Groupe Rock 'n' Roll Canadien formé en 1952 à Toronto (Ontario). Les Crew Cuts étaient composés Rudi Maugeri (né le 21 Janvier 1931 - décédé le 7 Mai 2004), John Perkins (né le 28 Août 1931), Ray Perkins (né le 28 Novembre 1932) et Pat Barrett (né le 15 Septembre 1933). Ils se sont séparés en 1964.

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 Vocals 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 Vocals 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 Vocals 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.

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Talents : Rudi Maugeri : Baritone - John Perkins : Lead - Ray Perkins : Bass - Pat Barrett : Tenor

Style musical : Doo Wop, Rock 'n' Roll

CRAZY 'BOUT YOU BABY (1954)

SH-BOOM (1954)

OOP-SHOOP (1954)

EARTH ANGEL (1955)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

1954 78 t. MERCURY 70341(US) . Crazy 'bout You Baby / Angela Mia
1954 SP MERCURY 70341X45 (US) . Crazy 'bout You Baby / Angela Mia
1954 78 t. MERCURY 70404 (US) . I Spoke Too Soon / Sh-Boom 
1954 SP MERCURY 70404X45 (US) . I Spoke Too Soon / Sh-Boom 
1954 78 t. MERCURY 70443 (US) . Oop-Shoop / Do Me Good Baby
1954 SP MERCURY 70443X45 (US) . Oop-Shoop / Do Me Good Baby
1954 SP MERCURY 70490X45 (US) . All I Wanna Do / The Barking Dog
1954 78 t. MERCURY 70491 (US) . Dance, Mr.Snowman, Dance / Twinkle Toes
1954 SP MERCURY 70491X45 (US) . Dance, Mr.Snowman, Dance / Twinkle Toes
1954 SP MERCURY 70494X45 (US) . Varsity Drag / The Whippenpoof Song
1954 EP MERCURY EP-1-3274 (US)

Crew-Cuts On The Campus - Down The Old Ox Road / The Whiffenpoof Song / We're Working Our Way Through College / Varsity Drag

1954 EP MERCURY EP-1-3275 (US)

3 Cheers For The CrewCuts - Buckle Down, Winsocki / Betty Co-Ed / You Gotta Be A Football Hero / Collegiate

1954 EP MERCURY MEP 14149 (F) Sh-Boom  / I Spoke Too Soon / Stomp And Whistle / Crazy 'bout You Baby
1955 78 t. MERCURY 70529 (US) . Earth Angel / Ko Ko Mo
1955 SP MERCURY 70529X45 (US) . Earth Angel / Ko Ko Mo
1955 78 t. MERCURY 70597 (US) . Chop Chop Boom / Don't Be Angry
1955 SP MERCURY 70597X45 (US) . Chop Chop Boom / Don't Be Angry
1955 SP MERCURY 70598X45 (US) . Unchained Melody / Two Hearts, Two Kisses
1955 78 t. MERCURY 70634 (US) . A Story Untold / Carmen's Boogie
1955 SP MERCURY 70634X45 (US) . A Story Untold / Carmen's Boogie
06/1955 EP MERCURY EP-1-3290 (US)

