Date: Mon, 6 Feb 1995 13:49:09 CST
From: Mike Picone MPICONE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UA1VM.UA.EDU
Definition 1) I don't recall anybody mentioning the fact that Chuck Berry
was notorious for his cakewalk: guitar slung low across the hip, legs
advancing scissor-like below the knees, he half-glided half skipped
across the front of the stage as he hammered out the refrain from
Johnny B. Goode. Are any other cakewalks as famous? I don't know if this was
a left-over from the Minstrel tradition or not.
We also have cakewalks in primary schools in Tuscaloosa at fund-raising
events. Parents bake cupcakes. Kids pay a quarter to walk around a kind
of horizontal clock-face with numbers. When the music stops, kid gets a
cupcake from the batch bearing the number he/she stopped on.
University of Alabama
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