Every sporting event and arena in America has House of Pain to thank for its lasting contribution to hip-hop history with their 1992 crowd pleasing hit, “Jump Around.” Even movies like Mrs. Doubtfire to Black Hawk Down and Bridget Jones’ Baby, have utilized the energetic popularity to supplement their soundtracks. 27 years later we are all still jumping around to this jazzy-punk-hip hop mash-up of greatness. Joe and Toby discuss House of Pain members - Everlast, DJ Lethal & Danny Boy - and their musical connection to an American saxophonist and vocalist who recorded for Motown during the 1960s.
What we geek out over in this episode: Junior Walker and The All Stars, The Cosby Show theme song, Moonglows vs. Moondog, Record Producer and Singer Harvey Fuqua, “Harlem Shuffle” (1963) by Bob & Earl, 1950’s American Singer Thurston Harris, ToeJam & Earl video game, Chubby Checker’s “Popeye the Hitchhiker” (1962), DJ Muggs, and ‘Chickity-check yo self before you wreck yo self’.
Bonus Material: Everlast and his success as a solo artist.