(BABY) HULLY GULLY

Latest update on 13/07/2009

Artist: Olympics
Author: Fred Smith/Cliff Goldsmith
Label: Arvee
Year: 1959

Covers:

1961:

Marathons [same tune, other lyrics as Peanut Butter; lyrics: HB Barnum & Martin Cooper]

1961:

Vibrations [idem on Argo as Vibrations Named by Others as Marathons]

1963:

White Rockets [pre Buffoons as Pinda Kaas Twist]

1968:

David Peel & The Lower East Side [Peanut Butter was an inspiration for his pot anthem I Like Marijuana]

1981:

Billy Vera & The Beaters

1995:

Technohead [n°1 NL as I Wanna Be A Hippy; inspired by David Peel]

Arvee, the label of The Olympics, desperately needed another hit in '61. (Baby) Hully Gully had been out for more than a year, their biggest hit Western Movies even more than three years. As The Olympics were constantly touring, Arvee contacted The Vibrations to stand in. Problem was, they were under contract with Chess/Checker. That's why the Peanut Butter they recorded was released as by The Marathons. Chess spotted the fraud and forced The Vibrations to re-record the same song on the Chess subsidiary Argo. Arvee had to find other Marathons. The same Vibrations later recorded the first My Girl Sloopy (see there).

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