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February 14, 2007

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Taro at news.3yen.com (Tokyo)

"LOOSE SHOES, TIGHT PUSSY AND A WARM PLACE TO SHIT" is a gr-r-reat song even though that 1980 movie was only recorded in mono.

One problemo:
Who performed the song?

I found the YouTube of it, which shows the all black, Cab Calloway type big band was performing a musical short called "Dark Town After Dark."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJYRJhopcy4

That movie seems to have two different versions of the "Loose Shoes" song! According to the people who posted this video on YouTube...

" this version is not the original which featured three blacks spoofing an all black Cab Calloway type big band. "

"...I would still like to see the original version of this. I know there was one before this one and it involved a shorter guy with a top hat...."

Hell's Donut House

I found a $1 DVD of Loose Shoes (the main menu reads Loose Shose) at my local grocery store, so keep your eyes open...

Taro at news.3yen.com (Tokyo)

I received an email message from the son of the movie's producer (YouTube name "Mr1d8"). Mr1d8 said....
"David Downing played the singer:
http://imdb.com/name/nm0236089/
and I think it was written by Murphy Dunne and Ira Miller."

The purpose of "LOOSE SHOES, TIGHT PUSSY AND A WARM PLACE TO SHIT" seems to be according to the YouTube poster "bhigheart": A spoof on President Gerald Ford's Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz who thought he knew what would satisfy the "negroes."

Another YouTube commenter "batguano" wrote:
I had to look up Butz' actual quote. "I'll tell you what the coloreds want. It's three things: first, a tight pussy; second, loose shoes; and third, a warm place to shit." Knowing that makes this little song the perfect response.

Read all the YouTube comments at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJYRJhopcy4

Jeff Gee

Hey, there's no link for "a look at the Last Poets!"

ResidentClinton

Fixed it! Thanks.

JoJo

It is sad about post-punk junk being no more... But check out this blog,,,, MUTANT SOUNDS... Amazing stuff,,, NWW list and all... Uber obscure stuff.
http://mutant-sounds.blogspot.com/

lee

yep. dollar store. loose shoes. DVD. priceless. but try to find the double feature one with ''Boob Tube'' . a truly great softcore movie. maybe best ever.

Jim Gellerman

Hi,

I just want to thank your station and your wonderful blog for archiving the song "Loose Shoes." I've been looking for that song for years and years! Now
I know where I can find the extraordinary and worthwhile, WFMU!

Sincerely,

Jim Gellerman

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