Sunday, August 10, 2008

Johnny Otis: Willie And The Hand Jive: Part 2

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from the 1959 movie Juke Box Rhythm
A rare rock n roll film. A European princess and her aunt come to New York to buy clothes for the royal coronation. She gets involved with a Broadway revue entitled "Juke Box Rhythm." Rockin' rhythm & blues from the Treniers "Get Out of The Car" and Johnny Otis "Willie and the Hand Jive." Also music by the Earl Grant Trio and the Nitwits. Jo Morrow, Jack Jones, Brian Donlevy, Hans Conried, George Jessel, Marjorie Reynolds. Juke Box Rhythm!
I know a cat named Way-Out Willie
Had a cool little chick named Rockin' Billie
Made a heart of stone Susie-Q, doin' that crazy hand jive too
Papa said "You will ruin my house.
You and that hand jive have got to go"
Willie said "Papa, don't you put me down,
Been doin' that hand jive all over town."
Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive, doin' that crazy hand jive
I don't want you to get on the floor
Gettin' low, getting down with sister go
Come on, get baby, little sister'll die
Said doin' that hand jive one more time
Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive, doin' that crazy hand jive
Doctor getting low and he getting check
Now they're all digging that crazy beat
Way-Out Willie gave 'em all a treat
Been doin' that hand jive with his feet
Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive, doin' that crazy hand jive
Willi and Billie got married last fall
Had to live with his sisters and that ain't all
Daddy got famous it's plain to see
Been doin' that hand jive on his knees
Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive, doin' that crazy hand jive

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