One of the most successful integrated doo-wop groups,the Crests waxed the classic ballad "16 Candles" in1959. Led by Johnny Maestro's warm tenor, their earlysingles for the Joyce label ("My Juanita", "SweetestOne") produced their first hits and attracted the attention ofdoo-wop fans from coast to coast. Rarely featured on CDs, theCrests early output is an integral part of doo-wop history andfinally sees the light of day with this release.Universally hailed as one of the finest and most influential vocalgroups in pop music history, the Flamingos defined doo-wop atits most elegant and sophisticated, their matchless harmoniesprofoundly impacting the Motown Sound of the 1960s and thePhilly soul of the following decade. Their out put for Chicago'sParrot label produced some of their finest offerings such as theclassic "Dream of a Lifetime" and, like the Crests early offerings,their early singles are hard to find on CD. This compilationoffers the doo-wop nation a closer look at two of the most influential groups in doo-wop history.