Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Miss DeLois and The Music Men

Miss DeLois and The Music Men

29389 - Take Me Home Country Roads
Denver, Danoff & Nivert, Cherry Lane Music ASCAP)

29390 - Daddy Was A Preacher And Mamma Was A Go-Go Girl
(Jo Anna Neal & Bob Neal, Four Star Music BMI)

New Colony


Recorded In the Country" At Appalachia Sound Recording Studios, Chillicothe, Ohio

DeLois LaDelle

Delois has worked as a singer and dancer professional, since she was eighteen. She sang with Charlie Spivak's band, worked with Jerry van Dyke, Vaughn Monroe, Henny Youngman, Don Rickles and Jerry Lester. She has traveled throughout the United States and other countries entertaining at some of the finest hotels and supper clubs in the world.

She was also known as DeLois Phillips, DeLois Dudley and DeLois Stallcup.

"Daddy Was A Preacher But Mama Was A Go-Go Girl" was previously recorded in the early seventies by Jo Anna Neel for Four Star Music and Joe Johnson and issued on Decca in September 1971. Credited as songwriters are Jo Anna Neel and Bob Neel.

Also in the early seventies, the same song was recorded by Betty Jo Bangs on Tal Star, label out of Amarillo, Texas. And the songwriter credit, this time, goes to Betty Jo herself.

The Tal Star distributor, Sounds of Music, placed the above ad in Billboard on March 20, 1971, that is six months before the JoAnna Neel release on Decca. (Note the spelling Betty Jo Bongs).

This should be the definitive answer to the question : which version of the "Daddy Was A Preacher But Mama Was A Go-Go Girl" came first?

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