Wednesday, November 23, 2011

THEN TRASH TALK YOU WILL GET


Yee haw! It's not often that two of my favorite blogs feature the same artist doing related songs within days of each other, so I had to post these. Both are by one of my favorite potty mouths, LaVern Baker. Diddy Wah posted her biggee, "Jim Dandy," which I would imagine (and hope) that most of you know. Diddy Wah hosts all sorts of early rock n' roll, R & B, soul, surf, and oddball instrumentals, so consider the Baker cut a teaser and go check his place out. Funky 16 Cormers posted Baker's "Batman to the Rescue," which is actually a rewrite of "Jim Dandy," recorded during the Batman craze in the sixties. If you can get past the obvious shilling, it's neat to hear a version with a little more oomph (not that the original needed it). Funky 16 Corners hosts soul, funk, R & B and the occasional reggae cut, so bookmark it too.



So, you're asking yourself, where's the potty mouth connection? You cussers will thank yourselves for reading this far. There's a duet with Baker swapping lines with clean cut Jackie "Lonely Teardrops" Wilson, that's about as dirty as songs got back then. "You Better Think Twice" is a humdinger. F-bombs? Check. Drug references? Yep. Accusations of promiscuity? Covered. Hell, they even throw in accusations of lice infestations. This sucker, besides being a great song with dirty words, is also appealing in that both Baker and Wilson are clearly enjoying all of that cussing. It's one for the ages folks.

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Listen:
LaVern Baker - Jim Dandy mp3 at Diddy Wah
LaVern Baker - Batman to the Rescue mp3 at Funky 16 Corners
LaVern Baker & Jackie Wilson - You Better Think Twice mp3 at Beware of the Blog

1 comment:

Adam said...

Cheers Tom, great Monks post too btw!