Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Singles Collection Episode 60: The Hollywood Flames Buzz Around

Here is another great single from my dad's collection. It's a classic hit from The Hollywood Flames, a band formed in 1949 in Watts, Los Angeles. Over the years the group, under various names, is believed to have recorded for about nineteen different record labels, including Aladdin and Specialty. By 1954, the group were usually billed as The Hollywood Flames, but also recorded as The Turks, The Jets, and The Sounds. In 1957, the group released "Buzz Buzz Buzz", which reached #5 on the R&B chart and #11 on the pop chart. They continued to record for several more years, with a fluctuating line-up before splitting up around 1967. Their buzzing hit gained new life when it was featured in the Johnny Depp film, "Blow". Here is that single featuring the hit, "Buzz Buzz Buzz" backed with "Crazy" (not the Willie Nelson penned song). I love this single and I hope you do as well. Enjoy!

The Hollywood Flames-Buzz Buzz Buzz/Crazy

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Hollywood Flames had a great novelty song about Liz Taylor simply called, "Elizabeth." The oft repeated line, "We're pullin' for you to do the right thing." A very underrated group. Thanks for this one.

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