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Do the Vega

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Words & Music: Giant/ Baum/ Kaye
Do the Vega take a chance and do the vega
If you dance it you'll have fun
The fever gets ya and then I'll bet ya
You'll shake like the sun of a gun

First you make the right connection
Choose the one whose your selection
Though you risk your reputation
You'll increase you're circulation

Do the Vega take a chance and do the vega
If you dance it you'll have fun
The fever gets ya and then I'll bet ya
You'll shake like the sun of a gun

Roll and keep you're shoulders busy
Like a wheel spin 'till you're dizzy
Kick your heels when you've a notion
Shake and shimmy that's the motion

Do the Vega take a chance and do the vega
If you dance it you'll have fun
The fever gets ya and then I'll bet ya
You'll shake like the sun of a gun

Do the Vega take a chance and do the vega
If you dance it you'll have fun
The fever gets ya and then I'll bet ya
You'll shake like the sun of a gun
Shake like the sun of a gun
Shake like the sun of a gun
Shake like the sun of a gun
Recorded: 1963/07/10, first released on Flaming Star

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 2, 2013report abuse
Of course it is "shake like the son of a gun". Very tame song; not a spark of fire in there.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2012report abuse
I've always liked "Do The Vega" and I always will. Too bad RCA didn't release the full length "Viva Las Vegas" album around the time the movie came out. Elvis was in top form. Despite that, the album is a classic!
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 20, 2012report abuse
Like "Do the Clam".. "Do the Vega" didn't catch on, as a dance craze. ? But regardless, I like the song, and It's a guilty pleasure of mine, and, I Love to sing along to it. The song was to be featured in the "Viva Las Vegas" movie and soundtrack, but wasn't used, and later ended up on a "RCA CAMDEN Budget priced Album", which was a fun album to listen to, and sold very well.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on May 20, 2010report abuse
Why this masterpiece did not make the Oscar's short list is anybody's guess. PS I like to do the err clam.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on May 20, 2010report abuse
An attempt at a dance song that was wisely cut from the movie "Viva Las Vegas". This one and "Do The Clam" are not horrible (I prefer DTC over this one), but far from great and on par with a lot of the dance songs that were being released from 1960-65 ("Gravy" by Dee Dee Sharp amd "Popeye The Hitchhiker" by Chubby Checker are just a couple of the many "so-so" to bad dance songs from that era). This one is easily the worst track recorded for the movie "VLV" and I actually find it the least entertaining track on the budget LP "Flaming Star". Two stars.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on May 20, 2010report abuse
Not a great album but certainly some interesting stuff on it. I can't remember ever playing the song after the first play though there were a couple of tracks I liked namely Wonderful World and Too Much Monkey Business. As for a comparison with Do the Clam, yes I can see that, they're both bloody awful.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 20, 2010report abuse
Not a bad song but not up to the rest of the soundtrack. This is strictly movie stuff though, just as Do The Clam which was one of the worst A-sides of all time by anyone, poorly produced, poor arrangement, out of touch with 1965. (freak is too nice a word, my Opinion)
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on May 20, 2010report abuse
I first heard this song on the Sings Flaming Star album which I purchased at a Singer Sewing Center. I still have that issue along with the later Camden issue. "Vega" is an OK song. I prefer Do The Clam.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on May 20, 2010report abuse
Flaming Star was an odd mixture of left overs but not necessary junk. This particular track was interesting as it was an unused film song if I remember? That is the only interest I had for the song.
luciano77 (profilecontact) wrote on May 20, 2010report abuse
First time I heared this song was on the Flaming Star Camden LP and I loved it. And by the way DO THE CLAM for is not a bad song not my favorit but not freaky! My Opinion :)
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2009report abuse
Better than Do the freakin Clam!

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