Mudcat Café message #3118769 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115045   Message #3118769
Posted By: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
22-Mar-11 - 02:52 AM
Thread Name: Not Last Night But The Night Before-rhyme
Subject: RE: Not Last Night But The Night Before-rhyme
Rufus Thomas' 'Jumpback' uses the "not last night etc." and the "24 robbers/rolling pin" phraseology in much the same way that other New Orleans R&B examples would draw on children's rhyming songs - 'Iko, Iko' fr'instance. One only has to think of Shirley Ellis' 'Clapping Song' to see how essentially, good-time 50/60s black music would go down this route when it was stuck for a lyric or two!