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Sunday, November 15, 2009


If you have only heard Bobby Vinton's watered down version of this song, you're in for a major treat!

The Clovers were one of the longest running and most popular of all doo wop era vocal groups. The group started in 1946(!) while the members were in school, and began recording in 1950 and continued releasing records with at least one original member until 1968.

While "soul music" is a term that typically describes Sam Cooke and after, just the way lead singer Buddy Bailey enunciates "Velvet" in the opening line makes for some of the most beautifully soulful singing I've ever heard.

from 1954...



RecordCollector said...

Thanks Derek.
This is one of the best versions.
But have you ever heard the version of the Statues on Liberty 55245 '60?

Maggie said...

I still like the Vinton version a tad more.
This would be perfect background music.

Anonymous said...

derek couldn't be more correct about the clovers version. feel like i wasted so much time with bobby vinton's milk toast version in my grey cells. it's gonna take a lot of clovers to heal me. erth gurl

Jeffrey Siegel said...

Any chance of a re-post? :)