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Best of Mercury Years
Crew Cuts
Best of Mercury Years
Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B


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All Artists: Crew Cuts
Title: Best of Mercury Years
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 7/16/1996
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B
Styles: North America, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731453273122

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Zub | Forks Twp., PA | 02/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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-50s 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."
Alot of fun at the beginning of rock and roll......
Zub | 07/11/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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??????"