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Thread #134562 Message #3061730
Posted By: GUEST,Alan Whittle
26-Dec-10 - 08:23 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Origins of Hooka-Toka/Green Rocky Road
Subject: RE: Folklore: Origins of Hooka-Toka/Green Rocky Road
I've always loved the song. I first heard it about 1964, it was on an album that Dave Van Ronk did. I'm not sure of the title, (Dave Van Ronk Folksinger...?)but I remember that track and St Louis Tickle and several of the tracks had the Red Onions Jazz Band on - a sort of revivalist trad jazz outfit.
There was some speculation with us that it had some spiritual meaning - that line about 'Come along and follow me, we'll go down to Galillee'.
I remember it was in Sing Out magazine at the time.