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Friday, December 17, 2010

Hey Ba Ba Re Bob mystery (MP3)

Unknown - Hey Ba Ba Re Bob (3:10)

A bit earlier this week, a friend sent me this MP3 in hopes of solving the mystery of who, exactly, made this record. The disc features an unidentified artist or band offering a decidedly smutty version of Lionel Hampton's colossal 1946 hit Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bob.

The question is: who the heck is the mystery artist? The Maddox Brothers minus Rose is one guess that's materialized. I have no idea. How about you?


Shimmer said...

Thank you for posting this. I've learned all kinds of new euphemisms!

Rockin' Jeff said...

This is the greatest thing i've ever heard!

Timmy said...

I just heard Captain Beefheart died. SAY IT AINT SO........... "Hay Baba Rebob!"

nadorozny2001 said...

i have that 78 too

Unknown said...

Could it be Cactus Pryor? Sounds a little like him.

howlin' tsatsu miyazaki said...

hey there, really nice blog by the way, i don;t know who does this version of Hey-ba-ba-re-bop, but i have two versions, one by wynonie harris, and one by lionel hampton, that are both equally wickedly good