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The Olympics: Doin' The Hully Gully & Dance By The Light...

CD on HOO DOO RECORDS by The Olympics - Doin' The Hully Gully & Dance By The Light...

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Olympics, The - Doin' The Hully Gully & Dance By The Light... CD 1
01 (Baby)Hully Gully The Olympics
02 Big Boy Pete The Olympics
03 Stay Away From Joe The Olympics
04 The Slop The Olympics
05 What'd I Say The Olympics
06 Boo-Dee Green The Olympics
07 Private Eye The Olympics
08 Dodge City The Olympics
09 Dance By The Light Of The Moon The Olympics
10 Workin' Hard The Olympics
11 Big Chief Little Puss The Olympics
12 Stay Where You Are The Olympics
13 Peanut Butter (By The Marathons) The Olympics
14 Little Pedro The Olympics
15 I'll Never Fall In Love The Olympics
16 Dooley The Olympics
17 Shimmy Like Kate The Olympics
18 Bonus Tracks: The Olympics
19 The Stomp The Olympics
20 Pony Time The Olympics
21 Everybody Likes To Cha Cha Cha The Olympics
22 Hoochie Coochie Coo The Olympics
23 Party Pooper The Olympics
The Olympics Western Movies The Olympics Western Movies   The Ward brothers... more
"The Olympics"

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.

 

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