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Schock und Spass
in Texten der Fifties
Chuck BerryThe CoastersNat King ColeBobby DarinFats DominoStan FrebergKinky FriedmanMerle HaggardStan KentonRich McQueenElvis PresleyNelson RiddleKenny RogersFrank Sinatra

Huey "Piano" SmithJoe TurnerEddie VinsonTex Williams

“Who's that, who's that under my bed?
Who's that, who's that under my bed?
Don't you tell my no lie, I know your Daddy is dead”
Rich McQueen & Rhythm Rockers Who's That Under My Bed (McQueen) Marathon 508
(Rich McQueen + Febr. 2001, Marlboro County, SC: "Rich McQUEEN, [black], died Thursday")
“I even bought a wedding ring and put it on her hand.
I went and got the license, went to see the preacher man.
He said: »Is this the man that you are a-wanting to wed?«
The only thing she said to him was: »Brother, drop dead!«”
Tex Williams and his Western Caravan Brother Drop Dead (King, Stewart) Fremeaux 1948
23.8.1917 (Sollie Paul Williams) Ramsey, Illinois – 11.10. 1985

“We save the bones to Henry Jones
'cause Henry don't eat no meat. – He's an egg man! Henry don't eat no meat ... a vegetarian!”
Nat King Cole Trio Save the Bones for Henry Jones (Barker, Lee) Capitol 20.8.1947
“I took the front door in, but I had to take the back door out.
... I grabbed my clothes, didn't even take the time to dress.”
Eddie “Mr. Cleanhead” Vinson I Took the Front Door In (J. M. Robinson) Mercury 1947

St. George: “Could you describe him for me?”
“What's to describe? You see one dragon—you seen 'em all!”
Stan Freberg St. George and the Dragonet (Freberg, Butler, Schumann) Capitol 1953
“The harder I work the faster my money go.”
Joe Turner Shake, Rattle & Roll (Charles E. Calhoun) Atlantic 1954

Kenny Rogers gibt auf die 3. von Immanuel Kants zentrale Fragen die folgende Teilantwort:
“The best that you can hope for is to die in the sleep”.
The Gambler (Don Schlitz). United Artists 1979.
“I'm willing and I'm able so you better come and go with me
We gonna rock'n roll till tomorrow about three.
Talking on the phone is not my speed
Send me no letter 'cause I can't read.”
Fats Domino I'm Ready (Domino, Lewis, Bradford), Imperial 1959
"He could sing about an all night sexual marathon while white kids thought about dancing."
Hank Davis. "The Evolution of Fats Domino's Music". Booklet to Bear Family BCD 15 541 HI
“Take out the papers and the trash
Or you don't get no spending cash.”
The Coasters Yakety Yak (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller), Atco 1958
“You say that music's for the birds
You can't understand the words
Well, honey, if you did,
you'd really blow your lid.”
The Coasters That Is Rock & Roll (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller), Atco 1959
“She wore a clinging dress that fits so tight,
She couldn't sit down, so we danced all night.”
Elvis Presley Dixieland Rock (Schroeder, Frank), RCA 1958

“I wanna kiss her but the gal's too tall.”
Huey "Piano" Smith and the Clowns Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu, 1957
“Well I stepped out the tub, put my feet on the floor,
I wrapped the towel around me and I opened the door
And a—splish splash—I jumped back in the bath
Well—out there was a party goin' on ...”
Bobby Darin Splish Splash (Darin, Murray), Atco 1958
“They have the time—the time of their life
I saw a man and he danced with his wife.”
Frank Sinatra & Nelson Riddle Chicago (Fred Fisher), Capitol 1957

“I'm proud to be an Okie from Muskogee,
a place where even squares can have a ball."
Merle Haggard Okie from Muskogee (Merle Haggard, E.Burris)

“I'm proud to be an asshole from El Paso.”
Kinky Friedman Asshole from El PasoWeitere Friedman Zitate von Kinky Friedman

"So we both decided to take a stroll.
 Can you imagine the way I felt? I couldn't unfasten her safety belt."
 Chuck Berry No Particular Place to Go (Chuck Berry) Chess 1964
“I married Lolita from Acapulco.”
“Oh no, Lolita from Acapulco!? But didn't you know, she's kissed every man in town?”
“Si, — but it's a very small town.”
Stan Kenton Tortillas and Beans (Gene Roland, Ray Wetzel) 1951

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