After a #1 smash hit with “Chapel of Love” , the 60’s girl group the Dixie Cups where in the studio recording some follow up material. After one session with the musicians, the Dixie-Cups who all grew up in New Orleans were on there own doing some overdubbing, they started singing this traditional New Orleans song among themselves, using only a chair, drumstick, Coke bottle, ashtray, and drums as accompaniment.
In 1953 James “Sugar Boy” Crawford ad already recorded a song entitled “Jock-a-Mo.” Since Crawford’s song is based on similar traditional songs from Mardi Gras parades, it shares many elements with the Dixie Cups’ tune . In fact, Crawford sued the Dixie Cups for ownership of the material, eventually settling for a percentage of performance royalties.
Here’s Dixie Cup with Iko Iko
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