The Coasters

I love The Coasters 45’s on the Atco label, and have since I was a child.  I found nice originals of all of their LP’s in the 1980’s, mostly – but only got serious with the 45’s recently.

I still require copies of:

–         One Kiss Lead To Another / Brazil (Atco US 45-6073) 1956

–         Dance / Gee Golly (Atco US 45-6111) 1958

–         The Shadow Knows / Sorry But I’m Gonna Have To Pass (Atco US 45-6126) 1958

–         Snake & The Bookworm b/w Wrap It Up or Shopping For Clothes (Atco US 45-6178) 1960

–         Wait A Minute / Thumbin’ A Ride (Atco US 45-6186) 1960

–         Ain’t That Just Like Me / Bad Blood (Atco US 45-6210) 1961

–         P.T.A. / Bull Tick Waltz (Atco US 45-6251) 1963

–         Wild One / I Must Be Dreaming (Atco US 45-6321) 1964

–         Lady Like / Hongry (Atco US 45-6341) 1964, stock copy only (I have a beat-up promo copy only)

–         Let’s Go Get Stoned / Money Honey (Atco US 45-6356) 1965

–         Crazy Baby / Bell Bottom Slacks (Atco US 45-6379) 1965

–         She’s A Yum Yum / Saturday Night Fish Fry (Atco US 45-6407) 1966

I got all the songs on LP’s and CD’s, but…I’d really like to find the original 45’s on the above titles.  Anybody live near an “Oldies” record store out there?  Care to see if any of these are in stock, on my behalf?

My old friend Warren found me a bunch of neat 45’s in New Orleans, earlier this year – incl. some Coasters 45’s – “The Climb”!  And I have turned up titles at swap meets, mostly.

I am not a huge R&B fan (or collector), but – I can really see the link between what The Coasters were doing and, say, The Rolling Stones.  Somewhat obviously, the Stones heard The Coasters (after all, the Stones covered “Poison Ivy”!).

Here’s what I already have on 45 by The Coasters:

SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ / JUST LIKE A FOOL                            ATCO US  45-6059

DOWN IN MEXICO / TURTLE DOVIN’                                       ATCO US  45-6064

YOUNG BLOOD / SEARCHIN’                                                   ATCO US  45-6087

IDOL WITH THE GOLDEN HEAD                                              ATCO US  45-6098

SWEET GEORGIA BROWN / WHAT IS THE SECRET…      ATCO US  45-6104

YAKETY YAK / ZING! WENT THE STRINGS…                        ATCO US  45-6116

CHARLIE BROWN / THREE COOL CATS                               ATCO US  45-6132

ALONG CAME JONES / THAT IS ROCK & ROLL promo      ATCO US  45-6141

POISON IVY / I’M A HOG FOR YOU                                           ATCO US  45-6146

WHAT ABOUT US / RUN RED RUN promo                            ATCO US  45-6153

BESAME MUCHO (PART I) / BESAME MUCHO (PART II)     ATCO US  45-6163

WAKE ME, SHAKE ME / STEWBALL                                         ATCO US  45-6168

LITTLE EGYPT / KEEP ON ROLLING                                       ATCO US  45-6192

GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Part 1) / (Part 2)                                    ATCO US  45-6204

RIDIN’ HOOD / TEACH ME HOW TO SHIMMY                        ATCO US  45-6219

CLIMB, THE (Vocal) / (Instrumental)                                         ATCO US  45-6234

T’AIN’T NOTHIN’ TO ME / SPEEDO’S BACK IN TOWN          ATCO US  45-6287

BAD DETECTIVE / LOVEY DOVEY                                            ATCO US  45-6300

LADY LIKE / HONGRY promo                                                    ATCO US  45-6341

– Ron

 

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2 Responses to The Coasters

  1. Brian Ware says:

    Next time I’m downtown, I’ll check Rock And Roll Heaven for you!

  2. Ron Kane says:

    Thanks, Brian. Definitely don’t want to break the bank – I’ve been lucky so far, and have not had to pay more than $3 per 45. But let me know what you might find!

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