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The Complete Releases 1954-62

The Penguins
Styles: Doo Wop, R&B, Rock 'n' roll
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3210
The Penguins were one of the several doowop groups of the 50s who took their name from a bird (others included The Orioles, The Ravens, The Flamingos and The Robins), and they are best known for their much-covered pop Top 10 and R&B No. 1 hit “Earth Angel”, which later came to worldwide attention when it was used in the “Back To The Future” movie. Formed at high school in Los Angeles, the group developed a style that was as R&B and rock ‘n’ roll as it was pure doowop. “Earth Angel” was their second release for the small Dootone label, and it topped the R&B charts, crossing over to reach No. 8 in the pop charts, where it was overtaken by the Crew Cuts’ cover version. They moved to the Mercury label, and then to Atlantic, but could not repeat their chart success, despite releasing a string of top class R&B material under the aegis of their manager/producer Buck Ram, whom their shared with The Platters. After some line-up changes, the group eventually broke up in the early ‘60s. This 42-track collection comprises every track released under the Penguins name on singles, their LP and EPs during their career, so is a definitive overview of their career, and a fine example of their genre.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 No There Ain't No News Today The Penguins
2 Earth Angel The Penguins
3 Hey Senorita The Penguins
4 Love Will Make Your Mind Go Wild The Penguins
5 Ookey Ook The Penguins
6 Baby Let's Make Some Love The Penguins
7 Kiss A Fool Goodbye The Penguins
8 I Ain't Gonna Cry No More The Penguins
9 Baby Don't Do It The Penguins
10 Be Mine Or Be A Fool The Penguins
11 Walkin' Down Broadway The Penguins
12 It Only Happens With You The Penguins
13 Promises, Promises, Promises The Penguins
14 The Devil That I See The Penguins
15 A Christmas Prayer The Penguins
16 Jingle Jangle The Penguins
17 My Troubles Are Not At An End The Penguins
18 She's Gone, Gone The Penguins
19 Dealer Of Dreams The Penguins
20 Peace Of Mind The Penguins
21 Earth Angel The Penguins
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Ice The Penguins
2 Cool Baby Cool The Penguins
3 Will You Be Mine The Penguins
4 Pledge of Love The Penguins
5 I Knew I'd Fall In Love The Penguins
6 That's How Much I Need You The Penguins
7 Be My Lovin' Baby The Penguins
8 Sweet Love The Penguins
9 Let Me Make Up Your Mind The Penguins
10 Do Not Pretend The Penguins
11 If You're Mine The Penguins
12 Money talks The Penguins
13 Lover or Fool The Penguins
14 Butterball The Penguins
15 Heart of A Fool The Penguins
16 Cold Heart The Penguins
17 Want Me The Penguins
18 You're An Angel Cleve Duncan & The Penguins
19 Mr. Junkman Cleve Duncan & The Penguins
20 Believe Me The Penguins
21 The Pony Rock The Penguins
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