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 Popeye's 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” (1950s)
"(I Love to Play Piano) Let Me Bang Your Box" was a 1950s 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.

Well my baby had 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
I'm gonna bang 'til the whole house rocks
I've been playin' piano, large and small
But you've got the best piano of all
I banged everyone in the neighbourhood
Never banged one that sounds so good
I've got a shuffle, a back beat, a boogie woogie too
But when I play my jelly roll you won't know what to do

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.

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
Music/Dance/Theatre/Film/Circus • (0) Comments • Saturday, January 28, 2006 • Permalink