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Music of the Month: Scatman!

I'm the scatman! Who forgets the Scatman John? Scatman John was also famous back in Japan about 12 years ago (even few of his songs included Japanese language). He was also popular in Switzerland when we moved there. I was drenched in study for the Comprehensive exams that are coming in 4 days and Scatman truly relieved me from nerve and anxiety. His song suddenly popped in my head and I just had to go to the YouTube and find his songs. I listened to him for 1/2 hour.

The 2 videos below are YouTube Videos for "I'm a Scatman" and "Scatman's World."

About Scatman John For those of you who don't know Scatman John, his real name is John Paul Larkin. Born in California, he was born with a severe stutter. But he used his stutteredness for his singing. He after playing jazz for many years, he decided to debut as a singer. He was mainly scared that listeners would realize he stuttered, so his wife suggested that he talk about it directly in his music. He recorded the first single, "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)", a song intended to inspire children who stuttered to overcome adversity. He adopted the new name and persona of Scatman John. He has sold millions of recordings worldwide and was named "Best New Artist" in the Echo Awards in both Japan and Germany. He was a recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Annie Glenn Award for outstanding service to the stuttering community and was inducted into the United States National Stuttering Association Hall of Fame.