The Five Satins–“In The Still Of The Night”

Hello:  The Five Satins never had a #1 record on the Top 100 but they did have one of the all-time great, pop, doo-wop and R &B hits.  IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT first made the Top 100 in September of 1956 on the Ember Records label.  It would chart at #24 and have a 19 week stay on the charts.  The very same song would also chart in 1960 and again in 1961.  The Five Satins would also have a big hit in 1957 with TO THE AISLE a #25 hit on the Top 100.

The Five Satins were from New Haven, Connecticut with group members Fred Paris (lead vocals), Al Denby, Jim Freeman, Eddie Martin and Jessie Murphy.  Fred Paris was in the Army when In The Still Of The Night charted and the group re-formed with Bill Baker as lead singer. Fred Paris returned in 1958 and replaced Bill Baker. 

The Five Satins placed only 7 songs on the Top 100 but they remain one of the most popular groups from their era.  In the Doo-wop genre they are royalty as should be with a record that has no boundaries and is as popular today as ever.  Who has not heard, In The Still Of The Night?  a million selling classic that won a Grammy from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and is one of the most requested songs on oldies radio and at oldies dances across the country.

Till the next time—Joe


IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT

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