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Musical palate cleanser, blue-eyed soul edition

Here’s Fitz and The Tantrums with Daryl Hall, on Hall’s Live From Daryl’s House, doing “Breakin’ The Chains of Love” to get your week started on the right note.

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Musical palate cleanser, word association edition

This will probably sound a little strange, but when I see the phrase “Fromm can’t pass”, this song immediately comes to mind, because the words fit the rhythm.

Weird, I know.  But at least my subconscious has good taste… there’s no bad time to hear Emmylou, right?

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Forget “it’s time to attack the day”.

This could very well be the most badass pre-game ceremony I’ve ever watched (h/t).

Man, I wish there was some way to import that to a Saturday afternoon between the hedges.  Or at least sign a couple of those dudes as defensive linemen.  Wowser.

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Musical palate cleanser, rock you all night long edition

Somebody in yesterday’s comments dredged up some Ten Years After lyrics, which inspired me to post a little Alvin Lee.  This is a version of the group’s most famous tune, “I’m Going Home”, that appeared on an underrated solo album of Lee’s, where he performed with a bunch of iconic Nashville musicians.  It really kicks some ass.

Woo!

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Musical palate cleanser, it’s worth it for the time I had edition

R.I.P., Fat Man.

Fats Domino, the New Orleans rhythm-and-blues singer whose two-fisted boogie-woogie piano and nonchalant vocals, heard on dozens of hits, made him one of the biggest stars of the early rock ’n’ roll era, died on Tuesday at his home in Harvey, La., across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. He was 89.

His death was confirmed by the Jefferson Parish coroner’s office.

Mr. Domino had more than three dozen Top 40 pop hits through the 1950s and early ’60s, among them “Blueberry Hill,” “Ain’t It a Shame” (also known as “Ain’t That a Shame,” which is the actual lyric), “I’m Walkin’,”“Blue Monday” and “Walkin’ to New Orleans.” Throughout he displayed both the buoyant spirit of New Orleans, his hometown, and a droll resilience that reached listeners worldwide.

He sold 65 million singles in those years, with 23 gold records, making him second only to Elvis Presley as a commercial force. Presley acknowledged Mr. Domino as a predecessor.

“A lot of people seem to think I started this business,” Presley told Jet magazine in 1957. “But rock ’n’ roll was here a long time before I came along. Nobody can sing that music like colored people. Let’s face it: I can’t sing it like Fats Domino can. I know that.”

Ain’t much more you can add to that.

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Musical palate cleanser, I just went on and tol’ her edition

A couple of you caught the musical reference in a header from last week, so I thought I’d share the song, R.L. Burnside’s “It’s Bad You Know”.  It’s one of those songs that’s hard to get out of your head once you’ve heard it.

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Musical palate cleanser, you were the best I’d ever had edition

He has a point.

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