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Prior to the Blues Brothers, the Chips Served a “Rubber Biscuit”

Prior to the Blues Brothers, the Chips Served a “Rubber Biscuit”

The doo-wop seem of the 1950s was born on the street corners of America’s metropolitan areas. Groups of teens would harmonize, making songs with no devices. Their a cappella tunes relied on nonsensical phrases–like the “bom-bom-bom” of the bass–to mimic the absent guitars and drums. Number of teams took this principle further more than the Chips: Charles “Kenrod” Johnson (direct), Nathaniel Epps (baritone), Paul Fulton (bass) and tenors Sammy Pressure and Shedrick Lincoln. The teens sang with each other on the corners of Bergen Avenue, Classon Avenue and Clifton Put in Brooklyn’s tough and tumble Bedford-Stuyvesant. Even so the very first music the Chips would file was penned by Kenrod Johnson 60 miles upstate… at the Warwick Faculty for Delinquent Adolescents.

However the Warwick College was a difficult and violent position, Johnson would amuse the other teenagers by mocking the army’s marching “hup-two 3-four” chant with his individual silly verses. The rhymes fashioned the basis of “Rubber Biscuit,” a lyrical combine of jibberish and mad cuisine goods like neat-h2o sandwiches and Sunday-go-to-conference buns.

Soon after his launch, Johnson and his vocal group in Brooklyn, now recognised as the Chips, recorded “Rubber Biscuit” for Josie Documents in August 1956 at Belltone Studios in New York Metropolis. Released in September 1956, the history never broke the countrywide top rated 40 but became a most loved of East Coastline disc jockeys. The Chips toured briefly with the Dells and the Cadillacs, then broke up in late 1957 its members moved on to be a part of groups like the Platters and Small Anthony and the Imperials.

In 1973, “Rubber Biscuit” gained renewed attention when director Martin Scorsese included the observe in his seminal movie “Mean Streets,” the story of little-time hoods in Small Italy. The Chips’ unique is heard as Charlie (Harvey Keitel) staggers drunkenly via a community bar.

“Rubber Biscuit” finally grew to become a strike in 1978 when the Blues Brothers, “Saturday Night Dwell” comedians John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as singers “Joliet” Jake and Elwood Blues, protected the tune on their LP “Briefcase Full of Blues.” Backed by an all-star band, Belushi and Aykroyd recorded their debut album stay at Los Angeles’ Common Amphitheatre. The LP, a reflection of Belushi and Aykroyd’s respect for the greats of rhythm and blues, attained quantity one particular on the Billboard charts and marketed two million copies “Briefcase” also yielded yet another strike single, “Soul Gentleman.” The achievements of the album led to the release of the 1980 motion picture “The Blues Brothers.”

And in scenario you had been wanting to know, a cool-drinking water sandwich is a slice of watermelon and a Sunday-go-to-meeting bun is a roll that you snatch off the kitchen table as you hurry off to church.