September 02, 2010

Chubby Parker and his Old Time Banjo

One of the staggeringly large number of highlights on Harry Smith's 6 album Anthology of American Folk Music is Chubby Parker's King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O. A definitive version of Froggie Went A-Courtin', wrly described by Smith thusly:

Zoologic Miscegeny Achieved In Mouse Frog Nuptuals, Relatives Approve.... In the register of the London Company of Stationers for November 2, 1580, there is an entry titled 'a moste strange weddinge of the frogge and the mouse'- probably this same composition.

The  collected and compiled Chubby herein is the shit. Old, weird American shit.

Oddi wrth y brawd



* * e d o * * said...

this is indeed some weird shit... thanks!

Pastaman Vibration (ye-ah!) said...

And to think I can't get anyone to publish my "Pastaman and his Old Time Organ" because of some obscure obscenity laws. Political correctness gone mad, I hear you shout in apoplectic disgust and, let me tell you, you're pushing at an open door with that one. Still, I have a banjo and can play some of "dueling banjos" (not to mention "she'll be coming round the mountain", another song I had trouble getting past the censors)so let's see how me and the Chubster get on, shall we?

Y Brawd said...

More Chubby Brown than Chubby Parker.

Pastaman Vibration (ye-ah!) said...

Shucks!I knew I was pissing down the wrong trouser leg back there.
Doesn't look much like Charlie Parker, though, does he?

Yours en route to Specsavers

Y Brawd said...

Either that or you need to lay off playing with your banjo.

Max said...

Great post but is there a track list for this?

Y Brawd said...

OK Max. You asked for it. You gets.

1. Year Of Jubilo
2. In Kansas
3. Get Away old maid Get Away
4. Bingo was his name o
5. Drill ye tarriers drill
6. Grandfather's clock
7. I'm a stern old bachelor
8. The old wooden rocker
9. A roving little darkey
10. whoa mule whoa
11. You'll hear the bells in the morning
12. Nickety Nackety Now Now Now
13. Kissing Song
14. Bib a lollie boo
15. King Kong kitchie kitchie ki me o
16. See the black clouds breakin over yonder
17. Oh susanna
18. Oh den golden slippers

Max said...