NEW YEAR ROCK

Latest update on 18/12/2014

Artist: Little Kid Lex
Author: Elex
Label: Capitol
Year: 1957

US B-side of Tom Hark (see there). Featured on the site of radio station WFMU East Orange, New Jersey (WFMU.org) - 2 hours and some 45 minutes in DJ Marc Grobman's playlist for 23.08.2002.

Covers:

1962:

Bert Kaempfert [inspiration for Afrikaan Beat; title track lp and used in documentary Wonderland By Night, focusing on the darker side of the Wirtschaftswunder; since 1966 the theme of the Indian Waterlilies fairy tale in theme park De Efteling (NL)]

1968:

Lester Sterling [idem; riddim version]

1985:

Barrington Levy [as Under Me Sensi]

1999:

Acido [as Di Da Di Dam - Africaan Beat]

Other possible inspirations: Foosman by the same Little Kid Lex ('58) and Kwela Bafana by The Basement Boys ('57).

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