Playing tracks by
Cab Calloway (1933), Slim & Slam (2001), Slim & Slam, The Ink Spots (2000), Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (1954) and more.
It's popular in just about every form...well, not so with gospel...but it's tradition goes back to minstrelsy: the song that has a humorous hook or a running joke to share or maybe a bandleader who takes us into new a ridiculous territories. We've got a lot of novelty tunes of this nature to bring you this week on Deeper Roots... a bit of a departure from our normal fare but it's all for the fun. We'll hear country sounds from Johnny Cash and Roger Miller, tearjerkers and rock therapy from Mabel Scott, The Chips, and Tiny Hill, and some classic novelty sounds from Danny Kaye, Spike Jones (of course), and Fats Waller. Tune in.