JOCK-A-MO

Latest update on 07/03/2019

Artist: Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters
Author: James Crawford
Label: Checker
Year: 1953

James 'Sugar Boy' Crawford's popular New Orleans party band; with Professor Longhair on piano, Snooks Eaglin on lead guitar, Edgar Big Boy Miles (trombone) and David Lastie (sax). Called themselves The Sha-weez for Aladdin, Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters for Checker. Combination of two Indian chants: victory chant Iko Iko (├ęcoute, ├ęcoute in French creole) and war chant Jock-a-mo. Makes it the same story as with Lawdy Miss Clawdy, which was another common expression among hep cats in New Orleans (see there).

Covers:

1957:

Larry Williams [as Iko Iko and as Hey Now Hey Now (shelved until '99)]

1965:

Dixie Cups [idem]

1965:

Cesar Costa [as Perico Iko]

1967:

Julie D [as Aiko aiko; Joe Dassin's sister]

1969:

Warren Zevon [as Iko Iko]

1972:

Long John Baldry [idem]

1972:

Dr. John [idem]

1973:

Wild Magnolias [as on the original with Snooks Eaglin on guitar]

1981:

Neville Brothers [in medley with Brother John]

1982:

Natacha

1982:

Belle Stars [and in '88 in film Rain Man]

1986:

Cyndi Lauper

1989:

Zachary Richard

1990:

Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias

1995:

Willy DeVille

2000:

Captain Jack [all as Iko Iko]

2000:

Zap Mama [in film Mission Impossible II]

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