Who is Mr Bojangles?
the mouse on "The Green Mile" Mr. Bojangles was the stage name of Bill Robinson. He was born May 25, 1878 and was a tap and soft-shoe dancer. His talent and persistence hepled break down the color barrier in Vaudeville.
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Bobby Brown danced as Mr. Bojangles on the BET Music Awards show. I am not sure what year it was. He danced as Whitney Houston song the lyrics to the song.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Jerry Jeff Walker wrote and performed the original Mr Bojangles in 1968. Sine then, many artists have recorded covers of it, including -. Neil Diamond, The Nitty Gritty Dirt …Band, Nina Simone.....
"Mr. Bojangles" is a popular song written and initially recorded byJerry Jeff Walker in 1968 and covered since by many other artists.The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band took the song t…o #9 on the Billboard popchart in 1971. The song was inspired by an encounter with a streetperformer in the New Orleans first precinct jail. Although this mancould tap dance, the inspiration for the song was not the famousstage and movie dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, nor the NewOrleans blues musician Babe Stovall. According to Walker, a murderon the July 4th weekend of 1965 precipitated the arrest of all thestreet people in the area. In the crowded cell, a dishevelled, old,homeless man got talking to Walker, who had been arrested earlierin the day. The man told various stories of his life, but the tonedarkened after 'Mr Bojangles' recalled his dog who had been runover. Someone then asked for something to lighten the mood and theman obliged with a tap dance."
The difference between Mr. Bojangles and Mr. Jingles is that Mr.Bojangles was a fictional character that is sung about. Mr. Jingleswas an actual character that a person could …see on the show,"Captain Kangaroo". Mr. Jingles was the name of the bunny puppet onthat show.
Jerry Jeff Walker
Neil Diamond gets two songs here, " Mr . Bojangles ," and "Forever in Blue Jeans."
Jerry Jeff Walker in 1968. Bojangles was a nickname of black dancer Bill Robertson (1878-1968-though the song is actually about a street performer that he met.
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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Neil Diamond
In Music Genres
I have a version by Michael Buble, it was on a compilation album of versions of the song by many artists
In Robert Downey Jr.
In Music Genres
No. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's version does sound like JimCroce's voice, but it's not him. Croce had many "character songs,"but "Mr. Bojangles" wasn't one of them.
In Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages
Bill Robinson (Mr. Bojangles) was born on May 25, 1878.
In Elton John
He may have but the original artist is Neil Diamond.