[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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