[Dixielandjazz] Double entrende

Stephen Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 24 10:05:32 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
> all you need to be healthy and happy.

Just goes to prove that we listees have our minds in the gutter, given
all those other translations posted. Could it be that we are all just
dirty old men, or women? ;-) VBG

Steve Barbone

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