Song of the Day: Jump ‘n The Saddle Band, “The Curly Shuffle”

Jerome Lester Horwitz, known to all as Curly Howard, was born on October 22, 1903. As the most easily-recognizable of the Three Stooges, he was also arguably the most popular. The Chicago area band Jump ‘n The Saddle Band released this in 1984 after "Three Stooges" shorts returned to the airwaves after being banished in the 1960’s. It reached #19 on the Hot 100.

11 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Jump ‘n The Saddle Band, “The Curly Shuffle”

    1. Larry made the humor work. If it was just Moe and Curly or Moe and Shemp, it wouldn’t be anywhere near as funny. It’s hard to pin down exactly why…

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  1. Oh, how I loved The 3 Stooges growing up in the 50’s and 60’s. I was living in Arkansas when this song came out and it was a hit there. Loved hearing it again; it’s been years.

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    1. It was a huge hit in the Chicago area, hometown of Jump ‘n The Saddle Band. WFLD in Chicago was the station that was playing Three Stooges shorts late at night, the inspiration for the song (as the third verse says, “Me and my friends, we all like to see/ Comedy Classics on late night TV…”)

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  2. (FWIW, I was a fan) Just like certain later clowns, Curly’s on-screen trashing of civilizational norms gave license to others so inclined to follow suit, in Mr. Howard’s case, schoolchildren.

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    1. I think you could extend that to Moe and Larry, but it’s true, once Curly left and Shemp took over, it lost its appeal to the young’uns. Now that I’m older, I can appreciate what Shemp brought to the trio and think that they wouldn’t be anywhere near as funny if Larry wasn’t there. Curly was special, though, like a big kid…

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