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Encyclopedia > The Honeydrippers: Volume One
The Honeydrippers, Volume One
Album by The Honeydrippers
Released November 12, 1984
Recorded March 1984, Atlantic Studios, New York, NY
Genre Rock
Length 18 min 07 sec
Record label Es Paranza
Producers The Fabulous Brill Brothers,
Nugetre
Professional reviews
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The Honeydrippers: Volume One is a mini-album released by a semi-all-star band led by rock singer Robert Plant on November 12, 1984 by Es Paranza Records. The recording project originated when Atlantic Records president Ahmet Ertegun wanted an album of his favourite songs from the 1950s recorded. Plant was chosen because Ertegun had seen his pick-up band, The Honeydrippers, performing '50s standards. "Sea of Love" became Plant's biggest selling single. As yet, there are no plans for a Volume Two, as Plant does not want to be known as a pop "crooner".

Contents

Track listing

  1. "I Get a Thrill" (Rudy Toombs) - 2:39
  2. "Sea of Love" (George Khoury, Philip Baptiste) - 3:03
  3. "I Got a Woman" (Ray Charles, Richard) - 2:58
  4. "Young Boy Blues" (Doc Pomus, Phil Spector) - 3:30
  5. "Rockin' at Midnight" (Roy Brown) - 5:57

Personnel

Production

  • Producers: Nugetre (Ahmet Ertegun, spelled backward), The Fabulous Brill Brothers (Nile Rodgers, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page)

Charts

Album

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1984 The Billboard 200 5
1985 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 67


United Kingdom

Year Position
1984 56

Singles

Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1984 "Rockin' at Midnight" Mainstream Rock Tracks 8
1984 "Sea of Love" Adult Contemporary 1
1984 "Sea of Love" Mainstream Rock Tracks 11
1984 "Sea of Love" The Billboard Hot 100 3
1985 "Rockin' at Midnight" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 24
1985 "Rockin' at Midnight" The Billboard Hot 100 25


United Kingdom

Year Single Position
1984 "Sea of Love" 8
1984 "Rockin' at Midnight" 11

Additional notes

Catalogue: (UK) Es Paranza 90220, (US) Es Paranza 79-0220-1


 
 

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