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Post# 942718   6/9/2017 at 18:47 (319 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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does anyone remember the song "Potso Potso Time from the early 1960s ???

I have googled it to death and have not come up with a thing except a One Hit wonder chart and I didn't see it there.

It I think it was a Motown hit and definitely I'm kinda sure a black female singer...

Anyone ???????

Come on Eugene (Frig) anyone ??? It's been that Song Karma that goes through your brain all day long.

Post# 942752 , Reply# 1   6/9/2017 at 21:44 (319 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Sorry, Eddie. Are you sure about the title?

Post# 942763 , Reply# 2   6/9/2017 at 21:58 (319 days old) by ptcruiser51 (Boynton Beach, FL)        
Pata-Pata time

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By Miriam Makeba (sp). I believe she was a South African songstress. You have the time frame right, I think it was 1963-1966.

Post# 942812 , Reply# 3   6/10/2017 at 05:22 (318 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Thank You Charlie !!!

Post# 942814 , Reply# 4   6/10/2017 at 05:34 (318 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Very catching song! It has been covered many times too. I remember being it played rather often at my favourite gay bar in the 80's.

Post# 942816 , Reply# 5   6/10/2017 at 05:41 (318 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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It's just sounds so happy.

And I love her voice.

Post# 942817 , Reply# 6   6/10/2017 at 05:45 (318 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Yes, her voice is great, the covers aren't nearly as good.

Post# 942823 , Reply# 7   6/10/2017 at 06:12 (318 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Remember this--WPGC AM/FM used to play this.

Post# 942824 , Reply# 8   6/10/2017 at 06:27 (318 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Very Interesting Woman.

I heard this on AM radio when I was 12 years old. Always loved the beat.

Post# 942837 , Reply# 9   6/10/2017 at 08:40 (318 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

Interesting that it was on reprise records. She was a remarkable and interesting woman.

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Post# 942889 , Reply# 10   6/10/2017 at 15:49 (318 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Totally forgot about this song! It was big in So. Fla. Used to love to hear it. Lyrics below. Apparently, the word "coconut" was not part of the lyric, yet another made up line!  "I got some coconuts"!


Post# 942895 , Reply# 11   6/10/2017 at 16:23 (318 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Another one big at the time. Brazil 66 went a long way with this song. Since she was on Ed Sullivan the song (PATA PATA) was "allowed" to be played way too loud around the pool.


Post# 942912 , Reply# 12   6/10/2017 at 19:00 (318 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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I had so many people listen to this song today. Either they remembered it or were so happy to hear it... they boogied they're way through it and were hating me because they loved it so much.

We need more music like this today to get that up beat feeling (even if it's for a few minutes) each day.

Post# 942925 , Reply# 13   6/10/2017 at 19:49 (318 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Bravo! Well said!

Post# 942942 , Reply# 14   6/10/2017 at 20:25 (318 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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I've been listening to a radio station that plays songs from about 1955-1980 and have been having a ball hearing songs for the first time in decades. They don't just play the Top 10 hits of the era; there were some great songs that never made it above Top 30.

Unfortunately, even though I listened to Pata Pata three times last night after Charlie pointed us in the right direction, I have no recall of it at all! Great tune, though.

Post# 943046 , Reply# 15   6/11/2017 at 16:45 (317 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Not the best video, but they're having a great time!


Post# 943071 , Reply# 16   6/11/2017 at 19:33 (317 days old) by ptcruiser51 (Boynton Beach, FL)        

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Pata-Pata was in regular rotation on the top 40 station, WABC-AM 770 in NYC. My kid sister (now 60) always called it "the Noxzema song". If you listen to the melody, at the end of every line is sung a word that sounds like "Noxzema". Not being fluent in Afrikaan, I couldn't even guess what the real lyric was!

Glad I could help out, friends. I have WAY too many 45s from my youth, so I'm pretty good at identifying lyrics/singers/groups.

Post# 943075 , Reply# 17   6/11/2017 at 20:06 (317 days old) by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

The recording linked above is in Xhosa. I couldn't find any reference to an Afrikaans version. If there is one, I'd love to listen to it with the lyrics in front of me.

Afrikaans is a constructed hybrid of the major Dutch dialects spoken by the colonists who moved there. It was also regularized, meaning that irregular verbs were changed to fit one of the existing patterns of regular verbs.

From a linguistic perspective it's one of the closest languages to English and therefore supposedly one of the easiest for native English speakers to learn. Frisian, Dutch, & Norwegian are supposed to also be in the "Top 10 Easiest Languages to Learn for Native English Speakers". Personally I'd add the Low German spoken around Hamburg from my own experience there.

IIRC, there are actually a couple of silly, nonsense sentences that are word for word the same in Afrikaans and in English. Something about a pencil running down the road, I think.

Could we please hear from our resident expert if I've gotten something wrong? Thanks,

Post# 943090 , Reply# 18   6/11/2017 at 20:59 (317 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Jeeez, PT, I already told ya it's "Yes I have some coconuts, Pata Pata"!   Warm the lyrics are above somewhere. God I love this forum!!!

Post# 943253 , Reply# 19   6/13/2017 at 05:23 (315 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Ah Yes Charlie

"WABC Radio Chime Time" !!! Herb Oscar Anderson, Cousin Brucie, (who still does a sixties show I think on Sirius) Dan Ingram,

Post# 943302 , Reply# 20   6/13/2017 at 14:52 (315 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Charlie, Now everytime I listen to this song, I hear Noxzema.

Too Funny.

Post# 943315 , Reply# 21   6/13/2017 at 15:40 (315 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Thought some here would remember and like to hear these old WABC station sounders from the 60s & 70s. After I came across this I realized the oldies station here in my area I listen to uses parts of these sounders for their station.

Also including the link to the station if anyone is interested in tuning in. Just click on the "Listen Live" link on the right of the screen.


Post# 943323 , Reply# 22   6/13/2017 at 17:02 (315 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

I can't say I remember hearing "Pata, Pata" before. Perhaps it was more popular in other parts of the country. Not a bad song, but not something I'd buy.

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