Dave "Baby" Cortez

Dave "Baby" Cortez

Real Name:
David Cortez Clowney
Profile:
American pop and R&B pianist and organist, born on August 13, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan. Cousin of Howard Guyton.
Clowney made his first record in 1956 under his own name but it was not until three years later that he scored a major success using the stage name Dave "Baby" Cortez. His instrumental, "The Happy Organ" was the first pop/rock hit to feature the organ as lead instrument with Gary Hammond as drummer. The 45rpm single went to no. 1 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 charts. Cortez had another Top Ten hit in 1962 with "Rinky Dink".
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Dave "Baby" Cortez Discography

Albums

LPM-2099 Dave "Baby" Cortez The Happy Organ (Album) RCA Victor LPM-2099 US 1959 Sell This Version
CLP 331 Dave "Baby" Cortez Dave "Baby" Cortez(LP) Clock Record Co. CLP 331 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 357 Dave "Baby" Cortez Dave "Baby" Cortez and Jerry's House Rockers(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST 357 US 1960 Sell This Version
SR 60647-C Dave "Baby" Cortez Dave "Baby" Cortez And His Happy Organ (Album) Clock Record Co. SR 60647-C US 1961 Sell This Version
SDLP-163 Dave "Baby" Cortez The Happy Organ (Album) Design Records (2) SDLP-163 US 1962 Sell This Version
LP 1473 Dave "Baby" Cortez Rinky Dink (Album) Chess LP 1473 US 1962 Sell This Version
CX-201 Dave "Baby" Cortez The Whistling Organ Coronet Records CX-201 US 1962 Sell This Version
CXS-223 Dave "Baby" Cortez Playing His Great Hit Rinky Dink Coronet Records CXS-223 US 1962 Sell This Version
CLM - 101 Dave "Baby" Cortez The Golden Hits Of Dave "Baby" Cortez(LP, Album, Mono) Clock Records Co. CLM - 101 US 1962 Sell This Version
DLP-203, SDLP-203 (stereo) Jimmy Smith & Dave "Baby" Cortez Jimmy Smith & Dave "Baby" Cortez - Organ Greats (Comp) Design Records (2) DLP-203, SDLP-203 (stereo) US 1965 Sell This Version
M550 Dave "Baby" Cortez The Fabulous Organ (Album) Metro Records, Metro Records M550 US 1965 Sell This Version
R25298, R-25298 Dave "Baby" Cortez Organ Shindig (Album) Roulette R25298, R-25298 US 1965 Sell This Version
R25315 Dave "Baby" Cortez Tweetie Pie (Album) Roulette R25315 US 1966 Sell This Version
R 25328 Dave "Baby" Cortez In Orbit (Album) Roulette R 25328 US 1966 Sell This Version
DEA 1021 Jimmy Smith / Dave "Baby" Cortez Jimmy Smith / Dave "Baby" Cortez - Starring Jimmy Smith / Also Starring Dave "Baby" Cortez (Album) Premier Albums DEA 1021 UK 1970 Sell This Version
TNS 3005 Baby Cortez* The Isley Brothers Way (Album) T-Neck TNS 3005 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
AP-3011 Dave "Baby" Cortez Soul Vibration (Album) All Platinum AP-3011 US 1972 Sell This Version
ED-380 Dave "Baby" Cortez With Lonnie Youngblood And His Bloodhounds* Dave "Baby" Cortez With Lonnie Youngblood And His Bloodhounds* - Dave "Baby" Cortez With Lonnie Youngblood And His Bloodhounds (Album) Norton Records (2) ED-380 US 2011 Sell This Version
HL 59 Dave "Baby" Cortez Dave "Baby" Cortez(LP) HI-LIFE Records (2) HL 59 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

4-7102 Baby Cortez* Honey Baby / You Give Me Heebie Jeebies(7", Promo) Okeh 4-7102 US 1958 Sell This Version
C 1020 Dave 'Baby' Cortez* Deep In The Heart Of Texas (Single) Clock Record Co. C 1020 US 1959 Sell This Version
45-HLU 8852 Dave 'Baby' Cortez* The Happy Organ / Love Me As I Love You (Single) Clock Record Co. 45-HLU 8852 UK 1958 Sell This Version
RE.U.10.030 Dave "Baby" Cortez The Whistling Organ / I'm Happy / The Happy Organ / Love Me As I Love You(7", EP) London Records RE.U.10.030 France 1959 Sell This Version
C-1014 Dave "Baby" Cortez Its A Sin To Tell A Lie / Piano Shuffle(7", Single) Clock Record Co. C-1014 US 1959 Sell This Version
RE-U 1233 Dave "Baby" Cortez Dave "baby" Cortez(7", EP) London Records RE-U 1233 UK 1959 Sell This Version