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The Very Best of the Spaniels


Download links and information about The Very Best of the Spaniels by Spaniels. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 35:58 minutes.

Artist: Spaniels
Release date: 2007
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul
Tracks: 14
Duration: 35:58
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No. Title Length
1. Baby It's You 2:32
2. I Need Your Kisses 2:20
3. Let's Make Up 2:53
4. Play It Cool 2:58
5. You Painted Pictures 2:20
6. House Cleaning 2:18
7. Do-Wah 2:37
8. Goodnite, It's Time to Go (Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight) 2:40
9. Bounce 2:05
10. The Bells Ring Out 2:45
11. Please Don't Tease 2:49
12. A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening 2:27
13. Do You Really 2:31
14. You Gave Me Peace of Mind 2:43



The Spaniels were one of the most important black harmony groups of the early ‘50s. Their effortless fusion of rough-hewn R&B melodies, with impeccably arranged harmonies and a mellow, almost solemn performance style provided the essential blueprint for the Doo-Wop explosion of the late '50s. Lead singer James “Pookie” Hudson formed the group in late 1952, and their talent was such that it prompted DJ Vivian Carter Bracken to form Vee-Jay records for the purpose of recording the group. Vee-Jay would eventually develop into a cornerstone of the Chicago Rhythm and Blues scene, and the Spaniels early sides for the label rank among Vee-Jay’s very finest releases. “Goodnite, It’s Time To Go (Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight)”, “Do-Wah” and “A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening” are primal early Doo-Wop masterpieces, and certainly inspired countless street-corner groups to venture into the recording studio. The Very Best of The Spaniels focuses mostly on the group’s earliest recordings, all cut shortly before James Hudson was drafted into the US military. They are some of the most influential and most widely revered slices of Doo-Wop ever recorded.