Friday, February 3, 2012

Have Love Will Travel, Richard Berry

Richard Berry & the Pharaohs was the very first band ever to record the song LOUIE LOUIE. Richard wrote the song in 1955 while working at the Harmony Park Ballroom with the Rhythm Rockers, and recorded it two years later for Flip Records, as second single released after his previous contract with Modern/Flair Records.

The band was named “The Pharaohs” not because any of the band members were from Egypt or had any special fondness for ancient history. Godoy Colbert, who started the group, just thought it had a really cool name for a vocal harmony group.

With the recent liberation of Egypt, the country with a wealth of fascinating history,which just embarked upon an exciting new chapter that that is rather mind-blowing to say the least, considering how the use of social networks directly contributed to the downfall of this government. Exactly how this event will ultimately play out, remains to the seen, but one thing’s for certain – this IS a very exciting time to be alive and witness what’s going on.

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