End of ADS-L Digest - 6 Feb 1995 to 7 Feb 1995 ********************************************** There are 4 messages totalling 118 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. cakewalk (2) 2. Bounced Mail (re cakewalk) 3. subscribe SHANA WALTON ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 7 Feb 1995 23:59:34 -0500 From: "Peter L. Patrick" Subject: Re: cakewalk Now Mike, granted you might be a bit older than me (the original "Johnny B. Goode" came out in Dec. 1957, nearly 2 years before I did!)... But I've never heard of Chuck Berry doing the CAKE-walk, except maybe when he was growing up in St. Louis. It was his DUCK-walk that drove 'em wild on stage and "deliver[ed] us from the days of old"... But for a cakewalk that can't be beat, check out Taj Mahal's "Recycling the Blues and Other Related Stuff" (1972) for the guitar- and-tuba duet on "Cakewalk into Town": "I had the blues so bad one time It put my face in a permanent frown But now I'm feeling so much better I could cakewalk into town I woke up feeling so good this morning I lay back down again..." at which point decency demands that you get your own recording or respond privately. No little kids in this song... --peter patrick PS. I believe Huddie Ledbetter also recorded a cakewalk but I don't know where. He learned directly from the minstrel tradition when it was still going, 'course, not reviving it from near-death like Taj.