New York's Finest - Earl Lewis & the Channels
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  1. The Closer You Are
  2. Stars in the Sky
  3. My Love Will Never Die
  4. The Girl Next Door
  5. What Do You Do
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  1. The Closer You Are
  2. Stars in the Sky
  3. My Love Will Never Die
  4. The Girl Next Door
  5. What Do You Do
  6. My Heart Is Sad
  7. The Gleam in Your Eyes
  8. Now You Know
  9. I Really Love You
  10. Bye Bye Baby
  11. My Lovin' Baby
  12. What Do You Do
  13. Flames in My Heart
  14. I Really Love You
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One of New York's finest early doo wop groups' early sides from 1956 to 1961 first recorded on Whirling Disc, Fury, and Port Records. Only two Gone releases (from 1957-1958) are missing -- must be a licensing problem. The Channels were not only unique vocally, Earl Lewis' leads rank up there and Clifton Wright's bass expressions gets A's for creativity; but if you didn't know the Channels were five African-Americans you could only guess at their ethnicity. As Eddie Levert (the O'Jays) once said about the song "Wildflower" ...

New York's Finest 1990, Collectables

UPC: 090431501221

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