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ALLEY OOP

SONG & HIT DETAILS

Artist Name: THE HOLLYWOOD ARGYLES

Song Author: Dallas Frazier

Year Recorded: 1960

SONG PROFILE

Alley Oop

Single by The Hollywood Argyles
B-side “Sho Know a Lot About Love”
Released 1960
Recorded 1960
Length 2:56
Label Lute 5905
Writer(s) Dallas Frazier
Producer Gary S. Paxton
Kim Fowley

“Alley Oop” is a song written by Dallas Frazier. The song, heavily inspired by the V. T. Hamlin-created comic strip of the same name, was first recorded by Frazier as a country tune in 1957.

The Hollywood ArgylesThe Hollywood Argyles recorded the song in 1960 and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the on the US R&B chart.

It also went to #24 on the UK chart. It was produced by Gary S. Paxton. The lead vocalist on the track was Norm Davis. He was paid a one-time fee of $25 for his work on the single. He is currently a poet and poetry teacher in Rochester, New York.