Monday, August 18, 2014

Don't Call Me Chicken

Bob Crewe

Don't Call Me Chicken

Melba 119

The story of Bob Crewe and Frank Slay starts generally with "Silhouettes", a song recorded by The Rays.  

But their association actually dates back from 1953, when Crewe met and partnered with Frank Slay Jr., a young pianist from Texas who came to New York aged 21 in 1951.
"Don't You Care", the earliest song they wrote together and sung by Bob Crewe, was issued on the Philadelphia BBS label in 1953, a label owned by Bill Borelli.

 Before this Melba release, Bob Crewe also recorded for Jubilee (1954), Spotlight (1955-1956) and Coral (1956).

To tell Crewe's full story would take a book 


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