Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Splish Splash Twist


Desda

 (B. Darin-J.Murray, Portrait BMI)
 
An Aragon and Therry production
 
Del-Fi 4174

 March 1962



Co-producer Aragon is Johnny Aragon who had at least 3 "teen" records on Airlok (re-issued on 20th Fox), Dondee and Sound-O-Rama.
 
Other producer is Nick Therry.  Nick wrote the lyrics of "Too Soon" which was sung by Duke Mitchell (uncredited) in the movie "Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla" (1952).   He recorded for Spin-It Records in the mid-fifties, a label he co-owned in Hollywood with Eddie LeBaron.  And in 1956, he was doing some promotion for Bill Haley in the West Coast.

But who was Desda ?

2 comments:

  1. ...and why is there a stamp for Woodman-Chase Car Wash on the picture sleeve? Was she the receptionist there? Was this a freebie given out at the car wash? There's probably an interesting story in there somewhere, but unfortunately we'll never get to hear it.

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  2. According to this information from 45cat (http://www.45cat.com/45_list_view_record.php?pagestart=3&ls=date&li=1882), Desda was a hairdresser in Los Angeles who just somehow stumbled into a recording studio.

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