“We’re seeing a lot of these big catalogs purchased because there is much less degree of risk.”, Howard described the royalties associated with valuable song catalogs as “the gift that keeps on giving.”, The Crewe Foundation worked with lawyers in Portland and Los Angeles to negotiate the deal. Top Songs of 1965 • #1: "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones • #2: "Get Off of My Cloud" by The Rolling Stones • #3: "We Can Work It Out" by The Beatles • #4: "Help!" In all, the Crewe catalog sale involved 840 songs, said Suzanne Arrabito, director of marketing for Reservoir, a music publisher that represents more than 130,000 copyrights. There is also a DylanChat and the BDX, an exhibition of Dylan art by Dylan fans. All songsheets and songbooks available from this website are intended for private, educational, and research purposes only, and NOT for financial gain in any form - which also means don't put them in … Photo by David Stoltz, George Howard, a professor of music business and management at Berklee College of Music in Boston, said the catalog sales have been good financially for artists, publishers and investors alike. He was interviewed and some of his current 1960's songs were played for the dancers and crowds. In 1969, Crewe collaborated with the singer Oliver, producing his pop hit "Jean", a song written by poet Rod McKuen which served as theme to the Oscar-winning film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, starring Maggie Smith. The Bob Dylan Who's Who contains … [citation needed], In 1953, Crewe met and partnered professionally with Frank Slay Jr., a young pianist from Texas. “Over time, I think you will see our catalog being more activated. Since 2005 Crewe has been featured as a supporting character (played originally by Peter Gregus) in Jersey Boys, the long-running, multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway musical based on the story of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. Assuming that trend continues, song catalogs are a safe investment because they create what Howard called “predictable” revenue from streaming services, “and investors like safe and predictable,” he said. In 1967, Crewe and Gaudio scored one of their greatest successes with "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", recorded by Frankie Valli with the Four Seasons. Crewe also helped bring success to the Epic Records group the Tremeloes with their hit cover of "Silence Is Golden", a song originally written for and recorded by the Four Seasons. return val; In "I Walk The Line," Johnny Cash hums before each verse. The album was a Grammy Award nominee and the show itself was nominated for a Tony Award. In 1967, Bob Crewe produced and wrote seven of the songs sung by Lesley Gore on her last commercially successful album, California Nights, including producing the title track. With the release of the 1965 hit "Concrete and Clay" by Eddie Rambeau, DynoVoice launched a run of twenty-one Top 100 hits. }()); (function(){ If you have any trouble with these songs, try changing the instrument patch with any sequencing software or E-mail me and let me know of the problem. Added 86 New or Revised … Bob Crewe co-wrote and co-produced dozens of songs for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and also wrote songs for Ben E. King, Leslie Gore and Roberta Flack. Rolling Stone ranked "Lady Marmalade" as the 479th greatest song of all time. The Toys were produced by Denny Randell and Sandy Linzer for executive producer Crewe. David Crosby is seeking a buyer for his songs, as well. The Generation's late 1969 LP Let Me Touch You, including covers of Henry Mancini's "Moon River" and "Two For The Road", arranged by Charles Fox, remains a favorite of lounge music collectors. var cookies = document.cookie.split('; '); In 1961, Guy "Daddy Cool" Darrell released another single version on the Warwick label, and in 1977, the UK band Darts made the song their first-ever studio recording, scoring a #6 hit. Born in Newark in 1930[1] and reared in Belleville, New Jersey, Crewe demonstrated an early and apparent gift for both art and music. Big Girls Don't Cry. As a songwriter, his most successful songs include "Silhouettes" (co-written with Frank Slay); "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Walk Like a Man", "Rag Doll", "Silence Is Golden", "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)", "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "Bye, Bye, Baby" (all co-written with Gaudio); "Let's Hang On!" In 1962 it became a #1 single for the Four Seasons (fronted by Frankie Valli). Bob Dylan - Expecting