Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Dooleys

Artist: The Dooleys
LP: The Best of The Dooleys
Song: "Don't Take It Lyin' Down"
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Formed in the late 1960s in Essex, the British musical family act The Dooleys (comprised of six Dooleys, a Walsh, and a Bogan) really hit their stride in the latter part of the '70s, with a string of popular singles in their home country, as well as some hits in Japan. Many of those hits are included in this "Best Of" LP, along with "Don't Take It Lyin' Down," which probably can't really be considered a hit since it only peaked at #60, but it's indeed one of the group's best. Somehow this record ended up at a messy little second-hand junk shop in the touristy town of Seaside, Oregon, where I found it for a buck when my ex-boyfriend and I took a weekend getaway there a few years ago. You can read more about The Dooleys on Wikipedia here, and watch their 1979 "Top of the Pops" performance of their biggest hit, "Wanted," right here:

The Dooleys on YouTube:
[ "Wanted" ]

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