Dave "Baby" Cortez
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Dave "Baby" Cortez

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The Happy Organ
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Rinky Dink
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Green Onions
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Twine Time
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I Know Who You Been Socking It To

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Dave "Baby" Cortez

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Though hardly a soulful, bluesy master like Jimmy Smith or dashing experimentalist like Larry Young, organist Dave "Baby" Cortez made his mark in the '50s,'60s, and '70s as a capable, often clever soloist and pop instrumentalist. His flair for catchy melodies, riffs, and hooks resulted in a number one pop and number five R&B hit with "The Happy Organ" in 1959. Cortez had another double winner in 1962 with "Rinky Dink," this one peaking at number nine R&B and number ten pop. Befo... Read more

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