"Booker Tease" as written by and Homer Flynn....

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"The Booker Tease" as written by Homer Flynn Hardy Winfred Fox

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    General CommentI know, I know, it's an instrumental, but this song has a meaning, and it's a rhythmic in-joke. "The Booker Tease" I assume is a reference to the R&G group Booker T. & the M.G.'s, who (based on my skimming of Wikipedia) seemed to specialize in tight rock instrumentals.

    The "joke" is that the downbeat of "The Booker Tease" seems to shift by one beat between the two sections, fooling your brain in the process (the "tease" of the title). The song actually begins with a pickup beat in the guitar, tricking you into placing the "one" there. When the "chorus" arrives, the downbeat is revealed to be with the bass drum beat from the rhythm box.

    Subtle, obscure, and goofy musical humor. Fortunately, the music is better than the joke.
    msmoxwilliamson March 03, 2014   Link

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