Friday, January 30, 2015

Sixty Minute Men (Best Of) – Billy Ward & His Dominoes


Billy Ward was neither a flamboyant vocalist nor a great instrumentalist; his success came directly from his ability to spot and nurture talent. Unfortunately, Ward was also a taskmaster and couldn't hold onto singers very long after discovering and recruiting them for his groups. But for a short period in the 1950s, Ward and the Dominoes ruled R&B by featuring two of its premier vocalists, Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson. Neither stayed long, but were in the band enough time to make some seminal hits, included in this 20-cut anthology. Ironically, the song the group is remembered for the most featured bass vocalist Bill Brown doing the lead on the title track. (allmusic)

01  Do Something For Me
02  Chicken Blues
03  No! Says My Heart
04  Weeping Willow Blues
05  Harbor Lights
06  Sixty Minute Man
07  Deacon Moves In 
08  Heart To Heart
09  I Am With You
10  That's What You're Doing To Me 
11  These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You
12  When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano
13  Have Mercy Judge
14  I'd Be Satisfied
15  The Bells 
16  Pedal Pushin' Papa 
17  You Can't Keep A Good Man Down 
18  Rags To Riches
19  Can't Do Sixty No More
20  Star Dust