Ma-Ma-Ma Belle

Ma-Ma-Ma Belle

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"Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" is a song recorded by the Electric Light Orchestra.

It was taken from the 1973 album On the Third Day. In the UK, the single version had a slightly different mix from the album original featuring a descending string crescendo and was edited in length.Marc Bolan plays twin lead guitar on the track alongside his friend Jeff Lynne, the pair had previously played on Bolans T. Rex hit Solid Gold Easy Action. "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" also featured on the ELO EP in 1978.In the UK the B-side "Oh No Not Susan" found its way on to various DJs play lists at the BBC unaware that the songs lyrics contained profanity. In the US "Daybreaker", the single,s flip side, proved more popular and the song was relegated as a b-side in 1976 on "Livin' Thing".

Early working titles for the song were Auntie and My Woman. Both of which have found their way on to various compilations.

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"Ma-Ma-Ma Belle"


"Daybreaker"


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Daybreaker

"Daybreaker" is an instrumental song on the album On the Third Day. It was the first of two instrumentals on the LP. A prominent feature of its arrangement was Richard Tandy playing arpeggios on a Minimoog synthesizer.

The song was the B-side to the single, "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle", in the United States; however the B-side received more airplay than the A-side, thus "Daybreaker" charted instead. Despite its US hit status, the song is rarely included on...
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