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Track Listing
THE HAPPY ORGAN
01 The Happy Organ 2:08
02 Piano Shuffle 2:06
03 Whispers 2:48
04 Red Sails in the Sunset 2:25
05 September Song 3:30
06 All Mixed Up 1:44
07 The Whistling Organ 2:04
08 Summertime 3:00
09 It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie 2:25
10 I’m Alright 1:46
11 Mosin’ Along 2:08
12 The Swinging Piano 2:23
DAVE “BABY” CORTEZ [2nd Album]
13 Cat Nip 2:34
14 Everybody Dance 2:14
15 Mardi Gras 2:44
16 Talk Is Cheap 2:30
17 The Boogie Organ 2:07
18 Midnite Man 2:54
19 You’re Just Right 2:18
20 Dave’s Special 2:17
21 Is It True 2:48
22 How I Need You 2:39

BONUS TRACKS
23 Honey Baby 2:42
24 Eeny Meeny Minie Moe 2:21
25 Rinky Dink 2:58
26 The Shift 2:31
27 Finger Poppin’ 2:30
28 Hoot Owl – feat. King Curtis 2:25
29 I’m Happy 1:58
30 You Give Me Heebie Jeebies 2:13
31 C’Mon & Stomp 3:52
Artist:
Dave 'Baby' Cortez
Title:
The Happy Organ + Dave Baby Cortez
Label:
Hoodoo Records
Cat No:
263568
Format:
CD
Price £9.49
• Dave “Baby” Cortez is a fabulous organist, pianist, and occasional vocalist. He made his mark between the ‘50s and ‘70s as a capable, often clever soloist and pop instrumentalist. He possessed a special flair for catchy melodies, soul & blues riffs, and hooks, as well as for singing numbers. His biggest hit, “The Happy Organ”, climbed to #1 on the pop chart (and #5 R&B) in the spring of 1959. He did much to popularize the Hammond organ amongst the huge teen market. It wasn’t long before other groups, such as Johnny and The Hurricanes and Bill Black’s Combo, scored chart hits with organ-led tunes.

• This essential release presents Cortez’s two first and finest long-plays: the masterpiece The Happy Organ (1959), which includes the iconic title track, plus his long unavailable and eponymous second album, Dave “Baby” Cortez (1960). Both sensational LPs have been remastered and packaged together in this collector’s edition. This set also contains 9 bonus tracks from the same period, consisting of great rockin’ songs (“You’re Just Right,” “Honey Baby,” “I’m Happy”), R&B staples (“Finger Poppin’,” “You Give Me Heebie Jeebies”), and major hits (1962’s “Rinky Dink”).