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The Olympics: Western Movies (CD)

​(1996/Ring Of Stars) 30 tracks

Article properties: The Olympics: Western Movies (CD)

  • Interpret: The Olympics

  • Album titlle: Western Movies (CD)

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 1996
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 8149833008806

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Olympics, The - Western Movies (CD) CD 1
01 I Can Tell The Olympics
02 The Mambo Beat The Olympics
03 Western Movies The Olympics
04 Well! The Olympics
05 Dance With The Teacher The Olympics
06 Everybody Needs Love The Olympics
07 Your Love The Olympics
08 The Chicken The Olympics
09 Cool Short The Olympics
10 I'll Never Fall In Love Again The Olympics
11 Hully Gully The Olympics
12 Dance By The Light Of The Moon The Olympics
13 Shimmy Like Kate The Olympics
14 Stay As You Are The Olympics
15 Big Boy Pete The Olympics
16 Private Eye The Olympics
17 Little Pedro The Olympics
18 The Slop The Olympics
19 The Return Of Big Boy Pete The Olympics
20 The Bounce The Olympics
21 Fireworks The Olympics
22 Dancin' Holiday The Olympics
23 Bounce Again The Olympics
24 The Broken Hip The Olympics
25 So Goodbye The Olympics
26 Good Lovin' The Olympics
27 Mine Exclusively The Olympics
28 Baby Do The Philly Dog The Olympics
29 I'll Do A Little Bit More The Olympics
30 Looking For A Love The Olympics
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"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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