Daddy Dewdrop

daddy-dewdropFrom: Cleveland, OH, USA

Daddy Dewdrop is a pseudonym for American songwriter Richard “Dick” Monda.

In the mid-1940s, Monda’s family moved from Ohio to California. He and his sister performed in Vaudeville and shows around Hollywood. Monda appeared in the films The Glass Wall and Go For Broke! when he was a child. At thirteen, he played Eddie Cantor as a boy in the film The Eddie Cantor Story, in which he performed six songs. At sixteen he had a featured role in The Midnight Story.

Monda’s career launched when he signed a deal with Moonglow Records. His first production with the label was “Don’t Do It Some More” by The Cindermen. The song was credited under the pen name “Daddy Dewdrop.” After Moonglow, Monda signed with Four Star Music publishing co. where he stayed for seven years. He then signed to Verve Records as an artist and recorded his first album, Truth, Lies, Magic and Faith.

After producing music for the Saturday morning cartoon series Sabrina and the Groovy Goolies, Monda released the song “Chick-A-Boom”, originally meant for the show. He put together a backup band of studio musicians and recorded a version of the song, retitled “Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes’ Love It)”. The song became a top ten hit in the United States, peaking on the Billboard Pop Singles chart at #9 in 1971, and #3 on Cashbox. Monda had several other records that charted in the mid-late 1970s. He also appeared in several underground films.

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From the 1971 album Daddy Dewdrop
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  • March Of The White Corpuscles