The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7156 Message #1271667
Posted By: GUEST,Art Thieme
13-Sep-04 - 11:11 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Chicago Bust Rag (from Steve Goodman)
Subject: RE: Beatnik, Prevert, don't talk that way to me!
Steve always sang this song with "Tony Spumoni" being the name of the cop. Tony Rigoni was active back in the 60s--and Steve had to protect himself. I did mention in one post thar "R" was the real first letter of his last name. But now the cat is out of the bag! Thank you Greg.
And this song was sung by Steve Goodman on the album called something like--A Night At The Earl Of Old Town. Everyone did one or two songs. Also on this LP was the very first recording of Steve doing his own "CITY OF NEW ORLEANS" --- And Fred Holstein did Fred Geis's really fine song called "GOING HOME." The Kingston Trio recorded this song too---and it jumped to number one on the pop charts. It stayed there for a couple of weeks as I recall. THEN someone figured out that the tune of the song was lifted from the opera FAUST by Gounod. (Also, the same tune had been used by the guy who wrote the main song in a stage play/show called LAND OF MILK AND HONEY---a musical about the early state of Israel.)------------------ Well, the Kinston Trio's version of GOING HOME disapeared quicker than a beer on a hundred degree day. I was happy to find a live version of it on a VERY cheap Kingston Trio CD that I lucked onto in a K-Mart sale bin.
More of that tangled web we weave...