WQED Sessions

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Phat Man Dee

Phat Man Dee is a cosmic jazz cabaret vocalist, band leader and music educator.

AIRED: October 07, 2020 | 0:04:56
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TRANSCRIPT

- My name is Phat Man Dee

and I am Pittsburgh's premier

jazz singer in Yinzer Jew

and you are currently tuned in to WQED Sessions.

(audience applauding)

(smooth jazz music)

♪ Hey phat chick you got it coming to you ♪

♪ Hey phat chick you got it coming to you ♪

♪ Hey phat chick you had it coming to you ♪

(smooth jazz music)

♪ When I was young I joined the circus ♪

♪ I came up with freaks, it's true ♪

♪ But while I saw the niche

♪ And I only dreamed of kids and you ♪

♪ I sang to lovely rubber men

♪ And for fire-breathing bikes

♪ We didn't have no Facebook

♪ So you could not count the likes ♪

♪ I got when I ate them like Bob ♪

♪ So when I climbed in that spike ♪

♪ Through my tongue and through my heart ♪

♪ 'Cause there's no plates upon these bikes ♪

♪ Hey phat chick you got it coming to you ♪

♪ Hey phat chick you got it coming to you ♪

♪ Hey phat chick you had it coming to you ♪

(smooth jazz music)

♪ We left from San Francisco

♪ All the way to Brooklyn town

♪ It's amazing how far you travel ♪

♪ On the powers of a cloud

♪ Blossom in Minneapolis

♪ Again tomorrow in new Orleans ♪

♪ For me I have a Pittsburgh cake ♪

♪ She don't know what that means ♪

♪ We've got lots of freaks and drag queens ♪

♪ and burlesques by the store

♪ For a Jasmine they're righteous ♪

♪ They have to fight this war

(smooth jazz music)

♪ Prepare your townsmen coming

♪ Best you should lock up their men ♪

♪ 'Cause this phat chick she's a singer ♪

♪ And with her band and with her friends ♪

♪ She's got dancing, she's got fire ♪

♪ she's got jazz and she's got freaks ♪

♪ Her poems cut with fierceness ♪

♪ Like we ain't seen since the fleets ♪

♪ She's large and she is lovely ♪

♪ So don't forget to stare

♪ When you laugh you'll all be wondering ♪

♪ If you can find one like the mayor ♪

♪ Hey phat chick you got it coming to you ♪

♪ Hey phat chick you got it coming to you ♪

♪ Hey phat chick you had it coming to you ♪

♪ Hey phat chick you got it coming to you ♪

♪ Hey phat chick you got it coming to you ♪

♪ Hey phat chick you had it coming to you ♪

(loud accordion music)

There's great musicians all over

but Pittsburgh has an extremely special jazz scene

and the musicians that you can work with here,

it's like we're all emotionally connected

to each other and psychically connected.

And it's like with your brothers and your sisters.

(loud jazz music)

I do you love to sing.

I'm glad that people enjoy my voice.

I think being a creative person in the world

means you also have to be a business person.

So it's not really as easy

as just showing up and singing.

Music doesn't pay as well as freaks do.

(crowd applauding)

(smooth jazz music)

♪ So try to meet me in dreamland ♪

♪ Your love is pure

♪ I'll be the one with the roses ♪

♪ And every one of them is yours ♪

(smooth jazz music)


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