Overland Park - It Takes A Rocking Chair To Rock

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Overland Park - It Takes A Rocking Chair To Rock

 

Kansas City Blues

Written by Jim Jackson

 

Jim Jackson first record, Kansas City Blues, Part 1 & 2, recorded October 10, 1927, is mentioned as one of the candidates to be considered the first rock and roll record. 

 

Here’s a June 1964 version performed by Janis Joplin (singer), Jorma Kaukonen (guitar) & Margaretta Kaukonen (typewriter - percussion instrument) at Jorma's Mother's House in San Jose, California.  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbXB3XNiUYk

 

It takes a rocking chair to rock;

It takes a rubber ball to roll;

It takes the man I love,

Honey, to satisfy my soul. 

And I’m goin’ to Kansas City.

Yeah, I’m goin’ to Kansas City.

TravBuddies shake groove thing

I’m goin’ to Kansas City

Baby, where they don’t like you.

 

I’ll walk up 18th Street

With an idea I might stay.

When I want my man

I can change my ways.

But, I’m leavin’.

Yeah, I’m a leavin’ this mornin’.

I’m leavin’,

Tryin’ to find a man of my own.

 

I’m gonna buy a few drinks;

I’m gonna buy a Gatling gun.

I’m gonna find my man;

I’m gonna get him on the run.

Yeah, I’m gonna leave.

Yeah, I’m leavin’ this mornin’.

I’m leavin’, Lord,

Tryin’ to find a man of my own.

 

Instrumental

(Guitar and typewriter)

 

Well, I’m bringin’ my blues

To every woman I’ve seen.

Oh, these same women

Tryin’ to steal from me.

Oh, I’m leavin’.

Yeah, I’m leavin’ this mornin’.

I’ve got to leavin’,

Tryin’ to find a man of my own.

 

It takes a rocking chair to rock;

It takes a rubber ball to roll;

It takes the man I love

Honey, to satisfy my soul. 

I’m goin’ to Kansas City.

I’m goin’ to Kansas City.

I’m goin’ to Kansas City

To bring Jim Jackson home.

 

Instrumental

(Guitar and typewriter)

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Sat. night TravBuddies at Raouls
Sat. night TravBuddies at Raoul's
TravBuddies shake groove thing
TravBuddies shake groove thing
Jo, Lola, Sue & Dalmia leave Lolas
Jo, Lola, Sue & Dalmia leave Lola's
Dine & dance at Raouls Velvet Room
Dine & dance at Raoul's Velvet Room
TBers ready to rumble at Raouls
TBers ready to rumble at Raoul's
Dennis, Lola & Ricky check out menu
Dennis, Lola & Ricky check out menu
Me & Mike chat about Chicago
Me & Mike chat about Chicago
Jo & Sue discuss travel plans
Jo & Sue discuss travel plans
Mike, Dalmia & Dennis chat away
Mike, Dalmia & Dennis chat away
Lola & Sue - AZ TB meetup roommates
Lola & Sue - AZ TB meetup roommates
Mangesh before shooting shots
Mangesh before shooting shots
Tracy & Ricky have a blast
Tracy & Ricky have a blast
Dalmia under provocative photos
Dalmia under provocative photos
Jo & Sue enjoy sipping a flirtini
Jo & Sue enjoy sipping a flirtini
Ricky & Jo visit about West Coast
Ricky & Jo visit about West Coast
Sue & Mike, vagabonds at heart
Sue & Mike, vagabonds at heart
Me & Jo converse about Wichita
Me & Jo converse about Wichita
Sue & Mangesh get cozy
Sue & Mangesh get cozy
Mike, Jo, Ricky & Lola take five
Mike, Jo, Ricky & Lola take five
Sue caught by kissing bandit
Sue caught by kissing bandit
Dalmia faces her own Dipsy monster
Dalmia faces her own Dipsy monster
Jo snaps photo of her RVR entree
Jo snaps photo of her RVR entree
Breaded tilapia & new potatoes
Breaded tilapia & new potatoes
Sue shoots her deconstructed meal
Sue shoots her deconstructed meal
Black & blue steak salad
Black & blue steak salad
Mike digs into his filet mignon
Mike digs into his filet mignon
Lola, Ricky & Jo tell TB stories
Lola, Ricky & Jo tell TB stories
Sue performs infamous Candle Dance
Sue performs infamous Candle Dance
Me & Tracy chuckle about life
Me & Tracy chuckle about life
Cement Mixers-Baileys & lime juice
Cement Mixers-Bailey's & lime juice
Mangesh kicks off the fun
Mangesh kicks off the fun
Mike represents Chicago
Mike represents Chicago
Sue recalls her Wisconsin days
Sue recalls her Wisconsin days
Ricky shoots Baileys Cement Mixer
Ricky shoots Bailey's Cement Mixer
Jos a trooper - downs Cement Mixer
Jo's a trooper - downs Cement Mixer
Mangesh after shooting shots
Mangesh after shooting shots
Afterwards, all head to dance floor
Afterwards, all head to dance floor
Dalmia shows pics to Dennis
Dalmia shows pics to Dennis
Me, Tracy & Mangesh love TB meetups
Me, Tracy & Mangesh love TB meetups
Sue & Dalmia become fast friends
Sue & Dalmia become fast friends
Dalmia & Ricky mug for camera
Dalmia & Ricky mug for camera
Mangesh & Sue lead dance crowd
Mangesh & Sue lead dance crowd
Mike & Jo jump to the beat
Mike & Jo jump to the beat
TravBuddies party like its 1999 :)
TravBuddies party like it's 1999 :)
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