Chocolate Shake by Paul Francis Webster

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Chocolate Shake by Paul Francis Webster

Hello,

Would somebody have the lyrics of "Chocolate Shake" by Paul Francis Webster, from "Jump for Joy" (1941)? It was recorded by Duke Ellington with the singer Ivie Anderson.

Thanks in advance,

Boggyharpa

RE: Chocolate Shake by Paul Francis Webster

Chocolate shake took my baby downtown, gunz is poppin all around, meanest gansta in the whole of town, she go down baby she go down. Funk it up an let it rip, chocolate shake baby RIP. She the meanist girl in da whole of town, but me find another one tomorrow.

It's by a rapper called WebStar, is it the same one.

RE: Chocolate Shake by Paul Francis Webster

No, it is not at all the one I am looking for.
http://www.ellington-music.co.uk/index.php?page=CHOC : "Chocolate Shake is a rather curious song that came out of the musical Jump for Joy, to be recorded in the studio alongside one or two others such as The Giddybug Gallop. One should not be fooled into belittling the silly lyrics and thus ignoring the quality of the orchestration.
An infectious pseudo-military percussion beat - typical Sonny Greer - underpins this work. The vocal is nothing too unusual except in subject material!"

It was recorded by Duke Ellington & his Orchestra (1941-06-26).
Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster
Singer: Ivie (sometimes called Ivy) Anderson

RE: Chocolate Shake by Paul Francis Webster

Oh well, it was worth a try. Never heard of Duke Ellington but these rappers do give themselves some funny names, why can't they just use their own names! If you like west coast gansta rap you might give the Webstar a listen, it's not all violent. He gets a little obsessed with his beach and not 'dissin it' at times, I don't know, what can you say about a beach except that it has a bit too much shingle on it. But he treats his girlfriend well, he talks about lovin his heroine, that's nice. Oh well, it's a hot day so I'm out in the garden for some cool ice tea.

RE: Chocolate Shake by Paul Francis Webster

I'm sorry Boggyharpa. I tried looking around a bit online with no luck. Is there perchance an official Duke Ellington site or one for Paul Webster (or maybe by fans?). Wish that I could help you....

Best wishes,

Petra

 

 

RE: Chocolate Shake by Paul Francis Webster

That Duke Wellington managed to fit a lot into his life, what a guy. He only had one eye as well.

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