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Encyclopedia > The Dixie Cups

The Dixie Cups were an American pop music girl group of the 1960s. Pop music, in popular and contemporary parlance, is a subgenre of popular music. ... A girl group, as the name implies, is a musical group featuring a group of young female singers, singing usually pop and R&B songs. ... The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ...


The group hit the top of the charts in 1964 with "Chapel of Love," a song that producer Phil Spector with Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, had originally written for the Ronettes. The trio consisting of sisters Barbara and Rosa Hawkins and their friend Joan Johnson (although popular belief is Joan is their cousin but that is not true), from the Calliope housing project in New Orleans. They first sang together in grade school. Originally they were to be called Little Miss and the Muffets, but were named the Dixie Cups just prior to their first release. The Ronettes were an American girl group of the 1960s, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...


By 1963 they had decided to pursue a career in music and began singing locally as the Meltones. With in a year Joe Jones, a successful singer in his own right with the Top Five 1960 record "You Talk Too Much," became their manager, After working with them for five months, Jones took them to New York, where producers/songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller signed them to their new Red Bird Records. Joe Jones (August 12, 1926–November 27, 2005), also known as Joe Boogaloo Jones was an American R&B singer, songwriter and arranger. ... State nickname: The Empire State Official languages None. ... Red Bird Records was a record label started by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. ...


Their first release, "Chapel of Love," proved to be their biggest hit, although they had other hits with "People Say" (#12 1964), "You Should have Seen the Way He Looked at Me" (#39, 1964), "Iko Iko (#20, 1965), and "Little Bell" (#51, 1965). Iko Iko is a popular song, covered by many artists. ...


"Iko Iko", a New Orleans standard , was recorded early in 1965. An Indian chant first recorded in the mid-Forties, Barbara had heard her mother sing the song. Iko Iko is a popular song, covered by many artists. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...


"We were just clowning around with it during a session using drumsticks on ashtrays. We didn't realize the Jerry and Mike had the tapes running " Barbara Hawkins


Leiber and Stoller overdubbed a bass and percussion, and released it. It was the Dixie Cups fifth and last hit.


When Red Bird Records went out of business in 1966, the Dixie Cups switched to ABC-Paramount and later temporarily retired from the record business. Red Bird Records was a record label started by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. ...


In 1974 the Hawkin sisters moved from New York to New Orleans, where they began successful modeling careers. They later resumed touring with Dale Mickle replacing Joan Johnson who became a Jehovah's Witness and abandoned her music career. State nickname: The Empire State Official languages None. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...


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