Posted by Jon Hendricks (22.214.171.124) on February 03, 2003 at 13:01:34:
In Reply to: Benny's From Heaven posted by Jane on January 31, 2003 at 00:20:09:
: Not sure if Benny's From Heaven was written by Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vincon or Jon Hendricks... I'm looking for the lyrics and many others... Any websites I can check out?
"Benny's From Heaven" is a parody on "Penny's Fromm Heaven". Though it was sung by Eddie Jefferson, it has been done by many others before him and has become a part of American Show Business lore. As far as I know, there is no more known about who wrote the parody than about any of the slaves who wrote any of the spirituals.
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