TOPS IN POPS - Chop Chop Boom / Don't Be Angry / Unchained Melody / Two Hearts

1955 78 t. MERCURY 70668 (US) . Gumdrop / Present Arms
1955 SP MERCURY 70668X45 (US) . Gumdrop / Present Arms
09/1955 78 t. MERCURY 70710 (US) . Slam Bam / Are You Having Any Fun
09/1955 SP MERCURY 70710X45 (US) . Slam Bam / Are You Having Any Fun
1955 78 t. MERCURY 70741 (US) . Angels In The Sky / Mostly Martha
1955 SP MERCURY 70741X45 (US) . Angels In The Sky / Mostly Martha
12/1955 78 t. MERCURY 70782 (US) . Seven Days / That's Your Mistake 
12/1955 SP MERCURY 70782X45 (US) . Seven Days / That's Your Mistake 
03/1956 78 t. MERCURY 70840 (US) . Honey Hair, Sugar Lips, Eyes Of Blue / Out Of The Picture 
03/1956 SP MERCURY 70840X45 (US) . Honey Hair, Sugar Lips, Eyes Of Blue / Out Of The Picture 
05/1956 78 t. MERCURY 70890 (US) . Tell Me Why / Rebel In Town
05/1956 SP MERCURY 70890X45 (US) . Tell Me Why / Rebel In Town
1956 78 t. MERCURY 70922 (US) . Bei Mir Bist Du Schon / Thirteen Going On Fourteen
1956 SP MERCURY 70922X45 (US) . Bei Mir Bist Du Schon / Thirteen Going On Fourteen
10/1956 SP MERCURY 70977X45 (US) . Keeper Of The Flame / Love In A Home 
1956 SP MERCURY 70988X45 (US) . The Varsity Drag / Halls Of Ivy
1956 78 t. MERCURY 71022 (US) . Little By Little / Young Love
1956 SP MERCURY 71022X45 (US) . Little By Little / Young Love
1956 EP MERCURY EP-1-3325 (US)

CREW CUTS Go Long Hair - Carmen's Boogie / Here / Red Hot Serenade / When, When, When

1956 EP MERCURY EP-1-3326 (US)

Longhair Swing With THE CREW CUTS - Full Set Of Everything / Till The End Of Time / The Urge / Mostly Martha

1956 EP MERCURY EP-1-3327 (US)

Swing The Masters - Tonight Love / I’m Always Chasing Rainbows / Mambo And You / On The Isle Of May

1957 SP MERCURY 71076X45 (US) . Whatever, Whenever, Whoever / The Angelus
1957 SP MERCURY 71125X45 (US) . Suzie Q / Such A Shame
1957 SP MERCURY 71168X45 (US) . I Sit In The Windows / Hey, You Face
1957 78 t. MERCURY 71223 (US) . Be My Only Love / I Like It Like That
1957 SP MERCURY 71223X45 (US) . Be My Only Love / I Like It Like That
1957 EP MERCURY EP 60021 (I) THE CREW CUTS FAVORITES VOL. 2 - Dance Mr. Snowman Dance / In A Little Spanish Town / Out Of The Picture / Mostly Martha
03/1958 SP MERCURY Celebrity Series C-30048X45 (US) . Sh-Boom  / Oop-Shoop
08/1958 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7320 (US) . Hey ! Stella / Forever, My Darling
1958 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7359 (US) . That's My Desire / Baby Be Mine
1959 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7446 (US) . Fraternity Pin / Can You Hear Me
1959 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7509 (US) . Gone, Gone, Gone / Someone In Heaven
1959 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7577 (US) . Bermuda / Kin-Ni-Ki-Nic
1959 EP RCA VICTOR ESP 1933 (US)

CREW-CUTS SURPRISE PACKAGE - Swingin' Marchin' Dixieland Band (When The Saints Go Marching In) / Shine / My Blue Heaven / Deep Purple

01/1960 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7667 (US) . It Is No Secret / No, No, Nevermore
1960 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7734 (US) . American Beauty Rose / The Shrine On Top Of The Hill 
06/1960 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7759 (US) . Aura Lee / Going To Church On Sunday
1960 SP RCA 45319 (F) . J'Attendrai / Baby Be Mine
07/1960 SP WARWICK 558 (US) .

Over The Mountain / Searchin’

1960 SP WARWICK 585 (US) .

You And The Angels / I Care For You

1960 SP WARWICK 595 (US) .

Why Not / Malaguena

03/1961 SP WARWICK 623 (US) .

Number One With Me / The Legend Of Gunga Din

1962 SP WHALE 507 (US) .

Twistin' All Around The World / Electric Chair

1962 SP WHALE 508 (US) .

Laura Love / Little Donkey

05/1963 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 10450 (US) .

