Mere Words Cannot Express

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John Scott lists the best wordless verbal musical utterances from DuvAlumni.

7. “whooo whooo” – chorus of Quad City DJ’s on “C’mon Ride the Train”

Some onomatopoeia was bound to make the list; the train whistle in the dance floor classic from this Jacksonville group was everywhere in 1996.

8. “quack quack” – uttered by the, er, um, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees.

Sooner or later we were going to have to claim him (I received emails that I didn’t include him in my previous Jacksonville Top 40 list.) But, yes, Rick Dees was born here, moved at an early age, became a popular radio personality in Memphis, and there recorded this song, which became a number one pop hit in 1976. Blame it on the boogie, guys.  In the above video Dees looks really embarrassed by the whole thing, not as much though, as the back-up singers. Even the duck suit looks embarrassed to be a part of it.

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