The Danleers

The Best of the Danleers: The Mercury Years

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Both sides of all four of their late '50s singles for Mercury (including their only chart hit, "One Summer Night") form the core of this 17-song compilation. It also has the two singles they recorded during a brief return visit to Mercury in 1964, four cuts from the late '50s that were previously unreleased in the US, and a couple songs from a 1958 session in which they backed Pearl Galloway. There's nothing else as good as "One Summer Night" on this compilation of average late '50s New York doo wop, the group proving themselves capable of handling uptempo numbers in addition to "One Summer Night"-type ballads.

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