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Ram Jam — Black Betty
Album: Ram Jam
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Released: 1977
Length: 3:56
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)
Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)
Black Betty had a child (bam-ba-lam)
The damn thing gone wild (bam-ba-lam)
Said it weren't none of mine (bam-ba-lam)
The damn thing gone blind (bam-ba-lam)
I said oh, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)
Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)

Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)
Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)
She really gets me high (bam-ba-lam)
You know that's no lie (bam-ba-lam)
She's so rock steady (bam-ba-lam)
And she's always ready (bam-ba-lam)
Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)
Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)

Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)
Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)
She's from Birmingham (bam-ba-lam)
Way down in Alabam' (bam-ba-lam)
Well, she's shakin' that thing (bam-ba-lam)
Boy, she makes me sing (bam-ba-lam)
Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)
Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)
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 the_jake wrote:

If memory serves me, black betty was a euphemism for a particularly potent amphetamine back in the 70's anyway.
 
That would be black beauties if your memory was not wiped out by their use.

JK
Unfortunately now every time I hear this I think of 'Kung-Pow' and the Chosen One with his squirrel numbchucks...

wee-ooo- weee-oooo weee
That bass 
 the_jake wrote:

If memory serves me, black betty was a euphemism for a particularly potent amphetamine back in the 70's anyway.
 


A strain of marijuana
Black Betty is a long-lasting sativa-dominant hybrid that stems from East Coast Sour Diesel and AK-47 genetics
 kingart wrote:
Holy shit, fellas, take it easy. You're giving ME a heart attack.  Lynnyrd on speed. 
 
If memory serves me, black betty was a euphemism for a particularly potent amphetamine back in the 70's anyway.
 khardog145 wrote:
Worst song ever!{#Arghhh}
 
Clearly you have not heard "Sometimes When We Touch" by Dan Hill.
On the extended version, the guitar work is very good. 

This genre is called: "hippie-redneck".  
Had a smile at the thought of being tasked to transcribe the lyrics on this gem [Control C, Control V.... So many hilarious memories of times this served as the soundtrack for absolutely every stupid thing I ever did back then. Thanks for the bold choice, Bill.
I listened, I read the comments, and I concluded it's kind of a crappy song (ba-ma-lam).
Fans of this song may also enjoy the delightfully weird level "Castle Rock" from the video game Rayman Legends.
Leadbelly, that should have been.
Ledbelly, Huddie Ledbetter. Still lives on. And that's good.

A very guilty pleasure...
The White Stripes before they were the White Stripes.
Once every 5 years is enough for this one (for me). I always thought it was Lynyrd though.
This reminds me of Black Oak Arkansas.....Jim Dandy's brother.  
Holy shit, fellas, take it easy. You're giving ME a heart attack.  Lynnyrd on speed. 
Perfect! One hit was probably all we needed from these guys. But man, it's a great one!
 khardog145 wrote:
Worst song ever!{#Arghhh}
 
I didn't realize how many songs you haven't heard.
This really takes me back to my childhood!
Worst song ever!{#Arghhh}
 fede550 wrote:
Great level in Rayman Legends.
 
Just logged on intending to post the same comment! {#Roflol} Here's a video for the uninitiated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhIoidHbWQs
Great level in Rayman Legends.
 the_jake wrote:
Wow, when did this last get RP airtime?  Not recently I would guess.
 
October 12, 2004.
Wow, when did this last get RP airtime?  Not recently I would guess.
Congratulations, you've dredged up one of the memories of the 70's that I had managed to repress. Gary Glitter shouldn't be far away now.....
Yeah, this rocks! "What's that?" "Freedom rock!" "Turn is up!!!!"
First the Ravens lose and and now I have to listen to this sh*t. :verymad: :fire: :puke: :frustrated:
Loves me some sloppyrock. :drummer: :guitarist: Ram Jam, thank you ma'am!
See my hair? Well just accept that the riffs etc on this are that good...Shit hot stuff................
Today's theme: suckdom
ZarSU wrote:
Oh the Memories......
Good or bad that is all we take on our next journey...I just love this song...allways did...
Oh the Memories......
Against your will... rockasaurus wrote:
Wow. Nothing like a song to instantly transport one back to junior high school.
Sweet ! But infrequently, please...
Wow. Nothing like a song to instantly transport one back to junior high school.
Truly awful!!! Anyone have the original Leadbelly version to upload? :puke:
:puke: Is that the best they can do??
Poacher wrote:
. . . a very silly, but worth playing, head banger if I ever heard one...
Great comment, total agreement from the other side of the pond! Can't say these guys weren't tight!
Like the energy . . . and some of the guitar . . . but can't stand the chorus
Wow. . . blast from the past! Good find Bill. . . a very silly, but worth playing, head banger if I ever heard one.
Damn this rocks! If I had a pick of any butt rock to listen to at this particular moment, this would be it!