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Single by The Cadillacs
from the album The Fabulous Cadillacs
"Let Me Explain"
ReleasedOctober 1955 (1955-10)
Esther Navarro
The Cadillacs singles chronology
"Down the Road"

"Speedoo" is a song written by Esther Navarro and performed by The Cadillacs featuring the Jesse Powell Orchestra. It reached #3 on the U.S. R&B chart and #17 on the U.S. pop chart in 1955.[1] The song was featured on their 1957 album, The Fabulous Cadillacs.[2]

Lyrically, the song tells of Mister Earl who acquired the nickname "Speedo" because, when it comes to his pursuit of pretty girls, "he don't believe in wastin' time" and "he don't never take it slow".

The song was included in Robert Christgau's "Basic Record Library" of 1950s and 1960s recordings, published in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981).[3]

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  2. ^ "The Cadillacs, The Fabulous Cadillacs". Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "A Basic Record Library: The Fifties and Sixties". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 0899190251. Retrieved 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ "Steve Lawrence, "The Chicken and the Hawk (Up Up and Away)" Single Release". Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "The Tokens, I Hear Trumpets Blow". Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Fred Weinberg, The Weinberg Method of Non-Synthetic Electronic Rock". Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "The Youngbloods, High on a Ridgetop". Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Brinsley Schwarz, Please Don't Ever Change". Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Ruben and the Jets, Con Safos". Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Ry Cooder, Borderline". Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, Carnegie Hall". Retrieved 2018.

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