Monday, July 10, 2006

Rama Lama Ding Dong !

Back on the tracks.
Pain pain pain in my heart, thanks thanks thanks for your comments, ouch ouch ouch for that poor guy who met my fronthead Saturday night (he looked for it)
Guys, I owe you one.
The name of the group we’re about to hear was originally The Essos, after gas station Esso, but was changed to match the then-new Ford automobile, the Edsel.
The group consisted of lead vocalist George Jones Jr., James Reynolds, Marshall Sewell, Harry Greene, and Larry Greene.Today, the group is known almost exclusively for their song, "Rama Lama Ding Dong". The song was recorded in 1957 and released, under the errant title "Lama Rama Ding Dong", in 1958.
The song did not become popular until 1961, after a disc jockey in New York City began to play it as a segue from The Marcels doo-wop version of "Blue Moon."
Ironically, the group had broken up by the time the song became a hit in 1961.

The Edsels - Rama Lama Ding Dong
The Edsels - Who Put The Bop In The Bop Shoo Bop Shoo Bop


Blogger Greg said...

Greetings Rev. Sorry to be a little late to the party/wake/celebration of the life. You do have my sincere condolences for your loss and my thanks and admiration for carrying on. This too shall pass.... So here's a coffee cup raised to you and the memory of your cuz.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Thanx a bunch Greg.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Todd Lucas said...

I have a good one by The Edsels called "Let's Go" on the Tammy label.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Todd, you're absolutely right, 'Let's Go' is a fantastic track, me think I'll post it as a bonus someday !

7:45 AM  

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