Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

Salt Peanuts

Written by Dizzy Gillespie/
Kenny Clarke

“Salt Peanuts” is a bebop tune reportedly composed by Dizzy Gillespie in 1942, credited “with the collaboration of” drummer Kenny Clarke. It is also cited as Charlie Parker’s. The lyrics have no meaning. However, they are a skat/bebop vocal which matches the octave note interval played predominantly throughout the song.

Favorite Recordings

Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker
Miles Davis
Pointer Sisters
Bud Powell