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"T Bird" by I New Papa

Oldiesmann

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Oldiesmann @ 2021-04-30 05:05:11 UTC

Anyone recognize this tune? Back in 2015 it was submitted as an Italian adaptation of The Rivingtons' "Bird is the Word", but the label for the Italian song doesn't credit anyone involved with the original ("B. Anderson" plus the Italian lyricist), and the two don't sound that similar to me. I already searched SIAE and ISWC with no luck.


For comparison, here's "The Bird is the Word"

jojo

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jojo @ 2021-04-30 10:45:04 UTC

Michael,


This song is already here : Thunderbird Twist


and in 1964 Rocky Roberts, The Airedales also recorded a version of The Bird Is the Word


https://www.45cat.com/record/70630m


Which has pretty much the same arrangement as their version of The T-Bird


And I found a Youtube which might add to the confusion:

Here's Rocky Roberts, The Airedales and their cover of The Bird's the Word

but it's titled T-Bird in this Youtube.


Jayne Mandfield twerking in Cannes in 1964 !!!!!


JoJo greets

jojo

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jojo @ 2021-04-30 11:24:10 UTC

Here's another clone;


And what about Wham!



But all the versions in this post are very much indebted to What'd I Say



JoJo greets

Last edit: 2021-04-30 11:40:52 UTC by jojo

Oldiesmann

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Oldiesmann @ 2021-05-01 02:13:45 UTC

Thanks. Registered the existing T-Bird performance to the submission and added the video. Not sure how I didn't see that last night.


Also, on the subject of "Wham", Lonnie Mack grew up about 30 minutes from me.