& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Best of the Crew Cuts... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Zoverstocks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: All Discs are inspected and guaranteed. All dispatched with 1 - 3 working days from the UK
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.25
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • The Best of the Crew Cuts: The Mercury Years
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

The Best of the Crew Cuts: The Mercury Years Import


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Import, May 29, 2001
"Please retry"
$8.39
$2.53 $1.54

Hot Hot

$8.39 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Frequently Bought Together

The Best of the Crew Cuts: The Mercury Years + The Four Aces Greatest Hits + 16 Most Requested Songs
Price for all three: $21.17

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 29, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Spectrum Music
  • ASIN: B000007Y67
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,160 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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. Story Untold
14. Angels in the Sky
15. Gum Drop
16. Seven Day
17. Honey Hair, Sugar Lips, Eyes of Blue
18. Out of the Picture
19. Tell Me Why
20. Young Love
See all 22 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Germany

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
77%
4 star
14%
3 star
9%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 22 customer reviews
A nice trip down memory lane with these songs.
Suzanne
The complaint is often registered that such cover group "stole" the music from the original artist, depriving them of the deserved recognition.
Zub
I was very happy to be able to find a CD as I have not been able to do that in this area We both enjoyed listening to the tape.
Ellen J. Barrett

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Bruce R. Gilson on August 11, 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The Crew Cuts were a Canadian group which had a number of hits back in the 1950s. The songs were, by and large, "covers": songsthat had been done by rhythm & blues groups,which they redid in a style better suited to the majority's tastes of the day. As such, they are badly vilified by r&b devotees, who seem to treat the cover versions as desecrations of holy objects. Well, I was, back then, one of that big majority that preferred the covers to the r&b original, and I still, 50 years later, do. This CD includes all the big Crew Cuts hits, including "Sh-Boom" and "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)" which were the biggest. It also includes aome covers that never charted (where other artists had the hit version) like "Young Love" and "Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love)." And it includes some songs I've never heard by any artist before. I've always liked the Crew Cuts' sound, and as I've already said here, thought their covers were better than the originals, so, no surprise, I like this album. If you're into r&B, you won't. But if your taste agrees with mine, you'll be happy if you buy this CD.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Ellen J. Barrett on April 29, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Actually, I have the best of the Crew Cuts. My Husband, Pat Barrett, is one of them and, of course, I think he is the best.
I was very happy to be able to find a CD as I have not been able to do that in this area
We both enjoyed listening to the tape. There are a few songs that Pat was not crazy about, but, all in all, it was great.
I am going to order more for my friends and relatives.
.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Zub VINE VOICE on February 2, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Although often dismissed for being "merely" a cover group, the Crew Cuts still achieved a lot of chart success with pop versions of many r'n'b tunes of the era. The complaint is often registered that such cover group "stole" the music from the original artist, depriving them of the deserved recognition. In reality, these cover artists provided exposure to these tunes, reworked for a wider audience as they were, to a vastly larger number of listeners that would otherwise never have heard these songs.

During the mid-50's the Crew Cuts presented the listening public with well-produced and listenable versions of many songs that became top tunes because of their treatment of them. Eventually, with rock and r'n'b artists being more widely accepted with the takeover of the pop charts by the rock-and-rolling teens, the string of hits for the Crew Cuts dried up as the age of the cover artists faded.

Here in this collection are their charted singles along with a number of b-sides and an album cut. Considering the vintage of these recordings, the sound quality is very good with all taken from the original mono masters. The twelve page liner notes booklet provides a history of the group along with production credits. An excellent reissue from Polygram on this underappreciated group.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 11, 1998
Format: Audio CD
This is the music of the'50s. These are all the original recordings that were the signs of the times then (501 levis, white bucks, tail fins on cars, suede belts, cool hair do's, side burns,high school dances, convertibles, dragging the main, drive in's, sanity). If you want to look back at some great times this is an album that can do it. ding a ling a ling---oop shoop--bawap bawap they are all there. Just a fun cd to turn on and reminise. These are real oldies but believe me they are goodies...... Hey Jim remember the good old days??????
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By john szotowski on April 22, 2001
Format: Audio CD
GO NORTH YOUNG MAN (AND LADY), UP TO CANADA, AND YOU WILL BE TREATED TO SOME OF THE GREATEST VOCAL GROUPS OF ALL TIME. THE DIAMONDS, THE FOUR LADS, THE CREW-CUTS, JUST TO NAME A FEW. THIS COMPILATION OF THE CREW-CUTS IS ABSOLUTELY FIRST RATE. WHEN ROCK WAS YOUNG, THESE GUYS WERE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL. HIGHLY POLISHED, DANCABLE, AND JUST PLAIN GOOD ROCK HARMONIES TO LISTEN TO.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AvidOldiesCollector TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 29, 2007
Format: Audio CD
When the subject of "cover versions" from the mid to late 1950s is broached more often than not The Crew Cuts will be mentioned as one of the leading proponents of this "unspeakably evil" practice, as some critics would like you to believe. Which is utter hogwash. That's like saying they and Mercury Records should have allowed the small labels to slowly spread their offerings without competition. In other words, while it was OK for labels like Columbia, Mercury, RCA and Decca to compete on any given song, it was wrong for them and their artists to do so if the song came from a small label like Cat. Somehow, this rings false in the land of free enterprise.

Yes, The Crew Cuts did cover a number of small label sides, among them the immortal Sh-Boom in 1954, but for the most part their covers were better, and that first one was no exception. I don't dislike the original by The Chords, but then again I didn't live in L.A. and, given the ability of Cat to cut and distribute increased quantities nationally it might have been 1956 before any reached the East Coast. Sure, some big company could have negotiated a deal to buy out The Chords' contract from Cat, or lease the record, but that takes time and since Mercury had just signed a group to a contract why not let them cut the record?

The second male quartet to emerge from St. Michael's College in Toronto (The Four Lads preceded them), lead John Perkins, brother Ray (bass), tenor Pat Barrett and baritone Rudy Maugeri had started out as The Canadaires, and it was the success of Crazy 'Bout Ya Baby, penned by Pat and Rudy, that had caught the ears of Mercury executives.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Best of the Crew Cuts: The Mercury Years
This item: The Best of the Crew Cuts: The Mercury Years
Price: $8.39
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com