Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Daddy Cool

(From the Book of Faces, June 6, 201:)

Brendyn Schneider:

I picked this up at "Happy Harold's" Discount Records in Toronto (1970?). The title did it for me. When I got home and heard it, I was blown away! It is hard to believe that it was written and produced by Bob Crewe, the same guy who wrote and produced "Silhouettes", "Sherry", "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore", and "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You". 

Michael D. Cohen: Holy Time Warp, Batperson! I didn't know that song, but I do know their song "Daddy Cool", thanks to the Australian band of the same name. I bought their album, "Daddy Who? Daddy Cool", circa 1973 at Robert's Music Store on Bank Street in New London, CT, and played it a lot. After graduation, my roommate Ken Baker, and his wife Connie, were recruited to teach in Australia. When they came back, they told me that the young lady who lived upstairs from them in Melbourne used to sneak out of her house when she was a teenager to go listen to that same band....

Brendyn Schneider: Yeah, The Rays were awesome. You should write a book, Mike.

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