Your Favorite Drifters Lead Singer

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  1. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    For those of you like myself who like the great sounds of The Drifters, do you have a fav,is it the great[Clyde McPhatter-Let The Boogie Woogie Roll-Money Honey] or the smooth[Johnny Moore-Fools Fall In Love-Ruby Baby] or maybe the cool[Ben E.King-I Count The Tears-Save The Last Dance For Me]perhaps it's[Rudy Lewis-Up On The Roof-On Broadway]or the soulman[Gerhart Thrasher-I Should've Done Right-Steamboat]all of em are great,but for me it's the cool of[Ben E.King]Drifters anyone?
     
  2. If I Can Dream_23

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    The Drifters are up there as one of my all-time favorite vocal bands, and I could pick a gem or two from every singer, yet I'd have to side with Ben E. King probably.
     
  3. Monosterio

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    Ben E. King would win a poll on this.
     
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  4. zebop

    zebop Well Known Stranger

    The Drifters have been blessed! I'll go with Ben E. King
     
  5. Damiano54

    Damiano54 Forum Resident

    Perhaps Ben E. King, but Rudy Lewis would be very close
     
  6. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    auld lang syne on TV, all the hosts were singing except mariah carey, she didn't have a teleprompter for the words and could not even lip sync it.
     
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  7. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Forum Resident

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    As each created a unique sound as they evolved, cannot select one over another.
     
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  8. John B Good

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    Not knowledgable enough to focus on one of them, but never heard a song by the group I didn't like.
     
  9. kennyluc1

    kennyluc1 Forum Resident

    This may be a minority opinion but, I prefer the lead singing of Clyde McPhatter he had a gospel intensity
    that could really propel uptempo tunes.
     
  10. samthesham

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    The one and only Clyde McPhatter with Jackie Wilson not to far behind.
     
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  11. samthesham

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    He is one of ELVIS biggest influences too.
     
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  12. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Forum Resident

    If I had to choose one, Clyde McPhatter. But I love them all.
     
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  13. George C.

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    Probably Ben E. King, but they're all terrific
     
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  14. I'd say Clyde McPhatter for me, just in front of Rudy Lewis and Ben E.King, then Johnny Moore.

    For me The Drifters were/are the greatest vocal group of all time. Stupendous singers, stupendous songs, stupendous arrangements. Unbeatable.
     
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  15. Absolutely impossible to pick one!
     
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  16. vinylontubes

    vinylontubes Forum Resident

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    Clyde
     
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  17. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

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    I pick CM with JW a fairly close #2 but great thread.
     
  18. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

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    Hey, you forgot Charlie Thomas!

     
  19. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I should not have omitted the great[Charley Thomas]who still tours with his group of Drifters,thanks danasgoodstuff.
     
  20. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Jackie replaced Clyde in the Dominoes,not the Drifters.
     
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  21. AndyK235

    AndyK235 Forum Resident

    I have to go with Ben E. King. "I Count the Tears" is one of my favorite records of that era.
     
  22. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I hear ya,[I Count The Tears]is my favorite Drifters song.
     
  23. kennyluc1

    kennyluc1 Forum Resident

    For many years The Drifters Greatest Hits " lp, the one with the cartoon cover was my go to LP to get cheerful by.
     
  24. Mark J

    Mark J Forum Resident

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    Clyde McPhatter is my favorite, but all were great. Quite a legacy of what was really multiple groups using the same name, putting out consistently excellent music from the early 50s to the early 60s.
     
  25. mc7t

    mc7t Forum Resident

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    Johnny Moore for me.

    As a child, I remember The Drifters having a major resurgence in popularity in the 70s here in the UK.
     

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