Thursday, December 30, 2010

sixty minute man


It's been sixty years since Billy Ward and his Dominos rocked us and rolled us all night long. It was co-written by Ward and talent agent Rose Marks. They formed this doo-wop group with Clyde McPhatter (who later left to form the Platters and was replaced with Jackie Wilson) as lead singer, Charlie White singing tenor, Joe Lamont as baritone, and Bill Brown handling bass vocals. It was Brown who sang the lead on this landmark single that melded gospel and blues. Not only was it one of the first big Rhythm and Blues hits to cross over to the pop charts, it is considered one of the first "rock and roll" records. The double-entendre of the lyrics pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable for radio and was banned by many stations.

Sixty minute man
Sixty minute man

Look a here girls I'm telling you now
They call me "Lovin' Dan"
I rock 'em, roll 'em all night long
I'm a sixty minute man

Yeah yeah yeah

If you don't believe I'm all that I say
Come up and take my hand
When I let you go you'll cry
"Oh yes, he's a sixty minute man"

There'll be fifteen minutes of kissing
Then you'll holler "please don't stop"
There'll be fifteen minutes of teasing
And fifteen minutes of squeezing
And fifteen minutes of blowing my top

If your man ain't treating you right
Come up and see ol' Dan
I rock 'em, roll 'em all night long
I'm a sixty minute man
(Sixty) minute man(Call him) Lovin' Dan
I rock 'em, roll 'em all night long
I'm a sixty minute man
Sixty (minute man)They call me (Lovin' Dan)
I rock 'em, roll 'em all night long
I'm a sixty minute man

There'll be fifteen minutes of kissing
Then you'll holler "please don't stop"
There'll be fifteen minutes of teasing
And fifteen minutes of squeezing
And fifteen minutes of blowing my top

If your
man ain't treating you right
Come up and see ol' Dan
I rock 'em, roll 'em all night long
I'm a sixty minute man, oh yeah

Sixty
Minute
Man

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