Tuesday, April 27, 2004


glisten: oneaday

I'm away from my desk right now, so if you'll leave a message after the beep; I'll get back to you.

Huey 'Piano' Smith and the Clowns - "Don't You Just Know It?"

Inspired rock and roll lunacy from the guy who penned "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Blues". Silly novelty fluff of the first order. Gooba gooba gooba gooba!

"Don't You Just Know It" was Huey's biggest hit; "Rockin' Pneumonia" never charted under his helm. Smith also wrote and performed the first release of "Sea Cruise", but overdubbed white singer Frankie Ford's vocals to improve the songs salability. It worked.

According to AllMusic, when Huey found himself "(u)nable to return to the charts (in the sixties), he eventually converted to the Jehovah's Witnesses and left the music industry permanently."

Here's to our best moments.

Buy "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu" from Louisiana Music Factory
The exceedingly incomprehensible lyrics
"I have tested my hypothesis and discovered that, as I suspected, it is impossible to be sad and listen to Huey "Piano" Smith and the Clowns at the same time."