November 23, 2015

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Bad Manners - My Girl Lollipop / Flashpoint (1982) - single

Bad Manners are an English ska band led by frontman Buster Bloodvessel.
They were at their most popular during the early 1980s, during a period when other ska revival bands such as Madness, The Specials and The Selecter filled the charts. Bad Manners spent 111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart between 1980 and 1983, and they also achieved chart success with their first four studio albums with “Gosh It's... Bad Manners”, “Loonee Tunes!” and “Ska 'n' B” being their biggest hits. "My Boy Lollipop" (originally "My Girl Lollypop") is a song written in the mid-1950s by Robert Spencer of the doo-wop group The Cadillacs, and usually credited to Spencer, Morris Levy, and Johnny Roberts. It was first recorded in New York in 1956 by Barbie Gaye. A later version, recorded in 1964 by Jamaican teenager Millie Small, with very similar rhythm, became one of the top selling ska songs of all time. A cover version by Bad Manners, re-titled "My Girl Lollipop (My Boy Lollipop)", was a UK Top 10 hit in July 1982.

A - My Girl Lollipop (My Boy Lollipop)  (2:45)
Written-By – Johnny Roberts, Morris Levy / Producer – Roger Lomas
B - Flashpoint  (3:45)
Written-By – Bad Manners / Producer – Roger Lomas

Genre:  Ska
Label:  Magnet Records
Catalog#  1A006-64918

(P) 1982

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