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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Drifters CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Drifters albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Drifters record collection, Drifters CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Drifters and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Drifters Biography

The Drifters are a long-lived American doo wop/R&B band, originally formed by Clyde McPhatter (of Billy Ward & the Dominoes) in 1953.

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Drifters Bio Continued

Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic Records approached Clyde McPhatter after he left the Dominoes and signed him. McPhatter first recruited several members of his former group, the Mount Lebanon Singers: William ?Chick? Anderson (tenor), David Baldwin (baritone), and James ?Wrinkle? Johnson (bass), plus David ?Little Dave? Baughan (tenor). This aggregation only lasted for a single session (from which "Lucille" was the only song released), after which Atlantic asked McPhatter to form a different group. He finally settled on Gerhart and Andrew Thrasher on baritone and second tenor, respectively, Bill Pinkney on high tenor, Willie Ferbee as bass, and Walter Adams on guitar. This is the group on the second session, which produced the group's first major hit: "Money Honey".

Drifters Discography Updated January 2007
Drifters Albums

Studio The Drifters Vinyl & The Drifters CDs

1956 Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters... Atlantic
1958 Rockin' & Driftin' Atlantic
1962 Save the Last Dance for Me Sounds Superb
1964 Under the Boardwalk Musketeer
1965 The Good Life with the Drifters Atlantic
1965 I'll Take You Where the Music's Playing Atlantic
1966 Where the Music's Playing Atlantic
1973 The Drifters Now Bell
1975 Love Games Bell
1975 There Goes My First Love Bell
1976 Every Night Is Saturday Night Arista

Live The Drifters Records and The Drifters CD Releases

1984 Greatest Hits Live Astan
1986 Live at Harvard University Castle

Compilation The Drifters Vinyl and The Drifters CD's

1960 The Drifters' Greatest Hits Atlantic
1963 Up on the Roof: The Best of the Drifters Atlantic
1964 Our Biggest Hits Atlantic
1964 The Drifters Eclipse
1968 Drifters' Golden Hits Intercontinent
1969 Greatest Hits Onyx Classix
1971 Their Greatest Recordings (Early Years) Atlantic
1972 Star Collection WEA
1975 24 Original Hits Atlantic
1975 The Drifters Story Atlantic
1982 Juke Box Giants Audio Fidelity
1982 Save the Last Dance for Me Avid
1984 This Magic Moment Astan
1985 Greatest MFP
1986 Their Top Hits Timeless
1987 16 Greatest Hits Deluxe
1987 Greatest Hits Hollywood
1987 Some Kind of Wonderful Magnum Force
1987 With Ben E King Entertainers
1988 All-Time Greatest Hits & More: 1959-1965 Atlantic
1988 Collection Castle
1988 Greatest Hits with Ben E King Fun
1988 Let the Boogie-Woogie Roll: Greatest Hits... Atlantic
1988 On Broadway Spectrum
1988 The Diamond Series Diamond
1988 The Drifters/The Coasters K-Tel
1989 Their Goes My Baby Crusader
1991 Greatest Hits K-Tel
1991 Have a Soulful Christmas Hits Of
1991 The Drifters Greatest Hits K-Tel
1993 20 Greatest Hits Spectrum
1993 The Very Best of the Drifters Rhino
1993 Up on the Roof, On Broadway & Under the... Rhino
1994 British Years Ripete
1994 Remember Eclipse
1994 White Christmas with the Drifters Ripete
1996 A Christmas Album EMI-Capitol
1996 Anthology Five: Under the Boardwalk Sequel
1996 Anthology Four: Up on the Roof Sequel
1996 Anthology One: Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters Sequel
1996 Anthology Six: The Good Life Sequel
1996 Anthology Three: Save the Last Dance for Me Sequel
1996 Anthology Two: Rockin' & Driftin' Sequel
1996 Christmas Album EMI-Capitol
1996 Golden Hits Intercontinent
1996 Greatest Hits EMI-Capitol
1996 Greatest Hits St. Laurent
1996 Rockin' & Driftin': The Drifters Box Rhino x
1996 The Drifters Collection Prism Leisure
1997 20 Golden Hits Galaxy
1997 Dance With Me Kingfisher
1997 Golden Classics Essex
1997 Great Hits Public Music
1997 Revue Collection Revue
1997 There Goes My Baby & Other Hits Rhino
1997 Under the Boardwalk & Other Hits Rhino
1998 Anthology Ripete
1998 Back 2 Back Intercontinent
1998 Back 2 Back: The Drifters and the Platters Excelsior
1998 Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters/Rockin' &... Collectables
1998 Drifters Christmas Happy Holidays
1998 In the Back Row with the Drifters Mastertone
1998 Up on the Roof/Under the Boardwalk Collectables
1999 Christmas with the Drifters St. Clair
1999 Forever Gold St. Clair
2000 Golden Legends Direct Source
2000 High Profile Direct Source
2000 Please Come Home for Christmas Legacy
2000 Save the Last Dance for Me/The Good Life... Collectables
2000 The Drifters Christmas Collection Intercontinent
2000 The Drifters: Magic Collection Magic
2000 The Legendary Group at Their Best Collectables
2001 Christmas Legends Direct Source
2001 Star Power: The Drifters Direct Source
2001 The Drifters Direct Source
2001 The Drifters Greatest Hits LaserLight
2001 The Drifters, Vol. 1 & 2 Platinum Disc
2001 The Legends Collection Legends
2001 Under the Boardwalk Legacy
2002 All-Time Greatest Hits K-Tel
2002 Greatest Hits Prestige Elite
2002 Magic Moments Brentwood
2002 The Essentials Warner
2003 Back to Back K-Tel
2003 Definitive Drifters Warner
2003 Meet the Coasters Goldies
2003 Some Kind of Wonderful Fabulous
2003 The Best of the Drifters K-Tel
2003 Ultimate Collection United Multi
2003 Under the Boardwalk Dynamic
2003 Christmas with the Drifters K-Tel
2004 Up on the Roof & Other Favorites
2003 All-Time Greatest Hits Rhino Flashback
2003 Some Kind of Wonderful Fabulous
2003 The Best of the Drifters K-Tel Entertainment
2004 The Platinum Collection Direct Source
2004 Drifters Madacy
2004 Golden Legends Golden Legends
2004 The Drifters Platinum Disc
2005 16 Greatest Hits Passport Audio
2005 Collection Prism Platinum

Singles from The Drifters Compact Discs

1953 Money Honey
1953 The Way I Feel
1954 Honey Love
1954 Such A Night
1954 Lucille
1954 Bells of St. Mary's
1954 Bip Bam Atlantic
1954 Lucille Atlantic
1954 Three Thirty Three
1955 Adorable
1955 Gone Atlantic
1955 What'cha Gonna Do
1955 White Christmas
1956 I Gotta Get Myself A Woman
1956 Ruby Baby
1956 Soldier Of Fortune
1956 Steamboat
1957 Fools Fall in Love
1957 Hypnotized
1958 Drip Drop
1958 Moonlight Bay
1959 (If You Cry) True Love, True Love
1959 Dance With Me
1959 There Goes My Baby
1960 Don't Dog Me
1960 I Count the Tears
1960 Let the Boogie Woogie Roll
1960 Lonely Winds
1960 Save The Last Dance For Me
1960 This Magic Moment
1961 I Count The Tears
1961 Mexican Divorce
1961 On Broadway
1961 Please Stay
1961 Room Full Of Tears
1961 Some Kind of Wonderful
1961 Stranger on the Shore
1961 Sweets for My Sweet
1961 When My Little Girl Is Smiling
1962 Stranger On The Shore
1963 I'll Take You Home
1963 Rat Race
1963 Up On The Roof
1964 In the Land of Make Believe
1964 I've Got Sand in My Shoes
1964 One Way Love
1964 Saturday Night At The Movies
1964 Under the Boardwalk
1964 Vaya Con Dios
1965 At The Club
1965 Come On Over To My Place
1965 I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing
1966 Memories Are Made of This
1974 Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies

Solo The Drifters Music CD Appearances

Clyde McPhatter
1958 Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters Atlantic
1958 Love Ballads Atlantic
1959 Let's Start Over Again MGM
1959 Clyde McPhatter Atlantic
1960 Ta Ta Mercury
1960 May I Sing for You Mercury
1962 Lover Please Mercury
1964 Songs of the Big City Mercury
1965 Live at the Apollo Mercury
1970 Welcome Home Decca

Clyde McPhatter Compilations
1956 Rock and Roll Atlantic
1962 Golden Blues Hits Mercury
1963 Clyde McPhatter's Greatest Hits Mercury
1963 Rhythm and Soul Mercury
1964 The Best of Clyde McPhatter Atlantic
1973 A Tribute to Clyde McPhatter Atlantic
1984 Bip Bam Edsel
1984 Rock & Cry Charly
1991 Deep Sea Ball: The Best of Clyde McPhatter Sequel
1991 Greatest Hits Curb
1996 Meet Billy Ward & His Dominoes Fat Boy
1996 The Mercury Sessions: Featuring Live &... Collectables
1997 Treasure of Love & Other Hits Rhino
1998 Love Ballads/Clyde Collectables
1998 The Forgotten Angel 32 Jazz
2000 A Shot of Rhythm & Blues Sundazed
2001 The Atlantic & Mercury Sessions Collectables

Clyde McPhatter Appearances
Ruth Brown Miss Rhythm (Greatest Hits and... (1990) Vocals
Ruth Brown Best of Ruth Brown (1996) Performer
The Dominoes Dominoes Featuring Clyde McPhatter (1958) Performer
Alan Freed Rock and Roll Dance Party (2000) Performer
Johnny Otis R&B Caravan, Vol. 2 1950-1952 (2003) Tenor (Vocal), Group Member
Marlon Saunders Enter My Mind (2003) Guitar
George Tandy Urban Jazz (1992) Guitar
Clyde McPhatter with Billy Clyde McPhatter with Billy Ward... (1957) Vocals
Billy Ward & The Dominoes Featuring Clyde McPhatter and... (1961) Performer
Billy Ward & The Dominoes Sixty Minute Man (1991) Tenor (Vocal)
Billy Ward & The Dominoes Sixty Minute Men: The Best of... (1993) Tenor (Vocal)

Bill Pinkney
1994 Live at CT's Ripete
1995 Peace in the Valley Blackberry
1999 Fire Is Coming World Wide
2003 O' Holy Night: A Drifters Christmas Varese

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