The Drifters

Up on the Roof/Under the Boardwalk

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Collectables' Up on the Roof/Under the Boardwalk contains two original early albums from the Drifters on one disc. Up on the Roof features Ben E. King on lead vocals; Under the Boardwalk features Johnny Moore on lead vocals. Both albums aren't just hits with filler, like many R&B albums of their era -- while they're not as strong as the justly famous singles, the album tracks are quite entertaining, resulting in a thoroughly enjoyable disc. Anyone who wants to dig deeper than the hits will enjoy this disc, even if the packaging and remastering could have been better.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:35
2 2:12
3 2:25
4 2:26
5 2:35
6 2:39
7 2:54
8 2:27
9 2:34
10 2:50
11 2:21
12 2:44
13 2:27
14 2:22
15 2:41
16 2:32
17 3:01
18 1:54
19 2:07
20 3:18
21 2:37
22 2:12
23 2:31
24 2:37
25 2:37
26 2:36
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