Chart Performance: Pop (#12) & R&B (#19); 1993
Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne
With Jessica Simpson donning denim short shorts for the big screen perhaps some history is in order. As the original Daisy Duke on televisions Dukes Of Hazzard, Catherine Bach thrilled millions of home viewers each week (and a few fellow actors on the Boar’s Nest Bar set) with her tight denim cut offs. Before long the shorts took on a starring role themselves as “Daisy Dukes.” While the Dukes rode into the sunset in 1985, the “Dukes” never quite faded away. In the early 1990’s, Al Bell – soul songwriter/producer/record exec extraordinaire – was head of his own Bellmark label and on the lookout for hit material. He got it in the form of Ira “L.A. Sno” Brown and Anthony “Creo-D” Darlington aka Duice. It seems Daisy’s Dukes had captured the imagination of the L.A. and Barbados males so much that they were moved to immortalize them in song. Others, too, liked the way Daisy moved, and bumped over two million copies Dazzey Duks past the cash registers.
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- Paragon Productions
- Anthony Johnson (exec.)
Lyrics Written by:
- LA Sno
- Taylor Boy