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Scatman John - Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)


Flashback 1994

Wikipedia

John Paul Larkin (13 March 1942 – 3 December 1999), better known by his stage name Scatman John, was an American musician who created a fusion of scat singing and dance music, best known for his 1995 hits "Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)" and "Scatman's World".

A stutterer, Larkin stated that scatting was "turning my biggest problem into my biggest asset". Scatman John sold millions of recordings worldwide and was named "Best New Artist" in the Echo Awards in both Japan and Germany. He was a recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Annie Glenn Award for outstanding service to the stuttering community and National Stuttering Association Hall of Fame.

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So is Minnie the Moocher in the Blues Brothers considered scat?

I'm no expert, but it sounds like it is ;)

Cool. Great lyrics:

Hey folks here's the story 'bout Minnie the Moocher She was a lowdown hoochie coocher She was the roughest toughest frail But Minnie had a heart as big as a whale  Hidehidehidehi (Hidehidehidehi) Hodehodehodeho (Hodehodehodeho) Hedehedehedehe (Hedehedehedehe) Hidehidehideho (Hidehidehideho)  She messed around with a bloke named Smokie She loved him though he was cokey He took her down to Chinatown and showed her how to kick the gong around  Hidehidehidehi (Hidehidehidehi) Whoah (Whoah) Hedehedehedehe (Hedehedehedehe) A hidehidehideho (Hidehidehideho)  She had a dream about the king of Sweden He gave her things that she was needin' He gave her a home built of gold and steel A diamond car with platinum wheels  A hidehidehidehidehidehidehi (Hidehidehidehidehidehidehi) Hodehodehodehodehodehodeho (Hodehodehodehodehodehodeho) [scatting]  He gave her his townhouse and his racing horses Each meal she ate was a dozen courses Had a million dollars worth of nickels and dimes She sat around and counted them all a million times  Hidehidehidehi (Hidehidehidehi) Hodehodehodeho (Hodehodehodeho) Hedehedehedehe (Hedehedehedehe) Hidehidehideho (Hidehidehideho)  Poor Min, poor Min, poor Minnie

Listening to it again. Sounds like scat to me!