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The Crows - Gee

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Published on Apr 12, 2008

The Crows were an American doo-wop group. The group's one major hit, Gee (1953), was an important early rock-and-roll song and peaked at fourteenth and second respectively on the Billboard magazine pop and rhythm-and-blues charts.
The members are: Bill Davis, Harold Major, Daniel "Sonny" Norton, and Gerald Hamilton
'Gee' charted in April of 1954, one year later. It took a year to to get recognized on Your Hit Parade. It landed No.2 on the rhythm and blues chart and No. 14 on the pop chart. It was the first 1950s doo-wop record to sell over one million records. Recorded on an independent label, it was one of the first such R&B records to crossover to the wider pop market.
The Crows formed in 1951 as a typical street corner doo-wop group and were discovered at Apollo Theater's Wednesday night talent show by talent agent Cliff Martinez, and brought to independent producer George Goldner who had just set up tiny new indepent Rama Records label.
The Crows were the first group signed and the first to record. The song "Gee" was the third song recorded during the first recording session. The song, "Gee", was put together in a few minutes by two of the group's members. It was written and recorded so crudely, that when released it sounded like it had been actually recorded on a street corner.
Although the song was a huge hit, the Crows were a one-hit wonder and broke up a few months after "Gee" dropped off the Hit Parade

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  • Artist

    • William Davis
  • Album

    • History Of Rock And Roll, Vol. 1: 1948-1954
  • Writers

    • Johnny Horton
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