by wjw on January 1, 2016

I’m off to an Undisclosed Location in the Caribbean at 0800 tomorrow morning, for seven days on a boat with (I’m hoping) NO INTERNET CONNECTION!  Nothing to do but hang out with some interesting people, say hi to the fishies, and grok the natural world.

220px-Lord_Kitchener_(calypsonian)I thought I’d leave you with something in the festive Caribbean spirit, so here’s “Jump In the Line” by the Mavericks.  This classic was a big hit for Lord Kitchener (seen at right) back in 1946, just before he moved to London and became the Expatriate Voice of Trinidad.  Also known as “Shake, Shake, Señora,” the tune was subsequently recorded by Woody Herman and his Third Herd, Lord Flea, Lord Invader, Harry Belafonte, Gary U.S. Bonds, Lord Fly, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Ariel the Mermaid, and the rapper Pitbull.

Wynona Ryder also levitated to the song in “Beetlejuice.”

That’s an interesting pedigree, you must admit.  This live version by the Mavericks was recorded on Halloween.  (I’m guessing they normally don’t perform masked.)

Feel free to keep dancing till I return.

Mark Wise January 1, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Also a kickass acapella version by Davinci’s Notebook.

Rosie January 1, 2016 at 2:40 pm

I haven’t heard that one in so many years, but the earwig is urging me to “move your body in time.” Since I just celebrated New years Eve in the Caribbean, it seems like the thing to do.

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