ONE WAY LOVE * THE DRIFTERS * LONDON 9886 * UK
Undoubtedly one of the most consistently good groups of the decade from the mid 1950s to the mid 1960s, and although the group did go through many personnel changes the brand seemed to remain consistent. The above was the last with Rudy Lewis as lead vocal, this period had produced such gems as Up On The Roof, On Broadway and Rat Race, to name but three, yet things were set to change big time with the Drifters next release, and the above seemed to have got a bit lost in the change over. It was recorded in New York December 1963 at a session with Vaya Con Dios, and included a female vocal quartet, Rudy Lewis was lead, Johnny Moore was lead tenor, Charles Thomas was tenor, Eugene Paterson was baritone, Johnny Terry bass, and produced by Burt Burns. This was also the last Drifters record to be issued on the old London Atlantic label in GB, and although though the song did have some popularity in England it was covered by Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, which had the usual effect of eclipsing the original.
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