Indian Giver (song)

"Indian Giver" is a song written by Bobby Bloom, Ritchie Cordell, and Bo Gentry. It was first recorded by 1910 Fruitgum Company for their 1969 album, Indian Giver.[1] The song went to #5 on The Billboard Hot 100 in 1969 and was on the charts for 13 weeks.[2] Its B-Side, "Pow Wow", was actually a song called "Bring Back Howdy Doody" deliberately pressed backwards as a way of deterring radio stations from playing the B-Side,[3] which was later recorded by another Buddah bubblegum music group produced by Jerry Kasenetz and Jeffry Katz called Flying Giraffe.[4]

"Indian Giver"
Single by 1910 Fruitgum Company
from the album Indian Giver
B-side"Pow Wow"
ReleasedJanuary 1969
GenreBubblegum pop
Songwriter(s)Bobby Bloom, Ritchie Cordell, Bo Gentry
1910 Fruitgum Company singles chronology
"Goody Goody Gumdrops"
"Indian Giver"
"Special Delivery"

The song went to #1 in Canada and South Africa,[5] and #4 in Australia. It was named the #50 song of 1969 on the Cashbox charts. The song was certified as a gold disc in March 1969.[6]

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  1. ^ "Indian Giver - 1910 Fruitgum Company | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  2. ^ "Artist Search for "1910 fruitgum company"". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  3. ^ "The 1910 Fruitgum Company - "Pow Wow" (Reversed)". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  4. ^ "Bring Back Howdy Doody". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  5. ^ Brian Currin (2003-05-25). "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1965 - 1989 Acts (0-9)". Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  6. ^ "Song artist 912 - 1910 Fruitgum Co". 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2016-10-02.