Very little can be ascertained about the Cliff Dwellers side, other than what you gain from listening to it. It's a wacky novelty tune featuring Roberts weezing and cracking up at the mic while the Cliff Dwellers push some hard sax behind him. I can't imagine an exotic dancer actually dancing to it, but it's demented fun.
Mel Smith has a little bit more flesh to his backstory, and his cut "Yes Love" is the real reason to hear this record. It's a pure organ grinder, with Smith's incredible vocal over the top. Seriously, this is some roaring stuff. Smith, not to be confused with the British comedian, lived in Atlanta, and recorded a number of sides for RCA before fronting the Nite Riders in Philadelphia, who did some great songs as well, including the burning "Little Plaid Skirt."
Details: Mel Smith, "Yes Love," believed to be recorded in 1961 for Cherry Records (Haven't uncovered the b-side "Honkers Dream," yet) and Peter Roberts & The Cliff Dwellers, "The Ho-Ho Laughing Monster" recorded for the Liza label in 1962.
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Google Search Reveals: Black Cat Rockabilly has a great bio on Melvin Smith, and Wang Dang Dula has a pretty extensive discography on him. This YouTube video was most helpful in figuring out anything about The Cliff Dwellers.
Who Bought This: Hard to say. Original copies of either record are incredibly scarce.
Mel Smith-Yes Love by OBSCURO @PHXMUSICDOTCOM