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One Monkey Don't Stop No Show

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Googled - just got rubbish.

 

Crops up in lots of class Northern records.

 

Anyone got any quality info on the origin, meaning, history, significance of "One monkey don't stop no show" please?

 

Cheers

 

Richard

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hit for the honey cone

 

hank ballard and the midnighters had a record in '65, rivingtons in '64, joe tex in '65

 

maybe the common date points to a date of origin

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Big Maybelle  - Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On / One Monkey Don't Stop No Show  - Okeh 7060 from 1955 was released on both 78 and 45.

I always assumed it to be a circus phrase ie one missing monkey won't stop a performance?

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