Best of the Crew Cuts: The Mercury Years

Best of the Crew Cuts: The Mercury Years

by The Crew Cuts
     
 

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Twenty-two tracks from their 1954-57 prime, with over a dozen hits, including "Sh-Boom," "Earth Angel," "Crazy 'Bout Ya Baby," and "Ko Ko Mo." Now that the original R&B/doo wop versions of most of the material is available for easy comparison, you'd have to be nuts to prefer these whitewashed covers, which sound incredibly quaint and lightweight. See more details below

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Twenty-two tracks from their 1954-57 prime, with over a dozen hits, including "Sh-Boom," "Earth Angel," "Crazy 'Bout Ya Baby," and "Ko Ko Mo." Now that the original R&B/doo wop versions of most of the material is available for easy comparison, you'd have to be nuts to prefer these whitewashed covers, which sound incredibly quaint and lightweight. The Crew Cuts were never a bona fide rock & roll group, however. Judged solely within the context of other young White male harmony pop quartets of the time, such as the Four Freshmen and the Four Aces, they acquit themselves well with their accomplished vocal arrangements.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/16/1996
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731453273122
catalogNumber:
532731

Tracks

  1. Crazy 'bout Ya Baby
  2. Sh-Boom
  3. I Spoke Too Soon
  4. Oop Shoop
  5. Do Me Good Baby
  6. Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So)
  7. Earth Angel
  8. Chop Chop Boom
  9. This Is My Story
  10. Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love)
  11. Don't Be Angry
  12. Mostly Martha
  13. A Story Untold
  14. Angels in the Sky
  15. Gum Drop
  16. Seven Days
  17. Honey Hair, Sugar Lips, Eyes of Blue
  18. Out of the Picture
  19. Tell Me Why
  20. Young Love
  21. Be My Only Love
  22. I Like It Like That

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Crew Cuts   Primary Artist
Pat Barrett   Tenor (Vocal)
Rudy Maugeri   Baritone (Vocal)
John Perkins   Vocals
Ray Perkins   Bass (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Teena Marie   Composer
Lowell George   Composer
Ron Furmanek   Producer
Paul Kennerley   Composer
Bill Levenson   Executive Producer
Steve Kolanjian   Track Annotations
Joseph F. Laredo   Liner Notes
David Carroll & His Orchestra   Contributor
Bob Furmanek   Producer
Jerry Rappaport   Executive Producer
Bas Hartong   Executive Producer
Kent Robbins   Composer
Ira Kosloff   Composer

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