Let's Talk About The Dixie Cups: C/D, S+D.

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So, "Iko Iko" and "Chapel of Love" are great... where do I go from there? What's worth downloading? What's a good album of there's to get? Etc.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Tuesday, 11 May 2004 14:43 (seventeen years ago) link

I like "I'm gonna get you yet". it's got a very charming melody and production.

Robbie Lumsden (Wallace Stevens HQ), Tuesday, 11 May 2004 14:46 (seventeen years ago) link

Fuck the Dixie Cups. Edie Sands rules!

musicmope (musicmope), Tuesday, 11 May 2004 15:07 (seventeen years ago) link

The Dixie cups are great! There's a good collection of everything they recorded on Varese on one CD that has the original version of "Iko Iko" w/ (slightly) dirty lyrics on it... they have tons of great songs, "Gee The Moon Is Shining Bright" & "I'm Gonna Get You Yet" are personal favourites... a nice combination of New Orleans funkiness and wide-eyed girl groop innocence. I really love them a lot actually.

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Tuesday, 11 May 2004 15:14 (seventeen years ago) link

seventeen years pass...

Rosa Hawkins has died aged 76; an original member of the Dixie Cups with her sister Barbara Ann and their cousin Joan Marie Johnson. Their hits included 'Chapel of Love' (#1); 'People Say' and 'Iko Iko' but they did not receive the royalties due to them - Rosa said that they returned from a national tour to find an eviction notice on the door and the electricity cut off - "We had to call our mothers for money to pay the bills.”

https://www.offbeat.com/news/original-dixie-cups-singer-rosa-hawkins-dies-at-age-76/

birdistheword, Thursday, 13 January 2022 17:32 (one week ago) link

RIP

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 13 January 2022 17:34 (one week ago) link

Suppose sooner or later either Josefa or I will recount the story of that first record.

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 13 January 2022 17:35 (one week ago) link

Fuck the Dixie Cups. Edie Sands rules!
― musicmope (musicmope), Tuesday, 11 May 2004 15:07 (seventeen years ago)

Lol at misspelled trollish challops.

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 13 January 2022 17:37 (one week ago) link

All part of that same story I mentioned.

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 13 January 2022 17:37 (one week ago) link

RIP. People Say is an all-time favorite.

that's not my post, Thursday, 13 January 2022 20:56 (one week ago) link

RIP. Personal fave:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdwCiq60He4

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Thursday, 13 January 2022 21:12 (one week ago) link

Record man George Goldner to thread!

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 13 January 2022 21:46 (one week ago) link

Do people know that this is straight up Mardi Gras Indian music on wax? I don't mean that condescendingly, I'm asking because I've heard (and love) so much of it in New Orleans, but I wonder if people generally view the Dixie Cups in isolation or not. And that's not to take anything away from them, on the contrary.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 13 January 2022 22:03 (one week ago) link


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