Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ms. Betty Jo Bangs, in the flesh

In 1971, Betty Jo Bangs released "Daddy Was A Preacher, Mama Was A Go-Go Girl." The early 1970s saw a few singers tackle this song, most notably Jo Anna Neel; Miss DeLoius And The Music Men also issued a version.

I tracked down a promotional photograph of Ms. Bangs. Her posture is demure and her demeanor pleasant and composed. I'm happy to be able to put a face to the singer of the song I love so much.

The photo goes a long way to make up for the brutal typos in the only advertisement I've been able to find for the single, from Billboard magazine. The title is wrong, and Bangs is given an unintentionally hilarious surname. Didn't matter, the song stiffed on the charts. It's A Giant flop.


DrBOP said...

My favorite version (which I'm sure you're aware of, but just in case you're not) :

Keep on chooglin'!

Joe Bonomo said...

Mary Huff and co. taught it to me!

DrBOP said...

NICE LIFE! :+) fuckin' cool is THAT?