Hip-Huggers / You’re A Star, Donna, Donna

10/1963 SP VEE JAY 569 (US) .

The Three Bells / Spanish Is A Loving Tongue

1963 EP  ABC-PARAMOUNT / VEGA 45 90922 (F) CREW CUTS : Hip-Huggers / You're A Star, Donna, Donna / PLAYMATES : I'll Never Get Over You / I Cross My Fingers
1964 SP CHESS 1892 (US) .

Ain’t That Nice / Yea, Yea, She Wants Me

1970 SP FIREBIRD 1805 (US) .

You’ve Been In / My Heart Belongs To Only You






Albums

1955 LP 10" MERCURY MG-25200 (US) CREW CUTS ON THE CAMPUS - Down The Old Ox Road / The Whiffenpoof Song / We're Working Our Way Through College / Varsity Drag / Buckle Down, Winsocki / Betty Co-ed / You Gotta Be A Football Hero / Collegiate
1955 LP 12" MERCURY MG-20067 (US)
THE CREW CUTS GO LONG HAIR - Carmen's Boogie / Here / Red Hot Serenade / When When When / Full Set Of Everything / Till The End Of Time / The Urge / Mostly Martha / Tonight Love / I'm Always Chasing Rainbows / Mambo And You / On The Isle Of May
1956 LP 12" MERCURY MG-20140 (US)
CREW CUTS ON THE CAMPUS - Mr. Touchdown U.S.A. / We're Working Our Way Thru College / You Gotta Be A Football Hero / Down The Old Ox Road / Buckle Down, Winsocki / The Halls Of Ivy / The Varsity Drag / Flirtation Walk / Collegiate / The Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi / The Wiffenpoof Song / Betty Co-Ed
1956 LP 12" MERCURY MG-20143 (US) CREW CUT CAPERS - Dixie Danny / Glory Of Love / Present Arms / Oh Yes I Know / Are You Havin' Any Fun / Unchained Melody / Blue Moon / Crazy 'Bout Ya Baby / Blue Jean Gal / In A Little Spanish Town ('Twas On A Night Like This) / I Spoke Too Soon
1956 LP 12" MERCURY MG-20144 (US) ROCK AND ROLL BASH - Sh- Boom / Earth Angel / Two Hearts / A Story Untold / Oop-Shoop / Do Me Good Baby / Ko Ko Mo / Seven Days / Chop Chop Boom / This Is My Story / Gum Drop / Angels In The Sky
1957 LP 12" MERCURY MG-20199 (US) MUSIC A LA CARTE - The Frim-Fram Sauce / A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square / Johnson Rag / Candy / Love Me Baby / Idaho / After I Say I'm Sorry / Then I'll Be Happy / There You Go / 920 Special / The Nite We Called It A Day / Only Forever
1958 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSP-1933 (US) SURPRISE PACKAGE - My Blue Heaven / That's My Desire / Shine / Lazy River / Pretend / Swingin' Marchin' Dixieland Band (When The Saints Go Marching In) / Up Above My Head / Deep Purple / Baby Be Mine / Forever My Darling / Love Is All We Need (Love Me, Love Me) / J'Attendrai (I'll Be Yours)
1959 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LPM-2037 (US) THE CREW CUTS SING - Moments To Remember / Show Me The Way To Go Home / My Melancholy Baby / Down By The Old Mill Stream / Kentucky Babe / My Gal Sal / That Old Gang Of Mine / When You Were Sweet Sixteen / Cruising Down The River / Sweet Adeline / By The Sea / Auld Lang Syne
1959 LP 12" RCA VICTOR CR 129 (US) THE CREW CUTS HAVE A BALL PLUS BOWLING TIPS BY TOP STARS - The Crew Cuts Have A Ball / Bowling Tips By Junior Powell & Charlotte Gruble
1960 LP 12" RCA VICTOR SP-2067 (US) YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY - You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby / I've Got A Crush On You / Baby Face / Oh, You Beautiful Doll / You're My Everything / Pretty Baby / When My Baby Smiles At Me / Ain't She Sweet / Pretty Eyed Baby / It Had To Be You / Them There Eyes / Oooh! Looka There, Ain't She Pretty
1960 LP 12" RCA VICTOR PR-118 (US) THE CREW CUTS SING OUT ? - Down By The Old Mill Stream / Waltz Her To A Corner / That Old Gang Of Mine / When You Were Sweet Sixteen / My Melancholy Baby / Lazy River / Up Above My Head / Kentucky Babe / Cruising Down The River / By The Sea / Aura Lee / Sweet Adeline
1960 LP 12" The Ebonite Company ? (US)

