[Dixielandjazz] Yama Yama Man - yet another possible clue?

Phil O'Rourke philor at webone.com.au
Sun Jul 11 19:11:59 PDT 2004

The best I can do is to suggest checking with the High Sierra Band. They did
Yama Yama a few years back with Howard Miyata doing the vocals. I think they
did some research.

Phil O'Rourke
> I have been spending some time on the internet  trying to find any more
> info about the mysterious Yama Yama Man. I have been reading a very
> interesting new book (well, new to the USA, it has been around for a
> while in the UK) called "No Go The Bogeyman" by Marina Warner - all
> about the history of "Bogeymen" throughout recorded civilization (and
> even before that ;-)  I have not found any specific references to the
> Yama Yama Man yet, but I am not through the book yet.
> What I did find on he internet is the link to the Vedic/Tibetan god
> Yama, the Lord of Death! I wonder if the songwriter/lyricist  had any
> inkling of that connection?
> anyway, it is still a great song - "And That's Jazz"  has been playing
> it for a while now and it gets a great audience reaction - not just at
> Halloween...
> Dave Richoux
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