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Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)

"Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)" is a song written by Irving Taylor and performed by Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens. It reached #4 on the U.S. pop chart, #27 on the UK Singles Chart, and #30 on the U.S. R&B chart in 1959.[1] The song was featured on Byrnes' 1959 album, Kookie Star of "77 Sunset Strip".[2] It was based on Byrnes' character from the television show 77 Sunset Strip. The song is mostly spoken, except when Kookie sings the Bridge section: "I've got smog in my noggin' ever since you made the scene...", and makes use of cool, Beatnik slang. Connie continually interrupts him, asking him to lend her his comb. When he finally asks her, "What's with this comb caper, baby?...", she says she wants him to stop combing his hair and kiss her. Kookie likes the sound of that, ending up saying, "Baby, you're the ginchiest!".

"Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)"
Single by Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens
from the album Kookie Star of "77 Sunset Strip"
B-side"You're the Top"
ReleasedMarch 1959 (1959-03)
GenreNovelty
Length2:05
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Irving Taylor
Producer(s)Karl Engemann
Edward Byrnes singles chronology
"Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)"
(1959)
"Like I Love You"
(1959)
Connie Stevens singles chronology
"Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"
(1959)
"Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)"
(1959)
"Apollo"
(1959)

The single was produced by Karl Engemann and arranged by Don Ralke,[3] and ranked #37 on Billboard's Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1959.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens, "Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)" Chart Positions". Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Edward Byrnes, Kookie Star of "77 Sunset Strip"". Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens, "Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)" Single Release". Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1959". Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "Spike Jones, 60 Years of "Music America Hates Best"". Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It, The Vindaloo Summer Special". Retrieved July 17, 2018.