Lynx, Destroyer of Worlds (with Science!) (lynxreign) wrote,
Lynx, Destroyer of Worlds (with Science!)
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One Story, Three Songs

When I was a kid I had a Cab Calloway album with Jungle King on it. I also had a very, very scratchy Chuck Berry album with Jo Jo Gunne. My dad had the Oscar Brown album Sin & Soul with Signifyin' Monkey on it. The Chuck Berry album was the one I listened to last and I realized at that time, I suppose I was 8 or 9, that all three of these songs told the same fable. They even shared some of the same phrases. I thought this was very cool and still do. I thought I'd share them with you now. Anyone know of any other songs that tell this fable?





Jungle King - Cab Calloway


Jo Jo Gunne - Chuck Berry


Signifyin Monkey - Oscar Brown Jr.
194719581960


Sadly, you need to go to the imeem site to listen to that last one. All that embeds here is a snippet.
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