The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #44348   Message #2420774
Posted By: pdq
23-Aug-08 - 01:57 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Mister Bojangles
Subject: RE: Origins: Bojangles
The man that Jerry Jeff Walker met in a cell in New Orleans was a street enterainer who drank as much as he could afford. He was not the real "Bojangles" Robinson, who was reasonably conservative and a family man, as I understand. Shirley Temple worked with the real Bojangles in a movie or two in the 1930s.