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LISTEN: Bobby Rush, “One Monkey Can Stop a Show”

Mar 28, 2023

LISTEN: Bobby Rush,

Artist: Bobby Rush
Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi
Song: “One Monkey Can Stop a Show”
Release Date: March 24, 2023
Label: Deep Rush Records/Thirty Tigers

In Their Words: “Nearly 30 years ago, I wrote and cut the record ‘One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show’ which is about a woman threatening to leave me. Though if she leaves me, I’m going to find someone new. This time, ‘One Monkey Can Stop a Show,’ is in a similar direction, but it means that the woman is not going to let me go. I need to change my actions and treat her better. She’d rather see me dead than see me go. Why I cut this song is because the song ‘Keep on Rollin” is so big with the R&B artist King George today. He’s saying, ‘if you leave me, you ain’t gonna stop nothing, I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing. This train is going to keep on rolling.’ I was talking about in my song, she was so devastated she will stop the train and you. Not only does he call out my song ‘One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show’ in his song, but he also inspired me to come back to the table with a new version of my original.” — Bobby Rush


Photo Credit: Bill Steber

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