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Song references Rainbow Grill in Jacksonville

by Steven

Song Referencing Rainbow Grill in Jacksonville:

The song opens as a blues song and finishes with a boogie woogie jam with lots of electric guitar.

The opening blues lyrics are as follows.

If you're down in Jacksonville, stay away from Rainbow Grill. It's a juke joint. It's a dive. People there ain't nothin' but jive. It's a haven for the hooker. It's a redneck paradise.

One night I was horny. Horny as hell, so I ended up down there at the grill. A red headed woman poured in her pants said she was ready, ready to dance. Lord that woman loved to boogie, boogie woogie all night long.

Turning green by the shade. I got that morning after sour belly ache. Feelin' blue, half dead. Oooooh my head. I went to sleep with an angel, woke up with a devil in my bed.

The song now picks up tempo and becomes a boogie woogie jam.

New lyrics.

We play the guitar cool and (sorrowful)? (Black people)? breaking in. We tried to play good for the people but the people keep hollerin' Boogie! So we played.

We like reggae, we dig country, classical music's a gas. We played the fugue in three quarter time but they don't want to give it a chance. They want boogie! So we boogied.

Boogie! They just want boogie! Boogie! They just want boogie!

The song is a little over 7 minutes. I heard it in 1973 or 1974 on KMUW a PBS station located on the campus of Wichita State University. The song may be older than this but I don't think so.

The group singing it sounds similar to The Marshall Tucker Band, Allman Brothers Band or The Outlaws. Kind of an outlaw southern sound.

I have a recording of the song I taped off the radio program After Midnight which ran from 12 am to 4 am on KMUW on weeknights.

Thanks for any help.

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Song references Rainbow Grill in Jacksonville

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Dec 09, 2013
atlanta rhythm section
by: Michael Kroger from Doraville

I'm the guy who left the previous comment, just wanted to give you my name, and the reason I like Atlanta Rhythm Section (they did a song called Doraville). Again the song you heard is called "Boogie Smoogie" from the album "Dog Days".

Dec 09, 2013
i have this album
by: Anonymous

It's Atlanta Rhythm Section, the song is "Boogie Smoogie", and the album is "Dog Days".

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