ABOUT 'SkidVid Gold' VIDEOS. Over the coming months I will occasionally be releasing a series of videos tagged 'SkidVid Gold'. These are all songs/videos that have been selected by myself, and have been a success commercially, or simply because they are some of my all-time favourites. I hope you like them too. [skirgsk]
CAPTAIN JACK - IKO IKO [SkidVid Gold_XviD], single/video released May 28th 2001.
Disc rip, no logos, edited and encoded 1000x554 XviD
ScreenShots included in file.
'Iko Iko' is a much-covered New Orleans song that tells of a parade collision between two "tribes" of Mardi Gras Indians. The lyrics are derived from Indian chants and popular catchphrases. The song, under the original title 'Jock-A-Mo', was written in 1953 by James "Sugar Boy" Crawford in New Orleans, but has spread so widely that many people take it to be a much older folk song. The song is closely identified as a Mardi Gras song, but it is equally known as a Top 40 hit. The story tells of a "spy dog" or lookout for one band of Indians encountering the "flag boy" or guidon carrier for another band. He threatens to set the flag on fire. The lyrics of the song are based on Louisiana Creole French. The phrase Iko Iko may have been derived from one or more of the languages of Gambia, possibly from the phrase Ago!, meaning "listen!" or "attention!". The line from the chorus, Jock-a-mo feen-o and-dan-day echoes the original title amidst Creole palaver. The song was first popularised by The Dixie Cups in 1965 and Eurodance act Captain Jack re-popularized the tune in Germany in 2001, of which this is the video version. It's just one of those tunes that everyone must have heard at sometime in their lives.