Larkin was worried that listeners would realize he stuttered, and his wife Judy suggested that he talk about it directly in his music. Working with dance producers Ingo Kays and Tony Catania, he recorded the first single, “Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)”, a song intended to inspire children who stuttered to overcome adversity.
“Everybody stutters one way or the other So check out my message to you As a matter of fact, I don’t let nothin’ hold you back If the Scatman can do it, so can you…”
Ok, thanks to this video from Todd in the Shadows I was made aware that Scatman John was a HUGE star in Japan in the 1990s and even inspired a series of crossover ads for Coke with Ultraman! It even generated a CD single called ScatUltraman!
Oh and you bet I went to Youtube to find a link. Here you go! ScatUltraman!