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Hushabye by The Mystics

Single: Hushabye by The Mystics

Doo Wop

A top doo wop classic is “Hushabye” by The Mystics.  In 1959, “Hushabye,” which was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, spent nine weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, peaking at #20 nationally.  The record features silky vocals, close harmonies, and — an electric bass, which was new for doo wop groups. DJ Alan Freed featured “Hushabye” as the closing tune for his TV show The Big Beat. The song has been covered by The Beach Boys and Jay and the Americans.

The Mystics started in Brooklyn in the late 1950s. The original group consisted of Phil Cracolici, Albee Cracolici, George Galfo, Bob Ferrante, and Al Contrera.  They first  called themselves The Overons, and their manager, Jim Gribble, recommended that they change their name. They  became The Mystics  after group members wrote a name on pieces of paper and drew it from a hat. In 1962, lead singer Phil Cracolici left the group and replaced briefly by another rising star in the record industry, Paul Simon.

Here are they lyrics to “Hushabye” by The Mystics:

“Oo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
Ah ah ah ah
Oo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
Ah ah ah ah
Oo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
Ah ah ah ah

Hush hush
Hushabye
Hushabye
Hushabye
Oh my darlin’ don’t you cry
Guardian angels up above
Take care of the one I love

Oo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
Ah ah ah ah

Hush hush
Hushabye

Oo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
Ah ah ah ah

Hush hush
Hushabye

Oooo oooo oooo oooo

Lullabye and goodnight
In your dreams I hold you tight
Lullabye and goodnight
Til the dawn’s early light

Pillows lying on your bed
Oh my darling rest your head
Sandman will be coming soon
Singing you a slumber tune
Oo ooo oooo oooo ooo ooo ooo
Hush
Hush
Hushabye
Oo ooo oooo oooo ooo ooo ooo
Hush
Hush
Hushabye
Oo ooo oooo oooo ooo ooo ooo

Oo ooo oooo oooo ooo ooo ooo
Ah ah ah ah”

If you are interested in music from more doo wop groups, please consider this: Doo Wop Box

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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6 Comments

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  2. Interesting. I like the background information you give on these doo wop groups and songs.

  3. Hushbye reminds me of being with my friends and listening to the radio in their car. Fun memories. Love doo wop.

  4. Tony Fiducia says:

    I grew up in East Rockaway, New York and can vividly remember the release of rock around the clock.

    It was like an avalanche after that and every song became part of my life.

    I’m 72 years old, I have a kick ass stereo in my jeep liberty sport and I wind it up loud every time I drive.

    “ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY,

    IT WILL NEVER DIE!”

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