Jivey Patter/Novelty Songs

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The one discussed here is one of the best
https://theweek.com/articles/466801/11-words-from-1940s-song-about-slang

Couldn’t figure out whether there is already such a thread in existence, sorry if there is.

My Ital Rival (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 December 2018 01:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Here is relevant video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClGNm89GZBE

My Ital Rival (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 December 2018 01:07 (two months ago) Permalink

Here is another one, also with Betty Hutton, who is great at this, although this is sort of second tier Hoagy Carmichael
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZYYqQInrDg

My Ital Rival (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 December 2018 01:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Loved that first song in LA Noire but the version in that video is absolutely banging.

Bound 4 da Remoan (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 2 December 2018 01:12 (two months ago) Permalink

There is also a good version by Anita O’Day, with Roy Eldridge and Gene Krupa, can’t remember if that’s the one you are talking about.

Slim Gaillard is a big proponent of this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ0zmcpZxUw

My Ital Rival (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 December 2018 01:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Seem to recall it is Krupa on the LA Noire soundtrack

Not on my PC right now but will look up other stuff like this that I enjoy tomorrow

Bound 4 da Remoan (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 2 December 2018 01:17 (two months ago) Permalink

Cool.
Nat King Cole singing “Frim Fram Sauce,” with lyrics by, ahem, Redd Evans:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B8FR6xMFRo

My Ital Rival (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 December 2018 01:19 (two months ago) Permalink

This says LA Noire uses Dinah Shore version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt3ioZazTMM

My Ital Rival (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 December 2018 01:22 (two months ago) Permalink

It's "better" sung than that Betty Hutto version but a bit short on the manic energy

Bound 4 da Remoan (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 2 December 2018 01:28 (two months ago) Permalink

There seems to be a Tori Amos version as well.

My Ital Rival (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 December 2018 01:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Which turns out to be pretty good.

My Ital Rival (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 December 2018 01:32 (two months ago) Permalink

here's a good variation on it by louis jordan with military slang!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eokdlAZAmn8

dub pilates (rushomancy), Sunday, 2 December 2018 01:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Thanks! Definitely wanted Louis Jordan on here.

My Ital Rival (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 December 2018 01:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Debating whether something like “Open the Door, Richard” belongs here but that is more of a comedy routine with some musical moments so I say no for now.

My Ital Rival (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 December 2018 02:12 (two months ago) Permalink

Just heard this Cab Calloway song on Singers Unlimited with Michael Bourne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E03NZOIxGmQ

My Ital Rival (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 December 2018 15:46 (two months ago) Permalink

And now he’s playing “Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief” as sung by Hoagy himself.

My Ital Rival (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 December 2018 15:47 (two months ago) Permalink

My fav Gaillard is this cross-cultural yiddish jive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntUNRiC5-z0

eva logorrhea (bendy), Sunday, 2 December 2018 16:17 (two months ago) Permalink

Ellington's entry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA1gfjvpFOE

eva logorrhea (bendy), Sunday, 2 December 2018 16:19 (two months ago) Permalink

And the absolute peak for me, Yochanan and Sun Ra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iudPKzmRUEs

eva logorrhea (bendy), Sunday, 2 December 2018 16:21 (two months ago) Permalink

This comp is all time, and follows this idea through a few decades

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Stars-Of-The-Apollo-Theatre/release/2831186

eva logorrhea (bendy), Sunday, 2 December 2018 16:50 (two months ago) Permalink

slim gaillard probably has his own thread, but one of the great ones of his is "yep roc heresay", the origin of the name of yep roc records, banned for "obscenity", when in fact he was just reading an armenian menu. that '80s documentary on gaillard is fantastic.

here's some sort of wedding band or something doing a version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV-VEzLLwhk

dub pilates (rushomancy), Sunday, 2 December 2018 17:12 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k_6_XZ1b4I

everything, Sunday, 2 December 2018 19:35 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeDmEhNx4tA

everything, Sunday, 2 December 2018 19:37 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWwLfTjyD_A

everything, Sunday, 2 December 2018 19:40 (two months ago) Permalink

“I’m Hip” is not quite what I am looking for on this thread but I will send a birthday shout out to Bob Dorough anyway.

What Do I Blecch? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 15:57 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

*bump/revive*

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 13 January 2019 01:09 (one month ago) Permalink

My fav Gaillard is this cross-cultural yiddish jive

Apparently it was his birthday last week and Scatman Crothers is playing drums on that video.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 13 January 2019 15:06 (one month ago) Permalink

BEST INTRO TO ANY SONG EVER:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sUZd6D64dA

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 14 January 2019 11:06 (one month ago) Permalink

two cuts by songwriter Henry Nemo, the "creator of jive" [citation needed]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdVz3hY_H8A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFJ3aY2u1cE

v. s. rupaul (unregistered), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 02:10 (one month ago) Permalink

I had no idea what to make of "abee gezundt" before I googled it:

abi gezunt

definition: "As long as you're healthy [you can be happy]."
Example Sentences: "I got a $50.00 traffic ticket...abi gezunt.", "Politics, shmolitics, abi gezint."
Languages of Origin: Yiddish
Who Uses This: Jews who are middle-aged and older; Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

https://jel.jewish-languages.org/words/2

clearly I don't spend enough time in the company of 80-year-old Ashkenazi Jews :((

v. s. rupaul (unregistered), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 02:25 (one month ago) Permalink


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