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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Albums

LSP-2099, LSP 2099 The Happy Organ — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez The Happy Organ (Album) RCA Victor LSP-2099, LSP 2099 US 1959 Sell This Version
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HL 59 Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez Dave "Baby" Cortez Hi-Life Records (2) HL 59 US 1960 Sell This Version
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CLP 331 Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez Dave "Baby" Cortez (Album) Clock Records Inc., Clock (2) CLP 331 US 1960 Sell This Version
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SR 60647-C, SR-60647-C Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez Dave "Baby" Cortez And His Happy Organ (Album) Clock (2) SR 60647-C, SR-60647-C US 1961 Sell This Version
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CLM-101 The Golden Hits Of Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez The Golden Hits Of Dave "Baby" Cortez (Album, Comp) Clock (2), London Records CLM-101 US 1962 Sell This Version
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CX-201 The Whistling Organ — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez The Whistling Organ (Album) Coronet Records CX-201 US 1962 Sell This Version
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LP 1473 Rinky Dink — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez Rinky Dink (Album) Chess LP 1473 US 1962 Sell This Version
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SDLP-163 The Happy Organ — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez The Happy Organ (Album) Design Records (2) SDLP-163 US 1962 Sell This Version
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CX-223 Playing His Great Hit Rinky Dink — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez Playing His Great Hit Rinky Dink Coronet Records CX-223 US 1962 Sell This Version
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CST 357 Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez Dave "Baby" Cortez and Jerry's House Rockers (Album) Crown Records (2) CST 357 US 1964 Sell This Version
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R25298 Organ Shindig — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez Organ Shindig (Album) Roulette R25298 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
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MS 550, MS-550 The Fabulous Organ — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez The Fabulous Organ (Album) Metro Records, Metro Records MS 550, MS-550 US 1965 Sell This Version
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R25315 Tweetie Pie — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez Tweetie Pie (Album) Roulette R25315 US 1966 Sell This Version
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R 25328 In Orbit — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez In Orbit (Album) Roulette R 25328 US 1966 Sell This Version
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PS-9027 Starring Jimmy Smith / Also Starring Dave Jimmy Smith / Dave "Baby" Cortez Jimmy Smith / Dave "Baby" Cortez - Starring Jimmy Smith / Also Starring Dave "Baby" Cortez (Album) Premier (7) PS-9027 US 1967 Sell This Version
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R-2546 Organo Frenético  — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez Organo Frenético (LP) Tico Mexico, Discos Tico, S. A. R-2546 Mexico 1968 Sell This Version
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R-2546 Órgano Frenético — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez Órgano Frenético(LP, Album) Tico Mexico R-2546 Mexico 1968 Sell This Version
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TNS 3005 The Isley Brothers Way — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez The Isley Brothers Way (Album) T-Neck TNS 3005 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
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AP-3011 Soul Vibration — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez Soul Vibration (Album) All Platinum AP-3011 US 1972 Sell This Version
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ED-380 Dave 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
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Singles & EPs

4-7102 Honey Baby / You Give Me Heebie Jeebies — Dave Baby Cortez* Honey Baby / You Give Me Heebie Jeebies (Single) Okeh 4-7102 US 1958 Sell This Version
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REM-U 1233 Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez Dave "Baby" Cortez (EP) London Records REM-U 1233 New Zealand 1959 Sell This Version
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C1014 Its A Sin To Tell A Lie / Piano Shuffle — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez Its A Sin To Tell A Lie / Piano Shuffle (Single) Clock (2) C1014 US 1959 Sell This Version
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45-HLU 8919 The Whistling Organ — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez The Whistling Organ (Single) Clock (2) 45-HLU 8919 UK 1959 Sell This Version
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EPA-4342 The Happy Organ — Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez The Happy Organ (EP) RCA Victor EPA-4342 US 1959 Sell This Version