Results 1 to 1 of 1

Thread: UTEE - Rosa Lee Brooks

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    12,396
    Thanks
    3,933
    Thanked 6,290 Times in 2,739 Posts

    UTEE - Rosa Lee Brooks

    Rosa Lee Brooks’ single. Recorded in 1965 (by all logical evidence), in L.A. where Jimi was based at the time with Little Richard as part of his band, his ‘Royal Company’. Richard’s home and family had moved there from Macon years ago. Recorded and produced by Billy Revis, owner of ‘Revis Records’ in his home base ‘garage’ studio (by the sound, obviously very well equipped) and mastered by, the well respected, Doc. Siegel at the famous Gold Star studios in L.A. The ‘B’ side was written by Brooks and (maybe – a common ploy by producers to recoup expenses was to list themselves as co-composer) Revis. Brooks latterly has claimed she wrote the ‘A’ side as well, about her and her claimed, very short, relationship with Jimi. But she has offered no logical evidence, whereas Lee has good further songwriting and personal evidence that makes sense and he is also listed as sole composer, he is also a major songwriter.
    Rosa was later talent picked along with Brenda Holloway (who became a famous star) for a major label, but failed to achieve significant sales initially and, it seems, was quickly dropped for some reason, never to achieve subsequent recognition.

    Date: between February - April 1965
    Vocals: Rosa Lee Brooks
    Backing vocals: “The Rosalettes” (Rosa’s vocal group?) & Arthur Lee?
    Drums: "Big" Francis [?]
    Bass: Alvin [?]
    Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
    Rhythm guitar: ?
    Horns: ?
    Apart from Hendrix, Brooks (Lee. And possibly ‘the Rosalettes’?) personnel were, reportedly, members of Major Lance’s band


    UTEE (Rosa Brooks [& Billy Revis?])

    [Title, reportedly, came from an L.A. dance craze at the time, the ‘U.T.’]

    There’s a new dance that’s goin’ around
    (Around)
    That makes you wanna move
    (Move)
    Up and down
    (Down)
    We got a dance that’ll move
    (Move)
    And when you do it
    (Do)
    You’ll really move
    (Move!)
    Come on, baby
    (Co-o-o-ome o-on)
    And do the U.T.
    (Now get it!)
    (Now get it!)

    Now this dance hasn’t been seen
    (Seen!)
    And when you do it
    (Do!)
    You’re lookin’ green
    Hold your hands
    (Hands!)
    Way up high
    (High!)
    Ah-like you’re reachin’
    (Reach!)
    For the sky
    (Sky!)
    So stop the music
    (Aa-aa-aaah!)
    And do the U.T.
    (Now get it!)
    (Now get it!)

    Now you move your hips from side to side
    And if you can’t do it, let it slide
    You step to the left and back to the right
    Don’t you know the U.T. is out of sight
    (Out of si-i-i-ight!)

    [Instrumental break]

    You and me
    (You and me)
    Do the U.T.
    (You and me)
    We’ll do the U.T.
    I’m doin’ the ‘Monkey’
    (Free!)
    Right on time
    I’ll take you through the ‘Jerk’
    (Free!)
    And you look so fine
    Now you and me
    (Me!)
    We’ll do the U.T.
    (Hendrix!)
    You and me we’ll do the U.T.
    (You and me we’ll do the U.T.)
    You and me we’ll do the U.T.
    (Hendrix!)
    (You and me we’ll do the U.T.)
    You and me we’ll do the U.T.
    (You and me we’ll do the U.T.)
    (Jimmy!)
    You and me . . .
    (You and me. . .)
    Frank Zappa: "Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to stplsd For This Useful Post:


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBitty (VBTT) 4 for XBT v1.1 CUSTOM by Toolmanwill