Sandy Edmonds was a pop star with a high media profile in late-60s New Zealand. She had a residency on TV pop show C’mon and toured with major overseas artists. All too soon for her fans, she left her music career and eventually moved to Australia. She went into the fashion industry, running her own businesses in Melbourne where she died in 2022.
See also Sandy Edmonds – Daylight Savin’ Time (1967)
New Zealand charts
As Dean Scapolo notes in his NZ chart book, there was no national NZ chart until March 1966. Even then, it was Listener magazine’s “pop-o-meter”, based on readers’ votes and “not a good indicator” of what was actually selling. From April 1970 sales figures were used, but the Listener charts were retired with the coming of official music industry charts in May 1975.
Suggestion from Terry Stacey.
Kam en vloetje is the homemade musical instrument known in English as paper and comb or comb kazoo. The song specifies cigarette paper, vloetje or vloeitje.
Single on Columbia by Philadelphian singer with a folk background, June 1966.
This was never a hit in the USA and not a big one in Australia, but it has achieved some longevity through compilations of novelty songs and (in the US) airings on children’s TV show Captain Kangaroo and on Dr Demento’s radio show.
When I first wrote about Susan Christie in 2007 there was almost no information about her to be found. but nowadays she even has a Wikipedia entry. Bruce Eder, who has now written an entry for her at All Music, notes that she has been something of a mystery, as to her fate and career.
B-side on Decca by Dutch singer from Amsterdam b. 1943.
Dutch lyrics are by songwriter-arranger Wim De Reght [uitjes = onions].