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Bert Hansell Talking of Rap (6) Talking of Rap 21 Aug 97

Does anyone remember "The Billy Cotton Band Show" in the late forties?

He had a thing going for quite a while which in my opinion was Rap. Just chanted to a heavy 'Jungle' rhythm.

It was about the 'jungle telegraph' in Africa, and likening it to the English newspapers.

Went something like this (but he had a new one every week)....

Down in the jungle
Read it in the press
Have you heard the latest
- Oh YES.

Down in the jungle
Read it every day
You can hear the natives

Down in the jungle
living in a tent
Better that a prefab

The only thing different from rap is that you could understand all the words.


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