August...Holy Son of a beehive, Christmas tree! I love to swear but my mom in law taught me this saying when she was really steamed. Instead of Sh%# she would say, "Sugar." I now try and use that especially when out in the public eye. I can't believe August is here and the sun goes down so much sooner already. Anyway, Jingle, Jangle, Jungle has come up with another week of themes to challenge the 6 watt light bulb in my noggin'. Here are the 3 themes:
A SONG WITH BAD GRAMMAR IN THE TITLE
A SONG WITH FOOD IN THE TITLE
A SONG THAT MENTIONS A SPICE IN THE TITLE
1. AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' -SUNG BY FATS WALLER-1943
I love this song and heard it first sung by Nell Carter (known from the sitcome "Gimme A Break") who gained acclaim in the musical of the same name. Actually this song was created by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry Brooks with lyrics by Andy Razaf for the musical, "Connie's Hot Chocolates" from 1929. I have to look up that musical. The song became quite famous with many big names singing this song like Nell Carter, Eartha Kitt, Ruth Etting, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday etc... I chose Fats because he co-wrote the song and it worked so well in this musical "Stormy Weather."
2. THE EGG AND I-BY THE SEATBELTS-1998
This was composed by Ray Toombs that became a hit for The Clovers (they did Love Potion #9). A Mint Julep is a a drink for young Southern ladies who could get drunk on this frou-frou drink but this time it is a black man who does much to his dismay. I love it and it is a fun song to listen to.
Which 3 would you pick?