It was recorded by James Brown with his band in and released as a two-part single in For contractual reasons the recording was credited to "Nat Kendrick and the Swans". The recording of " Do the Mashed Potatoes" arose out of James Brown's success in using the Mashed Potato dance as part of his stage show.
Brown wanted to record a Mashed Potatoes-themed instrumental with his band in order to capitalize on the dance's popularity. The first instrumental recorded by Brown and his band, titled "Doodle Bee" and credited to Brown's tenor saxophonist J.
Davis, had not sold well when it was released on King's sister label Federal Records. Brown approached Henry Stonea friend in the music business who ran the Dade Records label, about recording the piece with him. Stone, although nervous about crossing Nathan with whom he did businessarranged for Rebellion - Diary Of Dreams - Freak Perfume to record at his Miami studio.
To prevent Brown's voice from being recognized, Stone overdubbed shouted vocals by Carlton "King" Colemana local radio DJonto the recording, though Brown's voice remains audible in the background. Leadership of the band was officially credited to Nat Kendrick, who was Brown's drummer at the time, while the writing was credited to "Dessie Rozier", a pseudonym for Brown. Steve Alaimo released the song inalso on album Mashed Potatoes.
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