Aug 25, 2014
Hello Music Lovers-
As we’ve seen recently, some politicians say stupid things that limit or end their careers and here’s a true story I had never heard before that completely blew my mind!
In October 1976, Earl Butz, the Secretary of Agriculture under Presidents Nixon and Ford, resigned after making obscene and insulting racist remarks.
When asked why the party of Lincoln wasn’t able to attract more blacks, Butz responded, “I’ll tell you what the coloreds want. It’s three things: first, a tight pussy; second, loose shoes; and third, a warm place to shit.”
Listen to Song Snatch #111 and hear how the quote was mocked and put to music in a lavish big band number in a 1980 movie title, “Loose Shoes” in the skit, “Darktown After Dark”!
(episode running time- 5 minutes and 40 seconds)
(You can learn more about the film and song on Wikipedia, watch the segment on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Sn-A7D76o, and purchase or download the movie (the movie starred a youthful Bill Murray) wherever fine films are sold.)