Indian Giver (song)

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"Indian Giver"
Single by 1910 Fruitgum Company
from the album Indian Giver
B-side "Pow Wow"
Released January 1969
Genre Bubblegum pop
Length 2:30
Label Buddah
Songwriter(s) Bobby Bloom, Ritchie Cordell, Bo Gentry
1910 Fruitgum Company singles chronology
"Goody Goody Gumdrops"
(1968)
"Indian Giver"
(1969)
"Special Delivery"
(1969)

"Goody Goody Gumdrops"
(1968)
"Indian Giver"
(1969)
"Special Delivery"
(1969)

"Indian Giver" is a song written by Bobby Bloom, Ritchie Cordell, and Bo Gentry. It was first recorded by 1910 Fruitgum Company for their 1969 album, Indian Giver.[1] The song went to #5 on The Billboard Hot 100 in 1969 and was on the charts for 13 weeks.[2] Its B-Side, "Pow Wow", was actually a song called "Bring Back Howdy Doody" deliberately pressed backwards as a way of deterring radio stations from playing the B-Side,[3] which was later recorded by another Buddah bubblegum music group produced by Jerry Kasenetz and Jeffrey Katz called Flying Giraffe.[4]

The song went to #1 in Canada and South Africa,[5] and #4 in Australia. It was named the #50 song of 1969 on the Cashbox charts. The song was certified as a gold disc in March 1969.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Giver - 1910 Fruitgum Company | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Artist Search for "1910 fruitgum company"". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  3. ^ "The 1910 Fruitgum Company - "Pow Wow" (Reversed)". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  4. ^ "Bring Back Howdy Doody". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  5. ^ Brian Currin (2003-05-25). "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1965 - 1989 Acts (0-9)". Rock.co.za. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  6. ^ "Song artist 912 - 1910 Fruitgum Co". Tsort.info. 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2016-10-02.