Scat singer and drummer Babs Gonzales (real name: Lee Brown) made up this tune around 1943 while touring with a vocal group including Nadine Cole, Nat's first wife. Worked with Benny Carter, Max Roach and Bud Powell. Reissued on double cd The Blue Note Years Vol. 1 - Boogie, Blues & Bop.
Title possibly inspired Jesse Hill for his Ooh Poo Pah Do (1959), covered by Ike & Tina Turner.