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    Monday, September 19, 2005

    Tracks of the Week: Chicken

    Louis Jordan "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" - Stretching back many, many decades, I plucked these two tracks from the "pure fun" section of my collection. OK, I don't actually have a pure fun section, but if I did you can be sure that Louis Jordan and Slim would have VIP seats there. If you don't already own The Best of Louis Jordan, do yourself a favor and go buy it. I imagine that it's pretty easy to find because we heard this particular song twice while on our mini-honeymoon in Maine: Once during breakfast at the inn, and again in the lobby of the Stonewall Kitchen factory that we visited on our drive home. Buy It. (20 songs - 10 bucks!)

    Slim Gaillard "Chicken Rhythm" - I only recently learned about Slim. And here are a few fun facts I found when I looked up more about him: 1) His father worked as a steward on a cruise liner, and sometimes brought young Slim along, once accidentally leaving him behind on the island of Crete. 2) He appeared in episodes of the (original) Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible. 3) Most of his lyrics are nonsense that admittedly he didn't even understand, including "the flat-foot floogie with the floy-floy" and "cee-ment mixers putty putty." Buy It.