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Musical palate cleanser, “who’s that guitar player?” edition

The song is Wilson Pickett’s version of the Beatles’ “Hey Jude”.

The guitar player Eric Clapton asked about is Duane Allman.

Good question.

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Musical palate cleanser, ‘Mats and Dalmations edition

So Andy Staples puts out a top 25 Disney songs list and ranks “Cruella de Vil”  23rd.  Clearly, the man has gone through his entire life without hearing The Replacements version.  Sad!

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Musical palate cleanser, I can name that song in one note edition

Is this the greatest opening guitar chord in the history of rock music, or the greatest opening guitar chord ever?

And what’s the over/under on the number of people that movie inspired to start bands?  I’m not sure I can count that high.

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Happy Fourth, y’all.

Any place that can boast the likes of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers must be doing something right.

That goes double for the Godfather of Soul.

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Musical palate cleanser, who are these guys? edition

Some rock critic once called The Long Ryders’ “Looking for Lewis and Clark” the best rock song of the 1980s.  Hyperbole, maybe, but I will say it’s one of the greatest songs an obscure band ever laid down.

Man, that cooks.  These guys deserved a bigger audience than they ever got.

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Musical palate cleanser, big band blast edition

This one popped up on the music player yesterday and it’s a real kick.  It’s from a 2008 album of Tom Waits’ covers that Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes horn player Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg put together called Grapefruit Moon.  Entitled “Down, Down, Down”, with Southside Johnny handling vocal and harmonica duties, this sucker just flat out sizzles from the get-go.

That ought to get you going this morning.

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Musical palate cleanser, “It’s all about the songs” edition

Steve Earle covering “Midnight Rider”… what else needs to be said?

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