Thursday, November 15, 2012

Spike Jones featuring Frenz on Drums: Wyatt Earp

Hi everyone!
This is Eddie K, your host and photographer here at Eddie's Railfan Page.

In recent postings of Eddie's Railfan Page, I mentioned that I occasionally enjoy hearing a good silly novelty song or two for laughs. I also mentioned that I used to listen to the Doctor De Mento Show on Sunday nights at W.L.U.P Radio in Chicago FM 98  (The Loop.)

This was one of those old time novelty records about an American legend from the old west during the late 1800's, Lawman Wyatt Earp.

If you listen closely...this kind of sounds like some sort of an early "Rap Song" that was forgotten about. Some people say that "Rap" music hit the charts in 1980 with songs like Blondie's "Rapture", or The Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight". Personally...I thought that "Rap" songs hit the charts in 1975 with Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" or C.W Mc Call's truck driving hit song "Convoy".

Whatever the argument may be amongst hip hop fans...I personally feel that this must have been one of the earliest attempts at the rap song concept, as the recording artist Spike Jones had passed away in 1965.

Unique, rhyming and silly to say the least. A folk song rap? Hmmm.

Eddie K.

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