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Song Parodies -> "Dion DiMucci"

Original Song Title:

"Ruby Baby"

Original Performer:

Dion

Parody Song Title:

"Dion DiMucci"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Happy 67th birthday to the King of Doo-Wop, Dion DiMucci. The original version of the song, which Dion did in 1963, was by the Drifters in 1958. I actually met Dion once, and got him to sign his book, "The Wanderer: Dion's Story."
Um...well
I know this guy and-a Dion is his name.
Hear me talkin' now...
He sang long ago but I love his songs the same.
What I say!
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
Comes from Bronx in
New York City
had the whole town sing his ditties.
Dion DiMucci, records sound so fine!
Everytime!

Oh, each time I hear those songs, my ears, they fly.
Oh, they do, Dion.
I tell ya, he inspired groups among New York guys.
Oh yeah.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
From those days, late... nineteen-fifties
doo-wop sounds, they were really nifty.
Well, listen, yeah
Dion DiMucci, records sound so fine!
Sound great everytime, now!

(A-hey-hey... a-hey-hey... repeated several times)

Well, lemme tell ya, now
I know this guy and-a Dion is his name!
Believe me, now!
Well, he got elected to the Rock and Roll... Hall of Fame!
Doncha know!
Whoa, whoa, whoa whoa!
With the Belmonts, and... solo, too, yeah
he's got some hits that still get... played, it's true, yeah.
Well, listen now
Dion DiMucci, records sound so fine!
When I play 'em, everytime, now!

(A-hey-hey... a-hey-hey... repeated several times)

Well, listen, listen, listen, now
Dion DiMucci, records sound so fine!
When I play 'em, everytime, now!
Yeah...
Dion DiMucci, records sound so fine!
When I play 'em, everytime, now!
(repeat 'til fade)
In doing research for this parody, I found out that "Ruby Baby" was also covered by the woman Joan Rivers once called "That idiot Bjork!" I think I'll stick with Dion, and the Drifters. He continued to have hits in the early Sixties, but the changes in music and a drug habit stopped him. When he got help (and religion), he also got "Abraham, Martin and John," and it brought him back. Since that 1968 hit, he says, "I make a career out of coming back." And he's done it again: "Bronx and Blue" is out, reflecting the songs he grew up on -- which was before C&W and R&B, both heavy influences on him, came together to form rock & roll.

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Overall Rating: 4.9

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alvin rhodes - July 18, 2006 - Report this comment
cool...didn't even know his last name
John Barry - July 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice little history and tribute. 555
Tim Hall - July 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Will anyone here, give this parody some 5's?
Eric Andrews - July 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Absolutely flawless parody! It is so cool that you got to meet Dion because he does sound like an awesome guy.
TJC - July 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Very informative... I'll have to look into the OS
Linda Aviles - July 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Recently saw Dion in Lancater, PA (American Music Theater) His voice is still good. During a rendition of "Always in the Rain" he made an effortless transition from low range to a higher one. If I closed my eyes, I'd think we were back n 19966 instead of 2006 ! I enjoyed the parody and am glad it enables those who know little of Dion to gain a little background info. Dion is the joint ! Thanks

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