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Scatman John

Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)

  • Statistieken
  •   14 weken
  •   2 piekpositie
  •   431 punten
  •   1995

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   13-03-1942
Land   Verenigde Staten

Scatman John (echte naam: John Paul Larkin) was een Amerikaanse artiest die het zogeheten scatten wist te combineren met dancemuziek. Hij werd in maart 1942 geboren in El Monte in Californië.

Larkin heeft een moeilijke jeugd want hij stottert, maar via het scatten weet hij daar juist zijn kracht van te maken. Die legt hem op zijn 53e uiteindelijk geen windeieren: in 1995 verkoopt hij miljoenen exemplaren van Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop) (#2 in Nederland) en Scatman's World (#3).

In 1996 verschijnt een tweede album en in 1999 komt zijn derde en laatste plaat uit, maar de eerste successen worden niet meer geëvenaard. Scatman John blijkt longkanker te hebben en hij overlijdt op 3 december 1999, thuis in Los Angeles, 57 jaar oud. Zijn as is uitgestrooid boven zee bij Malibu.

Songtekst

I'm the scatman

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do [x2]

(More Scatting)

Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact
Don't let nothing hold you back
If the scatman can do it
So can you
Everybody says that the scatman stutters
But doesn't ever stutters when he sings
But what you don't know
I'm gonna tell you right now
That the stutter and the scat is the same thing
Yo, I'm the scatman
Where's the scatman?
I'm the scat man

Why should we be pleasing any politician heathens who would
Try to change the seasons if they could
The state of the condition
Insults my institution
And it only makes me crazy and my heart like wood

Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact
Don't let nothing hold you back
If the scatman can do it, brother
So can you
I'm the scatman

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do [x2]

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do [x3]

Everybody stutters one day or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact
Don't let nothing hold you back
If the scatman can do it
So can you

I hear you ask all about the meaning of scat
Well I'm the professor and all I can tell you
Is while you're still sleeping
The saints are still weeping
'Cause things you call dead haven't yet had the chance to be born
I'm the scatman

I'm the scatman

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do [x2]

(More Scatting)

Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact
Don't let nothing hold you back
If the scatman can do it
So can you

Everybody says that the scatman stutters
But doesn't ever stutters when he sings
But what you don't know
I'm gonna tell you right now
That the stutter and the scat is the same thing
Yo, I'm the scatman
Where's the scat man?
I'm the scat man.

Why should we be pleasing any politician heathens who would
Try to change the seasons if they could
The state of the condition
Insults my institution
And it only makes me crazy and my heart like wood

Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact
Don't let nothing hold you back
If the scatman can do it, brother
So can you, I'm the scatman

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do [x2]

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do [x3]

Yeah! I'm the scatman.

(Scats)

Where's the scatman?

(Scats)

I'm the scatman

Repeat after me
It's a scoobie oobie doobie scoobie doobie melody

I'm the Scatman

Sing along with me
It's a scoobie oobie doobie scoobie doobie melody

Yeah!

I'm the Scatman (2x)

Songinformatie

ArtiestScatman John
 A-kant
Lengte 03:30
 B-kant
Platenlabel RCA


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