What is this tune?

Discussion in 'Radio' started by Yeps, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Yeps

    Yeps Call Me a Cab

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    [video=youtube;zi0bZx-vkSs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi0bZx-vkSs[/video]

    I would really like to find the name of this song, but couldn't catch enough lyrics to make a coherent search on the interwebs. I know it is a decently well known song, but I can't put my finger on it.

    You also get to watch me doing some mediocre dancing in a fantastic venue.
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011
  2. I can't name the song, but you dance really well Yeps! :)
     
  3. Yeps

    Yeps Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks.
     
  4. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    That is a really terrible recording with a lot of scat-singing and improv, or what sounds like it, anyway. Makes it almost impossible to pick out the song. The only lyrics I discerned was "born in Tennessee". Dunno if that helps any...
     
  5. Yeps

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    Yeah, that was what I found. The problem is that refrain, which clearly has no words. I am hoping someone recognizes it. I would post a better recording, but that is why I am asking. This was just a video of me dancing done with a little digital camera.
     
  6. Elene Perry

    Elene Perry New in Town

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    It's a great tune. I know that a lot of the New Orleans jazz is kind of obscure, there are tons of tunes that are super popular that never made it into official fake books. I'll keep an ear out for you though :]
     
  7. Elene Perry

    Elene Perry New in Town

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    You can also try looking up the band on the venue's calendar. Musicians are usually more than happy to provide information like that
     
  8. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    I think Elene is right. The best thing to do is to chase the band and ask them personally.
     
  9. I like the tune, too. Nice dancing, Yeps. Where are you, in D.C.?
     
  10. Yeps

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    I live in Hyattsville MD and go to school in Brookland. That video, on the other hand, was from my trip down to New Orleans.
     
  11. davidraphael

    davidraphael Practically Family

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    It sounds like the name of the song might be 'Foggy (or Froggy) Bottom'

    It may also be a recent composition by the band themselves.
     
  12. Ah, The Big Easy, that makes sense.
     
  13. Yeps

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    I got a hopeful lead, with the lyrics by John Lee Hooker "Born in Mississippi, Raised in Tenessee." I figured that she might have changed words to be true. However, that turned out to be wrong. Bah.
     
  14. Connery

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  15. Yeps

    Yeps Call Me a Cab

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    I knew who it was, I was just trying to figure out the song. I guess sending an email is probably the best way. Thanks everyone.
     

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