|By CORNBREAD (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 08:38 am:|
Whatever became of this British quintet ?
|By FRANCIS T (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 02:57 pm:|
I think a version of the band still appear in Spain,I believe I read somewhere.
Dave Dee ran a record label/worked for a record company.I met him at a very early UB40 gig years ago,when he was in that job.Apparently Dave Dee is a magistrate and pillar of local society nowadays.Very unsoulfull info but it answers the question I think.
|By Helene (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 03:24 pm:|
Are we talking Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch? If so, then they are still on the scene in the UK - mainly doing '60s shows and weekends.
I've seen them advertised recently on the net, although I believe that Dave Dee now performs as a solo artist, and the rest of the lads as a band.
They're looking good!
|By BankHouseDave (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 03:32 pm:|
I think they might be in Xanadu.
|By CORNBREAD (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 07:46 pm:|
Y'all are probably asking yourself, why is soulful Cornbread asking about Dave Dee & Co.
It so happens I was going through some of my singles and came across this German pressing of a jingle record for Coca Cola featuring Petula Clark, Supremes, Ray Charles and Dave Dee & Co.
|By BankHouseDave (188.8.131.52) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 04:45 am:|
There must be a story about that particular line-up, Cornbread. I wonder if they all finished together.
|By John Lester (184.108.40.206) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 04:52 am:|
Cornbread....Glad you cleared that up..I WAS wondering!!!
Bankhouse - Are you sure it is Xanadu? I heard it was their "Last Night In Soho"
|By Dayo (220.127.116.11) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 07:12 am:|
Dave Dee left about 1970 and they carried on as Dozy Beaky Mick and Titch.
|By BankHouseDave (18.104.22.168) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 08:55 am:|
You tell the truth, John. I have a tendency to bend it, shape it, just a little bit.
|By Francis T (22.214.171.124) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 05:56 pm:|
I wonder what happened to INKY,DINKY,WANG,DANG and DOO?That well known Detroit pop fivesome?
|By roger (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 02:40 pm:|
I was a bit surprised to see DAVE DEE DOZY BEAKY MICK & TITCH mentioned here .. not exactly "Soul" were they.
When I was a 16 year old a well meaning uncle actually gave me an L.P. by them as a Christmas present .. I played it a few times and it was O.K. in its way, but it did look out of place amongst my FOUR TOPS L.Ps and the Atlantic Records Compilations I had!!
Anyway, I thought I'd see exactly how well they might be known in the States by looking them up in my my copy of JOEL WHITBURN's "Pop Singles" book. It seems they had just one U.S. chart entry "Zabadak" (know the song well) .. the funny thing is that Joel claims it is sung in a "Foreign Language" .. I always thought it was all "made up" words!!
I wonder if the folks at Record Research have been trying to find out exactly WHAT language it is sung in?
|By BankHouseDave (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 04:12 pm:|
Zabadak, Cara ca coura ker karawak. It means, what are we doing here among all these Four Tops and Atlantic Soul records?
|By roger (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 12:13 pm:|
Getting back to "Zabadak", there was a theory going around years ago that it was actually in some obscure old-english dialect that is still spoken around the Kent/Sussex borders.
Doubt if there was any truth to that rumour though!
|By Helene (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 04:07 pm:|
I've read that the band had a disagreement with their managers, arguing that quality of lyrics would be irrelevant if the melody was good.
They scored a win on that occasion with that theory, making the Hot 100 and also #3 in the UK.
On that basis, I reckon that the words are definitely made up.
|By BankHouseDave (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 05:14 pm:|
I think you may have rumbled us. It was used in old smuggling circles of course. Mainly to smuggle in non-paying guests to DDDBM&T gigs. Did you ever take one end of a very long banner that either had 'Da' on it or 'itch'?
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