo, and that just about sums up the group's sound. Ain't That Somethin' has 20 tracks, including their four hits from 1955-56, and a few tracks that reveal a hint of rock & roll influence. Somethin' Smith & the Redheads never made a huge name for themselves, but the new twist they put on the oldies still makes for some interesting listening.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:25
2 2:55
3 2:01
4
2:16
5
2:10
6
2:23
7 2:21
8 1:55
9 3:19
10
2:27
11 2:52
12 2:14
13 2:42
14 2:26
15 2:28
16
2:42
17 2:47
18 2:37
19 2:45
20 2:25
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