Cab's (2)

Publié le par Harald

Nous remontons maintenant dans l'antiquité sacrée, les années trente pour présenter une véritable rareté: Kickin' The Gong Around. Cette chanson est une manière de sequel à son titre phare Minnie The Moocher.  Elle met en scène Smoky Joe aux prises avec son opiumanie. La séquence est extraite du Big Broadcast Movie de 1932.

Kickin' the Gong Around  

It was down in Chinatown,
All the cokies laid around,
Some were high and some were mighty low;
There were millions on the floor
When a knock came on the door,
And there stood old Smoky Joe.

He was sweatin', cold and pale,
He was lookin' for his frail,
He was broke and all his junk ran out;
Nobody made a sound,
As he stood and looked around,
And then you hear old Smoky shout:

Saying, "Tell me where is Minnie?
My poor Minnie!
Has she been here,
Kicking the gong around?"

"If you don't know Minnie,
She's tall and skinny,
She gets her pleasure
Kicking the gong around!"

[Scat chorus]

"Just tell her Smoky Joe
Was here and had to go."
And as he departed,
The curtains parted,
And there stood Minnie
Kicking the gong around!

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The Hi de Ho Man 07/01/2007 20:08

Bravo ! Voilà un superbe morceau plein de fougue ! Les musiciens y sont fantastiques, notamment Lammar Wright à la trompette qui essaie de voler la vedette à Cab. En dehors de ces quelques minutes avec Calloway, ce film "Big Broadcast of 1932" n'a malheureusement que très peu d'intérêt.Une excellente manière de commencer l'année 2007 !