Clyde / Rock & Roll [Import]
Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the R&B great: Clyde and Rock & Roll. Clyde McPhatter was one of the greatest R&B and Pop singers during the '50s and '60s, and a huge influence on the evolution of American music. During his heyday, his name and voice loomed so much larger than that of the group the Drifters, which he founded, that it took five years for them to recover from his departure. He is regarded as one of the top lead singers of all time and the second most popular black male vocalist of the '50s, behind Fats Domino. Clyde was a very strong influence on the Soul era that followed his prominence in the music business. His remarkable high tenor influenced everyone from Jackie Wilson and Smokey Robinson to Aaron Neville. Also, Clyde was there during the very early days of Rock 'n' Roll and made significant contributions to building it into the commercial success that it became. Hoo Doo Records. 2010.