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Toga Toga Toga
Little Caesar & Romans
Toga Toga Toga
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #1

1998 reissue featuring their original LP 'Memories Of Those Oldies But Goodies', plus 9 bonus tracks: 'She Don't Wanna Dance', 'Yoyo Yo Yoyo', 'Frankie & Johnny', 'Popeye One More Time', 'Quarter To Three', 'Twelve Month...  more »

      
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All Artists: Little Caesar & Romans
Title: Toga Toga Toga
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Del-Fi Records
Original Release Date: 4/7/1998
Release Date: 4/7/1998
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731867126229

Synopsis

Album Description
1998 reissue featuring their original LP 'Memories Of Those Oldies But Goodies', plus 9 bonus tracks: 'She Don't Wanna Dance', 'Yoyo Yo Yoyo', 'Frankie & Johnny', 'Popeye One More Time', 'Quarter To Three', 'Twelve Months Of The Year', 'Memories', 'Betty Jean' & 'Three Weeks Ago Today' (the last five listed are previously unreleased). Also sports updated artwork & new liner notes. 1998 Del-Fi Records release.
 

CD Reviews

A Popular Name
07/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Carl "Little Caesar" Burnett, Johnny Simmons, Early Harris, Leroy Sanders, and David Johnson [The Romans], all from Los Angeles, have the distinction of being the first R&R revivalists with their smash 1961 hit for Del-Fi, Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You) which, b/w She Don't Wanna Dance [No More], credited to just The Romans, reached # 9 Billboard Hot100 and # 28 R&B that June.

What happened after that is anyone's guess, but the record shows that, despite a nice, tight sound, they managed to avoid the dreaded "one hit wonder" club by one weak entry in August - Hully Gully Again - which topped out at # 54 Hot 100 b/w Frankie & Johnnie. It made no impact at all on the R&B charts.

Be careful not to confuse this Little Caesar with others bearing the same moniker. The first, a film/TV actor named Horace Caesar, had a # 5 R&B hit in 1952 with Goodbye Baby, while the Canadian garage-rock band, Little Caesar & The Consuls [Norm Sherratt, Tommy Wilson, and Gary Wright] had a # 50 Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1965 with Hang On Sloopy under the title [My Girl] Sloopy. Then there's the hard-rock LA band Little Caesar which had two minor hits in 1990/91.

For hit single completists, the CD under review is recommended simply because all four sides are included, and for that alone it gets top rating from this collector."