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Johnny Maestro & The Crests

One of the most successful integrated doo wop groups, the Crests waxed the classic ballad "16 Candles" in 1959. Formed in 1956, they began recording the next year for Joyce, where they inched onto the pop lists with "Sweetest One." Moving to the brand-new Coed logo, Johnny Maestro's (b. May 7, 1939) warm tenor made "16 Candles" a national smash, and pop/R&B hybrids like "The Angels Listened In" and "Step by Step" also did well. Maestro went solo in 1960, scoring the next year with "Model Girl" on Coed, while the Crests attempted to survive on their own. Maestro eventually reclaimed stardom as leader of Brooklyn Bridge, an 11-piece aggregation that hit with "Worst That Could Happen" in 1968. ~ Bill Dahl, Rovi
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Track List: Johnny Maestro & The Crests: For Collectors Only

Disc 1

1. 16 Candles

2. Angels Listened In

3. Molly Mae

4. Trouble In Paradise

5. Way You Look Tonight

6. Flower Of Love

7. Pretty Little Angel

8. I Do

9. Let Me Be The One

10. My Special Angel

11. Step By Step

12. Gee But I'd Give The World

13. Learning About Love

14. Journey Of Love

15. I.O.U.

16. Paper Crown

17. Young Love

18. I Thank The Moon

19. Always You

20. Mister Happiness

Disc 2

1. The Angels Listened In

2. Silhouettes

3. Model Girl

4. The Test Of Love

5. Isn't It Amazing

6. Beside You

7. Keep Away From Carol

8. You Took The Joy Out Of Spring

9. Six Nights A Week

10. Step By Step

11. What A Surprise

12. It Must Be Love

13. Out In The Cold Again

14. If My Heart Could Write A Letter

15. In The Still Of The Night

16. A Year Ago Tonight

17. Earth Angel

18. Strange Love

19. A Rose And A Baby Ruth

20. Let True Love Begin

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Miss your voice, but have your tapes.
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blairmccrick a r d 2 0 1 0
Love
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Can't believe not in THE HALL OF FAME
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Favorite song.
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A class act, singers who knew how to dress.
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jom11261951
Johnny maestro the bb and crests are the all time best. Embarrassed to say they're not in the HALL OF FAME.
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Oldies rule forever
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No
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Hi
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rodriguez.ka r i n a 1 5
I'm merely a fetus and I love this music!!
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Flip side of 16 Candles was Beside You which was a great song for slow dancing.
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To hyrumwill. Thanks for the acknowledgem e n t of the music we grew up with hyrum! You are not crazy, but spot on - I can tell you.
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Great group!
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one of the greatest love song of all time.......I t happend to me more than once....Eart h Angel is the very best......ta k e s me back to teen age years in Germany..... G e t t i n g old really sucks....... . . . .
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floralovesca t s
I LOVE this song
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Great music!
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Im 17 and I just love this style of music! I wish it was the style of the day! I hate the modern music today its so unclean, but the decade of the 50's were so clean and uplifting! and I JUST LOVE IT!!!!
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Earth Angel is a real Classic.... especially for us older folks..... I would love the see this type of vocals make a comeback.... . .
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floralovesca t s
TODAY IS OCTOBER 21 2015!!
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floralovesca t s
Real music
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Many, MANY GREAT MEMORIES WITH THESE GUYS........ . .
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My Special Angel, as good, if not better than Bobby Helms....
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The fifties and sixties can't be beat I Love all of them the oldies!!!!!!
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A pioneer with a beautiful silky voice he will be missed
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good song
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Just great
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Johnny maestro the best singer of his time. He is greatly missed.
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I love these guys. Simply the best for this era.
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dragonlady60 8 8
In the gargage..jrs j r s ? ?
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Get group get song
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I learned to dance in 1957, when I lived I Germany. These guys were by far one of the best.
16 Candles started it all. I fell in love every time they cut a new record. that's cause I had a different dance partner every time....... Where did guys like this disappear to?
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I listen to this station all day at work! Love it. Glad to see the youngsters digging it too!
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I am 9 and i like old music the Beatles Motown
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jagb121
Hi to JT! Great Entertainer!
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The best....
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jnicanorg
I am 11 and I like oldies like Boy George,Selen a , a n d Whitney Houston
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I love oldies
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jnicanorg
I heard this song in Back In the Future
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j.m. forever in our hearts he was the best of the best
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busman0204
Now that is music !!
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Johnny maestro and the Crest the best !
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Johnny Maestro. One of the best voices in the history of music!!
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The best----The. 50's
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I said this a million times Johnny Maestro should have been in the Rock &Roll hall of fame -he should of lived to see this great accomplishme n t - RIP Johnny
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Johnny Maestro. The best
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omg johnny maestro the greatest truly missed gone from us to early rip
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Came across this station by accident looking for Flamenco music. What a GREAT mistake to come across this music!!...my 14 year old son just LOVE, LOVE, LOVES this music! Says Mom, I could listen to this 24/7 for the rest of my life, I love this music!
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Johnny Maestro had one of the best voices in the music industry. Thanks for the great music & memories. RIP!!
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JOHNNY MAESTRO AND THE CRESTS, WOW WHAT MEMORIES WITH 16 CANDLES AND JOHNNY, GREAT MUSIC, GREAT MEMORIES, GREAT MAN.
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