[Dixielandjazz] Yama Yama Man - yet another possible clue? (Modified by David Richoux)

David Richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Mon Jul 12 09:51:25 PDT 2004

Bud, (and list)

yes, I was aware of the particular history of the song - there was a 
long thread on DJML a few months ago. What I have been trying to find 
is any OTHER references to the "Yama Yama Man" ("outside" of the song) 
in folklore. Was it something created by the song writers that sounded  
spooky or was there some other basis for that name?
That is where I am running in to dead ends on the internet - nothing is 
turning up but I am expecting to find something in some book or other 
when I least expect it. I was hoping that "No Go The Bogeyman" would 
have something, and I am trying to find an address for the author to 
ask her.


dave Richoux
On Jul 12, 2004, at 8:43 AM, BudTuba at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 7/11/04 9:05:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> tubaman at batnet.com writes:
>  Musically, the song Yama Yama Man was from the show, The Three 
> Twins.  This dates back to about 1906 and the big number from that 
> show was Cuddle Up A Little Closer, austensibly to protect the girl 
> from the Yama Yama Man..
>  Roy (Bud) Taylor
>  Smugtown Stompers
>  Traditional Jazz since 1958
>  We ain't just whistling Dixie!

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