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Track Listing
CD1
1. No There Ain't No News Today (Dootone 345) 1954
2. Earth Angel (Dootone 348) 1954
3. Hey Senorita (Dootone 348) 1954
4. Love Will Make Your Mind Go Wild (Dootone 353) 1954
5. Ookey Ook (Dootone 353) 1954
6. Baby Let's Make Some Love (Dootone 362) 1955
7. Kiss A Fool Goodbye (Dootone 362) 1955
8. I Ain't Gonna Cry No More (Dootone EPD-101 ) 1955
9. Baby Don't Do It (Mercury 70610) 1955
10. Be Mine Or Be A Fool (Mercury 70610) 1955
11. Walkin' Down Broadway (Mercury 70654) 1955
12. It Only Happens With You (Mercury 70654) 1955
13. Promises, Promises, Promises (Mercury 70703) 1955
14. The Devil That I See (Mercury 70703) 1955
15. A Christmas Prayer (Mercury 70762) 1955
16. Jingle Jangle (Mercury 70762) 1955
17. My Troubles Are Not At An End (Mercury 70799) 1956
18. She's Gone, Gone (Mercury 70799) 1956
19. Dealer Of Dreams (Wing 90076) 1956
20. Peace Of Mind (Wing 90076) 1956
21. Earth Angel (Mercury 70943) 1956

CD2
1. Ice (Mercury 70943) 1956
2. Cool Baby Cool (Mercury 71033) 1957
3. Will You Be Mine (Mercury 71033) 1957
4. Pledge of Love (Atlantic 1132) 1957
5. I Knew I'd Fall In Love (Atlantic 1132) 1957
6. That's How Much I Need You (Dooto 428) 1957
7. Be My Lovin' Baby (Dooto 428) 1957
8. Sweet Love (Dooto 432) 1958
9. Let Me Make Up Your Mind (Dooto 432) 1958
10. Do Not Pretend (Dooto 435) 1958
11. If You're Mine (Dooto 435) 1958
12. Money talks (Dootone EP241) 1958
13. Lover or Fool (Dootone EP241) 1958
14. Butterball (Dootone EP241) 1958
15. Heart of A Fool (Dootone EP241) 1958
16. Cold Heart (Dootone EP244) 1958
17. Want Me (Dootone EP244) 1958
18. You're An Angel (Cleve Duncan & The Penguins) (Dooto EP456) 1960
19. Mr. Junkman (Cleve Duncan & The Penguins) Dooto EP456) 1960
20. Believe Me (Sun State 001) 1962
21. The Pony Rock (Sun State 001) 1962
Artist:
The Penguins
Title:
The Complete Releases 1954-62 (2CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3210
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
• 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.