Jim Adams is our host and Paula Light has suggested the topic of Home, Room, Kitchen,
Shower and Attic.
“Daddy’s Home” is a famous song by American doo-wop group Shep and the Limelites. The song was written by the three members of the band, James “Shep” Sheppard (1935–1970), Clarence Bassett (1936–2005) and Charles Baskerville. The group recorded the original version of “Daddy’s Home” on February 1, 1961, and it was released on Hull Records in March 1961 with the B-side being “This I Know”.
“Daddy’s Home” reached no. 2 on the Billboard popular music chart in May 1961. It was kept from No.1 by “Travelin’ Man” by Ricky Nelson.
Later songs by the band were not as successful as “Daddy’s Home”, but still sold well.
Lyrics are in the clip.
I first heard this by Jermaine Jackson in 1972, and Cliff Richard released it as a single in 1981, when he received the Daily Mirror Readers Award: Outstanding Music Personality of the Year.