The Five Satins

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The Five Satins were formed in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., in 1955. Members have included Fred Parris (from The Scarlets (2)), Al Derby, Ed Martin, Jim Freeman, and Jessie Murphy.

The Five Satins are best known for the doo wop classic "In the Still of the Night," a song that was popular enough to make the group one of the most famous doo wop outfits, although they never had another hit of the same magnitude.

The origins of the Five Satins lie in the Scarlets, a New Haven, CT, doo wop group led by Fred Parris. The Scarlets formed in 1953, while Parris was still in high school. The group had a local hit with "Dear One" the following year. In 1954, Parris formed the Five Satins with vocalists Al Denby, Ed Martin, and Jim Freeman. Within the next year, Parris had the group record "In the Still of the Night," a song he had recently written in the basement of a local church. The first single the group released was "In the Still of the Night." The single was released on Standard Records in the spring of 1956. By the end of the year, it had been leased to Ember and became a huge hit, peaking at number three on the R&B charts and number 25 on the pop charts.
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The Five Satins - The 5 Satins Sing album art The Five Satins The 5 Satins Sing (Album) Ember Records (3) Canada 1957 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - Encore album art The Five Satins Encore (Album) Ember Records (3) US 1960 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - Fred Parris And The Satins album art Fred Parris & The Satins* Fred Parris & The Satins* - Fred Parris And The Satins (Album) Elektra US 1982 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - In The Still Of The Night Featuring Fred Parris album art The Five Satins In The Still Of The Night Featuring Fred Parris (Album) Relic Records US 1994 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Five Satins - All Mine album art The Five Satins All Mine Standord US 1955 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - In The Still Of The Nite / The Jones Girl album art The Five Satins In The Still Of The Nite / The Jones Girl (Single) Ember Records (3) US 1956 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - Wonderful Girl / Weeping Willow album art The Five Satins Wonderful Girl / Weeping Willow (Single) Ember Records (3) UK 1956 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - Oh Happy Day album art The Five Satins Oh Happy Day (Single) Ember Records (3) US 1957 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - To The Aisle album art The Five Satins To The Aisle (Single) Ember Records (3) Canada 1957 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - A Million To One / Love With No Love In Return album art The Five Satins A Million To One / Love With No Love In Return (Single) Ember Records (3) Canada 1957 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - Our Anniversary / Pretty Baby album art The Five Satins Our Anniversary / Pretty Baby Ember Records (3) US 1957 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - The 5 Satins Sing album art The Five Satins The 5 Satins Sing (EP) Ember Records (3) US 1957 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - A Night To Remember album art Fred Parris And The Satins* Fred Parris And The Satins* - A Night To Remember (Single) Ember Records (3) US 1958 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - When Your Love Comes Along / Skippity Doo album art The Five Satins When Your Love Comes Along / Skippity Doo Another First US 1959 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - Shadows album art 5 Satins* Shadows (Single) Ember Records (3) US 1959 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - These Foolish Things / A Begger With A Dream album art The Five Satins These Foolish Things / A Begger With A Dream Cub US 1960 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - I'll Be Seeing You / A Night Like This album art The Five Satins I'll Be Seeing You / A Night Like This (Single) Ember Records (3) US 1960 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - Your Memory / I Didn't Know album art The Five Satins Your Memory / I Didn't Know Cub US 1960 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - Candlelight / The Time album art The Five Satins Candlelight / The Time Ember Records (3) US 1960 Sell This Version
E - 701 The Five Satins - The 5 Satins Sing album art The 5 Satins* The 5 Satins Sing(7", EP) Ember Records (3) E - 701 Italy 1960 Sell This Version
45-MGM-1087 The Five Satins Your Memory(7", Single) MGM Records 45-MGM-1087 UK 1960 Sell This Version
411 The Five Satins - She's Gone (With The Wind) / (Somewhere) A Voice Is Calling album art Fred Parris And The Five Satins* She's Gone (With The Wind) / (Somewhere) A Voice Is Calling(7", Red) Candlelite Records 411 US 1960 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - Wishing Ring album art Five Satins* Wishing Ring (Single) Ember Records (3) US 1961 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - To The Aisle / Just To Be Near You album art The Five Satins To The Aisle / Just To Be Near You (Single) Musictone Records US 1961 Sell This Version
The Five Satins - The 5 Satins Sing, Vol. 2 album art The Five Satins The 5 Satins Sing, Vol. 2 (EP) Ember Records (3) US 1961 Sell This Version