Rain is one of the pioneer sites on the Web dealing with Bob Dylan, his music, influences, records (including unofficial ones) and the latest concert reviews. The song has been heard in numerous motion pictures, including The Deer Hunter, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Conspiracy Theory, 10 Things I Hate About You, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Bridget Jones's Diary, and Jersey Boys. The record became a major hit in New York and led to Crewe's receiving "teen heartthrob" coverage in such popular teen magazines as 16 Magazine, and to guest appearances with Mickey Rooney and Connie Francis on such TV variety shows as The Revlon Revue. As producer Bob Crewe was insisting upon recording the perfect take, smoke and water started to seep into the studio. "use strict"; Although the album did not achieve chart success, it included the ballad "Marriage Made In Heaven", a collaboration between Crewe and Kenny Nolan which later became popular with Carolina beach music bands. In addition to his work as a songwriter, Bob Crewe was an accomplished painter and designer, and a new book set for spring publication will explore his connections to art and music. The phenomenon of acquiring legends’ catalogs has been going on for quite a while, and it has gotten very aggressive lately.”, The Crewe Foundation, with about $11.6 million in assets according to Guidestar, distributes about $500,000 annually. I wanted to make sure my brother’s legacy was somewhat ensured,” he said. Selected U.S. singles (written and/or produced by), Joel Whitburn's Bubbling Under the Billboard Hot 100 1959-2004, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. Crewe and Nolan had previously written two other songs - "My Eyes Adored You" and "Lady Marmalade" - which became back-to-back #1 records in 1975. var cookieString2 = "MSPAN_Paywall_user=0; domain="+document.location.host+"; path=/; expires=" + date.toGMTString(); This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. 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Bob, West Virginia, an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States; Mount Bob, New York, United States; Bob Island, Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica; People, fictional characters and named animals. 100 — THE WHIFFENPOOF SONG –•– Bob Crewe (Warwick)-1 (100) US Hot 40 Singles for the Week Ending 14th February, 1960. TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date) 1 2 TEEN ANGEL –•– Mark Dinning (MGM)-8 (1 week at #1) (1) 2 1 RUNNING BEAR –•– Johnny Preston (Mercury)-17 (1) 3 4 WHERE OR WHEN –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-7 (3) 4 3 EL … In 1984, a collaboration by Crewe and writers Jerry Corbetta and Bob Gaudio produced another Billboard Top 100 success with the romantic duet "You're Looking Like Love To Me", sung by Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson. The first Crewe-Gaudio collaboration, "Sherry", was written by Gaudio and produced by Crewe. "Lady Marmalade" has since been used in numerous motion pictures, including Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers, Beethoven, Carlito's Way, The Birdcage, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and Semi-Pro. “One could suggest that music copyrights, potentially, are more stable because there is such a history of listening to popular songs, and streaming makes that easier than ever. The Four Seasons, aussi connus comme Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, est un groupe de musique pop rock américain. Artists get paid up front and no longer have to administer and maintain copyrights, an increasingly complex responsibility because of music streaming, and publishers and investors are all-but guaranteed to earn their money back over time. The Crewe record label released a series of well-received recordings such as Ben Bagley's Cole Porter Revisited and Rodgers and Hart Revisited featuring vocal performances by such artists as Harold Arlen, Elaine Stritch, Dorothy Loudon, Anthony Perkins, Ann Hampton Callaway, Bobby Short, Jerry Orbach, Tammy Grimes, and Blossom Dearie. À ses débuts, le groupe se distingua des autres groupes américains similaires de l'époque par l'utilisation d'un son italo-américain traditionnel. The sale price of his catalog wasn’t disclosed, but industry insiders say it’s worth millions of dollars – proceeds that will benefit the Falmouth-based Bob Crewe Foundation, which supports arts organizations in Maine and works to improve the lives of people in Maine’s LGBTQ communities. "My Eyes Adored You" was produced by Crewe and performed by Frankie