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Tribute: Scatman John

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:01 am     Post subject: Tribute: Scatman John Reply with quote

http://szym.com/scatman/whois.html wrote:
John Larkin, "Scatman John", is a singer/songwriter of scatting/jazz/pop/techno music. He was born in El Monte, California on March 13th, 1942 and grew up in nearby El Sereno, California. He now lives in California. Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, and John Coltrane have had the biggest influences on him as an artist. He is now a dance/techno musician. John has a stuttering problem and his singing, rapping, and scatting through positive, motivational lyrics, are like therapy for him. His first single, "Scatman", was conceived while John was working the Alexandra hotel in Loen, Norway in August 1994. It was recorded September 1994 and released in Germany December 1994. About 8 million albums and 6 million singles of his were sold worldwide.John "Scatman" Larkin died of lung cancer in 1999 at the age of 57.


This guy is great. his Scatman, and Scatman's World are great songs to listen to. he has won 14 gold and 18 platinum records!
plus, its really cool how he sings about things taht matter to him. you know that stutter problem that he had ? listen to the lyrics:

Scatman wrote:
Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you.
As a matter of fact don't let nothin' hold you back.
If the Scatman can do it so can you.

Everybody's sayin' that the Scatman stutters
But doesn't ever stutter when he sings.
But what you don't know I'm gonna tell you right now
That the stutter and the scat is the same thing.
Yo I'm the Scatman.


Scatman'sWorld wrote:
(Scatting by Scatman John)

I'm calling out from Scatland
I'm calling out from Scatman's world.
If you wanna break free you better listen to me.
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy.

I'm calling out from Scatland...

Everybody's talkin' something very shockin' just to
Keep on blockin' what they're feelin' inside but
Listen to me brother, you just keep on walkin' 'cause
You and me and sister ain't got nothin' to hide.

Scatman, fat man, black and white and brown man
Tell me 'bout the colour of your soul.
If part of your solution isn't ending the pollution
Then I don't want to hear your stories told.
I want to welcome you to Scatman's world

(Scatting by Scatman John)

I'm calling out from Scatland
I'm calling out from Scatman's world.
If you wanna break free you better listen to me.
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy.

Everybody's born to compete as he chooses
But how can someone win if winning means that someone loses.
I sit and see and wonder what it's like to be in touch.
No wonder all my brothers and my sisters need a crutch.

I want to be a human being not a human doing.
I couldn't keep that pace up if I tried.
The source of my intention really isn't crime prevention.
My intention is prevention of the lie (yeah)
Welcome to the Scatman's world

(Scatting by Scatman John)
I'm calling out from Scatland...
(Scatting by Scatman John)
I'm calling out from Scatland...
I'm calling out from Scatland...
I'm calling out from Scatland...






To listen to his best song IMO, Scatman, click here. http://www.pillepalleproductions.com/MP3/scatman.mp3

An applaud to a great artist!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:06 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right! This guy is amazing!
I hate it when so good people die Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:58 pm     Post subject: indeed Reply with quote

Scatman John was AWESOME.. He was one of my favorite artists.. I just found out now that he died Sad I don't know how I didn't know.. It really really made me sad though.. message me on aim sometime.. JK Tenchi.. Yahoo: JK_tenchi, ICQ: 298400372, MSN (I never use) JKtenchi@hotmail.com, or just E-Mail me.. Crying
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:26 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah he was a really cool guy and I loved the Scatman song. Didn't even know that he died that long ago, feel like an ass.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:23 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Poor, poor Scatman. I miss him and his large mustache. I had no idea that he died, and I never did see him without a mustache.
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