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Street Parade - Earl King

Street Parade

New Orleans Blues
New Orleans rhythm and blues funk new orleans rhythm and blues jazz

Earl King (Earl Silas Johnson IV, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 7, 1934 – April 17, 2003) was an American Rhythm & Blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter. A composer of well known standards such as "Come On" (covered by Jimi Hendrix) and Professor Longhair's "Big Chief", he is an important figure in New Orleans R&B music. His father, a local piano player, died when King was still a baby, and he was brought up by his mother. With his mother, he started going to church at an early age. Show more ...

Street Parade - Earl King

Street Parade 3: 12 Trk 5
(Earl King Johnson)
Earl King
Arr. Horns - Allen Toussaint (& tambourine)
Engnr- Cosimo Matassa, Jazz City Studio, New Orleans
Remix by M. Sehorn. April 1970
(original rel) Kansu Records #101
Musicians: J. Modeliste - drums, G. Porter - bass
L. Nocentelli - gtr, A. Neville - keyboards
W/various musicians from Loyola University.

I can hear music in the air
Somewhere, out there
An I can hear happy voices
Out-a in the air
It makes me want to celebrate
Hm, I feel good inside

And I wanna get outdo's
Yes I do, in the open wide
A big time serenade
It must be a Street Parade
And I wanna Second line
Gonna have a good time, yeah-yea!

I get excited
With every beat of the drum
And make ya wanna get down with it
Have a whole lotta fun
We gonna go dance, dancing
Out in the street
A-come on baby, oh Lord!
Girl, just you and me

A big time serenade
We're going to a Street Parade
And we gonna Second line
We gonna have a good time, time, time

Hit me!
Hit me!
Hit me!

Hit me, Frank!
Ooo! Yeah, you're right!

Clap your hands, people
Let me hear them clap, hm!
And keep on clappin', now
Let me hear them rap, yeah
Ev'rybody, do yo' thing
No promise what tomorrow brings

So shake your tambourines
Like they do down in New Orleans
A big time serenade
We goin' to a Street Parade
And we gonna Second line
We gonna have a good time, time, time

Pick 'em up and put 'em down
Your feets don't stay on the ground
Shake it and a-don't let go
Shake it 'til ya can't no mo'
Ev'rybody move ya hips
Go on a-let ya backbone slip
Give it ev'rything you've got
You've got to move it
While the groove is hot
Everybody's got to live it up!

Nobody wanna get angry
Guys, shake it up, now!
Play it now, for me
Play now, right now, right now.