Morning Song – Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)
In the early 1960s dance crazes happened at warp speed…especially considering there was no internet.
Take the Mashed Potato for example. There were at least a dozen singles released—in 1962 alone—to try to capitalize on its popularity.
Philadelphia native Dee Dee Sharp had two of them: “Mashed Potato Time” and “Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)”, and it’s “Gravy” that must have had the self-appointed guardians of moral virtue of the day up in arms.
Not only does it make clear that what would become known as the Sexual Revolution was, in large part, a feminist project; it also makes it sound fun.
What’s your dancing, without romancing?
So put that something extra on the line.
Gimme (gravy) on my mash potatoes….