Offered for sale is a 1980 Japanese reissue of the 1958 self-titled debut LP by the Coasters, complete with obi.
About this copy: This copy of The Coasters is a Japanese reissue from 1980, complete with obi and lyric insert.
Cover, obi, and disc are all M-. The disc has clearly only been played once or twice.
A nice copy of a terrific record.
Background: The Coasters were one of the more successful R&B groups of the 1950s when it came to crossing over to the Billboard pop charts, placing seven songs in the Top 10 between 1956 and 1959, including “Yakety Yak,” “Searchin’,” “Young Blood,” and “Charlie Brown.”
With all of their success on the singles charts, Atco records released a self-titled LP in 1958.
Atlantic Records saw merit in issuing a long-player as a way of promoting the group to yet another facet of the record-buying public. …. All of that said, this is still a fun record in the extreme, with enough variety in its sound and production to make it one of the most entertaining R&B vocal harmony records of its period — ,,,. The sound is amazingly consistent considering the differences in personnel between the tracks and the time range covered, and is a tribute to Leiber & Stoller as producers.
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