A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from January 28, 2006
“(I Love to Play Piano) Let Me Bang Your Box” (1954)
"(I Love to Play Piano) Let Me Bang Your Box" is a 1954 novelty song by The Toppers. Robin Byrd (http://www.robinbyrd.com) plays the song at the end of her Manhattan cable tv sex show, "The Robin Byrd Show."

The porn industry guests on the show strip and dance to the tune (not really all about playing a piano, of course) at the show's end. The song and the Robin Byrd Show attained a cult status in the early 1980s, but Times Square and the entertainment world have changed considerably since then. The show appears in cable often in re-runs, and many of the porn palaces mentioned are now gone.


Wikipedia: Robin Byrd
Robin Byrd (b. April 6, 1957, in New York, New York) is an American former porn actress and the host of The Robin Byrd Show, which has appeared on leased public-access cable television in New York City for close to thirty years.

Genius.com (lyrics)
(I Love to Play Your Piano) Let Me Bang Your Box
The Toppers
Release Date February 1, 1954


Well, my baby gave a party the other night
The party was gettin' dead
I spied a piano in the corner
Looked at my baby and said

"Baby, let me bang your box
Baby, let me bang your box
Baby, let me play your eighty-eight
Gonna play till the whole house rocks"

YouTube
Toppers - Baby Let Me Bang Your Box - Jubilee 5136 - 1954
Apr 21, 2012
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DOOWOP - VOCAL GROUP HARMONY
Toppers - (I Love To Play Your Piano) Baby Let Me Bang Your Box / You're Laughing 'Cause I'm Crying - Jubilee 5136 - 1954
Toppers - Baby Let Me Bang Your Box - Jubilee 5136 - 1954

YouTube
Baby Let Me Bang Your Box
Aug 23, 2012
xdarling7
The Bangers 1965

YouTube
Baby Let Me Bang Your Box
Oct 30, 2015
Rob Rio (BMI) - Topic
Provided to YouTube by CDBaby
Baby Let Me Bang Your Box · Rob Rio
Swingtrain
℗ 1996 Rob Rio
Released on: 1996-01-01

Annoying Info (2001)
The Résumé
Robin Byrd
Occupation: Porn Star/Host
(1957- )
Hosts the 'Robin Byrd Show' on Public Access (New York City)
Mrs. Hardwicke in 'Debbie Does Dallas'
Starred in 'The Pink Ladies,' 'Silky,' 'Hot Honey,' 'Period of Attachment,' 'Her Name Was Lisa' and 'The Last Sex Act'
Sings the porno hit, 'Baby, Let Me Bang Your Box'

Why might be annoying:
She is obnoxious.
She is aggressive.
She appears nude on her show annually on New Years Eve.
She sells all sorts of adult junk on her web site.
She is a bit plump and too middle aged to be a porn star.
As a publicity stunt, she and Barry Manilow staged their engagement.

Why might not be annoying:
She prefers women over men.
She is still able to maintain a career.
Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film/Circus • Saturday, January 28, 2006 • Permalink