Dave "Baby" Cortez

David Cortez Clowney

Also known as "Baby" Cortez, "Dave Baby" Cortez, Baby Cortez, Clowney, Cortez, D. Clowney, D. Curtes, Dave 'Baby' Cortez, Dave (Baby) Cortez, Dave B. Cortez, Dave Babe Cortez, Dave Baby Cortez, Dave Cortez, Dave Cortez Clowney, Dave' Baby' Cortez, Davey Cortez
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Discography of Dave "Baby" Cortez:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 (Do It) The Funky Dance 2 Audio Sound Pak (2)
2 Starring Jimmy Smith / Also Starring Dave "Baby" Cortez 10 Audio Premier Albums
3 The Isley Brothers Way 10 Audio 1970 T-Neck
4 Organ Shindig 12 Audio 1965 Roulette Records
5 Happy Soul 2 Audio Disco International
6 The Happy Organ / Tootsie 2 Audio Eric Records
7 Belly Rub 2 Audio 1967 Roulette Records
8 Someone Has Taken Your Place / Born Funky 2 Audio 1973 All Platinum
9 I Know Who You Been Socking It To / I Turned You On 2 Audio 1969 T-Neck
10 Organ Shout / Precious You 2 Audio 1963 Chess
11 Popping Popcorn 2 Audio 1964 Okeh
12 Hell Street Junction 2 Audio 1973 All Platinum
13 The Happy Organ / Love Me As I Love You 2 Audio 1958 London Records
14 The Whistling Organ 2 Audio 1959 Clock Record Co.
15 Its A Sin To Tell A Lie / Piano Shuffle 2 Audio 1959 Clock Record Co.
16 Rescue Me / Rinky Dink 2 Audio 1977 Chess
17 Soul Vibration 10 Audio 2006 All Platinum
18 In Orbit 12 Audio 1966 Roulette Records
19 Unaddressed Letter / Funky Robot (Part 1) 2 Audio 1973 All Platinum
20 Twang Taang / I Picked A Winner 2 Audio Sound Pak (2)
21 The Happy Organ 12 Audio 1959 RCA Victor
22 The Happy Organ 12 Audio 1959
23 Rinky Dink / Happy Organ 2 Audio 1981 Bellaphon
24 Talk Is Cheap 2 Audio 1960 Clock Record Co.
25 Fiddle Sticks 2 Audio 1962 Chess
26 Dave "Baby" Cortez 12 Audio HI-LIFE Records (2)
27 Bob Mack Presents 4 Audio Roulette Records
28 The Happy Organ / Love Me As I Love You 2 Audio Reo
29 Rinky Dink / Getting Right 2 Audio 1962 Chess
30 Fiesta 2 Audio Emit (2)
31 Scotty 2 Audio 1962 Winley Records
32 Cat Nip / Talk Is Cheap 2 Audio 1960 Clock Record Co.
33 Tweetie Pie 12 Audio 1966 Roulette Records
34 Tweedlee Dee 2 Audio 1962 Chess
35 You're The Girl / I'm Happy 2 Audio 1960 Clock Record Co.
36 Happy Feet / Gettin' To The Point 2 Audio 2011-09-26 Chess
37 Nut Rocker / Pipeline / Happy Organ 3 Audio 1979 Blast From The Past
38 Sticks & Stones / Do Any Dance 2 Audio 1966 Roulette Records
39 Organ Greats 10 Audio 1965 Design Records (2)
40 The Happy Organ 9 Audio 1962 Design Records (2)
41 Countdown / Summertime (Cha-Cha-Cha) 2 Audio 1966 Roulette Records
42 Dave's Special / Whispers 2 Audio 1959 Clock Record Co.
43 Hula Hoop (Shoop Shoop) 2 Audio 1967 Roulette Records
44 Let It Be You 2 Audio 1964 Argo Records
45 Rinky Dink 2 Audio 1962 Pye International
46 Sticks & Stones / Do Any Dance 2 Audio Roulette Records
47 Tweetie Pie 2 Audio 1965 Roulette Records
48 Belly Rub 2 Audio 1967 Roulette Records
49 Rinky Dink 11 Audio 1962 Chess
50 The Whistling Organ 10 Audio 1962 Coronet Records


Dave "Baby" Cortez (born David Cortez Clowney on August 13, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American pop music and R&B pianist and organist. Cousin of [a=Howard Guyton].

Clowney made his first record in 1956 under his own name but it was not until three years later that he scored a major success using the stage name Dave "Baby" Cortez. His instrumental, "The Happy Organ" was the first pop/rock hit to feature the organ as lead instrument with Gary Hammond as drummer. The 45rpm single went to No. 1 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 charts.

Cortez had another Top Ten hit in 1962 with "Rinky Dink".


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