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The Dovells

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

DovellsYouCantUS, The Dovells, Len Berry, Cameo Parkway

DovellsYouCantUK, The Dovells, Len Berry, Cameo Parkway

Listen: You Can’t Sit Down / The Dovells DovellsCantSit.mp3

I may be wrong, but ‘You Can’t Sit Down’ seems to mix doo wop with hully gully and jitterbug rock, if there are such things. Preceding the English Invasion revolution, this sound was about to be exterminated. Still, during it’s brief moment, it was raucous and rocking.

In a previous post about The Vogues a few days back, I referred to Len Berry as having been a member. Wrong. Thanks to Chris Miller for catching my mistake. He indeed was with The Dovells, eventually going solo and having some hits. Everyone loves ’1-2-3′. Despite making the creative step forward, he was determined to keep that DA hairdo during the height of mop top. Too bad, even Lou Christie and Brian Hyland had loosened up.