The Be-bop tango (of the old jazzman's church)
(performance from Roxy and elsewhere)
Some of you may know that the tango, Which is not a very popular dance
Was at one time reputed to be a dance of unbridled passion. Back in
the old days
when it wasn't so easy to get your rocks off, When it was hard to make
with a member of the opposite camp And you had to resort to things
close together And going hey...
Those were the days. Well those days are probably gone forever, I don't
Unless Nixon is going to bring them back a little bit later. But we
very special highly evolved permutated tango. It's actually a perverted
By the time... Yes, it's so perverted! This is the Be-Bop Tango, A
entertainment event that includes choreography a little bit later,
so watch out
You can turn on the big lights, we may need 'em. You know, the ones
audience. Heh heh. Okay, 're you ready? Not too fast now 'cause I wanna
right notes on the tape 'N' this, this has to be the one. This has
to be the one
with all the right notes on it. Okay, 're you ready? This is a hard
one to play.
One two three four...
The cowbell as a symbol of unbridled passion, ladies and gentlemen.
Now, as you might have noticed, Bruce Fowler has just completed some
trombone solo, Based on the-ah, idea of an evolved tango-event. Bruce
prepared for you a demonstration of a dance That he hopes will sweep
right after the Mud Shark did. Bruce is now warming up the important
the body, In preparation...in preparation for the real live Be-Bop
we're gonna demonstrate. Napoleon will assist him. Napoleon just put
down, Just relax, Put your head back, Here comes the drill. Okay, heh
you know what I'm talkin' about? Okay.
This is sort of like jazz in it's own peculiar way. Jazz is not dead,
smells funny! Okay, let's go! Yeah man, jazz man, you know what I mean?
Be-Bop, Even though you think it doesn't sound like that. Be-Bop! Now,
might have noticed, Some of you with a musical education Can tell that
that George just sang when he went: "This is Be-Bop, even though you
doesn't sound like that", Is actually a sort of a twisted form of the
the tango itself Which will get even more depraved as the number goes
will now attempt to dismember that melody, Play it and sing it at the
while... Tu-dup. Hey, that's the way! While we sort of dance to it.
Okay, try it
George. Tu-dup, tu-dee... Oh yeah! As I was saying. Now, what we'd
like to do at
this point Is get some volunteers from the audience to... I know you
God you will... We need some...heh heh heh... Now, as a matter of fact
didn't you... No, we wanna have some people who've never tried it before,
never even thought of trying it before. A boy, a girl, preferably who
other, Who would like to come up here and attempt to dance to what
Do we have anybody who is...you're one.
Okay, what's your name?
Your name is Carl? Please Carl step on to the stage. Pleased to meet
Alright. Okay? Let's see-ah, is there anybody in the, in the back?
Where...oh-oh, hey! What's your name?
Rick and Jane and Carl! Alright, here's how it works: There's a beat
like this; That's a pedestrian beat. You don't dance to that beat,
You dance to
what George sings, okay? The little ones, okay? The little quick ones,
Ready? George, make them dance!
Dup. No no Rick, you're too reserved. Ready? Give it to 'em George!
tu-dup pu-dee-da... No no, come on now, loosen up. Listen, encourage
it... Ah! Okay! Alright, one more time: dance!
Tu-dup, du-dee-da... Let's study this phenomenon. Tu-duppy-dup-pu-dee-da...
look, Rick and Jane and Carl, You're, you're wonderful but you're just
reserved. I still can... I know you will, maybe in a minute. Okay,
you what: Go back to your seats and we'll bring up the next batch.
Rick and Jane! Alright, you wanna try...?
Anything you say Frank!
Oh my God! Alright, you're name is Lana, right? Lana dance!
Du-dup-dee-dup... Now that's more like it. Du-dup-dee-dup... Lana,
good we have to bring up some other people to assist you. Brenda, imported
Edward's Air Force Base, where she... Ladies and gentlemen, Brenda...
a professional harlot And she just got finished stripping for a bunch
of guys at
Edward's Air Force Base, And she made it down here in time for the
hours of taking it off for the boys in the car, really good. Okay.
Brenda has a lovely assistant named Carl, Or Robert James Davis if
Herb Cohen, ladies and gentlemen! Okay, dance!
Du-du-dip... You're still too adagio, I keep telling you! Du-dup-du-dee-da...
Turn on the bubble machine! Dup-dee-da, dup-dee-da... God, is that
bubble-machine! Bow, du-du-du-du-du-da... Ladies and gentlemen: Don's
Ladies and gentlemen, You're probably sitting in your chairs, Saying
yourselves: I could do that. And of course you can! And now is your
All you have to do, The first step is easy, All you gotta do is stand
ahead, just stand up. There you go, you are standing up. Yes, some
of you are
not standing up But you won't have as much fun as the ones who are
Okay, turn on the big lights so everybody can see what's going on.
many of you are standing up. Okay, link your mind with the mind of
Du-dup... That's it! When he plays those funny fast little notes, Twitch
and have a good time with the Be-Bop Tango, Let's try it! Anything
you wanna do
is alright. You gotta do anything you wanna do, it's alright. Yes you
know you came to the right place, tonight. (Give me some of that wine
you might have guessed, ladies and gentlemen, This is the end of our
like to thank you ver... Wanna thank you very much for coming. Hope
you had a
good time. Bruce Fowler on trombone, Napoleon Murphy Brock on tenor
sax and lead
vocals, Ruth Underwood on percussion, Ralph Humphrey on drums, Chester
on drums, Tom Fowler on bass And George Duke on the keyboards. Thank
much. Alright, alright...