Help me identify this music to strip to.
December 7, 2008 7:22 PM   Subscribe

Please help me identify this old song. There are no vocals, but lots of trumpets. It's a smoky standard that they often play in the movies when there is stripping, like on a stage.

I first heard it on an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, namely, the "Badda-Bing Badda-Bang" episode and they play it at minutes 1:15 to 1:44.

Through some more internet searching, I read that it is also used in the movie "Back to the Future Part II" during the "dance" scene, but not having a copy of B2TFP2, am not able to cross-identify it.

I have, however, turned the music from the DS9 episode into a small mp3 that I have posted at the site Yousendit for the next week. Here is the download link:

Any help anyone could give me would be much appreciated.
I plan to do a striptease for my girlfriend come Valentine's Day, and wanted a "clean copy" of this song to play while I did it.

posted by Sully to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Without pulling it up, I'm guessing it's "The Stripper" by David Rose.
posted by Madamina at 7:33 PM on December 7, 2008

Okay, I lied. Still looking.
posted by Madamina at 7:38 PM on December 7, 2008

It sounds like a very bluesy version of The Stripper just like Madamina said.
posted by Foam Pants at 7:41 PM on December 7, 2008

Best answer: Okay, it's "Night Train."
posted by Madamina at 7:44 PM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]

Specifically, the Alvino Rey version on iTunes should work well for you :D
posted by Madamina at 7:46 PM on December 7, 2008

Here's an iTunes link to "The Stripper" and one to "Night Train".
posted by ocherdraco at 7:55 PM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]

"Night Train" was a staple among middle and high school jazz bands when I was a student playing in them (80's). James Brown's version made me totally rethink my approach to bass playing. He took this tune with its most bombastic of swing beats, ironed it out totally straight--not even a single funky reverse beat in there-- and it's completely musical, danceable, and awesome.

Anyway, yeah. Night Train.
posted by nonmyopicdave at 8:21 PM on December 7, 2008

It's also in the dance scene in Back to the Future, in addition to being in the dance scene in Back to the Future II (as you said).
posted by Jaltcoh at 9:23 PM on December 7, 2008

Response by poster: Oh my god.
You people are amazing.
Thank you so much!
That is simply great.
posted by Sully at 9:58 PM on December 7, 2008

Response by poster: Oooh.
The Stripper
is pretty great also.
Maybe I'll follow up
Night Train with that
if I find Night Train
goes too quickly.

Anyway, I love the
hive mind.
posted by Sully at 10:02 PM on December 7, 2008

This is one of my favorite CD's of all time - I've bought it for several people and they all loved it. It's based on the 1950's LP called How to Strip For Your Husband.
posted by 8dot3 at 6:18 AM on December 8, 2008

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