Five Satins, The

Also known as 5 Satins, 5 Satins, The, Five Satins, Satins, The
Members of Five Satins, The: Fred Parris, Jim Freeman, John Brown (12)
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Discography of Five Satins, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 In The Still Of The Night (I'll Remember) 2 Audio 1956-09-15 Regency (2)
2 In The Still Of The Night / The Jones Girl 2 Audio Flashback Records (4)
3 In The Still Of The Night / The Jones Girl 2 Audio 1961 Ember Records (3)
4 Medley / Loving You (Would Be The Sweetest Thing) 12 Audio 1982 Elektra
5 Yes / In The Still Of The Night 2 Audio 1987 RCA
6 Yes / In The Still Of The Night 2 Audio 1988 RCA
7 A Million To One 2 Audio 1958 Ember Records (3)
8 (I'll Remember) In The Still Of The Night 2 Audio Glenville Music
9 Oh Happy Day 2 Audio 1957 Ember Records (3)
10 To The Aisle 2 Audio 1957 Ember Records (3)
11 To The Aisle 2 Audio Collectables
12 (I'll Remember) In The Still Of The Night / The Jones Girl 2 Audio Lana Records
13 Fred Parris And The Satins 6 Audio 1982 Elektra
14 In The Still Of The Nite / The Jones Girl 2 Audio 1956 Ember Records (3)
15 When You're Love Comes Along 2 Audio 1978 Goldisc
16 Wonderful Girl 2 Audio 1959 Top Rank (2)
17 In The Still Of The Night / Pretty Little Angel Eyes 4 Audio Stardust Records
18 Shadows 4 Audio 1959 Top Rank International
19 Dark At The Top Of My Heart 2 Audio RCA
20 You Are Love / Very Precious Oldies (Welcome Back Home) 2 Audio 1973 Kirshner
21 Wonderful Girl / Weeping Willow 2 Audio Lost Nite Records
22 Wonderful Girl / Weeping Willow 2 Audio 1956 Ember Records (3)
23 To The Aisle / Wish I Had My Baby 2 Audio 1977 Janus Records
24 Pretty Little Angel Eyes / In The Still Of The Nite 2 Audio Rock'n Mania Records
25 Your Memory / I Didn't Know 2 Audio 1960 Cub
26 Medley / Loving You (Would Be The Sweetest Thing) 11 Audio 1982 Elektra
27 Encore 12 Audio 1961
28 The Legends Of Doo-Wop - Volume Three 29 Audio 2002 Concert Products
29 In The Still Of The Nite / To The Aisle 2 Audio Trip Records (2)
30 To The Aisle 2 Audio 1957 Ember Records (3)
31 To The Aisle 2 Audio 1961 Ember Records (3)
32 The Masquerade Is Over / Raining In My Heart 2 Audio 1962 Chancellor
33 Dark At The Top Of My Heart / Summer In New York 2 Audio 1971 RCA Victor
34 Very Precious Oldies (Welcome Back Home) 2 Audio 1973 Kirshner
35 To The Aisle / Wish I Had My Baby 2 Audio Collectables
36 In The Still Of The Nite / The Jones Girl 2 Audio Collectables
37 Downtown / Do You Remember 2 Audio 1962 Chancellor
38 Down The Aisle / Just To Be Near You 2 Audio 1961 Musictone Records
39 Ember Records Present The Five Satins Greatest Hits Volume 1 18 Audio
40 (What Might Have Been) Greatest Hits Volume 3 16 Audio Relic Records
41 Our Anniversary 2 Audio Ember Records (3)
42 In The Still Of The Nite / The Jones Girl 2 Audio 1956 Ember Records (3)
43 You Are Love / Very Precious Oldies (Welcome Back Home) 2 Audio 1973 Kirshner
44 In The Still Of The Night / The Jones Girl 2 Audio Flashback Records (4)
45 In The Still Of The Nite / The Jones Girl 2 Audio Collectables
46 When Your Love Comes Along / Skippity Doo 2 Audio 1959 Another First
47 You Are Love / Very Precious Oldies (Welcome Back Home) 2 Audio 1974 Epic
48 The 5 Satins Sing 12 Audio 1961 Mount Vernon Music
49 Down The Aisle / Just To Be Near You 2 Audio 1961 Musictone Records
50 (I'll Remember) In The Still Of The Night / The Jones Girl 2 Audio Glenville Music


The Five Satins were formed in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., in 1955. Members have included Fred Parris (from [A=Scarlets, the (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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