Ada from Decatur
December 3, 2007 5:23 AM Subscribe
Please help me find a song filter: Looking for the song Ada from Decatur.
posted by Pollomacho to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
My very cute and very sweet 8 month old daughter is named after her great-great-grandmother, Ada. While out and about in my North East DC neighborhood we ran into a very nice old lady who shared some smiles and coos with Ada and asked her name. When I told her, she asked if I'd ever heard the old tune Ada from Decatur?
My google-fu has failed me, except for one reference on a WFMU playlist for December 18, 1999 where Ada from Decatur by Jimmy Liggins off the Duplex label was played. Knowing Jimmy and Joe Liggins as swingin' R&B musicians of the late 40's, this song is a must have! Please help oh mighty hive mind!
Also, I am aware that Ada from Decatur is also a craps term. I went to college with many a degenerate gambler in Mississippi who also refer to jacks as "cowboys," queens as "ladies," and nines as "neener-ross." Thanks again!