A La Carte
- Do Wah Diddy Diddy Round - 2311 045 - (Condition - 85-90%) - LP Record
A La Carte was a disco girl group formed in 1978, and
based in Germany. Producers Tony Hendrik and Karin Hartmann helped with
the start up of the group. The trio originally included Scottish girls: Patsy
Fuller, Julia and Elaine. Their first song was When the Boys Come Home,
released in March 1979. With a performance in the Musikladen TV show, the
group gained immense popularity in Germany. For unknown reasons, the line-ups
often changed with the release of new singles. Jenny Renshaw became the only
permanent member when she joined the group in October 1979. By 1981, the
group was made up of Jenny Renshaw, Linda Daniels and Joy Martin. Together,
they released the album Viva. The group underwent many more line-up changes
afterwards also. In 1982, they recorded their "Rockin' Oldies"
album, which included numerous covers of 1960s songs. The group disbanded in
1984. The final line-up featured Jenny Renshaw, Joy Martin and Katie Humble.
Other women disco groups like A La Carte were very popular in Europe at the
time. Such as, Arabesque, (also from Germany), Luv' and Maywood (both from
the Netherlands) and Baccara (from Spain). Popularity for the disco music
genre as a whole declined with the development of newer music styles, which
ultimately led to the girl groups breaking up.
"Do Wah Diddy Diddy" is a song written by Jeff
Barry and Ellie Greenwich and originally recorded in 1963, as
"Do-Wah-Diddy", by the American vocal group The Exciters. It was
made internationally famous by the British band Manfred Mann.
A La Carte - Do Wah Diddy Diddy Round - 2311 045
Gary Unwin, Günther Gebauer, Manfred, Thiessy” Thiers,
Rainer Besser, Dicky Tarrach, Martin Harrison, Geoff Bastow, Mats Björklund, Nils Tuxen,
Tony Hendrik, Kristian Schultze, Michael Cretu & Mike Thatcher
E. Greenwich, J. Barry,
A. Krause, T. Hendrik, K. van Haaren,
Reshöft, Frantz, T. Valverde
& P. Fuller