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The Hollywood Flames Buzz Buzz Buzz

The Hollywood Flames Buzz Buzz Buzz

Doo Wop

This group The Hollywood Flames goes way back in R&B and doo wop history as a 1940s vocal ensemble. This fun, uptempo golden oldie was written by John Gray and Robert Byrd. (aka Bobby Byrd and Bobby Day) was released in 1957 and went to #5 on the R&B Chart and #11 on the U.S. Pop Chart. Group members for this record were Earl Nelson, Bobby Byrd, David Ford, Clyde Tillis, and Curtis Williams.

The group was one of the early R&B vocal groups from the West Coast, which in their case was Los Angeles. They first recorded in 1949 as The Flames. They changed names, labels, and membership many times over the years. It’s a long, convoluted story. However, there were a number of recording stars who came from this group, including Bobby (Day) Byrd himself, who wrote and recorded “Little Bitty Pretty One” and who had a big hit with “Rockin’ Robin.” Curtis Williams was a Penguin and co-author of “Earth Angel.” Earl Nelson, as Jackie, Lee had a hit in the 1960s with “The Duck.” Nelson was also the “Earl” of Bob & Earl, who had success with “Harlem Shuffle.” Also, Gaynel Hodge was a member of the Hollywood Flames at one point. He also was with The Platters and the Turks. Gaynel wrote and performed for many artists, including Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Lou Rawls, and Duane Eddy.

Here are the lyrics to “Buzz Buzz Buzz” by The Hollywood Flames:

“Well buzz, buzz, buzz goes the bumble bee
Tweedley, deedley dee goes the bird
But the sound of your little voice darling
Is the sweetest sound I’ve ever heard

I’ve seen the beauty of the red, red rose
Seen the beauty when the skies are blue
Seen the beauty of the evening sunset
But the beauty of you-ooo

Sweet is the honey from the honey comb
Sweet are the grapes from the vine
But there’s nothing as sweet as you darling
And I hope someday you’ll be mine

Well buzz, buzz, buzz goes the bumble bee
Tweedley, deedley dee goes the bird
But the sound of your little voice darling
Is the sweetest sound I’ve ever heard

I’ve seen the beauty of the red, red rose
Seen the beauty when the skies are blue
Seen the beauty of the evening sunset
But the beauty of you-ooo

Sweet is the honey from the honey comb
Sweet are the grapes from the vine
But there’s nothing as sweet as you darling
And I hope some day you’ll be mine
Hope some day you’ll be mine

Hope some day you’ll be mine
Hope some day you’ll be mine
Hope some day you’ll be mine”

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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