Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Jango Song Of The Day-The Bellamy Brothers
Album:Number One Hits
The Bellamy Brothers are the most successful duo in the history of country music. The interesting thing is they had pop success first and then later had ten number one country hits including Sugar Daddy in 1980. They also like to incorporate other musical style into their music especially reggae. They are from Darby, FL. Howard Bellamy was born Feb. 2, 1946 and David Bellamy was born Sept. 16, 1950. Their dad was an amateur musician so they learned to play at an early age. They moved to Atlanta in 1968 and formed the group Jericho. But they were unsuccessful and moved back home. The Bellamy Brothers big break came when singer songwriter comedian Jim Stafford had a top five hit in 1973 with the David Bellamy song Spiders and Snakes. They made enough money to move to Los Angeles and tour with Stafford. So they signed with Curb Records in 1975 and their first two singles didn't click. But the third single Let Your Love Flow topped the pop charts and was a huge worldwide hit. But it only reached #21 on the country charts. As their pop stardom faded, they finally topped the country music charts with the 1979 song If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me. Sugar Daddy was also a number one hit and was the first single from the 1980 album You Can Get Crazy. A lot of the success is credited to the double entendre and humour in many of David Bellamy's songs. They continued to have success in the country market after leaving Curb for Atlantic and then starting their own label and they still tour and record today. This comp is a good intro to their music. Here's The Bellamy Brothers performing Sugar Daddy 1980.