Nov 5, 2011

Do wah diddy la dum dip de woo

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This week, we take a listen to 20-odd years of nonsense titles and unfinished lyrics in 55 minutes of la-la-las, diddy-wah-ditties and shang-a-langs. Clearly, some obvious omissions, such as the Bay City Rollers, not least because they're crap. But we do have the thrilling second single by The Small Faces "Sha la la la lee" and the gumbo-stained Loop Garoo by Dr John, as well as the seminal "Do the Du" by A Certain Ratio.
  1. Da Doo Ron Ron    The Crystals    7"    1963    Philles
  2. Um, Um, Um, Um, Um    Major Lance    7"    1964    Okeh
  3. Diddy Wah Diddy    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band    A&M Sessions    1966    A&M
  4. Higgle-Dy-Piggle-Dy    Monks    Black Monk Time    1966    Polydor
  5. Wowie Zowie    The Mothers of Invention    Freak Out!    1966    Verve
  6. Sha La La La Lee    The Small Faces    7"    1966    Immediate
  7. Bang Shang A Lang    Archies    7"    1968    Calendar
  8. Dur Dur Dur    Barney Wilen and His Amazing Free Rock Band    Dear Prof. Leary    1968    MPS
  9. La-La La-La    Dale Hawkins    LA, Memphis & Tyler, Texas    1969    Bell
  10. Rocket Reducer N. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)    MC5    Kick Out The Jams    1969    Elektra
  11. Riki Tiki Tavi    Donovan    Open Road    1970    Epic
  12. Loop Garoo    Dr. John    Remedies    1970    Atco
  13. Yada Yada La Scala    Dory Previn    Mythical Kings And Iguanas    1971    United Artists
  14. Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep    Middle Of The Road    7"    1971    RCA
  15. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)    The Rolling Stones    Goats Head Soup    1973    Decca
  16. Fa Cé-La    The Feelies    Crazy Rhythms    1980    Stiff
  17. Do The Du    A Certain Ratio    12"    1981    Factory
  18. Do Dada    The Dance    New York Noise 1 (1978-1982)    2003    Soul Jazz

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