Legendary 60's Girl Group THE GOODIES are back with their first commercially released single since 1965!
Listen to "Your Love"
Listen to "The Dum Dum Ditty"
Recorded at Mira Sound Studios in the wee small hours one morning in 1965, "The Dum Dum Ditty" takes off with Maryann's lead vocals and the perfect harmonies of Diane, Maureen and Sue.
WMCA disc jockeys Dandy Dan Daniels and Harry Harrison knew the girls had a hit on their hands and invited them to perform at area shows including the legendary WMCA High School Hops. In addition to their many personal appearances, The Goodies found themselves thrust into the TV spotlight courtesy of such programs as The Clay Cole Show.
Blue Cat 117 - USA 1965 - Top Ten GIRL POP / GIRL GROUP songs of the 60's. Number 8. The Goodies did "Leader Of The Pack" originally, but it only exists as an unheard demo. When the ShangriLas needed a followup to their "Remember Walking in the Sand", Leader of the Pack was given to them instead of The Goodies.
"The Dum Dum Ditty" Included in "The Red Bird Girls" Album
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"The Red Bird Girls" - Very First Time In True Stereo 1964-1966
Meticulously documented inside a 16-page booklet boasting copious photos and interviews with Siegel, Sands and songwriter/producer Brooks Arthur among many others, The Red Bird Girls Very First Time in True Stereo sheds a new light on the genius artists, songwriters and producers that recorded for the Red Bird label, and displays their work in all its sonic stereo glory.
20 tracks discovered deep in the vaults of the Red Bird label, every one of which makes its true stereo debut on this collection! Founded in 1964 by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and run by George Goldner, Red Bird is considered to this day as the girl group label of the 60s, and this collection produced by long-time archivist and engineer Ron Furmanek together with Ash Wells and annotated by James Moniz features the biggest stars on the label roster, and sources its first-time stereo mixes straight from the original master tapes.
Listen to "Sophisticated Boom Boom"
"Sophisticated Boom Boom" is the B-side of "The Dum Dum Ditty" by The Goodies.
While “The Dum Dum Ditty” was taking off on the pop charts, “Sophisticated Boom Boom” was added to play lists of many R&B stations.
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"Sophisitcated Boom Boom" Included on "The Shadow Morton Story"
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"Sophisticated Boom Boom" is included on "The Shadow Morton Story" album, produced by Ace Records from London, in 2013.
From the album's 38-page booklet, Shadow Morton says:
"Leader of the Pack" was NOT written for the Shangri-Las. It was written for another group from Levittown, Long Island, called The Goodies.
They never had a lot of success. I have no answer why. I found them during the time "Remember" was out. I liked them. They liked me. Four girls. They sang good. I simply wanted to make a record with them. Jerry Leiber came to me on one of my rare appearances on Broadway [looking for a new song. I told him about "Leader of the Pack."] I was told not to produce it. I thought I was fired. I thought that was it."
Shadow decided to make the record, whether Jerry Leiber liked it or not. He sneaked out to Ultra-Sonic, a Long Island studio owned by his friend Billy Stahl, and cut "Leader of the Pack" with The Goodies - lead singer Maryann Gesmundo [Regal], Susan Gelber and sisters Diane and Maureen Reilling - known at the time as The Bunnies.
Pages 16 and 19
from the 38-page booklet inlcuded with "The Shadow Morton Story" album.
"Sophisticated Boom Boom" Included on "Girl Group Sounds" CD Box Set
The 4-disc CD box set "Girl Group Sounds: One Kiss Can Lead to Another" includes "Sophisticated Boom Boom" by The Goodies!
In 2005, Rhino released the first-ever boxed set to celebrate the girl groups of the 1960s. From soul and garage to Brill Building pop and countrypolitan, every possible girl group style is represented on these four discs, which gather 120 remastered tracks from 107 artists including The Supremes, The Ronettes, Dusty Springfield, Carole King, Petula Clark, plus a slew of artists less known but every bit as vital. Landmark packaging replicates a mod-style hat box and includes a diary-style booklet with essays, rare photos, track notes, and artist quotes. 2005.