[Dixielandjazz] Bug songs

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Tue Mar 3 10:46:29 PST 2009

I have a few, but I do not recall if all of them are actually about  
Bugs or insects

Red Nickles & 5 Pennies  did "Bug a Boo"
Robert Johnson did "Black Spider Blues"
Chris Barber & Dr. John did "Black Widow (Spider?)"
Charlie Parker did "Bird Gets the Worm"

Several musicians have done "Bumble Bee Boogie" or "Bee Bumble Boogie"  
based on "Flight of the Bumble Bee" and I recall a lot of "Queen Bee"  
blues songs.
Al Hirt did the "Green Hornet" theme song which is very similar.

The Lawrence Welk Orchestra did a slightly jazzy version of "Blue Tail  
Fly" with features Pete Fountain and is titled "Pete's Tail-fly."

on a recent CD by Jimmy LaRocca and the Original Dixieland Jazz Band   
"Dixieland Jazz for Children" there is a song called "Busy  
Beeline" (released on Wiggle Worm Records!)

If you search the Mudcat.org list I bet you will find some more songs  
that could be played as jazz.

Dave Richoux

On Mar 3, 2009, at 6:17 AM, andy.ling at quantel.com wrote:

> OK, it's a bit slow, so here's some fun some might like to join in on.
> I was asked for a selection of songs with a Bug/insect/creepy crawly
> connection.
> A couple that spring to mind are
> Never Swat A Fly
> I Can't Dance I've Got Ants In My Pants
> And some that are not really OKOM
> Ugly Bug Ball
> Inch Worm
> Incy Wincy Spider
> Anyone got any more
> Andy Ling

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