MR. BOJANGLES

Latest update on 26/01/2018

Artist: Jerry Jeff Walker
Author: Jerry Jeff Walker
Label: Atco
Year: 1967

Oldest recording: for New York radio station WBAI (feat. David Bromberg), released on his second lp Five Years Gone ('69). Walker's first official release was on his debut album Mr Bojangles ('68). His demo for Vanguard has also been released in '99.

Covers:

1968:

Bobby Cole [first official release on Concentric/Date]

1968:

Allen Damron [limited edition as Bo Jangles]

1969:

Harry Nilsson

1969:

Neil Diamond

1969:

Harry Belafonte

1970:

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

1970:

Lulu [with Duane Allman]

1971:

Nina Simone

1972:

Sammy Davis Jr.

1973:

Bob Dylan

1973:

John Holt

1974:

Jim Stafford

1974:

John Denver

2001:

Robbie Williams

2004:

Etta Jones

2010:

André Van Duin [as Ik Kan Niet Dansen]

Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson was the most famous black tapdancer ever. He was for tapdance what Marcel Marceau was for pantomime. However, Jerry Jeff's ageing character was an ex convict from New Orleans trying to survive on the streets, tapdancing for tips and was ironically named that way.

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