Current Traffic

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Post 419 - Frankie Davidson - Gimme Dat Ding / Witchetty Willie's Worldwide Walkabout Walla Walla Wookazoo Band

"Gimme Dat Ding" is a 1970 song sung by "one-hit wonder" The Pipkins, written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood. In Australia, versions by Frankie Davidson and Maple Lace were released to compete with the version by the Pipkins. The Maple Lace version can be found at post #3 of our blog, and here for you to download is Frankie's version of "Gimme Dat Ding" B/W "Witchetty Willie's Worldwide Walkabout Walla Walla Wookazoo Band" (FB-013). I must admit I bought this single for it's B side more then the A the title amazed me, how they could print all of it on a 45 single label, but they did. Frankie penned the B side and the single was released in 1970 on Fable Records. The B side reminds me a lot of Charlie Drake's "My Boomerang Won't Come Back" with a touch of Rolf Harris in there too, see what you think? "Gimme Dat Ding" was used (as Gimme Dat Ring) by Coca Cola to advertise their new Ring Pull Cans in the early 1970s. The song reached #7 in Canada. In March 2007, a cover version of "Gimme Dat Ding" received much publicity in Australia when the National Australia Bank used the track as background to its television advertisement for the Australian Rules Football Auskick program for junior footballers.

No comments: