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The Crests Trouble in Paradise

The Crests Trouble in Paradise

Doo Wop

That devil is going around spreading lies again! The song “Trouble in Paradise” went to #20 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. Group members on this song are Johnny Maestro (Mastrangelo), J.T. Carter, Talmadge “Tommy” Gough, and Harold Torres. The group formed in New York City in 1957. They had charting success with “16 Candles,” “Six Nights a Week,” “The Angels Listened In,” and “Step by Step,” among others.

Over the years, there were numerous personnel changes for The Crests (it’s a fluid business) as people left and were replaced. Just to name a few of the changes are the following iterations. At one point early in their history, Patricia Van Dross, sister of R&B legend Luther Vandross, was a member. Maestro went on to a solo career in 1961 and then joined the Del-Satins. They merged with The Rhythm Method and became Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge.

Here are the lyrics to “Trouble in Paradise” by The Crests:

“Calling all angels
Calling all angels
Calling all angels, wooh
Calling all angels
Calling all angels
Calling all angels, wooh
There’s trouble in paradise
My turtle dove’s changing wings
There’s trouble in paradise
The birds no longer sing

Some devil told my angel
A lot of lies
And now my tears are falling
Like raindrops from the sky

There’s trouble in paradise
The stars no longer shine
There’s trouble in paradise
‘Cause she’s no longer mine

That devil told my angel
I’d been untrue
Won’t somebody help me please T
ell me what to do
Mr. Moon, Mr. Sun
Tell her she’s the only one
Guide her with your lovely light
Back into my arms tonight

There’s trouble in paradise
And heaven’s not the same
The angels sit and cry
They say it’s such a shame

They’d like our love
To be just like before
Then the trouble in paradise
Will be no more

Mr. Moon, Mr. Sun
Tell her she’s the only one
Guide her with your lovely light
Back into my arms tonight

There’s trouble in paradise
And heaven’s not the same
The angels sit and cry
They say it’s such a shame

They’d like our love
To be just like before
Then the trouble in paradise
Will be no more

Calling all angels
Calling all angels
Calling all angels, wooh
Calling all angels
Calling all angels
Calling all angels, wooh…”

If you are interested in reading an interview with J.T. Carter, the founder of The Crests  and Huffington Post music reviewer Mike Ragogna, please click here for “A Conversation with The Crests’ JT Carter.” For more songs by The Crests: “The Angels Listened In” and “Sixteen Candles.”

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  1. […] JT Carter.” For more songs by The Crests: “The Angels Listened In,” “Trouble in Paradise,” and “Sixteen Candles.” For More Golden Oldies Music        […]

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