A year ago, I started a lease on a 2018 Mazda 3 and, on one of my morning drives, I thought I’d give the Sirius/XM app a rest and plug in a CD. And then… Oh yeah, it doesn’t have a compact disc player. Many new cars don’t. The music format that was supposed to kill off vinyl records is
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Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste are fine musicians and did the best they could in saluting rock and roll legends Fats Domino and Chuck Berry at the recent Grammy Awards but, when their brief mashup of Ain’t that a Shame and Maybellene ended, I just stared at the screen. That’s it? Two songs in the middle of the show.
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Good Golly Miss Molly, indeed. In the year 2000, or thereabouts, I shook my maraca with London Ontario’s rockabilly rebels, The Black Holes. On the bass, Jedd House. On guitar, Tom Hillborn. On vocals and rhythm guitar, Vince Braca and, behind the drum kit, the madman who was part Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich and Keith Moon…ladies and gentleman, music lovers
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To listen, click the tracks on the audio player on the right side of my home page. Segment 1 Wanda Jackson rip it up (from her 2011 album produced by Jack White, the Party Ain’t Over) Chuck Berry Carol Creedence Clearvwater Revival green river Sam Cooke cupid (Iive) Colin James I’m lost without you Ray Charles oh lonesome me Johnny
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