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Diga Diga Doo (Diga Doo Doo)


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I'm currently reading the life story of singer/actress Ethel Waters, and came across this title in the book when they were talking about the first all African American production to make Broadway, called "The Blackbirds of 1928" (Bill "Bojangles" Robinson led the very talented cast). It was written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields. I could have done much better with the "scatting" (notice I put that in parentheses--I'm no fool!) but I had the misfortune of accidentally ingesting a can of axle grease earlier in the evening and that made it kind of hard (Routine #40 in the book). Thanks again and hope you have a very good week and that the weather is nice wherever you are! Michael

"Diga Doo" was written by Frank McHugh and Dorothy Fields (Public Domain)
Arrangement/accompaniment: Bob Boyd Productions, 2007 (through Pocket Songs as of 2009)
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Uploaded: Jun 05, 2011 - 04:12:53 AM
Last Updated: Sep 07, 2011 - 06:20:57 PM Last Played: Jul 22, 2017 - 02:34:38 AM
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Skean said 2245 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Diga Diga Doo
I do, diga diga doo…. You got me to swing, nice one sir.
Take care
Kenta
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Thanks again Kenta

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alackbass said 2245 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Diga Diga Doo
Cab Calloway would be proud. I love your scat singing.
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Appreciated Andrew

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sewer rod said 2245 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Scat!
No, not animal scat :-) I really dig the scat, man. Great job.
Smooth as silk, thanks for sharing.
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
You are too kind Jay! Thanks!

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neilh79 said 2245 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Diga Diga Doo
This is just awesome, great vocal gymnastics, enjoyed muchly
michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Neil, I greatly appreciated hearing from ya!

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ThePinealTrip said 2245 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
nice
very jazzy
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Thanks!

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davisamerica said 2245 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
well it's nearly 100 here
... but this is totally cool Michael .."scatting" was great ...despite the axel grease. Nice one Mr. Klien ... as always you put a smile on my face.
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Thanks
I'm always good for a laugh around here....
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awigze said 2244 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
MJScat
scat is good when its good... this is good. I think even Ella would slap a knee.
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KCsGROOVE said 2244 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Doo-doo-ah-doo doop :-)
This is so cool
A zoolooman feeling blue, lol :-)
Great artwork as well
fav and download
:-)
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Thanks many times over KC
I'm surprised this is one your mom didn't sing when you were a kid! I liked the artwork too--you take care now!
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ic42 said 2244 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
cannot help but swing and enjoy...
perhaps it is the smooth delivery due to the axle grease, but this is groovy cool, transported me into some dark night club, with cigar smoke parting like a curtain, lights illuminate your smile on stage, and the band and your song carry us away into the night. Bravo.
ttfn,
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dave_b said 2244 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Diga Diga Doo
Despite the axle grease, not scatastrophic at all, sounded great to me!
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Dave....greatly appreciated
Take good care now and thanks again!
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bud said 2244 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Love the track -
great job on the whole thing. Scatting included. Question though. If your scatting is not at it's best are you skating?
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
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Keedee said 2244 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Loved It!!!!
I ran across the movie, "The Blackbirds" and was going to download that baby but got sidetracked. Now, I know I'll go back and get it.
This was indeed Splendid, Sir Moe!!! You razz & dazz and diga diga doo with the best of dem!!
michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Lyn!!!
Yes, I think I've seen that title mentioned too somewhere--I have a feeling it's a VERY early talkie, so it might be rough going but it might be worth looking at for historical purposes (I don't think Miss Waters was in that however--didn't mention anything in the book, but maybe it was done long after the show and she did appear in the film--I'm not there yet maybe!) You are always such a joy--thanks for the kind words and hoping we can make some music together in the coming year! You take care now! Michael
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CC_Connection said 2244 days ago (June 6th, 2011)
10 Stars!!!
Now what I can say? I am dancing like crazy here. Your voice is very beautiful. I love this song and when you do the middle part of the song so much.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Tina
A million kisses to you and your kid sister! Thanks again you! Michael
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SCJohnson59 said 2244 days ago (June 6th, 2011)
Dude!!!! :D
Mike, I've said
this to you COUNTLESS times ... Michael Buble' better check his rearview mirror! :D
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Thank you Scotty!

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ShadowofNine said 2244 days ago (June 6th, 2011)
Diga Diga Doo
Very cool and a new one to me...
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Thanks Dave, you are too generous!
Take it easy now!
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egobandit said 2243 days ago (June 6th, 2011)
Zoomba do dow
Getting it out, crazy. Long live the scat cat! Excellent!
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Appreciated Tim! Thanks very much, again!

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mvh9591 said 2243 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Nice___
Sounding great as usual Michael.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Thank you Micheal

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PeterB7858 said 2242 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Boom tish!
Hi Michael. It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. Luckily this has more swing than a children's playground (boom tish!). Enjoyed. Take care, Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Thanks very much Peter!
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bronco said 2242 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Dig the Diga Diga Doo
Love doing the Diga diga doo! I would Digga too but am not sure if I could woo with the doo. I swigga some the digga and that really made me want to digga do!
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Yes, I guess so...

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H3nry said 2242 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
I dun dugga digga digga!
Never heard this one before. Yanno, it's a pretty light weight tune, but your scatting was great fun to listen to and you squoze all the juice this fruit had innit. Enjoyed.
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Thanks Henry!

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Narad said 2242 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Diga Diga Doo
This is diga doo doo goood.
Your music is in full swing ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Thanks so very much nephew!
And keep up the excellent and enjoyable work you do! Take care now, "Uncle"
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Warren Smith said 2242 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Fresh material
So … this was written in 1928? By Jimmy … or was it Frank … McHugh (and Dorothy Fields)? It's a new song to me (although there are thousands of old songs … and tens of thousands of new songs … I've never heard before.) Fun stuff. You make it sound fresh!
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michaeljayklein said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Thanks Warren
Oh you are thinking of Frank McHugh, who was an old time character actor in those Warner Brother movies (often a pal of Jimmy Cagney in many a flick back then). I don't think "McHugh" was Jimmy McHugh's real last name however--I just seem to recall reading that somewhere. Anyway, thanks for the your support, keep up the fine work and take good care now!
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gadzooks said 2240 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Diga Diga Doo
Yah man! This swings! You have been quite prolific these past couple of weeks. Love that scat. I just love the way it it grooves in the little piano break. Great job!
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michaeljayklein said 2238 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Thanks very much Zooks!
I'm probably about as prolific as most here, meaning I post too much! Thanks again--and take good care now, Michael


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Saltaireguru77 said 2237 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
Digga digga
I dig it. I do, do.
No, not doo-doo.
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Jarvoid said 2236 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Diga Diga Doo !!
Must have been the lyrical inspiration for Jim Dale's Dick A Dum Dum as sung by Des O'Connor.....did you forget the words about a minute in and then make some up....impressed very pro ! ;0)

good job

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TvRicky said 2086 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
I dig it TOo !
Fun song, the music is first class.You have some kind of voice my man. Skat a tat tat. HA HA. I am smiling right now. I Think this song tells us what kind of cat you are. The life of the party. The production is so very smooth and resonate. What can I say I just got a touch of Vegas. Fantastic..Fun.. Tune..

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