The Aquatones

Sing for "You"

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One of the greatest female-lead doo wop singles of all time, "You" provided the New York-based Aquatones with their brief moment in the sun. This simply played and beautifully sung ballad only made it to the Top 20 nationally in 1958, but its appreciation as a White vocal group classic remains undiminished. On this collection, Relic has rounded up all the tracks from their lone album (now a solid collector's item) along with all the stray single tracks and an alternate version of the title track. Everything is aboard here, from Xeroxes of their lone hit (hoping that lightning would strike again) to uptempo offerings of all varieties, but the biggest surprise here is the rocking flip side of "You," "She's the Only One for Me," where piano man Dave Goddard rips a solid boogie while handling both the lead and bass vocal parts. The Aquatones may be a mere footnote in rock & roll history, but they remain a varied and musical one, nonetheless. Because they had the good fortune to record in New York City, some tracks appear here in true stereo.

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