What a Wonderful World Shadow Puppet

In case you missed it at Bluebird of Bitterness: Happy Birthday Louis (Aug 4)

It’s the birthday of the American musician, band leader, composer, and singer Louis Daniel Armstrong (1901-1971). He was the grandson of slaves and grew up in poverty in New Orleans, being shuttled back and forth between various dysfunctional relatives. He dropped out of school when he was eleven and spent some time in juvenile detention, but through it all, his love for music inspired and sustained him, and ultimately led to his becoming one of the most popular and influential jazz musicians of the twentieth century.


The Trashmen — The Surfin Bird

Ah, there’s nothing like a melodious Summer love song.
And this is nothing like a melodious Summer love song.
Hey, Bluebird. Wednesday Weirdness material? 🙂

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Triks of the mind – May 1, 2007 – 2:25
h/t DB- just DB on A♠

Wikipedia: Surfin Bird

“Surfin’ Bird” is a song performed by American surf rock band the Trashmen, containing the repetitive lyric “the bird is the word”. It has been covered many times. It is a combination of two R&B hits by the Rivingtons: “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow” and “The Bird’s the Word”.

The song was released as a single in 1963 and reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Trashmen also recorded an album named after the track, released two months later.