Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll US n Elwood Westerton Smith le 31 Mai 1929 Chicago (Illinois). Kip Tyler est mort le 23 Septembre 1996 Los Angeles (Californie).

Lead singer of Sleepwalkers during his time at Union High School and later teamed up with rival musicians from Fairfax High School to form the early version of Kip Tyler and the Flips. In early, 1957, Kip caught the attention of arranger Joesph Gershenson who hired him to work on a project connected to the movie "Rock, Pretty Baby". Stemming from the success of movie, Tyler took on the name of Jimmy Daley (the main character of the movie who he provided a voice over for) and formed the band Jimmy Daley And The Ding-A-Lings. He recorded his first album at Decca records. Songs such as "Red Lips and Green Eyes", "Hole in the Wall" and " Bongo Rock" were produced at Decca Records. Unfortunately for Tyler, the sequeal to "Rock, Pretty Baby", "Summer Love" was a flop and so was the career of his surname, Jimmy Daley.
In late 1957, he formed a new group, Kip Tyler And The Flips, responsible for the hits Jungle Hop, Let's Monkey Around and She's My Witch. When the band split in 1959, Tyler attempted a solo career, but with limited success. In 1964 he recorded for the label Gyro Disk, and his success briefly peaked after recording a number of songs. Tyler's last single was made in 1965.

Talents : Vocals, Bongo

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll

Let's Monkey Around (1957)

Vagabond Mama (1957)

She Got Eyes (1958)

Jungle Hop (1958)

She's My Witch (1958)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

11/1955 SP LIBERTY 55007 (US) .

Johnny Tyler - One Way Heart / Heads Up

06/1957 SP DECCA 9-30358 (US) . Jimmy DALEY & The DING-A-LINGS / Vocal by Kip Tyler & The Ding-A-Lings - Red Lips And Green Eyes / How's About A Little Kiss?
12/1957 SP DECCA 9-30532 (US) . Jimmy DALEY & The DING-A-LINGS / Vocal by Kip Tyler & The Ding-A-Lings - Hole In The Wall / Bongo Rock
09/1957 SP STARLA S-2 (US) . Kip Tyler & The Flips - Let's Monkey Around / Vagabond Mama
01/1958 SP CHALLENGE 1014 (US) . Kip Tyler - She Got Eyes / Shadow Street
04/1958 SP CHALLENGE 59008 (US) . Kip Tyler & The Flips - Jungle Hop / Ooh Yeah Baby
11/1958 SP EBB 154 (US) . Kip Tyler - She's My Witch / Rumble Rock
1958 EP DECCA ED 2578 (US) JIMMY DALEY & THE DING-A-LINGS - SUMMER LOVE - Beatin' On The Bongos (Jimmy DALEY & The Ding-A-Lings / with vocal by Molly Bee) / Summer Love (Jimmy DALEY & The Ding-A-Lings / with vocal by Kip Tyler) / Sad Sax (Jimmy DALEY & The Ding-A-Lings) / Sox Hop (Jimmy DALEY & The Ding-A-Lings) / Love Is Something  (Jimmy DALEY & The Ding-A-Lings / with vocal by Molly Bee) /  Boppin' At The Bash (Jimmy DALEY & The Ding-A-Lings)
01/1959 SP EBB 156 (US) . Kip Tyler - Oh Linda / Hali-Lou
01/1960 SP IMPERIAL 5641 (US) . Kip Tyler - Rocket 'Round The Universe / The Goblin Trot
06/1962 SP TAR-GET T-1001 (US) .

Do This Do That (Barbara JOY) / Twistin' & Stompin' (instr.) (The Kipsters)

1962 SP TORCHLITE 501 (US) . Kipper & The Exciters - Drum Twist Pt.1 / Drum Twist Pt.2
1962 ? SP TORCH 501 (US) . Kipper & The Exciters - Drum Twist Pt.1 / Drum Twist Pt.2
08/1963 SP GYRO-DISC 711 (US) Kip Tyler & The White Fronts - Toledo / Eternity
08/1964 SP GYRO-DISC 710 (US) That Bell Of Freedom (Kip TYLER) / On The Flip Side (instr.) (Kip Tyler & The Breakouts)
10/1964 SP GYRO-DISC 710 (US) Kip Tyler - That Bell Of Freedom / The Girl From Ipanema
1965 SP GYRO-DISC 712 (US) . Kip Tyler - The King Of Love / Snowlight
198? SP WAVY GRAVY LC-101 (US) . Jungle Hop (Kip Tyler & The Flips) / + Ronnie COOK & the GAYLADS







Unissued Tracks

1957 CHALLENGE unissued - (Bear Family LP 15233 (#17) / Hydra CD 27121 (#12))

Hello Mr. Dee-Jay

1957 CHALLENGE unissued - (Bear Family LP 15233 (#13) / Hollowbody CD 12001 (#5) / Hydra CD 27121 (#11) / Not Now Music CD 122 (#44))

Nothin' But Tough

1957 CHALLENGE unissued - (Bear Family LP 15233 (#12) / Hollowbody CD 12003 (#6) / Hydra CD 27121 (#10) / RPM Retro CD 837 (#27))

Wail Man Wail!

1957 CHALLENGE unissued - (Hydra CD 27121 (#9))

Wail Man Wail! (instr.)

1958 CHALLENGE unissued - (Hydra CD 27121 (#27))

Ooh Yeah Baby (instr.)

1960 IMPERIAL unissued

Permanent Arch 

1960 IMPERIAL unissued

Sixteen

1960 IMPERIAL unissued

Snuggle Bunny

Album

2004 CD Hydra BCK27121 (GER)

Ooh Yeah Baby...!!! - RED HOT ROCK AND ROLL - OUT OF HOLLYWOOD - Jimmy DALEY : Red Lips And Green Eyes / Bongo Rock / How's About A Little Kiss / Hole In The Wall / Kip TYLER : Let's Monkey Around / Vagabond Mama / Jimmy DALEY : Summer Love / Beatin' On The Bongos / Kip TYLER : Wail Man Wail! (instr.) / Wail Man Wail! / Nothin' But Tough / Hello Mr. Dee-Jay / Shadow Street / She Got Eyes / Introduction by Johnny OTIS / Kip TYLER : Jungle Hop / Ooh Yeah Baby / Rumble Rock / She's My Witch / Oh Linda / Hali Lou / That Bell Of Freedom / On The Flip Side (instr.) / The Girl From Ipanema / Toledo / Eternity (A Surfer's Lament) / Ooh Yeah Baby (instr.)

Rocky Productions 22/10/2019