1971 Daddy Dewdrop – Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes’ Love It)
Dick Monda was born in Ohio. His family moved to California in the mid-forties and Dick and his sister found work as young vaudeville performers. Dick began acting in films in 1951. Two years later, he appeared as a young Eddie Cantor in The Eddie Cantor Story as the young Eddie Cantor. He not only acted but also danced and sang six songs in the film.
Dick began recording music for Moonglow Records in 1965. He issued a few singles using his own name and a few more singles using the name Daddy Dewdrop. None of them charted.
Dick produced music for the Saturday morning cartoon show Groovie Goolies in 1970. One of the songs on the show was Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes’ Love It). After the show ended, Dick put together a collection of studio musicians and recorded his own version of the song for Sunflower Records. The single reached #9 on the Hot 100 in 1970.
Several more singles and a pair of albums followed, but Dick never charted again.
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