Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The Righteous Brothers - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate


They weren't brothers, but Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield (both born in 1940) were most definitely righteous, defining (and perhaps even inspiring) the term "blue-eyed soul" in the mid-'60s. The white Southern California duo were an established journeyman doo wop/R&B act before an association with Phil Spector produced one of the most memorable hits of the 1960s, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'." The collaboration soon fell apart, though, and while the singers had some other excellent hit singles in a similar style, they proved unable to sustain their momentum after just a year or two at the top.

When Medley and Hatfield combined forces in 1962, they emerged from regional groups the Paramours and the Variations; in fact, they kept the Paramours billing for their first single. By 1963, they were calling themselves the Righteous Brothers, Medley taking the low parts with his smoky baritone, Hatfield taking the higher tenor and falsetto lines. For the next couple of years they did quite a few energetic R&B tunes on the Moonglow label that bore similarity to the gospel/soul/rock style of Ray Charles, copping their greatest success with "Little Latin Lupe Lu," which became a garage-band favorite covered by Mitch Ryder, the Kingsmen, and others.

1963-Right Now!

1964-Some Blue-Eyed Soul

1965-Back To Back

1965-Just Once In My Life

1965-This Is New!

1965-You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

1966-Best Of

1966-Go Ahead And Cry

1966-Soul and Inspiration

1967-Greatest Hits

1967-Souled Out

1968 One For The Road


1969 Rebirth

1969-Greatest Hits, Vol 2

1974 Give It To The People

1975-Sons Of Mrs. Righteous

1990-Best Of

1991-Best Of Volume 2 - Then & Now


1991-The Moonglow Years

2008-Live on the Sunset Strip

2016-The Righteous Brothers


Tartesy said...

Great Assortment: I can't connect to 1991 Moonglow Years. Keep Safe. Jim.

Ozzieguy said...

Hello Tartesy
Yes, sorry about the link missing, it was removed by the host.
I will have to go through my CDs to find it for you.

sambgodot said...

Thanks for the Reunion album in particular. Re-records can be dreadful, but this one is pretty good. Do you have any of Bill's solo work. I'm looking in particular for his albums on United Artists, Liberty and RCA, which are very hard to come by.

Aussie said...

thank you again 4 the The Righteous Brothers another good one thank you

Michael lB. said...

Love it even got both volumes of Verve's Greatest Btw this time around! Thanks so much,ozzieguy!

Ozzieguy said...

Very welcome my friend.

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Nothing To See Here said...

Great collection, however Sayin' Somethin' only the first track is complete, the remaining tracks are all 30 seconds each.

Anonymous said...

Hi, do you happen to have their Philles albums in mono?

Ozzieguy said...

No I do not, sorry.

Anonymous said...

Any chance of a re-up of Sayin' Somethin'?

Johnny Motley said...

On 1969-Greatest Hits, Vol 2, Are these ripped from the actual record? As the time for "Loving You" is listed on all the album art, as 2:44, but the file is only 2:14.

Ozzieguy said...

Hello Johnny, yes all albums on my blog are ripped from my personal collection.
Sometimes the software wants a holiday :-)