Robert "Kool" Bell has cited that this song was heavily influenced by the legendary bandleader/entertainer Cab Calloway's 1930s songs "You Gotta Hi-De-Ho", "The Hi-De-Ho Miracle Man" and "Minnie the Moocher
." Although attempts to replicate Calloway's "Big Band" sound were originally attempted, Bell and the band's lead vocalist James "J.T." Taylor opted to go with a more stripped back "rhythmic" feel instead.
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