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Don't Be Cruel

Music by Otis Blackwell

Originally Performed by Elvis Presley

"Don't Be Cruel" is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and written by Otis Blackwell in 1956. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2004, it was listed #197 in Rolling Stone's list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is currently ranked as the 173rd greatest song of all time, as well as the sixth best song of 1956, by Acclaimed Music.

    Release Date: 1956


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various Arrangers : Men Sing Elvis : TTB : Sheet Music Collection

Various Arrangers : Men Sing Elvisnew

Some of the all-time favorites from none other than the King! ":Can't Help Falling in Love" - This 12/8 classic croons with romance in a warm and wonderful setting by Ed Lojeski. Full harmonies, easily sung. "Burning Love" - Here's a churnin' and burnin' tune that's hot, hot, hot! The 1972 pop hit by Elvis Presley has been covered by dozens of other artists and will be an awesome feature for show and pop groups everywhere! "Don't Be Cruel" - This new choral arrangement of one of Elvis Presley's biggest hits is perfect for your young singers and especially for your men! The '50s sound is captured here with every bop, bop and oo, ah and will make a charming performance piece to introduce a rock classic to your singers. "Jailhouse Rock" - The #1 hit for seven weeks in 1957, this Elvis Presley classic has been named one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Fun to learn and fun to perform, this arrangement is unstoppable!

Songlist: Can't Help Falling in Love, Burning Love, Don't Be Cruel, Jailhouse Rock

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Voicing: TTB | Performed by Elvis Presley | 2017b | Sheet Music Collection | $7.75 | With Piano


The Alley Cats : Cat's Meow : 1 CD

The Alley Cats : Cat's Meow

The enthusiasm of the Alley Cats is so infectious and their energy so buoyant that they can make you like any song they sing. It's true! Having gotten their start at Disneyland's 'Magic Kingdom,' they exhibit a merry disposition that bursts through even on CD-they cannot be contained! A host of classic tunes such as 'Book Of Love,' 'Don't Be Cruel' and 'Duke Of Earl,' which could be perfunctory in lesser hands, are pounced on by the Alley Cats, and are the better for it. The arrangements are familiar but with a little added pizazz (we'd encourage more!), the intonation crisp, the rhythms fluid. A highly professional and entertaining recording.

Songlist: Rama Lama Ding Dong, Sh-Boom, Come Go With Me, Sixty Minute Man, At The Hop, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Book Of Love, Duke Of Earl, Little Darlin', In The Still Of The Night, Don't Be Cruel, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, Alley Cat Tag

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8122c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


The Alley Cats : The Doo Wop Drive-in Live : 1 CD

The Alley Cats : The Doo Wop Drive-in Live

While entertaining thousands as Disneyland's house band, (and performing a killer "Showcase Concert" at the West Coast Summit), the four-man Alley Cats, "America's Premier Doo-Wop Group," released three great studio recordings and gained many fans in concert. "Drive-In" puts us in the audience of an electric, hilarious live performance, at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center in 2003. 19 songs, like "Sh Boom," The Temptations' "My Girl," Del Shannon's "Runaround Sue," "La Bamba," "Sixteen Candles," "Don't Be Cruel," "Poison Ivy," "Stand By Me" and more. But the big fun of the Alley Cats' stage act is more than just top-drawer Doo-Wop--these guys are stone entertainers whose patter and interactions with the audience (and a great Neil Diamond impersonation) are a scream. "America's Premier Doo-Wop Group?" We'll buy that!

Songlist: Intro - Our Friend Lee Marshall, At the Hop / Jump Jive and Wail, Come Go With Me, I Wonder Why, What's Your Name, Sh Boom, Rockin' Robin, My Girl, Little Bitty Pretty One, Runaround Sue, La Bamba, Sixteen Candles, Don't Be Cruel, Poison Ivy, Stand By Me, Book of Love, Get A Job, Rama Lama Ding Dong, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

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8125c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


The Alley Cats : Greatest Hits : 1 CD

The Alley Cats : Greatest Hits

One of our favorite all-male Doo-Wop quartets of all time, The Alley Cats first got together for some streetcorner harmonizing at Fullerton College (CA) in 1987, were the Disney house Doo-Wop band and won the LA Harmony Sweeps Regional. So we had our chance to be blown away by their dynamic and hilarious live act at both the West Coast A Cappella Summit as well as at the Harmony Sweeps National Finals. "Greatest Hits" is of course a "Best Of," featuring winners like "Don't Be Cruel" and "Sh-Boom" from their best-selling CD "The Doo-Wop Drive-In Live;" "Remember Then" from the CD "Strike #!;" "Morse Code of Love" and "Love Potion #9" from "Cruisin';" "Little Darlin'," "Come Go With Me" and "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (the best we've ever heard it) from "The Cat's Meow;" plus two never released cuts, "The Longest Time" and "Unchained Melody." Also included are 5 stellar cuts from their new live show, "Bandstand Boogie," "Rock Around The Clock," "Sherry," "Higher and Higher" and Tennessee Ernie Ford's deathless top-40 hit "Sixteen Tons." And finally, the Cats' very first, very hot original Doo-Wop song, "You Make Me Weak!" "Greatest Hits" is a Doo-Wop party, Big Fun from first cut to the 17th-don't miss this one!

Songlist: You Make Me Weak, Bandstand Boogie, Rock Around the Clock, Sherry, Higher and Higher, Sixteen Tons, Come Go With Me, Little Darlin', The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Morse Code of Love, A Cappella, Love Potion #9, Remember Then, Don't Be Cruel, Sh' Boom, The Longest Time, Unchained Melody

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8146c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Don't Be Cruel : 3-Part : Greg Gilpin : Otis Blackwell : Elvis Presley : 1 CD : 35027981 : 884088583972 : 1458408159

Greg Gilpin : Don't Be Cruel

This new choral arrangement of one of Elvis Presley's biggest hits is perfect for your young singers and especially for your men! The '50s sound is captured here with every bop, bop and oo, ah and will make a charming performance piece to introduce a rock classic to your singers. Available: 3-Part Mixed; TBB; 2-Part; StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Otis Blackwell Performed By: Elvis Presley

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35027981 | Showtrax CD Available


Don't Be Cruel : TBB : Greg Gilpin : Otis Blackwell : Elvis Presley : Sheet Music : 35027982 : 884088583989 : 1458408167

Greg Gilpin : Don't Be Cruel

This new choral arrangement of one of Elvis Presley's biggest hits is perfect for your young singers and especially for your men! The '50s sound is captured here with every bop, bop and oo, ah and will make a charming performance piece to introduce a rock classic to your singers. Available: 3-Part Mixed; TBB; 2-Part; StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Otis Blackwell Performed By: Elvis Presley

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35027982 | Showtrax CD Available


Don't Be Cruel : 2-Part : Greg Gilpin : Otis Blackwell : Elvis Presley : Sheet Music : 35027983 : 884088583996 : 1458408175

Greg Gilpin : Don't Be Cruel

This new choral arrangement of one of Elvis Presley's biggest hits is perfect for your young singers and especially for your men! The '50s sound is captured here with every bop, bop and oo, ah and will make a charming performance piece to introduce a rock classic to your singers. Available: 3-Part Mixed; TBB; 2-Part; StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Otis Blackwell Performed By: Elvis Presley

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35027983 | Showtrax CD Available

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