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The Crew Cuts

On most informed lists of rock & roll villains, the Crew Cuts would have to rank near the top. They weren't rock & rollers in the first place: their clean-cut white harmony glee club approach was really in the style of early- and mid-'50s groups such as the Four Aces, the Four Lads, and the Four Freshmen. The Canadian quartet differed from those acts, however, in their concentration upon covers of songs originally recorded by R&B/doo wop vocal groups. Their cover of the Chords' "Sh-Boom" set the pattern, going to number one in 1954 and setting the stage for their other commercially successful pop treatments of R&B hits by the Penguins, Gene & Eunice, Otis Williams & the Charms, the Robins, the Spaniels, the Nutmegs, and others.

The Toronto foursome already had a Top Ten hit under their belts with their first major label single, "Crazy 'Bout Ya Baby," before tackling "Sh-Boom"; what's more, their first hit had been a group original, not an R&B cover. When the Crew Cuts got a hold of "Sh-Boom," they gave the song a far more standard, whiter pop treatment than the Chords had, complete with big-band type orchestration. Although the original Chords version still became one of the first Top Ten rock & roll hits, the Crew Cuts' cover outsold it by a wide margin, finding a far easier entrance into established radio formats and mainstream white audiences.

The Crew Cuts were regular visitors to the Top 20 over the next couple of years, repeating the "Sh-Boom" syndrome with songs like "Earth Angel," their second-biggest hit at number three (though nobody remembers the Crew Cuts' version today, the Penguins' original having long established supremacy with audiences and on oldies stations). Their strategy of foraging for sources among black R&B vocal singles was widely imitated throughout the industry, by Pat Boone, the McGuire Sisters, Georgia Gibbs, and numerous others. Many rock historians point out -- with a great deal of justification -- that this amounted to an attempt by the music establishment to buck the oncoming threatening storm of the rock era by watering it down into a much more palatable and conventional form that in reality had little to do with rock at all. For a while, it worked -- the white covers frequently outsold the black R&B originals throughout 1954-1956. But after Elvis, Chuck Berry, and others had staked their own claim on superstardom, it became increasingly obvious that teenagers preferred the real article, and that the entrenchment of authentic rock & roll was inevitable.

Some revisionists have claimed, dubiously, that the Crew Cuts actually helped pave the way for the acceptance of rock in the mainstream by giving all those doo wop songs a far greater audience than they could have found if they were ghettoized in the R&B community. After a while, however, the Crew Cuts themselves were being widely outsold by their sources; "Young Love" (a cover, of course, although this time of the country classic by Sonny James) was their last Top 20 hit in early 1957. Their Mercury hits are far more properly classified as pop vocal outings than rock & roll, owing much more to pre-rock harmony and band arrangements. By 1958, they'd left Mercury for stints with RCA and other labels; they broke up in 1964. ~ Richie Unterberger
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Track List: The Best Of The Crew Cuts - The Mercury Years

1. Crazy 'Bout Ya Baby

2. Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream)

3. I Spoke Too Soon

4. Oop-Shoop

5. Do Me Good Baby

6. Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So)

7. Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)

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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you can love me if you want to let's go up to paradise up above with each other my love Mike your Mimi I will please you forever and ever I won't let you go baby
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you be mine forever my Mike your mimi
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Life could be a dream if I could spend my whole life loving you sweetheart
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sleep well my darling and plenty of sweet kisses and big hugs too my Mike your mimi
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life could be a dream you are the only one that I love baby Mike your mimi
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would like to take you up to paradise up above you are the only one that I love Mike love mimi
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Boom boom
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life will be a dream sweetheart we will make our own paradise Mimi mike
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Don't read this.You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life.Now that you have been reading this don't stop. post this on 15 other songs in 143 minutes.When your done press the space bar and your crushes name will appear in big letters it's really freaky cause it actually works

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Yolo #jackseptice y e
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True
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The cars song was sung by the chords
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hey, these guys all have crew cuts lol
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Hey, this is on Cars!
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I am IN LOVE WITH THIS SONG!
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If you have time scroll down and read what "madtrueblue " commented on. It's people like this that need to READ what others are saying. All he saw was the word "Black" and made up a comment that had nothing to do with what the other guy was talking about. Like I say...we are in big trouble when the "Time Out Kids" generation start running this world.
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I believe Rocket 88 by Ike Turner is widely considered to be the first rock and roll song.
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If I'm not mistaken, Che Boom was the first rock and roll song. I remember listening to the radio in my mother & father's bedroom I loved the song. My friends and I used to buy song books once a week and sing all the popular songs. Undecided, Slow Poke, On the Street Where You Live, and I forgot most of the othersl We had fun.
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Anybody else remember hearing this on Cars?
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1 DID grow up in the 40's and 50s...what a wonderful life with great music and my first love by my side listening to the juke box.....the time went by so quickly but I can now re.ember it all at my leisure.
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To be honest i wish i was an 18 year old teenager in the 50's that would be great
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gwterry
I love the 50s music. Most of the music nowadays is stupid.
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I know every word! We have to do it for our concert
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jnicanorg
I will always like old songs and I don't think i will ever like new songs
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I love the song sh-boom
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I love the movie this song stars in
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hi123446
I can't believe this music died out... The reminisce of this age still lingers...
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Love that book
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I funnier anyone?
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This song woke me up to music......A t age 10... thanks Pandora..... . . .
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Sh-boom! Bullseye, Pandora! I love this song!
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Go home
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Which one the group or movie??
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CARS
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OMG STICKERS CAR'S..a FIAT please!!..
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ummmm, no thanks....ch a n g i n g station
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it dont get any better than these oldies!!!!
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I like how this is on the VIC radio LMFAO!!!!!
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Sh-boom Sh-boom. Yadadadadada d a d a a sh-boom
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i love music like this
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We never have music like this anymore. Love these old songs
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The old day I'm only 11
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Boooooo rap!!!! Hoooorrahhhh Classics!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Luv!!!!!!! :)
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Yep. ...get!
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I love this song so much. I live for the oldies!!
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