What Song Was That?

What Song Was That?

Almost everyday JACK-fm gets a call or three asking “What Song Was That?”  So, as assistant manager I’m here to help.  Today’s song in question played on JACK just before 1pm.

Black Betty by Ram Jam

Here’s one of those songs you’ve heard before, but never knew what is was called or who played it.  This was their biggest and only hit back in the 70’s, and it’s a song that caused a bit of a stir too with the NAACP & CARE back in the day as well.  Nowadays you can’t watch a movie without this song in its soundtrack.  It’s also been used in TV shows, Video Games, Commercials, and some pro baseball players are using it as their entrance themes.  Oh yeah, and this song has some of the the best dang air-guitaring...ever!


Black Betty Lyrics

Whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam)
Whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam)
Black betty had a child (bam-A-lam)
The damn thing gone wild (bam-A-lam)
She said it weren't in er mind (bam-A-lam)
The damn thing gone blind (bam-A-lam)
Said whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam)
Whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam)

-Guitar Break-

Whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam)
Whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam)
She really Gets me high (bam-A-lam)
You know that's no lie (bam-A-lam)
She's so rock steady (bam-A-lam)
And she's always ready (bam-A-lam)
Whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam)
Whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam)

-Guitar Break-
Get It
-Guitar Break-

Whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam)
Whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam)
She's from birmingham (bam-A-lam)
Way down in alabam' (bam-A-la)
Well she's shakin' that thing (bam-A-lam)
Boy she makes me think (bam-A-lam)
Whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam)
Whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam)

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Oh.. that was my first time

Oh.. that was my first time to hear that song.. but i like it..

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