OOP-POP-A-DA

Latest update on 04/01/2003

Artist: Babs' Three Bips And A Bop
Author: Babs Gonzales
Label: Blue Note
Year: 1947

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.

Covers:

1947:

Dizzy Gillespie [mostly credited and associated with him; his version for RCA outsold the original; Babs sued Victor but settled with an agreement]

1987:

Dirty Dozen Brass Band [with Dizzy Gillespie]

Title possibly inspired Jesse Hill for his Ooh Poo Pah Do (1959), covered by Ike & Tina Turner.

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