Wednesday, July 15, 2020

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Dances with Bugs


In the past week I've had to shoo off not one but two door-to-door solicitors asking me if I needed the service of an exterminator.

I know, it seems weird. Maybe I should contact Nextdoor.

Naw, I think I'll just do a silly blog post for Wacky Wednesday about the importance of the insect world to American music.

Let's start with some R&B from The Treniers:



Back in 1927 Bessie Smith sang about bed bugs, including one "as big as a jackass."



The bed bugs bugged Gov. Jimmie Davis too



But, in a song I first heard by Robbie Fulks, insects made Moon Mullican think of love and marriage.



Maybe James Brown needed an exterminator



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