Valli with the Four Seasons. US peak chart position on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart follows the song title. "Daddy Cool" was the B-side of the Rays' "Silhouettes" single. Crewe collaborated with Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell on the Four Seasons hit "Let's Hang On!". With the Crewe catalog, it simply reached the point where it was wiser to turn it over to an expert in the field, Dan Crewe said. “I don’t want the foundation to have the responsibility of music publishing. Some sales touched double-digits. } That means the songs might show up more frequently in TV shows, movies, video games, advertisements and other outlets, and they also will be shopped to other performers and projects. In the early 1960s, Crewe began writing with Bob Gaudio, who had risen to fame at age 15 as a member of The Royal Teens, for whom he'd co-written the hit "Short Shorts". [10][11] He had been in declining health for several years following a fall.[8]. if (!cookieName.test(document.cookie)) { That is the goal,” Dan Crewe said. The Bob Crewe Generation also recorded the original soundtrack (composed by Crewe and Charles Fox) for the 1968 Paramount Pictures motion picture Barbarella, starring Jane Fonda and directed by Roger Vadim. Crewe and Slay built on their success by signing a deal with new, Philadelphia-based Swan Records. In the mid-1970s, Crewe and Sir Monti Rock III formed the disco club favorites Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes, best known for their 1975 successes "Get Dancin'" and "I Wanna Dance Wit' Choo (Doo Dat Dance)". Stevie Nicks sold hers for $80 million. In 1975, Crewe wrote and produced disco material for the Eleventh Hour, who had dance club success with at least three releases on 20th Century Records: "Hollywood Hot" (45 rpm single, number: TC-2215), "Bumper to Bumper", and "Sock It To Me/It’s Your Thing".[5]. Unlike other holders of catalogs who are simply hoping for an increase in income that comes from what I call the media world, they look for ways they can expand the use of the material.”. Maine foundation sells rights to catalog of legendary songwriter Bob Crewe. Music Business Worldwide, a music industry news and analysis website, has twice named Reservoir Publisher of the Year, and it won Independent Publisher of the Year honors in 2020 at Music Week Awards, hosted by the U.K.-based Music Week trade publication. “We wanted to make the move with a company that we felt comfortable with and that really wanted to be a publisher and not just an acquirer. The foundation has pledged nearly $4 million to MECA to establish a music program that encourages students to explore the intersection of music and art. Crewe appeared on ABC-TV's American Bandstand and also Where the Action Is, both with Dick Clark. [8] "Whenever he met someone, he would go into what I always called his John Wayne mode, this extreme machoism," Dan Crewe told The New York Times. Most of the material has appeared on the Net in the rec.music.dylan newsgroup. val = parseInt(cookies[i].split('=')[1]); He did this to get his pitch, as the song changes key several times. Louie LouieThe Kingsmen "Louie Louie" was first recorded in 1955 by an R&B singer named Richard Berry, and his … Its mission is to support various organizations that nurture and support students by funding fellowships, scholarships and mentoring programs in fine arts and music, including the video and gaming art programs at Maine College of Art. Today, most catalogs sell for 16 to 18 times NPS, according to Billboard. Climbing to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1957, "Silhouettes" displayed the flair for story-driven lyrics, innovative musical hooks, and final lyrical twists that were to become known as Crewe trademarks. The Dylan sale is believed to have eclipsed a multiple of 30, making it the largest and most valuable song catalog to date. Quello che non sai (Rag Doll) (testo italiano di Antonietta De Simone; testo originale di Bob Gaudio; musica di Bob Crewe ; voce solista: Mauro) - 2:50; Vieni fuori (Keep on running) (testo italiano di Maurizio Vandelli; testo originale e musica di Jackie Edwards; voci soliste: Mauro e Mario) - 2:10; LATO B Non la fermare (testo di Pantros; musica di Francesco Anselmo; voce … A 1968 version by singer Andy Williams climbed to #5 on the UK Singles Chart. The sale, which was announced this month, will enable the foundation to continue to donate money and support causes within its philanthropic mission, Crewe said. He was known for producing, and co-writing with Bob Gaudio, a string of Top 10 singles for the Four Seasons. Bob Dylan sold his songbook for as much as $400 million. The Crewe Foundation, which recently named Reid Crewe, Dan Crewe’s daughter, as vice president of administration, will focus its work on increasing access to and visibility of the arts. “Reservoir is an activator. That takes time, effort and expertise associated with an ever-changing technological world. In addition to his numerous benchmarks and accolades in music, Crewe has also achieved recognition as an artist, having designed a number of album covers as well as having had highly successful one-man gallery showings of his paintings at the Earl McGrath Gallery, Thomas Soloman's Garage, and the Jan Baum Gallery in Los Angeles. Reservoir committed to enhancing Bob Crewe’s musical legacy, his brother said. The songbook includes hits like 'Big Girls Don't Cry' and 'Lady Marmalade.'. Our daily headlines email is delivered each morning. In 1985, Crewe was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.[6]. “For the last few years, this has been a reality with a lot of the old publishing catalogs, which have substantial value. In 1965, with a slightly faster tempo, "Silhouettes" again became a hit, this time for the British group Herman's Hermits, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Under his direction, they scored eleven Top 100 hits, most notably Crewe's powerful and muscular arrangements of "Devil with a Blue Dress On", the group's highest-charting single at #4, as well as "Sock It to Me, Baby! Meantime, Crewe, his family and legal team will no longer have to deal with the burdensome task of maintaining and administering copyrights. The number, co-written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell, was also recorded by the Bay City, Michigan, rock group ? Songfacts category - Songs used in commercials. Sessions with Billy and Lillie (singers Billy Ford and Lillie Bryant) produced the 1958 hit "Lah Dee Dah", which reached the #9 position on the Billboard Hot 100; the following year, Billy and Lillie's recording of "Lucky Ladybug" hit #14. For the complete archived BUG song library of 1200+ songs, please click here. “This is the time for us to make a move,” Dan Crewe said. He studied for almost a year at Parsons School of Design in New York City with the intention of eventually pursuing a career in architecture. Comments are not available on this story. Another DynoVoice powerhouse of the mid-1960s emerged when Crewe discovered a band called Billy Lee & The Rivieras. “The sale guarantees the Crewe Foundation will be, for years to come, a major player in the small-foundation world, and we will continue to do what we are able to do.”, Bob Crewe co-wrote and co-produced dozens of songs for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and also wrote songs for Ben E. King, Leslie Gore and Roberta Flack. Its publishing catalog includes songs written and performed by John Denver, Hoagy Carmichael and Sheryl Crow, as well recent hits by Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and others. var cookieName = new RegExp('MSPAN_Paywall_views_' + now.getMonth()); Riding across one of the most deceptively hook-laden melodies ever conceived ... 'A Lover’s Concerto' marks the apogee of the Girl Group sound." In 1999, when the US performing rights and royalties organization BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) announced its Top 100 Songs of the Century, "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" landed in the Top 10 with six million airplays. It also owns the rights to scores by composer Hans Zimmer, whose work includes “The Lion King,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series and more than 100 others. Prices are up, and there is plenty of competition out there.”. The album, entitled Motivation, was a showcase for his singing voice. Sweet Home Alabama Written by Edward King (as Ed King), Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd … } Also achieving chart status over the decades were English-language versions by the Lettermen, Maureen McGovern, Boys Town Gang and Lauryn Hill. date.setHours(date.getHours() - 1); “For a while, the ceiling was a multiple of 20. One of the Four Seasons' classic tunes, writer Bob Gaudio once said … The music business is experiencing unprecedented upheaval, brought on by an interruption in touring because of the pandemic and the ubiquitous nature of music streaming services. Crewe and Slay also wrote two Top 10 hits - "Tallahassee Lassie" and "Okefenokee" - for Swan's rising star Freddy Cannon. The Four Seasons were also the first to record the Crewe-Gaudio composition "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)", later covered virtually note-for-note by the American singing group the Walker Brothers, who recorded their #1 selling version in England; their version made the American Top 10 as well. (written with Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell); and "My Eyes Adored You" and "Lady Marmalade" (both co-written with Kenny Nolan). Bob Dylan recorded "Silhouettes" during his legendary Basement Tapes sessions of the late 1960s, although his version was not released until 2014.