SPEEDOO

Latest update on 27/06/2014

Artist: Cadillacs
Author: Esther Navarro/Adam Levy
Label: Josie
Year: 1955

Vocal group from Harlem. Speedoo was their lead singer Earl Carroll's nickname, soon leaving for the Coasters, who cut a Speedoo's Back In Town. Melodically related with Got The Water Boiling (And I'm Gonna Cook Your Goose) by The Regals on Atlantic earlier that year, admits Earl 'Speedoo' Carroll.

Covers:

1964:

Buzz Kirby

1972:

Youngbloods

1973:

Brinsley Schwarz

1980:

Ry Cooder [as Speedo]

1984:

Herman Brood [idem]

1993:

Guy Forsyth

Ann Cole adopted the "Buzz buzz a-diddle-it" chorus in I've Got Nothing Working Now (But My Real Old Fashioned Love) in '57 and in fact so did Freddy Cannon in '61 in his Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It (see there).

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