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Thread #6932   Message #3364942
Posted By: GUEST,Azizi
18-Jun-12 - 10:10 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Signifyin' Monkey (Oscar Brown Jr.)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Signifyin' Monkey (Oscar Brown Jr.)
I had the pleasure of seeing Oscar Brown Jr perform "Signifyin Monkey" & some of his other songs in Newark, New Jersey in the late 1960s. What a talented, socially conscious man he was!

I included the lyrics posted here, and a link to this thread in this post on my pancocojams blog: Oscar Brown Jr - "The Signifyin Monkey" (Video, Lyrics, Comments)

In addition to the lyrics given above (with more punctuation added), that blog post includes a video of Oscar Brown Jr' performing "Signifyin Monkey" and information about the terms "signifyin", "toast" etc

Thanks for inspiring me to publish that post!

Azizi Powell