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The Olympics Arvee Singles Plus (EU)

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The Olympics: Arvee Singles Plus (EU)

(2005/ACROBAT) 27 tracks ARVEE 1959-61 with 12 page booklet The Coasters May Wear The Crown When It Comes To Mixing Comedy With Rock 'N' Roll. But They Weren't The First Group To Include An Element Of Social Satire In Their Recordings. Another West Coast Group Takes That Prize. The Olympics. Collected Here Are All Their Singles For The Arvee Label Plus All Their LP Only Tracks.


Olympics, The - Arvee Singles Plus (EU) CD 1
1: (Baby) Hully Gully
2: Private Eye
3: Big Boy Pete
4: The Slop
5: I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
6: Workin' Hard
7: Dance By The Light Of The Moon
8: Dodge City
9: Little Pedro
10: Dooley
11: Stay Where You Are
12: Mash Them 'taters
13: The Stomp
14: Everybody Likes To Cha Cha Cha
15: The Twist
16: Baby It's Hot
17: The Scotch
18: What'd I Say
19: Boo Dee Green
20: Stay Away From Joe
21: Big Chief Little Puss
22: I'll Never Fall In Love
23: Hoochie Coochie Coo
24: Pony Time
25: Party Pooper
26: Madison Time
27: Save The Last Dance For Me


Artikeleigenschaften von The Olympics: Arvee Singles Plus (EU)

  • Interpret: The Olympics

  • Albumtitel: Arvee Singles Plus (EU)

  • Format CD
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre R&B, Soul
  • Music Style Vocal Groups / Doo Wop
  • Music Sub-Genre 255 Vocal Groups/Doo Wop
  • Title Arvee Singles Plus (EU)
  • Release date 2005
  • Label ACROBAT

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Classic R&B

  • EAN: 0824046405526

  • weight in Kg 0.100

Artist description "Olympics, The"

The Olympics

Western Movies

The Olympics

Western Movies


The Ward brothers sang gospel back home in Mississippi, and continued to sing together after they arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1950s. Walter Ward attended Centennial High School in Compton alongside his cousin, Eddy Lewis, who was also from Mississippi. They added Charles Fizer and Walter Hammond, and began recording in 1956 for Melatone Records. Very quickly, they discovered that there was another group called the Challengers and so, in the year of the Olympic Games, they became the Olympics. In 1958, the truly ubiquitous Jesse Belvin introduced them to John Criner and his wife, R&B singer Effie Smith.

Criner became their manager, and got them on Si Aronson and Joe Greene's Demon label (distributed by Liberty). One of Demon’s A&R men was Effie Smith’s son, Fred, who had co-written a song with fellow Demon A&R man, Cliff Goldsmith. Their song, Western Movies, was much in the style of Leiber and Stoller and was, of course, about the vogue for TV westerns. The session was held in garage studio of jazz bassist Ted Brinson, who worked on the session together with Irving Ashby on guitar, and Effie Smith on piano. It became an R&B hit (#7), a pop hit (#8), and an overseas hit (#12 in England). There were changes in personnel and changes in labels, and along the way they recorded the original version of (Baby) Hully Gully, that inspired the Marathons’ hit Peanut Butter. Then they revived Don & Dewey’s Big Boy Pete, which is generally reckoned to be the inspiration for Jim Croce’s hit Bad, Bad Leroy Brown. There were more dance craze records, more novelties, and a few more hits.

There was also an unfortunate moment when the Olympics’ career bisected history-in-the-making. On the way to a rehearsal, Charles Fizer was shot to death during the Watts riots of 1965. They soldiered on, making records until 1973, and there’s still a group called the Olympics making personal appearances out there somewhere.


Various - Blowing The Fuse 1958 - Classics That Rocked The Jukebox

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