Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"Peppermint Twist (Part 1)" - Joey Dee and The Starliters.

OK, more 60's: David Brigati (Eddie's brother - as in The Young Rascals) was the lead singer for this early 60's NYC group. Their biggest hit was a Dee/Glover composition inspired by the dance craze of the day and the venue where they were the house band. It replaced Chubby Checker's "The Twist" at #1, sold over 1M copies and earned them a Gold Record. Too long to fit in a 45 RPM, it was split into 2 parts, Part 2 being instrumental. Covered by Dee Dee Sharp and part of the "American Graffiti" soundtrack in '73. Joe Pesci played guitar in an early lineup and Jimi Hendrix toured with them in '65. Group? Song?

"You've Got Your Troubles" by The Fortunes. What "makes" the song is the unique is the unique 3-part counterpoint harmony on the last verse with the trumpet accompaniment.

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