Lovin' Spoonful - Name-dropping

Lovin Spoonful band name idea - Big silver spoonThe music the New York folk rock band The Lovin' Spoonful made was occasionally described by former frontman John Sebastian as 'a combination of Mississippi John Hurt and Chuck Berry'.

Most music lovers will know who the latter is. And regarding John Hurt: it was not without reason that Sebastian mentioned him, because the band name seems to come directly from his song Coffee Blues:

‘Good mornin’ baby/How you do this mornin’?/Well please ma’am just a lovin’ spoon/Just a lovin’ spoonful/I declare I got to have my lovin’ spoonful.’

Lovin' spoonful in this case means that last drop of coffee that goes in as an extra sweet sip.

There is a complication however: we are told that a lovin' spoonful also is slang for the average amount of semen a healthy guy produces. Now we only need to figure out if this would be a teaspoon, dessertspoon, soup spoon or ladle … Luckily 10CC gives a clue.

Active: 1965-1969; 1980; 1991-present, USA
Site: http://www.lovinspoonful.com/

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Anonymous said...

I immediately thought it was with regard to Cocaine!
As Creams Spoonfull does.

Unknown said...

Cream's Spoonful was a cover version of the Willie Dixon Blues classic originally recorded in 1961 by Howlin' Wolf and by many other Blues Legends before Cream recorded their version 9n 1968 and, according to Mr. Dixon it is about lovemaking...not drugs.

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