Dave "Baby" Cortez

Dave "Baby" Cortez

Dave "Baby" Cortez

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Top Songs

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The Happy Organ
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Rinky Dink [Rerecorded]
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Somebody Been Messin' [Instrumental]
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I Know Who You Been Socking It To [Instrumental]
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I Turned You On

Albums

  • Tweetie Pie

    Jun 2020 • 12 songs

  • Organ Shindig

    Jan 2014 • 12 songs

  • The Happy Organ

    Apr 2013 • 12 songs

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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. Before his instrumental success, Cortez recorded for Ember as David Clowney in 1956, and was in the Pear...
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