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Video: Club des Belugas | Straight to Memphis| Brenda Boykin

In this wildly original montage, Club Des Belugas pays tribute to African American performers in mid-century Hollywood.

Music: Club des Belugas

Lead singer: Brenda Boykin

Film montage: Lopez Repetto

Chorus:

Flip Flop, Mim mam, Wham mam fliggle man,
Hip, hip, Mama gimmie some.
Gong gong willy wonk, ting tang bing bang,
Fliggy goka hoo, bobble gibble gok.
Flip Flop, Mim mam, Wham mam fliggle man,
Hip, hip, Mama gimmie some.
Gong gong willy wonk, ting tang bing bang,
Fliggy goka hoo, bobble gibble gok.
Flip flop, Beep bop, wham man, thinking man,
Gong gon willy wonk, ting tang bing bang,
Hot stop show nope whap
Baba Libblie Daba, what
Baba Libbie Daba, hot
Baba Libbie Daba Do

A note about the film montage: Most of the clips are from the Marx Brothers movie “A Day at the Races.” Other scenes are from the Elvis Presley movie “King Creole.” The woman with the bananas at the end of the video is Liliane Montevecchi singing Bananas in “King Creole.”

Running time: 5 minutes

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Club des Belugas is a constellation of musicians specializing in Nu-jazz and contemporary Lounge. These basic ingredients are combined with a variety of other styles of music, including Swing, Latin and Soul.

One comment on “Video: Club des Belugas | Straight to Memphis| Brenda Boykin

  1. Barbara Huntington
    November 7, 2020

    I hold movies for when I am not using my phone, but the mention of King Creole, the movie where I screamed with others for the first time brought back memories. I was young and had contempt for screaming teenagers, but in the theater I found the joy of howling with the pack. I don’t think I screamed much or at all after that, and went to very few concerts (regrets), but love how just the mention of a movie brings back adolescent stirrings.

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