“Hollywood Argyles – Alley Oop”

07 Nov


“Alley Oop” is a song written and composed by Dallas Frazier. The song, heavily inspired by the V. T. Hamlin-created comic strip of the same name, was first recorded by Frazier as a country tune in 1957.

The Hollywood Argyles

The Hollywood Argyles, a short-lived studio band, recorded the song in 1960, and it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the US R&B chart.[1] It also went to #24 on the UK chart. It was produced by Gary Paxton, who also sang lead vocals. At the time, Paxton was under contract to Brent Records, where he recorded as Flip of Skip & Flip.


Posted by on November 7, 2016 in 1950s, 1960s, comedy, guy groups, humor, nostalgic


6 responses to ““Hollywood Argyles – Alley Oop”

  1. girlandworld

    September 19, 2016 at 11:04 am



  2. grevisangel73

    September 19, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Heard this one a million times.didn’t know Dallas Frazier was involved.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. America On Coffee

    September 20, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Nevertheless, people still remember it. Don’t know if the long-lived fame is due to Dallas Frazier or the comic strip.:-\

    Liked by 1 person

  4. penneyvanderbilt

    September 20, 2016 at 2:53 am

    Reblogged this on KCJones.


  5. grevisangel73

    September 23, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    probably the comic strip, not many casual music fans, know who writes the stuff.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. America On Coffee

    September 23, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks as always Penney!



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