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RIVERBOAT SHUFFLE (Hoagy Carmichael / Dick Voynow / Irving Mills) **This song was originally written in 1924 by Hoagy Carmichael as an instrumental piece. Dick Voynow was the piano player with the Wolverines on the original recording, and he added to it with a new arrangement. Irving Mills contributed lyrics at a later date. Wolverine Orch. (Instr.) - 1924 Isham Jones & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1925 Benson Orch. Of Chicago (Instr.) - 1925 Cotton Club Orch. (Instr.) - 1925 Jimmie Joy's Baker Club Hotel Orch. (Instr.) - 1925 Richard Hitter’s Cabineers (Instr.) - 1925 Kit-Cat Band (Instr.) - 1925 Frankie Trumbauer & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1927 Red Nichols & His Five Pennies (Instr.) - 1928 Adrian Rollini & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1934 Hoagy Carmichael (with Perry Botkin's Orch.) - 1938 Muggsy Spanier & His Ragtime Band (Instr.) - 1939 Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orch. (Instr.) - 1939 Hoagy Carmichael (with the Buddy Cole Trio) - 1947 Wild Bill Davison & His Commodores (Instr.) - 1948 Tex Beneke & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1949 Billy May & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1954 Eddie Condon's All-Stars (Instr.) - 1954 Freddy Randall & His Band - 1956 Also recorded by: Ray Baudic Nappy Lamare & Their Dixieland Band; Hot Cotton Jazz Band; Joe Daniels & His Jazz Group; Bourbon Street Jazz Band; Dutch Swing College Band; Lawson-Haggart Band; Kenny Ball ............ and others. As recorded by HOAGY CARMICHAEL with The Buddy Cole Trio, February 11th 1947: Good people, you're invited tonight To the Riverboat Shuffle. Good people, we've got rhythm tonight At the Riverboat Shuffle. They tell me that slidepipe tooter is grand, Best in Loosianna! So bring your freighter, come and alligator that band, Mr Hawkins on the tenor. Good people, you'll hear Milenberg joys, In a special orchestration. Even mama Dinah will be there to strut for the boys In a room full o' noise. She'll teach you to shuffle it right, So, bring your baby, I'll be seein' ya at the Riverboat Shuffle tonight! Good people, you're invited tonight To the Riverboat Shuffle. Good people, we've got rhythm tonight At the Riverboat Shuffle. They tell me that slidepipe tooter is grand, Best in Loosianna! So bring your freighter, come and alligator that band, Mr Jordan on the alto. Good people, we've got Milenberg joys, In a special orchestration. Even mama Dinah will be there to strut for the boys In a room full o' noise. She'll teach you to shuffle it right, So, bring your baby, I'll be seein' ya at the Riverboat Shuffle The Riverboat Shuffle tonight! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - January 2016) ********************* ORIGINAL LYRICS: All you cotton toters, Mississippi floaters Gather all about! Gather all about! Got some things to tell ya Not a thing to sell ya Listen and you'll all find out What I'm about to say Will take your breath away So, come a little closer Just a little closer Got a lotta news to shout, say.... Good people, you're invited tonight To the Riverboat Shuffle Good people, we got rhythm tonight At the Riverboat Shuffle They tell me that slidepipe tooter is grand Best in Loosianna So bring your freighter, come and alligator that band Mister Hawkins on the tenor Good people, you'll hear Milenberg Joys In a special orchestration Even Mama Dinah will be there to strut for the boys In a room full of noise She'll teach you to shuffle it right So, bring your baby to the Riverboat Shuffle tonight (Contributed by Mel Priddle - January 2016)

    


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