0712 The Hokey Cokey – Trad (1826)


Jimmy Kennedy.

Also known as The Hokey Tokey and The Hokey Pokey, The Hokey Cokey is an English folk dance song dating back to 1826. However, similar songs and dances date back to the 17th century. The song and accompanying dance became popular in Britain in the mid-1940s. A modern version, published in 1942, was credited to Jimmy Kennedy and titled The Cokey Cokey. The song has been recorded by Billy Cotton, Mrs. Mills, and Pinky And Perky among others. Liverpudlian group Scaffold recorded the song for their 1975 album Sold Out. George Harrison sang the song to the tune of Let It Down during a jam session with Phil Spector in 1971.

Now Hear This : The Cokey Cokey – Scaffold (1975)


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