The first vocal group ever to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the Coasters are perhaps most known to the public for their novelty pop records "Charlie Brown" and "Yakety Yak". The Coasters formed out of another Doo-Wop group called The Robins by members Carl Gardner and Bobby Nunn. Adding Billy Guy and Leon Hughes to the roster completed the groups first line-up, one of many.
The group collaborated with Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber on most of their early material which was also their most commercially succesful. The group lost thier momentum somewhat when the songwriting duo of Leiber&Stoller left Atlantic and Atco records in 1963 leaving the Coasters in somewhat of a limbo at the label. The still released material but didn´t reach quite as high on the charts as they had earlier on.
This particular recording is one of the groups last for the Atco label and was released in 1965. But now the group had gone throgh several changes in their line-up and to my knowledge the people in group at the time "Crazy Baby" was released were Carl Gardner, Billy Guy (who also wrote the song), Will Jones and Earl Carrol.
The record went nowhere, which is a shame really. Listen to it and I´m sure you´ll find, just as I and many with me, that is is a perfect motownesque dancer just begging to be heard again and again...and again. Oh Baby, Satisfy My Soul!