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Posted By: John on: 06/14/2011 16:04:09 EDT|
Subject: The Dixie Cups - Iko Iko (1965)
"Jock-a-mo" was the original version of the song "Iko Iko" recorded by the Dixie Cups in 1965. Their version came about by accident. They were in a New York City studio for a recording session when they began an impromptu version of "Iko Iko", accompanied only by drumsticks on studio ashtrays."
Said Dixie Cup member Barbara Hawkins: "We were just clowning around with it during a session using drumsticks on ashtrays. We didn't realize that Jerry and Mike had the tapes running". Session producers Leiber and Stoller added bass and drums and released it."
But, I say, if you listen to the session tape (see below) you'll hear Brooks Arthur, recording engineer, waiting to record the song, even a male does the countdown as the girls wait patently to be recorded. I doubt any of the girls did any of the percussion.
I'm GUESSING a story was fabricated about it being an accidental recording, because Red Bird Records (and Dixie Cups) was sued once it was released.
You think Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are good, but this Myth has been Busted by yours truly!!!!
The Dixie Cups - Iko Iko (1965)