THE ROOFTOP SINGERS
Walk Right In!
MEGA RARE AUTOGRAPHED ALBUM!
ERIK DARLING, organizer and musical director of The Rooftop Singers, is well known for his five year stint with The Weavers after replacing Pete Seeger. Prior to that, he had worked as a member of the jazz-folk influenced trio, The Tarriers, who had a modest hit with the "Banana Boat Song". Lynne Taylor, also vocalist, is known for appearing along side Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin, and was the feature jazz vocalist for The Buddy Rich Band. Bill Svanoe joined The Rooftop Singers in the spring of 1962. The incredible deftness with which Bill executes the blues & gospel guitar technique he has developed, make him the inevitable third link in creating the group's musical excitement! The coffeehouse arrangements made maximum use of the trio's acoustic facility. This LP has the RARE signatures of Erik Darling & Bill Svanoe on the front cover, along with the signature of Mindy Stuart, who replaced Lynne Taylor on their 3rd LP and briefly went out on the road as a group member. Selections are: Walk Right In (an uptempo version of the 1929 Gus Cannon folk-blues song); Hey, Boys; Shoes' Houston Special; Tom Cat (banned by ultra-touchy radio programmers because of its mildly suggestive lyrics); Cool Water; Somebody Came Home; You Don't Know; Stagolee; Rained Five Days; Ham & Eggs; Ha Ha Thisaway; Brandy, Leave Me Alone. This is a rare Stereo 1st pressing on Vanguard Records (VRS-9123). The back cover is aged, and overall the jacket has nicks to the corners, moderate ringwear and edge wear, and the bottom & side seams are separated. The three hard-to-get signatures on front cover are in black marker and displays nicely. The original maroon labels show moderate spindle marks, and although shiny, the playing surfaces also show moderate signs of use and handling, but there are no skips or sticks. Overall in Very Good condition & quite suitable for framing!
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