[2]. The pair wrote many other songs for the group, including the #1 hits "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Rag Doll", and "Walk Like a Man", as well as "Ronnie", "Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye)", and "Connie-O". “It’s a good time to sell. Record sales racked up by the Four Seasons are estimated as being between anywhere from 100 million to 199 million. ***Updated 10/16/2015. Places. "+document.location.host.replace(/^\w+\./, '')+"; path=/; expires=" + date.toGMTString(); He also had hit recordings with the Rays, Diane Renay, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Freddy Cannon, Lesley Gore, Oliver, Michael Jackson, Bobby Darin, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Patti LaBelle, Barry Manilow, and his own Bob Crewe Generation. The 1976 LP "Street Talk" on Elektra was in this vein. The label found early success with the R&B trio the Toys, best known for their single "A Lover's Concerto", a #2 hit single, and "Attack". Crewe's record label scored another hit with Norma Tanega's off-beat, folksy "Walkin' My Cat Named Dog". Crewe, who co-wrote or co-produced more than 800 songs, including 1960s hits like “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man” for The Four Seasons, moved to Maine in 2010 and died in his Scarborough home in 2014. var now = new Date(); We had competing offers and were able to maximize the value.”, At the same time, the market is full of private equity investors with available cash, Solotoff said. The song was subsequently recorded by the Lennon Sisters, the Delfonics, Sarah Vaughan, the Supremes, Mrs. Miller, Audrey Hall, and Kelly Chen. } I will keep updating every couple of weeks. [citation needed] Crewe also began to score his own hits, "Sweetie Pie" (US #111, 1959)[3] and "The Whiffenpoof Song" (#96, 1960).[4]. “This the golden age of sales, for lack of a better term,” said Custer, who has represented Crewe since the 1970s. With Bud Rehak and Eddie Rambeau he co-wrote "Navy Blue" for singer Diane Renay, and also produced it. This is about looking out into the future,” said Crewe, 86. While Custer was not authorized to talk about the sale price, he was willing to discuss how it was reached. Catalog sales are calculated based on multiples of what is known as the net publisher’s share, or NPS, which is based on the amount of money leftover after a publisher pays royalties. Ari Solotoff of Solotoff Law Group in Portland and Eric Custer, a partner in the L.A. firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, said a catalog sale has been on the table for a few years and closed in 2020 because of the pace and value of other recent sales. [citation needed] The album also produced the song "It Took a Long Time (For The First Time In My Life)", also recorded by Patti LaBelle. The song reached #3 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Easy Listening singles surveys. We pushed it up as best we could and got a very strong multiple. Contemporary artists Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim and Pink topped the charts in 2001 with a remake of his song “Lady Marmalade” for the film “Moulin Rouge.” Crewe’s music is also the basis of the hit Broadway musical “Jersey Boys.”. BMI calculates one million continuous performances of a song of the average length (3 minutes) as representing 5.7 years of continuous airplay. It achieved the same chart position in the United Kingdom and Australia. It regularly supports organizations like Planned Parenthood, Equality Maine and the University of Southern Maine School of Music. In 1977, at the insistence of producer Jerry Wexler, who had been an early mentor of his, Crewe recorded a solo album in Memphis, with Barry Beckett co-producing. A decade ago, catalogs sold for six, seven or eight times a net publisher’s share. }()); By submitting your email address you agree to our. Written and produced by Crewe and Slay at the same 1957 session, it achieved considerable note. Vers le milieu des années 1960, The Four Seasons étaient internationalement connus. Bob (given name), a list