Dancing In The Street (BBC)



In Zabadak n°3, from December 1986, Mario Sienknecht wrote his comments on the available Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich “Live Tapes” :

This is Martha Reeves & the Vandellas’ classic done in much the same style than the original. Dave Dee’s lead vocals are accompanied by some fine backing vocals from the other members of the band. As it’s quite a short song there are no solos. Again this one was not released on record but most probably it was done onstage. Remember in 1966 to 1968 it was a common thing for white bands to perform soul songs which were very popular at the time. (Page 8)

Unfortunately, this song could not be found in the BBC archives. On tape, it is introduced by Brian Matthew thus : “…Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich! And it’s a good thing Dave Dee’s not still a copper ‘cos he’s Dancing In The Street!”
And it is followed in a sort of medley by “Help Me”. So it probably dates from late ’66 or rather early ’67. The track lists from the Transcription Discs made in the first half of 1967 are not available.



Danish Radio, Top of the Pops, 1967: Dancing In The Street/Help Me (Medley)




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