DIE CANDY KIDS, Youpi-youpi, 1962Posted: August 26, 2010
“Youpi-Youpi was a bandit who lived deep down in the forest that´s why his feet always got cold in the wintertime. One day he caught a cold and went into hiding but when he had to sneeze he was found. Youpi-youpi was taken to court and hanged. La la, la la la, la la, la la la. A bandit´s life is not easy. “
What a sweet little bedtime story, told in rapid twist time by these 12 year olds. The Candy Kids were Dutch-Indonesian brothers Reggie and Raymond Berghahn who first appeared as special guests of Amsterdam Rock´n´Roll group the Strangers who later changed their name into Danny Angel and the Crescents. From 1961 to 1963 the Candy Kids managed to record twelve 45´s including two German releases.
There are a couple of photos showing the kids together with the Crescents in this video:
I gathered all this information from the essential Dutch Indorock website. If you don´t already know it, check it out. It is in Dutch but it´s worth for the really cool photos and record covers alone.