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Digging for musical gold. (5)

Aug 5, 2020 9:52 PM CST Digging for musical gold.
Probably most people are familiar with the song "Sh Boom" by The Crew Cuts. Just in case you're not, here it is;

Pretty good song. It was very common back in the 50's for white groups to "borrow" songs from black artists and sort of "clean them up" and make them palatable to their white fans. The result was often kind of milk toast when compared to the original raw version. "Sh Boom" was a classic example. This is the original by The Chords.


Which version do you like better?
It's late here and I'm going to bed but I'll be back with other examples.
Aug 5, 2020 10:16 PM CST Digging for musical gold.
I've heard them both before, and like them both. However, I do prefer the 1st one now that I've compared the two, back to back. In the second one, there seems to be a lot of yell-singing. In other words, the 2nd one doesn't sound as smooth and harmonious as the 1st one does. The 1st one also sounds a bit more upbeat to me.
Aug 6, 2020 11:11 AM CST Digging for musical gold.
well, I know a song from the 2nd part of the 70's. 1977 I think, maybe 1978 or 1979.
Never knew who it was or what the title was. But I heard him sing:

(I didn't spoke english then)
I saw a man with the... on
I saw a man with the... on

And later there was a brilliant guitar solo. Was a kinda rocky song. If anybody knows what song it is, please help me out.
Aug 6, 2020 12:14 PM CST Digging for musical gold.
ooby_dooby: Probably most people are familiar with the song "Sh Boom" by The Crew Cuts. Just in case you're not, here it is;

Pretty good song. It was very common back in the 50's for white groups to "borrow" songs from black artists and sort of "clean them up" and make them palatable to their white fans. The result was often kind of milk toast when compared to the original raw version. "Sh Boom" was a classic example. This is the original by The Chords.


Which version do you like better?
It's late here and I'm going to bed but I'll be back with other examples.
who put the wop in the wop de bop....
Aug 10, 2020 12:10 PM CST Digging for musical gold.
Here's another one, I'm sure you are all aware of the one made popular by the Diamonds so I wont bother to paste a link to it.

This is the original by the Gladiolas. It sure has a fantastic beat and a somewhat funky sound. I'd love to know if anybody is hearing this version for the first time and your opinion of it.

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