Editors’ Notes Although The Drifters’ ever-changing lineup mirrored their name, the band’s 1964 incarnation was vital in the development of their gospel-infused take on soul here. These songs’ slice-of-life immediacy holds a mirror to the contemporary American experience. The downcast “On Broadway”; the idyllic, silky beach getaway "Under the Boardwalk"; and the cutting social satire “Rat Race” diverge wildly in lyrical tone, but the exquisite orchestral R&B arrangements and haunting lead vocals of Rudy Lewis and Johnny Moore hold them all together.

SONG
Drip Drop
1
2:32
 
Under the Boardwalk
2
2:41
 
One Way Love
3
2:32
 
On Broadway
4
3:01
 
Didn't It
5
1:54
 
I Feel Good All Over
6
2:07
 
Vaya Con Dios
7
3:18
 
Up On the Roof
8
2:37
 
Rat Race
9
2:12
 
In the Land of Make Believe
10
2:31
 
If You Don't Come Back
11
2:37
 
Let the Music Play
12
2:37
 
I'll Take You Home
13
2:36
 

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