THE McWHITES, Sloopy Poopy, 1965Posted: September 9, 2010
Last week me and a friend of mine made a little excursion to the south of Berlin. Another fellow collector had told us of a charity shop/ youth center that was selling books and records. He had found the place when visiting his grandmother. It was a area of Berlin I had never visited since I moved here 13 years ago. Small one-story houses with nice gardens lined the streets and no foreigners and no freaks were anywhere in sight. We were very curious about that tip of our friend. How could anything cool be found here?
Surprisingly inside there were thousands of LP´s and 45´s and of course no other customers. We spent a couple of hours digging though every box and both got away with a nice batch of 45´s. I bought some soul, some beat and some nice oddball records.
(“The Rotting Stumps” from Go Go comic book Vol.1, No.5, 1967, Charlton Comics)
Over the past years I have posted some other Tempo releases here, here, here, here and here. Tempo was a German cheapo/variety labels that produced mostly cover-versions of current hit songs. It says on the label that these two songs by the McWhites were originally British recordings but there was a “Hang On Sloopy/Sloopy Poopy” 45 by the Rainbows (not the Berlin group) on the Belgian Dino label. If this is the same song, I don´t know.
Anyway, a funny combination of words: