The Crests Sing All Biggies/The Best of the Crests

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Crests, a integrated group two African-Americans, a Puerto Rican, and an Italian from New York's Lower East Side who seemed to specialize in songs about angels and birthday candles throughout their career, were all over the charts in 1959 thanks to the huge success of "16 Candles," and the group's record label, Coed Records, moved quickly to cash in, releasing The Crests Sing All Biggies on LP early in 1960, featuring their big hit plus its follow-up, "The Angels Listened In," and covers of other hits of the day. Later that year a second LP, The Best of the Crests, was released, featuring their singles for the label. Taken together as they appear on this single-disc ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Crests, a integrated group two African-Americans, a Puerto Rican, and an Italian from New York's Lower East Side who seemed to specialize in songs about angels and birthday candles throughout their career, were all over the charts in 1959 thanks to the huge success of "16 Candles," and the group's record label, Coed Records, moved quickly to cash in, releasing The Crests Sing All Biggies on LP early in 1960, featuring their big hit plus its follow-up, "The Angels Listened In," and covers of other hits of the day. Later that year a second LP, The Best of the Crests, was released, featuring their singles for the label. Taken together as they appear on this single-disc release from Collectables, the two LPs essentially capture the Crests at their commercial peak, since lead singer Johnny Maestro John Mastangelo left for a solo career that same year, and although he was replaced by James Ancrum, neither Maestro nor the Crests ever flew quite so close to the sun again. This two-fer has some classic doo wop material, including "16 Candles," "Six Nights a Week," "Pretty Little Angel," "Trouble in Paradise" which was actually another song about angels, and "A Year Ago Tonight" another birthday song, which could have very easily been called "17 Candles" but at 36 tracks might be more than most listeners really need. Rhino's Best of the Crests Featuring Johnny Maestro distills things down to 18 tracks and sticks to the actual single releases, and the result is a much more succinct portrait of this classic vocal group.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/29/2005
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431781920
  • Catalog Number: 7819
  • Sales rank: 14,932

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Crests Primary Artist
Johnny Maestro Vocals
Jay Carter Vocals
Harold Torres Vocals
Tom Gough Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob Crewe Composer
J.T. Bowen Composer
Bert Keyes Composer
Bernie Lowe Composer
Jerry Moss Liner Notes
Winfield Scott Composer
Luther Dixon Composer
Johnny Dee Composer
Jimmy Duncan Composer
Alicia Evelyn Composer
Allyson R. Khent Composer
Frank C. Slay Jr. Composer
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