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Ted Goon Plays 'Ain't She Sweet'

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With Ralph Ford on the Hammond Organ. This was the B-side to Sheik of Araby and critics hated it. It used an eggagerated off-beat and maybe was the first record to use the electronic echo chamber. It was played by a St. Louis disc jockey and took off selling a million and a quarter copies when 200,000 was a hit. A Billboard ad said, "Solid electric organ instrumental soloing on the infectious standard with a swingy hand-clapping chorus. Good juke wax." Ted said, "Ain't She Sweet became an international thing, and I was getting royalties from all over the world for 25 years."


From a recorded live performance at a local California high school