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promiseland wrote:Wonder if this got any radio play
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:16 am
Robt wrote:promiseland wrote:Wonder if this got any radio play
Dunno mate. Perhaps in 1954 cocksuker had a different meaning to what it is today Hahahahaha...
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:38 pm
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Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:35 am
luckyjackson1 wrote:Alright Peter, I transcripted it from the liner notes to the CD mentioned above (unfortunately there's nothing on there that nails down your thesis):
"One of early rock 'n' roll's great vocal groups, the Clovers tallied nineteen Top 10 hits on 'Billboard's' R&B charts between 1951 and 1956. Formed by three students at Washington, D.C.'s Armstrong High School in 1946, the Clovers evolved into a quartet featuring Buddy Bailey on lead, Matthew Acquitter on tenor, Hal Lucas on baritone and Harold Wiley on bass. After a single release on Rainbow Records, the group signed with Atlantic Records' Ahmet Ertegun, who was looking for a standout vocal group comparable to the Dominoes on Federal.
During the next decade the Clovers produced such enduring standards as "One Mint Julep", "Fool, Fool, Fool", "Ting-A-Ling", "Lovey Dovey", "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash", "Blue Velvet", "Devil Or Angel", "Love, Love, Love" - and "Rotten Cocksucker's Ball".
Long circulated among collectors, this acapella performance captures a priceless snapshot of urban folksong. Some researchers date this rude parody of "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" to the Clovers' earliest years. However, the 'cha-cha-cha-cha" tag before the coda suggests this recording was made around 1958, mostly likely as a gag by manager Lou Krefetz after the Atlantic contract expired.
Like the Clovers' other standards, "Rotten Cocksuckers' Ball" has had legs. Frank Zappa's 1984 edition of the Mothers delighted unsuspecting audiences with a reverent, full-throated acapella version. The Asylum Street Spankers, the rowdy acoustic cult band from Austin, continue to pay homage to Cocksuckin' Sammy and his mother-f*cking mammy."
I avoided to transcribe the lyrics here, though...
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:05 pm
Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:11 pm
Tony.. wrote:It sounds like some sort of private recording or out-take to me, not a proper studio recording.
One of my mates who is a rock n roll DJ has this in his collection. I never heard him play it at a disco though!!
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