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For Collectors Only


Download links and information about For Collectors Only by The Crests, Johnny Maestro. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock genres. It contains 40 tracks with total duration of 01:40:44 minutes.

Artist: The Crests, Johnny Maestro
Release date: 1993
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock
Tracks: 40
Duration: 01:40:44
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No. Title Length
1. 16 Candles 2:54
2. Angels Listened In (Unreleased Version) 2:03
3. Molly Mae (Unreleased Version) 3:18
4. Trouble In Paradise 2:26
5. The Way You Look Tonight 2:32
6. Flower of Love (Unreleased Version) 2:58
7. Pretty Little Angel 2:07
8. I Do (Unreleased Version) 2:41
9. Let Me Be the One (Unreleased Version) 2:08
10. My Special Angel 2:44
11. Step By Step (Stereo) 2:31
12. Gee But I'd Give the World (Stereo) 2:33
13. Learning About Love (Stereo, Unreleased Version) 2:01
14. Journey of Love 2:38
15. I.O.U. 2:17
16. Paper Crown (Stereo) 2:43
17. Young Love (Stereo, Unreleased Version) 2:59
18. I Thank the Moon 2:20
19. Always You (Stereo) 2:29
20. Mister Happiness (Stereo) 2:19
21. The Angels Listened In (Stereo) 2:05
22. Silhouettes 2:43
23. Model Girl (Stereo) 2:29
24. The Test of Love (Stereo) 2:42
25. Isn't It Amazing (Stereo) 2:21
26. Beside You 2:30
27. Keep Away from Carol (Previously Unreleased) 2:28
28. You Took the Joy Out of Spring (Stereo, Previously Unreleased) 2:08
29. Six Nights a Week 2:53
30. Step By Step (Stereo, Unreleased Version) 2:28
31. What a Surprise (Stereo) 2:56
32. It Must Be Love (Stereo, Unreleased Version) 2:13
33. Out In the Cold Again (Stereo, Previously Unreleased) 2:38
34. If My Heart Could Write a Letter 2:21
35. In the Still of the Night (Stereo, Unreleased Version) 2:52
36. A Year Ago Tonight (Stereo) 2:27
37. Earth Angel (Stereo) 2:43
38. Strange Love (Previously Unreleased) 1:58
39. A Rose and a Baby Ruth (Stereo) 2:17
40. Let True Love Begin (Previously Unreleased) 2:51



A 40-song overview of the Crests, one of R&B's first integrated groups (lead vocalist Johnny Maestro is white). Though racially mixed, listeners were never conscious of that when listening to their music because Maestro's feel for doo wop was genuine. His leads were as extraordinary as any in the business. Not an original member, Maestro joined when they debuted on Joyce Records in 1957 as a quintet with Patricia Vandross (Luther Vandross' older sister); Vandross left before the Coed recordings, reducing the Crests to quartet. Prior to the Crests, Maestro sang with Tony Orlando in another integrated group. The 40 tracks are almost a complete discography of their glory years on Coed Records from 1958 to 1961, and the tunes aren't in chronological order. Their most noted singles — "16 Candles," "Six Nights a Week," and "The Angels Listened In" — are here, along with stimulating remakes like "Earth Angel" and "I Remember (In the Still of the Night)." Their final Coed recording is missing, which makes the "for collectors only" tag dubious. (Nothing before the Joyce sides or after Coed made this collection either.) Maestro left after Coed, but some members regrouped and recorded on Selma and Trans Atlantic Records. Maestro failed as a solo artist and as Johnny Maestro & the Crests on Parkway Records with the Tymes backing him, before happier times with Brooklyn Bridge.