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Little Caesar and the Romans Those Oldies But Goodies

Doo Wop

This song “Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You)”  about nostalgic feelings about songs was written by Paul Politi and Nick Curinga. In 1961, it became a hit for Little Caesar and the Romans, going to #9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #28 on the R&B Chart.

Little Caesar and The Romans were a Los Angeles-based doo wop group. They had been through a number of iterations as The Cubans and also The Upfronts, as well as personnel and record labels. Little Caesar was David “Caesar” Johnson, originally from Chicago. He served in the U.S. Air Force, after which he moved to California. For this track, they were Johnson, Early Harris, Leroy Sanders, Johnny Simmons, and Carl Burnett. They would perform their act wearing togas, which the group did not care for, but they toured with Etta James, The Vibrations, and Jackie Wilson. They also appeared on American Bandstand. They disbanded in 1962 partly as the result of a dispute as to whether Johnson or Burnett was the real Little Caesar.

Here are the lyrics to “Those Oldies But Goodies” by Little Caesar & The Romans:

Those oldies but goodies reminds me of you
The songs of the past bring back memories of you
I always remember the first night we met
The songs they were playing I never will forget

I always will treasure them so close to my heart
They always will haunt me although we’re apart
Each time that I hear them a tear’s bound to fall
For I love those memories that I, I-I recall

Those oldies but goodies reminds me of you
The songs of the past bring back memories of you
Forever they will haunt me but what can I do

Those oldies but goodies reminds me of you
(Oldies but goodies reminds me of you)

[Spoken:] Yes, dear, they are playin’ our songs
And they will always remain our songs
And each time you hear them I hope you, too, will cherish
The wonderful memories that our love once knew
For these songs are just a symbol of the love that I had for you

Those oldies but goodies reminds me of you
The songs of the past bring back memories of you
Forever they will haunt me but what can I do

Those oldies but goodies reminds me of you
(Oldies but goodies reminds me of you)

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