Nov 24, 2009

The Jackal

One of my all-time favorite TV shows is The West Wing.  Might be #1 on the list really, well...the first 3 years at least.  And Press Secretary CJ Cregg as played by Allisson Janney is my favorite character on the show.  Especially when she is acting the fool, like when she lip-synced her way through The Jackal.   Click on that link to see the magic.

Or just take a listen to the full version by Ronny Jordan and Dana Bryant.  This is one of the tunes that we listened to around the fire the other night.  Not sure why that is important, but there you go.  Enjoy!

The Jackal
by Ronny Brown and Dana Bryant

Did I ever tell you about the man who changed my life?
The one I thought, ohhh. Lord, when I saw him walkin' back in that bar, all tall and
lean with them broad shoulders, sweeeet lips, I knew that I had died and gone to. . .
Chocolate Heaven. . .

He had a real deep voice, white pearly teeth, his shoe was always shiny.
Long slender fingers manicured perfectly.
The man wore 800-dollar Italian suit, straight from, I dunno, what would they call it,
Milan or Rome or someplace like that?

I knew it wasn't local.
I said, I got to get next to that.
I haven't seen him in a long time.
The man was so fine, he could get any good girl into trouble. . .
Can you guess what his name was?. . .
Well. . . 'The Jackal'. . . 'The Jackal'. Say. 'The Jackal'. . .

He was fat back cat cool like a Friday afternoon martini, chillin' at a quarter after 5.
Twist of lime, Coke on the side.
The brother loved the high life.
Had a Ph.D. in street stride.
They called him 'The Jackal'.

He was big Mack daddy super black stylin' a diamonds in the back Cadillac.
Fur-lined boards, white wall wheels, cruise control, built for speed, chrome on evray-thang.
And stereophonic speakers, though he really didn't need them.
When they called him. . . 'The Jackal'. Say. 'The Jackal'. . .

Fly boy was in the buttermilk, hard, livin' fast, livin' large, 6 foot 4 and not an ounce of fat!
When women asked, 'is you a Cat?' He said 'I did more that that.
I'm the firmest of the firm
And in case you, hadn't known, they call me 'The Jackal'.

Served the 18-year bid first Riker's Island then they hid him in the state
penitentiary. Said the charge was Grand Larceny.
That was 1975, and today, if he's still alive, he'd be living in the park.
Hm. The brother whose claim to fame was that they called him 'The Jackal'. 'The Jackal'. . ."


Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. CJ Cregg IS the Jackal!


savannah said...

i plan on having my own personal west wing marathon this year on my birthday, sugar! it's my present to myself. h'mmmm, maybe we could do a live blog, wait, i'm the only one who'll be home alone on new year's eve!!! *sigh* xoxox

Slyde said...

My old CB handle used to be "Chocolate Heaven"....

Verdant Earl said...

Savannah - another devotee, eh? Love that frickin' show!

Slyde - Ah, CB handles. The were the first anon screen names, weren't they?

Railroad Charlie said...

Worst. Post. Ever.

*click mah name to see the real me doctah, DOCTAH!

Verdant Earl said...

Charlie - you been spendin' too much time on the rails, my furry friend.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Chocolate heaven....that could mean so many different things....

Verdant Earl said...

Candy - I think you knoooooow what it means.