You are here:

Oldies/They're saying it all over Turkey

Advertisement


Question
My father told me once about a popular song from (I'm guessing) the 40s or 50s (could be earlier).  The first line I can give only in phonetics.

Ka ka bluey vas, ka ka bluey vas,
They're saying it all over Turkey

It has been a few decades since he told me about the song, so my memory may be a little faulty.

Any ideas about the song, such as where I might hear it?

Thanks!

Answer
Hi Shep

The first song that came to mind when I read your lyrics was the novelty song Pachalafaka from 1958. It was also done by Soupy Sales in 1965. In each case, it was the intended flipside but folks loved it and made it popular on its own.

Here is what it sounds like. Is this it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuJwaOnDAPk

Thanks for asking,

Lou

Oldies

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Lou Simon

Expertise

I can answer questions about many artists, songs or records from 1940-1990. I can often help with song lyrics, artist bio or other information requested

Experience

I have programmed oldies radio stations about the USA and have written for radio networks that specialize in oldies programming.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.