The Four Knights were a successful African-American doowop group active in the post-war era, who, unlike many of their contemporaries in the genre, enjoyed their hit success in the pop charts rather than the R&B lists. Formed in 1943 as a gospel quartet, and becoming popular on radio, they moved into the secular market and signed to Decca in 1946, having hits in the pop and UK charts through to 1959. This great-value 58-track 2-CD set comprises selected A & B sides of their singles on the Capitol and Coral labels during this era - we have tried to minimise duplication of tracks with our existing Acrobat product "Oh Baby! Best Of Volume 1 1951-1954" (Acrobat ACMCD4030), as this collection covers a much longer period of their career. It naturally features all their US pop and UK chart entries, including their Top 10 hits "Oh Happy Day" and "(Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely", as well as their Top 10 hits with Nat King Cole, "If I May" and "That's All There Is To That", plus one other hit with Nat, "My Personal Possession". It includes at least one side from just about all their single releases during these years, so is a fairly comprehensive overview of their output, and provides an insight into the way their music developed as the pop landscape changed, as well as an admirable showcase for their talents as an accomplished vocal harmony group
The Four Knights were a successful African-American doowop group active in the post-war era, who, unlike many of their contemporaries in the genre, enjoyed their hit success in the pop charts rather than the R&B lists. Formed in 1943 as a gospel quartet, and becoming popular on radio, they moved into the secular market and signed to Decca in 1946, having hits in the pop and UK charts through to 1959. This great-value 58-track 2-CD set comprises selected A & B sides of their singles on the Capitol and Coral labels during this era - we have tried to minimise duplication of tracks with our existing Acrobat product "Oh Baby! Best Of Volume 1 1951-1954" (Acrobat ACMCD4030), as this collection covers a much longer period of their career. It naturally features all their US pop and UK chart entries, including their Top 10 hits "Oh Happy Day" and "(Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely", as well as their Top 10 hits with Nat King Cole, "If I May" and "That's All There Is To That", plus one other hit with Nat, "My Personal Possession". It includes at least one side from just about all their single releases during these years, so is a fairly comprehensive overview of their output, and provides an insight into the way their music developed as the pop landscape changed, as well as an admirable showcase for their talents as an accomplished vocal harmony group
824046336127

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Format: CD
Label: ACBT
Rel. Date: 12/11/2020
UPC: 824046336127

The Four Knights Collection 1946-59
Artist: Four Knights
Format: CD
New: Available $16.99
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DISC: 1

1. Just in Case You Change Your Mind
2. Funny How You Get Along Without Me
3. I'm Falling for You
4. He'll Understand and Say Well Done
5. Wrapped Up in a Dream
6. Fantastic
7. The Crystal Gazer
8. I Love the Sunshine of Your Smile
9. Walkin' and Whistlin' Blues 1
10. Who Am I? 1
11. Got Her Off My Hands 1
12. (It's No) Sin 1
13. I Wanna Say Hello 1
14. Cry 1
15. Marshmallow Moon 1
16. I Wish I Had a Girl 1
17. There Are Two Sides to Every Heartache 1
18. The More I Go Out with Somebody Else 1
19. It's a Sin to Tell a Lie 2
20. I'm the World's Biggest Fool (For Falling in Love with You) 2
21. Win or Lose 2
22. Doo Wacka Doo 2
23. That's the Way It's Gonna Be 2
24. Say No More 2
25. One Way Kisses 2
26. Oh, Happy Day 2
27. A Few Kind Words 2
28. Tennessee Train 2
29. (Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely 3
30. I Was Meant for You 3
31. How Wrong Can You Be? 3
32. In the Chapel in the Moonlight 3
33. I Don't Wanna See You Cryin' 3
34. Saw Your Eyes 3
35. Write Me, Baby 3
36. Foolishly Yours 3
37. Inside Out 3
38. If I May 3
39. Believing You 4
40. Perdido 4
41. After 4
42. Guilty 4
43. Happy Birthday, Baby 4
44. Bottle Up the Moonlight 4
45. That's All There Is to That 4
46. You're a Honey 4
47. Don't Depend on Me 4
48. It Doesn't Cost Money 4
49. How Can You Not Believe 5
50. I Love That Song 5
51. My Personal Possession 5
52. The Four Minute Mile 5
53. When Your Lover Has Gone 5
54. Yes I Do (The Wedding Song) 5
55. O' Falling Star 5
56. Foolish Tears 5
57. Where Is Love 5
58. Things to Do Today

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The Four Knights were a successful African-American doowop group active in the post-war era, who, unlike many of their contemporaries in the genre, enjoyed their hit success in the pop charts rather than the R&B lists. Formed in 1943 as a gospel quartet, and becoming popular on radio, they moved into the secular market and signed to Decca in 1946, having hits in the pop and UK charts through to 1959. This great-value 58-track 2-CD set comprises selected A & B sides of their singles on the Capitol and Coral labels during this era - we have tried to minimise duplication of tracks with our existing Acrobat product "Oh Baby! Best Of Volume 1 1951-1954" (Acrobat ACMCD4030), as this collection covers a much longer period of their career. It naturally features all their US pop and UK chart entries, including their Top 10 hits "Oh Happy Day" and "(Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely", as well as their Top 10 hits with Nat King Cole, "If I May" and "That's All There Is To That", plus one other hit with Nat, "My Personal Possession". It includes at least one side from just about all their single releases during these years, so is a fairly comprehensive overview of their output, and provides an insight into the way their music developed as the pop landscape changed, as well as an admirable showcase for their talents as an accomplished vocal harmony group