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.
Louis Armstrong [also used in a Betty Boop cartoon]
Cow Cow Davenport [claimed he wrote it but sold his rights to pay his rent (see also: Mama Don't Allow It)]
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]
Louis Prima [knew it from his days with Red Nichols]
Serge Gainsbourg [as Vieille canaille; later also in duet with Eddy Mitchell]