Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"My Boy Lollipop" by Millie Small.

OK, more 60's one-hit wonders: This Levy/Roberts bluebeat/ska classic is considered to be the first international ska hit - groundbreaking in that it introduced the world to the Jamaican beat. First recorded in '56 by 14 year-old Barbie Gaye. A young Jamaican girl's '64 version peaked at #2 in the U.S and the U.K. and sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling reggae/ska recordings ever. It was rumored that a young Rod Stewart had played the harmonica solo for this recording but this was later disproved. Artist? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "Feelings" by Morris Albert. from Jeff Bluml: "I've seen Dan Cassady walk into a piano bar and put $20 in the tip jar and say...'Don't Play Feelings'." THE sappiest of all songs - with my apologies.

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