[Dixielandjazz] Evolution Mama

Robert S. Ringwald ringwald at calweb.com
Wed Apr 23 15:52:52 PDT 2003

Listmates, I forwarded the question about Evolution Mama to Jim Maihack.
Jim worked with Turk for 7 or 8 years.  Below is his reply.

> April 23, 2003 11:22 AM
Subject: RE: [Dixielandjazz] Evolution Mama

> I've always thought the peanut whistle thing refers to the monkey that
> the guys on the street selling peanuts used to have.  The same as the
> organ grinders, he'd go around to the crowd and collect coins.  You
> know....evolution, monkeys etc......
> I'm quite sure the store-bought yeast line refers to the ads that used
> to be in the papers and magazines touting Fleishman's yeast as a
> builder-upper.  In other words, the line means my prowess as a lover is
> all you need to be healthy and happy.

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