In his second disc, Mr. Gavitt dusted off several songs he had almost forgotten like “Carolyne”, “One Pant Man” and “Bugaloo”; he paid a homage to Jamaican traditional songs by including the piece “72 Weeds”, the 72 weeds capable of curing any illness, if only you manage to pronounce all their names correctly, and he interprets a piece by Papa Houdini, old calypsonian who he considers his mentor.
So, we unplugged the nearby refrigerators once again, begged the hotel guests to be quiet, asked the bus drivers and delivery truck drivers to turn off their engines and put up the matresses in the studio/room. This time, the dogs and parrots proved an amazing degree of respect to Papaya Music's microphones and we managed to record Dr. Bombodee y otros pequeños desastres.
Bombodee sounds like a somersault. It has no translation. It is a word Walter Ferguson used to hear a lot as a child in Cahuita, a small village that was isolated from the outside world until the 1980s. An old man used it to to say “Don't do that, you're going roll in bombodee”.
Dr. Bombodee's desire is to serve his community but as soon as he draws out his scalpel, people panic and run away or call the police on him.
Walter Ferguson is Doctor Bombodee, the village doctor, the one who heals any ailment with music. He's the “one pant man” who wonders around with his guitar recording absurd situations that happen to his neighbors. He's also the student who thinks he's made it because he learned how to spell G-O-O-D.
The disasters this popular musician causes are nothing more than innocent jokes. Healthy humor that good doctors may recommend their patients for them to forget their maladies for a while.