Many African-American close harmony groups flourished in the US in the 1950s, but few appealed to both black and white audiences as much as the Coasters. Their success owed a lot to the witty lyrics of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller on such songs as Charlie Brown and Yakety Yak, but it was also founded on the characterful vocals of Carl GardnerIs "characterful" a real word? (Don't talk back!)
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Oh, what the hell. Bandwidth be damned. Here's another Coasters classic:
(Hat-tip to Keith at Strictly the Sixties.)