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The Complete Federal/King Singles (2-CD Set)

Billy Ward and His Dominoes
The Complete Federal/King Singles (2-CD Set)

"58 tracks from the group that launched both
Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson to stardom!
The Dominoes—under the steely guidance of
pianist, bandleader and ex-military man Billy
Ward—were a hit-making machine during the
early ‘50s, probably the most popular R&B
vocal group of the era, and this 2-CD set is
easily the most comprehensive legitimate
collection of their work ever assembled,
presenting all 58 single sides (with a bunch of
songs making their CD debut) that they
recorded for the King and Federal labels,
home to all but one of their R&B hits. The
whole thing kicks off with their first smash,
“Do Something for Me,” followed shortly by a
contender for the first rock ‘n’ roll record ever made, the hilariously
ribald “Sixty-Minute Man,” plus other smashes like “Have Mercy Baby,” “The
Bells,” “Pedal Pushin’ Papa” and “Rags to Riches” before winding up with the
four single sides the group recorded (with different personnel, but hey, we said
complete!) during its brief 1965 reincarnation on the King label. Vocal group
expert Bill Dahl pens a 5000-word essay punctuated by photos, and the package
is remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision. A hugely important
retrospective of a hugely important act in the annals of R&B and rock!"

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"58 tracks from the group that launched both Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson to stardom! The Dominoes—under the steely guidance of pianist, bandleader and ex-military man Billy Ward—were a hit-making machine during the early ‘50s, probably the most popular R&B vocal group of the era, and this 2-CD set is easily the most comprehensive legitimate collection of their work ever assembled, presenting all 58 single sides (with a bunch of songs making their CD debut) that they recorded for the King and Federal labels, home to all but one of their R&B hits. The whole thing kicks off with their first smash, “Do Something for Me,” followed shortly by a contender for the first rock ‘n’ roll record ever made, the hilariously ribald “Sixty-Minute Man,” plus other smashes like “Have Mercy Baby,” “The Bells,” “Pedal Pushin’ Papa” and “Rags to Riches” before winding up with the four single sides the group recorded (with different personnel, but hey, we said complete!) during its brief 1965 reincarnation on the King label. Vocal group expert Bill Dahl pens a 5000-word essay punctuated by photos, and the package is remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision. A hugely important retrospective of a hugely important act in the annals of R&B and rock!"
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Track Listing

DISC ONE
1. Do Something For Me
2. Chicken Blues
3. No! Says My Heart
4. Harbor Lights
5. Sixty Minute Man
6. I Can’t Escape From You
7. Weeping Willow Blues
8. I Am With You
9. That’s What You’re Doing To Me
10. When The Swallows Come Back To
Capistrano
11. Have Mercy Baby
12. Deep Sea Blues
13. Love, Love, Love
14. I’d Be Satisfied
15. No Room
16. Yours Forever
17. I’m Lonely
18. The Bells
19. Pedal Pushin’ Papa
20. These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You
21. Don’t Leave Me This Way
22. You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down
23. Where Now Little Heart
24. Rags To Riches
25. Don’t Thank Me
26. Christmas In Heaven
27. Ringing In A Brand New Year
28. Until The Real Thing Comes Along

DISC TWO
1. My Baby’s 3-D
2. I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
3. Tootsie Roll
4. Tenderly
5. A Little Lie
6. Handwriting On The Wall
7. One Moment With You
8. Three Coins In The Fountain
9. Lonesome Road
10. Little Things Mean A Lot
11. I Really Don’t Want To Know
12. Above Jacob’s Ladder
13. Little Black Train
14. Can’t Do Sixty No More
15. If I Never Get To Heaven
16. Love Me Now Or Let Me Go
17. Cave Man
18. Learnin’ The Blues
19. May I Never Love Again
20. Give Me You
21. Over The Rainbow
22. Bobby Sox Baby
23. How Long, How Long Blues
24. St. Louis Blues
25. Lay It On The Line
26. That’s How You Know You’re Growing Old
27. I’m Walking Behind You
28. This Love Of Mine
29. O Holy Night
30. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve