Thursday, October 30, 2008

Vocal Exercises


I was thinking about the lack of invented statements in music these days. Snoop Dogg was pretty good with the trade-marked and patented Schizzle language he came up with, but in the 20s and 30s music was full of all sorts of trade mark statements and phrases.

You may have noticed in yesterdays post where Betty Boop singing the phrase, “Boop-Oop- A-Doop”, which may have been the most famous by far. However let’s not forget Cab Callaway’s, “Hi De Ho.” Then, who could ever forget Milton Ager and Jack Yellen in 1927 with their “Vo Do De Oh Do.” Then there was Mairzy Doats in 1943.

All these songs and many others were inspired during the Great Depression. It makes me wonder if our present Depression will give birth to some sort of new wave of comical phrases in songs. One can only hope there will be something funny to up-lift us over the next few years or decades.

6 Comments:

Blogger Donna said...

Roger Miller had an inventive way with words in the songs he wrote, back in the 60's.

4:24 AM  
Blogger loopymamain06 said...

oh oh ....I know some of those songs..and dozey doats and liddle lamzy divey akiddle de divey do
loopymama

5:20 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

I think my favorite was "Rubber Biscuit" by the Chips and redone by the Blues Brothers.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Chantel said...

Dr. B and I were talking about Snoop Dog recently. Yes, he's prolific and has really contributed musically but....he has really added some crap that isn't necessary to us as well. "Sexual Explosion" was awful. :)

6:23 PM  
Anonymous g said...

We need the return of Grunge.

7:09 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Can someone please tell me what "Ditty Wa Ditty" means?

5:25 AM  

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