THE BOUNCE * THE OLYMPICS * TRI DISC 106 * USA
They started out as the Challengers, and had one record out under that name, or Walter Ward and The Olympics, in 1958 on the Los Angeles independent, Melatone label # 1002. The Bounce was their second for Tri Disc, another Los Angeles based 'inde'.
After the groups success with dance record (Baby) Hully Gully in 1959, The Olympics cut many Pop oriented dance themed songs; originally released as the B side The Bounce differs from the previous dance records in that it seems much less 'clean' and 'cheerful'. Perhaps The Bounce was aimed at the same audience but somehow messed-up, or it could have been an intentional move away from the pure novelty aspect of previous records, whatever the reason - and its release on the British Sue label (see below) certainly played no small part - The Bounce was a big underground hit in London during the Modernist era, in Discotheques like The Scene club, Soho.
THE BOUNCE * THE OLYMPICS * SUE 348 * UK
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