The Crew Cuts Have A Ball plus Bowling Tips - The Crew Cuts Have A Ball : Down By The Old Mill Stream / Kentucky Babe / Show Me The Way To Go Home / When You Were Sweet Sixteen / Cruising Down The River / When The Saints Go Marching In / Bowling Tips : Bowling Tips (Junior Powell & Charlotte Grubic)

1962 LP 12" WING MGW-12180 (US) HIGH SCHOOL FAVORITES - Dixie Danny / The Glory Of Love / Present Arms / Oh Yes I Know / Are You Havin' Any Fun / Blue Moon / Crazy 'bout Ya Baby / Blue Jean Gal / In A Little Spanish Town (Twas On A Night Like This) / Unchained Melody
196? LP 12" WING MGW-12195 (US) SWING THE MASTERS - Carmen's Boogie / Here / Red Hot Serenade / When, When, When / A Full Set Of Everything / Till The End Of Time / The Urge / Mostly Martha / Tonight Love / I'm Always Chasing Rainbows / Mambo And You / On The Isle Of May
1963 LP 12" CAMAY LP-3002 (US) THE CREWCUTS SING FOLK - Hush Little Baby / Deep Blue Sea / Dehlia's Gone / Riselty Roseltie / Take Her Away (The Devil And The Old Man)/ Ti-Pi-Ti-Tum / Barbara Allen / Little Donkey / Laura Love / On A Monday / There's One More River To Cross
1963 LP 12" CAMAY LP-3002 (US) THE GREAT NEW SOUND OF THE CREW-CUTS - Hush Little Baby / Wasn't That A Time / Deep Blue Sea / On A Monday / Dehlia's Gone / Riselty Roseltie / Ti-Pi-Ti-Tum / Barbara Allen / Little Donkey / Laura Love / There's One More River To Cross / Take Her Away
1980 LP 12" PICC-A-DILLY PIC-3560 (US) THE WONDERFUL HAPPY CRAZY INNOCENT WORLD - Gotta Get My Letter Back / Spanish Is / Mother Please / Mary, Mary / Laugh Between Your Tears / Big Time / The Same Old Story / Donna, Donna / Make A Ring Around Rosie / Ain't That Nice
1986 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY BFX 15206 (GER) ROCK AND ROLL BASH - Party Night / Music Drives Me Crazy / Crazy 'bout Ya Baby / Don't Be Angry / Honey Hair, Sugar Lips, Eyes Of Blue / Ring-A-Rosie Rock / Two Hearts, Two Kisses / Gum Drop / Susie Q / Slam ! Bam ! / Sh Boom / Ko Ko Mo / A Story Untold / Oop Shoop / Tell Me Why / Earth Angel
1994 CD GLOBE 12180/20 (US) HIGH SCHOOL FAVORITES - Crazy 'Bout Ya Baby / Sh-Boom, Sh-Boom / Oop Shoop / A Story Untold / Don't Be Angry / Earth Angel / Gum Drop / Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) / Slam! Bam! / Two Hearts, Two Kisses / Honey Hair, Sugar Lips, Eyes Of Blue / Tell Me Why / Susie Q / Young Love / You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby / Idaho / Johnson Rag / A Nightingale Sang In Berkely Square / Are You Havin' Any Fun / Blue Jean Gal / Blue Moon / Candy / Dixie Danny / Then I'll Be Happy / In A Little Spanish Town / Love Me Baby / After I Say I'm Sorry / Oh Yes I Know / Only Forever / Present Arms
07/1996 CD MERCURY 532731 (US) THE BEST OF THE CREW CUTS - THE MERCURY YEARS - Crazy 'Bout Ya Baby / Sh-Boom / I Spoke Too Soon / Oop Shoop / Do Me Good Baby / Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) / Earth Angel / Chop Chop Boom / This Is My Story / Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) / Don't Be Angry / Mostly Martha / Story Untold / Angels In The Sky / Gum Drop / Seven Days / Honey Hair, Sugar Lips, Eyes Of Blue / Out Of The Picture / Tell Me Why / Young Love / Be My Only Love / I Like It Like That
