The Cadillacs, "Speedoo"
KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are in New York City of 1955 for The Cadillacs' "Speedoo", first released on the Josie label in October...
First named The Carnations, a four piece doo wop/vocal group from PS 139, a Harlem Junior High School (James Baldwin went there too), they became the Cadillacs when they started recording and added a 5th member. Their dance routines were created by famed choreographer Cholly Atkins, better known for his later work at Motown. Never a hit in the UK, I probably first heard this on Charlie Gillett's "Honky Tonk" radio show - it was also a very popular sound on The Clash tour bus !" KV
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