Genie On A Table Top

Album: Famous Last Words (1993)
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Songfacts®:

  • Is this song really about Louis Armstrong? Apparently so, although when he introduced it at the S.P.A.C.E. music venue in Evanston, Illinois on June 3, 2012, Al said it was a one of only two happy songs he had ever written - which is surely an exaggeration. Rock songs are written in metaphors, he said, but this one is written entirely in similes.

    Running to 3 minutes 47 seconds, the studio version is the 5th track on his 1993 Famous Last Words album, and yes, Satchmo does get a brief mention towards the end. In a simile, of course. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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