Monday, April 12, 2010

Toots & The Maytals -- Monkey Man

Let's All Have A Reggae Monday!

I know, it's almost Tuesday! But that darned everyday life keeps interfering with my musical life.

The song is said to be a punch aimed at the producer Leslie Kong. Leslie Kong, in 1961, started his 
own record label after he had met Jimmy Cliff and heard him sing My Dearest Beverley. Kong named 
his label Beverley's after that song. 
Kong also recorded Bob Marley's first single and worked with numerous Reggae and Ska greats such as 
Desmond Dekker an John Holt.
This is funny: King Kong just dropped the girl; threw her at the crowd. I don't think he did that in the movie. Or did he? 
I guess I'll have to watch the film again. Anyhow, this is a great clip.
Monkey Man lyrics


Aye aye aye, aye aye aye



Tell you baby, you huggin up the big monkey man



Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Tell you baby, you huggin up the big monkey man

I've seen no sign of you, I only heard of you
huggin up the big monkey man
I've seen no sign of you, I only heard of you
huggin up the big monkey man

It's no lie, it's no lie
Them a tell me, you huggin up the big monkey man
It's no lie, it's no lie
Them a tell me, you huggin up the big monkey man

Now I know that, now I understand
You're turning a monkey on me
Now I know that, now I understand
You're turning a monkey on me 
The song reached # 47 in the British charts.

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