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The Cadillacs were an American rock and roll and doo-wop group from Harlem, New York, active from 1953 to 1962. The group was noted for their 1955 hit "Speedoo", written by Esther Navarro, which was instrumental in attracting white audiences to black rock and roll performers.

The Cadillacs : Best Of Cadillacs : 1 CD : 70955

The Cadillacs : Best Of Cadillacs

The Cadillacs were a hard act to follow in their heyday of the mid-fifites. Their use of choreography and flashy threads garnered them a hip reputation and audience raves. Their hits 'Gloria,' 'Speedoo,' 'No Chance'and 'Zoom,' (all included here) established their chart presence. Unfortunately, to capitalize on their newfound fame, a second 'Cadillacs' group was drafted to meet demand and sent out on the road. Various incarnations then recorded under the same name and ultimately undermined the group's credibility. Though the later tracks are lacking by comparison, the early singles capture the Cadillacs energy and verve, whether on uptempo rockers or smoky ballads. Fiery sax work and understated piano distinguish the accompaniment.

Songlist: Gloria, No Chance, Down The Road, Speedoo, Zoom, You Are, Woe Is Me, The Girl I Love, Sugar-Sugar, My Girl Friend, Speedoo Is Back, Peek-A-Boo, Please, Mr. Johnson, Romeo, Window Lady, Betty My Love, Zoom-Boom-Zing, Tell Me Today

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8716c | 1 CD | $12.98 | Accompanied

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Speedoo : TBB : Kirby Shaw : Esther Navarro : The Cadillacs : 1 CD : 08202386 : 884088326432

Kirby Shaw : Speedoo

Show some attitude with this 1956 pop hit by the Cadillacs! This uptempo classic from the golden age of doo-wop makes a perfect selection for some fancy footwork! Available separately: TBB, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Esther Navarro | Lyricist: Brinsley Schwarz Performed By: The Cadillacs

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202386 | Showtrax CD Available

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