Album of the Day
Rhino Hi-Five: The Coasters
When members of L.A.-based vocal group The Robins moved from the West Coast to the East Coast to record for the Atlantic label, one of the greatest hitmakers of the 1950s was born. The Coasters got more than a little help from the production-songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, whose often humorous lyrics helped the band stand out from the R&B pack. RHINO HI-FIVE: THE COASTERS gathers five of their best-known tracks (all of them Top 10 singles): “Yakety Yak,” “Searchin',” “Poison Ivy” “Young Blood” and “Charlie Brown,” which was recorded on this day in 1958. Though HI-FIVE is just a sampling of The Coasters' output, the vitality of its music easily justifies the group's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.