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Topic: Resources for Stripper Music
Message: Posted by: Phil Pearce (Jun 18, 2012 09:57PM)
I remember the sax-heavy bands of the 50's, mostly African-Americans, which backed strippers in fairs and carnivals. Their music was composed mostly of the same riffs, played over and over, and they became almost hypnotic. But I miss 'em now.
Anyone know where one can listen to recordings of some of those online?
Message: Posted by: slyhand (Jun 19, 2012 04:56AM)
Don't know but I remember seeing Barbi Benton before she became involved with Playboy at a place called the Silver Slipper in D.C.
Yea, they had three piece band playing on stage behind her and the other strippers. It consisted of a drummer with maybe 2 drums and a cymbal, a sax and a clarinet.

Fun times at 19 years old.
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Jun 19, 2012 12:32PM)
The Harlem Hamfats were the first band to break through and become popular playing shuffle rhythms in the 1930s. They led the way for Louis Jordan and his Tympany 5. This opened up things for Louis Prima and paved the way for what we now call R&B. Joe Liggens and his Honeydippers played the kind of music you talked about. By the way, Irvin Feld made his early money producing R&B shows early on.
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Jun 19, 2012 12:41PM)
The quintessential stripper tune is Night Train. And many of the neo swingbands like Big Bad Voodoo Daddies play in the style you wrote about.
Message: Posted by: Bittertalker (Jun 19, 2012 02:50PM)
Maybe I'm more of a product of my generation than I let on, but listening to Night Train makes me think of Back to the Future more than strippers. Still, it's a good song.
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Jun 19, 2012 03:30PM)
The breaks in Night Train are perfect for bumps and grinds.
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Jun 19, 2012 05:40PM)
Maggie's music
If you don't know this,your too ***ed yung.
Great horns
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Jun 19, 2012 06:19PM)
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White...

Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Jun 19, 2012 06:25PM)
`Elvis [Roustabout] Little Egypt

Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Jun 19, 2012 07:07PM)
The coasters
Louie Prema
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Jun 19, 2012 08:22PM)
My oldest sister's music
Connie's music
Message: Posted by: Jim Sparx (Jun 21, 2012 09:46PM)
You guys are so square. Go to Amazon and type in: Music to strip by

Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Jun 22, 2012 11:20AM)
Go further affield.
I ask my youngest half- sister about her music. Maggie always had a rule that I was NEVER to watch her perform. Shev said she didn't have a perticular number, but used a variety of pop hits, heavy on early Madonna and Debbie Harry.