The very short lived Caesar's International record label was established during 1970 by the proprietors of the Caesar's discotheque in Sydney.

The third Caesar's International 7" single was the Maple Lace cover version of the novelty song "Gimme Dat Ding", which was co-produced by John Jennings and John J. Francis (who sang the hit Play Mama Play). "Gimme Dat Ding" reached #6 in NSW and was a major hit that was played continuously on Radio 2-LM Lismore. My brother Geoff who was only 8 years old at the time bought this record and has subsequently passed it onto me for my collection.

In other states "Gimme Dat Ding" was beaten by the rival version recorded by Frankie Davidson on Fable records. The original Pipkin's version didn't do much business in Australia.

According to Noel McGrath, the management of Caesar's Disco drafted in their house band, The R. J. Taylor Band, who recorded the song live, direct to a mono tape recorder (hence the poor quality of the recording). John A. Bird played piano on the single, which featured vocals by Gerry Anderson and George Blanche.

In early 1971 Caesar's Disco was destroyed by a fire. This probably explains why the song masters have never surfaced.

Here is the link to "Gimme Dat Ding":


1 comment:

  1. Hi love what your doing with these classics I had the Maple Lace single many moons ago :) one day could you put the B side on (Comes A Time) love to hear that again I always thought it was better then the A side. Again thanks and I hope to get my oldies on something like this one day, when I find a good program to convert, again thanks