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(Week of 11/9/02 - 11/15/02)


TRIBUTE TO THE MILLS BROTHERS... PART FIVE!
(Special Series Of Selected 1930's Recordings, Presented Intermittently Over The Last Several Months)

"The Flat Foot Floogee"
by Louis Armstrong And Mills Brothers
on Decca 1876 A
released in 1938

Photo of Louis Armstrong Photo of Mills Brothers

Above: (Left) Photo of Louis Armstrong. (Right) Photo of The Mills Brothers.


Decca Label-Louis Armstrong And Mills Brothers-1938
Above: Label image of Decca 1876, recorded on 6/10/38 and released in 1938. The flip side is "Caravan", an instrumental by The Mills Brothers that has "no musical instruments or mechanical devices used... other than one guitar", and the guitar is hardly heard!

"The Flat Foot Floogee" here is interpreted as a "floozie" (slang for a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets). The lyric "with the floy floy" indicates this floogee has a venerial desease! Wonder how many people listening to this hit record knew what the lyrics meant?

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FOR PREVIOUS PARTS OF THIS TRIBUTE, PLEASE CLICK ON FOLLOWING:

PART ONE ........ TWO ........ THREE ........ FOUR

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