were sort of a transition group straddling the smooth pop style of the Ink Spots
and the Platters
and later more rock & roll-oriented groups like the Coasters
and the Drifters
. Beginning with 1951's "Don't You Know I Love You," the group merged urban blues sensibilities with a touch of gospel to create the template for what would eventually become known as soul. This collection has the above side plus some of the Clovers
' other big hits like "One Mint Julep," "Ting-A-Ling," "Lovey Dovey," and the sassy "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash," but lacks their 1959 United Artists hit, "Love Potion No. 9."