MONEY HONEY * CLYDE McPHATTER AND THE DRIFTERS * ATLANTIC 1006 * USA
The first release - in the second week of September 1953 - by the Drifters although it came from their second recording session in New York August 1953, which also produced the flip side The Way I Feel and Let The Boogie Woogie Roll, which wasn't released until much latter. There had been no less than three different black vocal groups called the Drifters prior to the Drifters lead by ex Dominos singer Clyde McPhatter; and one other group calling themselves the Drifters entered the fray after the Atlantic group had released the above. Money Honey was a surprising and instant success appearing on the charts in October and rocketing to the number one position and remaining there for an incredible eleven weeks. The above disc (once part of a Deejay's selection) is an official Atlantic company repressing from probably the early 1960s; the original issue would have been on the distinctive yellow and black label design.
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