Billy Ward and His Dominoes (2CD Set)

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BILLY WARD AND HIS DOMINOES: The Complete Federal/King Singles (2-CD Set)
  • Billy Ward and His Dominoes Were Probably the Most Popular R&B Vocal Group of the Early ‘50s 

  • The Dominoes Launched Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson to Stardom 

  • The Complete Federal/King Singles Is Easily the Most Comprehensive Collection Devoted to Their Work 

  • 58 Tracks Including Every Single Side Recorded for the Federal and King Labels, Home to All but One of Their R&B Hits 

  • Features Such Legendary Tracks as “Sixty- Minute Man. “Have Mercy Baby,” “The Bells,” “Pedal Pushin’ Papa,” and “Rags to Riches” 

  • Also Includes a Number of Tracks Making Their CD Debut 

  • Spans the Years 1951 to 1965 

  • 5000-Word Essay by Bill Dahl 

  • Added Photos 

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision 

  • The Definitive Retrospective 

Presenting 58 tracks from the group that launched both Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson to stardom, Billy Ward and His Dominoes: The Complete Federal/King Singles is the most comprehensive, legitimate collection of this all-time great vocal group ever assembled. The Dominoes—under the steely guidance of pianist, bandleader and ex-military man Billy Ward—were a hit-making machine during the early ‘50s, probably the most popular R&B vocal group of the era, and this 2-CD set offers all 58 single sides (with a number of songs making their CD debut) that they recorded for the King and Federal labels, home to all but one of their R&B hits. The whole thing kicks off with their first smash, “Do Something for Me,” followed shortly by a contender for the first rock ‘n’ roll record ever made, the hilariously ribald “Sixty-Minute Man,” plus other smashes like “Have Mercy Baby,” “The Bells,” “Pedal Pushin’ Papa” and “Rags to Riches” before winding up with the four single sides the group recorded (with different personnel, but hey, we said complete!) during its brief 1965 reincarnation on the King label. Vocal group expert Bill Dahl pens a 5000-word essay punctuated by photos, and the package is remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision. A hugely important retrospective of a hugely important act in the annals of R&B and rock.

SONGS

Disc One

Do Something For Me
Chicken Blues
No! Says My Heart
Harbor Lights
Sixty-Minute Man
I Can’t Escape From You
Weeping Willow Blues
I Am With You
That’s What You’re Doing To Me
When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano
Have Mercy Baby
Deep Sea Blues
Love, Love, Love
I’d Be Satisfied
No Room
Yours Forever
I’m Lonely
The Bells
Pedal Pushin’ Papa
These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You
Don’t Leave Me This Way
You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down
Where Now Little Heart
Rags To Riches
Don’t Thank Me
Christmas In Heaven
Ringing In A Brand New Year
Until The Real Thing Comes Along

Disc Two
My Baby’s 3-D
I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
Tootsie Roll
Tenderly
A Little Lie
Handwriting On The Wall
One Moment With You
Three Coins In The Fountain
Lonesome Road
Little Things Mean A Lot
Really Don’t Want To Know
Above Jacob’s Ladder
Little Black Train
Can’t Do Sixty No More
If I Never Get To Heaven
Love Me Now Or Let Me Go
Cave Man
Learnin’ The Blues
May I Never Love Again
Give Me You
Over The Rainbow
Bobby Sox Baby
How Long, How Long Blues
St. Louis Blues
Lay It On The Line
That’s How You Know You’re Growing Old
I’m Walking Behind You
This Love Of Mine
O Holy Night
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve

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