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SWEETS FOR MY SWEETS | THE DRIFTERS – America On Espresso


The Drifters’ 1961 R&B hit rebounds continuously due to its timeless message about love.

The group’s first single that includes Charlie Thomas on lead vocal, “Sweets for My Candy” reached No. 16 on the Billboard Scorching 100 and No. 10 on the R&B chart, in October 1961. This was one of many few post-1958 Drifters singles that didn’t characteristic a string part.

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The music has a robust piano and bongo- led Cuban-style cha-cha rhythm. It additionally featured Jimmy Radcliffe and 4 feminine backup vocalists, all of whom would later have hit information, Cissy Houston, Doris Troy, Dionne Warwick, and Dee Dee Warwick.

The recording additionally options an up in entrance piano supplied by co-writer, Mort Shuman.Different musicians on the recording included George Barnes and Allan Hanlon on guitar, Abie Baker on bass, Ed Shaughnessy and Gary Chester on drums and Bobby Rosengarden and Ray Kessler on percussion.

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