03/2006 2 CD JASMINE 432 (UK) SH-BOOM - WHERE SWING MET DOO-WOP AND ROCK 'N' ROLL :
CD 1 : Do Me Good Baby / Oop-Shoop / Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream) / Blue Moon / Crazy 'bout Ya Baby / I Spoke Too Soon / Sure She Will / Blue Jean Girl / In A Little Spanish Town / Dixie Danny / The Glory Of Love / Present Arms / Oh Yes I Know / Are You Havin' Any Fun / Unchained Melody / A Story Untold / Chop Chop Boom / Don't Be Angry / Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) / Gum Drop / Angels In The Sky / Mostly Martha / Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) / Mr Touchdown, USA / We're Working Our Way Thru College / The Halls Of Ivy
CD 2 : Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) / The Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi / Betty Co-Ed / You Gotta Be A Football Hero (To Get Along With The Beautiful Girls) / Down The Old Ox Road / Buckle Down, Winsocki / The Varsity Drag / Collegiate / Flirtation Walk / The Whiffenpoof Song (Baa Baa Baa) / Seven Days / This Is My Story / Tell Me Why / 9: 20 Special / A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square / After I Say I'm Sorry / Candy / Idaho / Johnson Rag / Love Me Baby / Only Forever / The Frim-Fram Sauce / The Nite We Called It A Day / Then I'll Be Happy / There I Go
10/2007 CD MEMORY LANE 922 (US) EARTH ANGEL - Angels In The Sky / Crazy 'Bout Ya Baby / Don't Be Angry / Gum Drop / Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) / Oop- Shoop / Slam Bam / Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love) / The Whiffenpoof Song / Chop Chop Boom / Do Me Good Da- Baby / Earth Angel Will You Be Mine / I Spoke Too Soon / Mostly Martha / Sh Boom (Life Could Be A Dream) / Story Untold / The Varsity Drag
2008 CD EVERGREEN ? (CAN) 32 ORIGINAL HITS - Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream) / Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) / Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) / Crazy 'bout Ya Baby / Gum Drop / Angels In The Sky / Oop Shoop / Don't Be Angry / A Story Untold / Young Love / Seven Days / Mostly Martha / Tell My Why / Chop Chop Boom / I Sit In My Window / Be My Only Love / Two Hearts / Honey Hair, Sugar Lips, Eyes Of Blue / This Is My Story / Keepers Of The Flame / Oh Yes I Know / In A Little Spanish Town / Out Of The Picture / I Like It Like That / Fraternity Pin / Hey, You Face / Love In A Home / Do Me Good Baby / I Spoke Too Soon / Can You Hear Me? / Angela Mia / Moments To Remember
2010 CD HALLMARK 709372 (UK) SURPRISE PACKAGE - My Blue Heaven / That's My Desire / Shine / Lazy River / Pretend / Swingin' Marchin' Dixieland Band (When The Saints Go Marching In) / Up Above My Head / Deep Purple / Baby Be Mine / Forever, My Darling / Love Is All We Need (Love Me, Love Me) / J'Attendrai (I'll Be Yours)

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