The Rivingtons

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The Rivingtons were a doo-wop group noted for being one of the most loud and raucous of the genre. Their first hit, "Papa Oom Mow Mow" (1962), like many such songs, began with the bass chanting nonsense syllables (in this case the title), followed by the tenor singing over repetitions of it. "Mama Oom Mow Mow", an even more baroque rewrite of the theme, failed to sell, but they returned to the charts the following year with the similar "Do the Bird".

Later that year The Trashmen mocked them by recording "Surfin' Bird" -- a song consisting of only the bass parts of their two hits.

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