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Dick Monda "Daddy Dewdrop" on Swoop's World Primetime

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This Wednesday March 2, 2011 on Swoop's World Primetime welcome Dick Monda aka "Daddy Dewdrop" to the studio.Daddy Dewdrop is a pseudonym for an American songwriter named Dick Monda (born 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio), backed up by some studio musicians, including Tom Hensley who later became the musical director for Neil Diamond, and Butch Rillera who later became a member of the group Redbone. Monda had written the song "Chick-A-Boom" for the cartoon, Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies. The song was re-recorded and distributed by Sunflower Records, and released a full album of novelty based tunes, including "Chick-A-Boom" and was retitled "Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)". The tune was a hit in the US, peaking on the Billboard Pop Singles chart at #9 in 1971, and #3 on Cashbox.[1] A second single, "Fox Huntin'/The March of the White Corpuscles" and also his further release, "Nanu Nanu (I Wanna' Get Funky With You)" from 1978. Richard Monda had earlier also founded and worked with a popular Los Angeles band the Novells back in the mid to late 1960s, who later recorded an album on Mothers Records under the supervision of H.B. Barnum. The album, "That Did It!" contains a song entitled "Age of Innocence," which was written and produced by Richard Monda. Therefore, Richard Monda, despite rumors to the contrary, discovered the Novells before H.B. Barnum did. Monda went on to write hits for other artists such as Ringo Starr, Kenny Rogers, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, Sammy Davis Jr., and many others. Monda continues to record as Daddy Dewdrop and recently released a CD entitled This Time. Join us at Wednesday at 8pm(PST). Listeners can call in live (917) 889-7449 or join in via our online chat. Use the “Set a Reminder Function” now and you won’t miss a minute.

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