#3 R&B, #24 Billboard Hot 100 in 1956
The original Five Satins; Fred Parris, Al Denby, Ed Martin, and Jim Freeman, were put together as a vocal group in 1954 New Haven Connecticut by Fred Parris. His composition “In The Still Of The Night” was the first single they released on Standard Records in 1956. By the time the song had been leased to Ember Records and became a hit on the charts, Parris (now out of high school) had been drafted and was serving in the Army in Japan!!
This classic is the song the group is most remembered for and is thought of immediately when the word “Doo-wop” is mentioned.
#3 Rhythmic Top 110, #4 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles, #3 Billboard Hot 100 & #2 Top 40 Mainstream in 1992
Timeless is another way to describe this song. Listen to Boyz to Men cover it four decades later! Plus it charted again!
Great tune, great singing — what more could you ask for!
Enjoy this vintage live performance while it lasts on YouTube!
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