of people and fictional characters Bob (surname) Bob (dog), a dog that received the Dickin Medal for bravery in World … [citation needed] Although lacking in formal musical training, he gravitated to learning from many of the great 19th- and 20th-century classical romantic composers as well as giants of jazz and swing, including Stan Kenton, Harry James, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Tommy Dorsey. In addition to his work with the Four Seasons, Crewe produced recording sessions by such artists as Dee Dee Sharp, The Orlons, Ben E. King, and The Highwaymen (On a New Road). Paywall: { The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, who Martin would open for on tour, were his … Increasingly, it also requires a legal team. Crewe said the decision to sell to Reservoir was based on the company’s desire to be both aggressive with and respectful of his brother’s songs. The soundtrack for the cult favorite features vocals by Crewe and the group the Glitterhouse. All the songs from our BUG Library. Christmas Song Written by Francis Burns Performed by Mogwai Courtesy of Matador Records/Chemikal Underground . The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned a gold record. and the Mysterians, best known for their 1966 hit "96 Tears". 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He used his proceeds from the show to start a foundation supporting gay rights, people with AIDS, and bringing music and art to children in deprived communities. Bob Crewe himself (recording as The Bob Crewe Generation) released a version of Sid Ramin's 1967 instrumental "Music to Watch Girls By" (originally composed as a Diet Pepsi commercial jingle) on DynoVoice. Another often-recorded song from the 1965 Linzer-Randell album by the Toys is "Can't Get Enough of You Baby". In 1965, Crewe formed his own record label, DynoVoice Records. The BUG song library below is not our complete library. I look at them as people who honestly care about the music, the value of the music and the husbanding of the music. The Bob Crewe Generation briefly reappeared as a chart act in the mid-1970s, recording material for the disco era. Renay's recording made the Top 10 on the US pop chart in early 1964, and number one on the adult contemporary chart. Their collaboration created several hit songs (as well as a small record label, XYZ), for which Crewe performed as the demo singer. Despite widespread rejections from music industry pundits, the song became a smash solo hit for Valli, and was the fifth biggest song of the year. The room directly above the studio was on fire, but Crewe had blocked the studio door. "Lady Marmalade" was re-recorded by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, and Pink for the soundtrack of the 2001 film Moulin Rouge!, and their version stayed at #1 in the U.S. for five weeks. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" has since been recorded by a wide variety of vocalists and bands, in several different languages. The sophisticated harmonic patterns of the Four Seasons punctuated by the distinctive falsetto of Frankie Valli were at once classic and innovative, as was Crewe's use of melancholy harmonica on "Big Man in Town", the space-age organ of "Save It for Me", and the otherworldly glissandos of "Candy Girl". var date = new Date(); totalViews: function() { Robert Stanley Crewe (November 12, 1930 – September 11, 2014) was an American songwriter, dancer, singer, manager, and record producer.He was known for producing, and co-writing with Bob Gaudio, a string of Top 10 singles for the Four Seasons.. As a songwriter, his most successful songs include "Silhouettes" (co-written with Frank Slay); "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Walk Like a Man", … Those forces have driven up the value of songwriting copyrights, making songbooks extremely valuable and attractive to investors, who appreciate the steady and predictable income generated by “evergreen” artists with vast catalogs of popular songs that can be used in movies, TV shows, ads, video games and other outlets. var mediaContent = "media\\:content,content"; "Can't Get Enough of You Baby" has enjoyed subsequent reinterpretations by the Colourfield and Smash Mouth, among many others. As a solo singer, Crewe recorded a pair of albums in 1961, one of which included a Ralph Burns-produced swing version of Yale University's signature "The Whiffenpoof Song". The late Bob Crewe’s catalog of songs that he co-wrote for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons was recently sold for an undisclosed price. 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