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Behind the Dance: Benny Hill, Boots Randolph and Yakety Sax

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 8:25 AM

On November 8, 2014, I called a square dance and led some line and round dancing for a church social gathering in a barn near South Charleston, Ohio. We had up to five squares dancing with all ages present. I especially appreciated the enthusiasm of the high school and young adult dancers.


Being in this area brings back memories of a summer 1982 internship I served with the Landmark Seed Plant. That summer included spending a lot of time hanging out with a friend I made at a Farm Bureau Youth conference in 1981. Later that decade, I was in this friend's wedding. As time rolled on, we just didn't stay in touch with each other much.


It so happens the 20 year old son of that friend attended this dance.  I gave him some background of my friendship with his dad. During that conversation I recalled a vacation we took together to Nashville.


One of the stops on that Nashville vacation was Boots Randolph's club located in Printer's Alley. It was a great dinner/music show. We thoroughly enjoyed hearing Boots play his famous song "Yakety Sax." You may recall that song as Benny Hill's theme song and the music that accompanied the chase scenes on his show.


I recall a fun little line dance to Yakety Sax that I plan to put back into my dances. Contact me if you would like me to teach the Yakety Sax line dance at an event you are hosting. In the meantime, enjoy this performance of Yakety Sax by Boots Randolph, Chet Atkins and Ray Stevens.


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Categories: Behind the Dance, Fun With People, Line & Round Dance

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