YOU RASCAL, YOU (I'LL BE GLAD WHEN YOU'RE DEAD)

Latest update on 05/11/2015

Artist: Lovin' Sam Theard
Author: Sam Theard
Label: Brunswick
Year: 1929

Nicknamed "The Mad Comic" or "Spo-Dee-O-Dee" in the comedian circuit; with Cow Cow Davenport on piano. (see also: Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee and Let The Good Times Roll). Sam was a creole, enough educated to secure himself copyright over both You Rascal You and Drinkin' Wine Spo-de-o-dee! Causing jealousy among the locals, that's for sure. They'd be glad when he'd be dead.

Covers:

1930:

Tampa Red

1930:

Jimmy Noone

1931:

Red Nichols

1931:

Louis Armstrong [also used in a Betty Boop cartoon]

1931:

Cow Cow Davenport [claimed he wrote it but sold his rights to pay his rent (see also: Mama Don't Allow It)]

1931:

Cab Calloway

1931:

Fats Waller

1932:

Mills Brothers

1935:

Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah [as The Spasm; Medicine Show routine; opens double cd Good For What Ails You - Music of the Medicine Shows 1926-1937]

1937:

Django Reinhardt

1950:

Louis Armstrong & Louis Jordan

1956:

Louis Prima [knew it from his days with Red Nichols]

1975:

John Fogerty

1980:

Serge Gainsbourg [as Vieille canaille; later also in duet with Eddy Mitchell]

1992:

Dr. John

1997:

Taj Mahal

2001:

Nicholas Payton

2010:

Hanni El Khatib

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