'Jock-A-Mo' singer-composer Crawford dies | UPI.com

James Crawford, a New Orleans R&B singer who wrote and recorded the Mardi Gras hit "Jock-A-Mo," died while in hospice care, officials said. He was 77.

Crawford, known as "Sugar Boy," died early Saturday after a brief illness, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete.

"Jock-A-Mo," which took its lyrics from Mardi Gras Indian chants, was remade by the Dixie Cups as "Iko Iko." Artists such as Dr. John, the Grateful Dead and Cyndi Lauper also recorded variations of "Jock-A-Mo."

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