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Springfield Soul Stew

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Springfield Soul Stew
Song Information
Singers: Julie Kavner
Characters: Marge Simpson
Length: 2:37
Writer(s): Curt Ousley
Album: The Simpsons Sing the Blues

Springfield Soul Stew is the eighth track on the album The Simpsons Sing the Blues. It is an adaptation of the song "Memphis Soul Stew" by King Curtis. It is mostly spoken word provided by Marge.


(clears throat) Um, today's special is Springfield Soul Stew. We sell so much of this, people wonder what we put in it. Well, we're gonna tell ya right now. (clears throat again) Gimme about a half a teacup of bass.
(bass slaps a riff)
Now I need a pound of fatback drums.
(drums enters)
Now, gimme four tablespoons of boilin' Springfield guitar, this is gonna taste alright.
(guitarist plays a riff)
Mmmm, delicious. Mmm, now just a little pinch of organ.
(organist plays)
Now gimme half a pint of horn.
(saxophonist enters)
Place on the burner and bring to a boil. Yeah, that's it, that's it, that's it right there. Now beat...
(the music crescendoes as the drummer fills in to the next section)
...well! Take it, Lisa!
(Lisa blows her horn)
Ooh, woo-ooh!
Ooh, thank you!
Mmmm...now let's take it on home! 'Cause, uh, we gotta go home!
That's my girl!


Produced by John Boylan

Lead Vocal: Marge (Julie Kavner)

Keyboards, Programming: John Capek

Synclavier: Brian Mendelsohn

Guitar: Andrew Gold

Drums: Michael Botts

Bass: Mark Leonard

Synclavier: Brian Mendelsohn

B-3 Organ: Jai Winding

Trumpet: Steve Madaio

Tenor Sax: David Woodford

Trombone: Nick Lane

Recorded at Lion Share Studios, West Hollywood

Engineers: Guy DeFazio, Paul Grupp

Mixed at The Complex, West Los Angeles

Engineers: Paul Grupp

Assistants: Guy DeFazio

Written by Curt Ousley and published ℗ 1967 Warner-Tamerline Publishing Corp. BMI/Original Title "Memphis Soul Stew"