Saturday, September 4, 2010


The song "Mississippi Mud" is another one of my favorite songs. "Mississippi Mud" is a 1927 song written by Harry Barris and James Cavanaugh,first made popular by Bing Crosby when he was still a member of The Rhythm Boys.It was originally recorded by Paul Whiteman's orchestra in 1928 with vocals by Irene Taylor and The Rhythm Boys. Later it was also sung briefly by the latter in the 1930 film KING OF JAZZ.

The song has been recorded by a number of artists since and become one of the standards of the American songbook, but with lyrics revised from the original politically incorrect version. The original lyrics featured the refrain line: "When the darkies beat their feet on the Mississippi Mud." which has since been revised to: "When the people beat their feet on the Mississippi Mud"...

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