Monday, June 23, 2008

Sharp Dressed Man

From 1965, the great Domingo Samudio, aka Sam the Sham (with The Pharaohs) and "Wooly Bully."



Seriously -- has there ever been a band with cooler stage clothes?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Los Straitjackets?

Those Mexican wrestling outfits....

TMink said...

What a great song! Like Double Shot of My Baby's Love by the Swinging Medallions, it is perfect and ageless. Last time I heard about Sam he was a born again Christian working with the homeless.

Trey

TMink said...

Oh my gosh, I totally forgot that they did Lil' Red Riding Hood. Wow, my first favorite novelty song, even before Snoopy and the Red Baron.

Trey

dave™© said...

Here's a posting from the Pasadena Public Library about a plaque Sam donated to the city in honor of veterans. Great picture of Domingo, who, according to the post, is living in Memphis.

Anonymous said...

cooler stage clothes? , you bettcha , PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS -

peter spencer said...

I'm sorry to be so contrary, but "Wooly Bully" is the greatest frat-dance record ever made. Double Shot of My Baby's Love; Louie, Louie; nothing compares.

And what is the thing with '60s TV shows posing models who don't move a muscle? You see it all the time.

TMink said...

Peter, I can agree with your ranking, but I think the other two songs compare nicely and have a place in the pantheon of garage rock.

Trey