Sunday, May 10, 2009

Daddy's Doo Wop Home

This week's objet d'eBay is a vinyl '45 of a beautiful lullaby sure to embarrass a child when doo wopped by dad. The A side song is "Daddy's Home," a promise by a father to the child who won't miss him anymore sung by Shep and the Limelites.

Fronted by James Sheppard — who shared writing credits with William Miller on DH — the band is just another of the One Hit Wonders of rock and roll, although Sheppard is given credit for some R&R pioneering of the song cycle.

Tangential to both the Od'e and today's holiday, another one hit wonder is Frank Hering. Although not, apparently, a father, he was a son and qualifies as a one hit wonder himself as the inventor of mother's day.

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