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  1. "This is called radiatin' the eighty-eights..." ~ from a Dr John song intro. Dr. John is a disciple of Professor Longhair and other New Orleans players. With musicians like Huey "Piano" Smith and "Fats" Domino, there seems to be a lot of musical interchange and mutual admiration going on down there. Also deserving of recognition is Nicky Hopkins(<). Most people probably have admired some of his work, whether they know his name or not.
  2. SWV - Sisters With Voices MTX - The Mr.T Experience
  3. Could this possibly be Don't Cry For Me Argentina from the musical Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice? It was originally produced in the mid 70s (See the link. It might be the 1976 single of this song by Julie Covington). Madonna performed the Eva Peron role in the 1996 movie version.
  4. Black Slacks (1957) made One Hit Wonders of rockabilly artists Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones. Black denim trousers or "black slacks" ('pegged fourteen' of course) were in fashion among rock 'n' rollers in the late 50s. "Daddy-O" was a term of fellowship.
  5. Word Police* on patrol: I think whoever is quoted here meant decorum. *Our Motto: "To protect and serve .. and increase vocabulary."
  6. AC/DShe is an " all-girl tribute to Bon Scott-era AC/DC". They played the local county fair, so I wasn't expecting more than gimmicky watered-down covers. Surprise! Their playing and their show-womanship is impeccable. If they hit your neighborhood, get ready for TNT.
  7. A famous "rainforest bird sounds" instrumental from the late 1950s is Quiet Village by Martin Denny (<) Martin Denny is the founding father of "Exotica" music. Without a doubt, this song influenced any subsequent jungle "bird sounds in the background" tunes.
  8. Cripple Creek, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Chest Fever, Stage Fright, etc. For more, see the The Band's "farewell" concert film "The Last Waltz" directed by Martin Scorsese.
  9. dug, Are you trying to give Olivia's Hopelessly Devoted fans a Heart Attack? They would Honestly Love You to admit you were joking. Have You Never Been Mellow?
  10. The way I heard this was that 9cc (cubic centimeters) was the average. So the group's name was "going one better". (Reminds me of Spinal Tap's "11" on their amp dial.)
  11. These are the specific lyrics that I can't get a clue to. Maybe I should write a letter to Mick Jagger.
  12. The first song I thought about was Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) by the Rolling Stones. Distrurbing lyrics. No pregnancy, though.
  13. Well, you're welcome. But I think the real "greatest mystery in existence" is this one (<).
  14. Whoops DG90125 ! Chris Kenner's lyrics are listed (right here at home) in Songfacts. Under Land of 1,000 Dances with a comma !
  15. Most songs by Bad Company (Bad Company, Can't Get Enough of Your Love, etc.). The drums are usually prominent and contagious.
  16. Hours of eye candy and brain food at the Tralfaz Archives art gallery. Plus a couple of my own favorites. There are lots of vinyl LPs with these kinds of unique packages that never could be translated into CD jewel boxes.
  17. Lots of potential leads on the Land of 1000 Dances page (<). Chris Kenner is the writer. His own version reached number seventy-seven in the charts. Allen Toussaint recorded the song in 1962. [both those should have the lyrics intact] Frankie Garcia of Cannibal and the Headhunters tells the story of forgetting the words. [That "na-na-na-na" version and Wilson Pickett's are the ones I'm familiar with]
  18. ********** The Idealized Van Morrison ********* from a Bang Records compilation album released in 1977. [ I planned to post this to the Van Morrison thread, but those messages suddenly vanished without a trace. The first poster mentioned that he pictured Van as tall, black and magnetic rather than short, white and ugly. My guess is someone construed that as racist, and the thread got axed ??] Anyway this cover art by Kevin Seale doesn't look anything like Van Morrison ever did.
  19. I was amazed (but somehow not surprised) to see Omaha by Moby Grape in this list. I sought out this classic short song to download a few years ago. Lots of information in The Moby Grape Story (<) about the band, the song, and the success that never happened.
  20. "Six months ain't no sentence Lord, and one year ain't no time. They got boys up on the Ponderosa Servin' nine to ninety-nine." from the song Junko Partner on "Dr. John's Gumbo" album. According to the liner notes, it is an anthem of the inmates at Angola State Prison in Louisiana.
  21. cosmosis, Just joshin', buddy. No hostility intended. My point is I still don't get yours. It seems like Rock & Roll was operating on a full head of steam at the time Led Zeppelin hit the scene. But what does any of this have to do with their popularity?
  22. So Rock & Roll is like - what? - fully developed now. I was trying to understand what you mean, but it was too big a bear in my mind. I think maybe you got Zep confused with Bill Haley and The Comets.
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