The Clovers

Your Cash Ain't Nothin But Trash: Their Greatest Hits 1951-55

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Starting out as a straight vocal harmony group along the lines of the Orioles and the Ravens, the Clovers gradually made the shift to a harder R&B sound after they signed with Atlantic Records in 1951, hitting right out of the gate with the saxophone-fed "Don't You Know I Love You" followed by 1952's "One Mint Julip" and "Ting-A-Ling," and 1953's "Good Lovin'." 1954's "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash" wasn't a big hit but it had that wonderful rock & roll attitude while 1957's "Down in the Alley" set the meter high on raunchy and direct, making the Clovers essentially a doo wop group with real balls. This fine compilation collects the group's best tracks for Atlantic between 1951 and 1955, and the gist of the Clovers' legacy is here, although a few hits like the later "Love Potion # 9" are missing.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:06
2 2:49
3 3:16
4 2:35
5 2:32
6 3:01
7 3:04
8
2:58
9 2:53
10 2:26
11 2:45
12 2:34
13 2:52
14 2:58
15 2:45
16 2:43
17 2:42
18 2:55
19 2:29
20 2:56
21 2:35
22 2:55
23 2:59
24 2:39
25 2:25
26 2:23
27 2:22
28
2:30
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