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A couple weeks ago I played Moxy Fruvous covering the Tom Waits song "Jockey Full Of Bourbon"... here's a very different take on it by blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa.
Earlier this week Mayor Lovely Warren held a press conference to talk about this year's "Party In The Park" lineup. She had Brother Wease (whom she called "her brother from another mother") announce the bands that would be playing this year. One of artists is one of Wease's all time favorites, Lucinda Williams. As long as I'm back into a "covers" mindset, here is Lucinda covering AC/DC...
The gritty sound of Lucinda Williams reminded me of a guy named Dan Baird. Do you remember him? Maybe you do, but the name doesn't ring a bell. He was the lead singer of The Georgia Satellites (Keep Your Hands to Yourself). In 1992 he put out a very good solo album, and this was the "hit single", that wasn't really that big a hit, but I got a kick out of it.
I mentioned earlier that Free Comic Book Day wasn't the only holiday this weekend. Tomorrow is Star Wars Day. Why is it "Star Wars Day"? May the Fourth Be With You. Get it??? You're probably thinking... "Billy, you can't possibly have a Star Wars song". I have TWO of them!!! Both by the same artist, Weird Al Yankovic. We'll start with his parody of the Kinks classic "Lola", about everyone's favorite backwards talking Muppet....
.... and then after the Star Wars prequel "The Phantom Menace" came out Al did a prequel of his own, a comical version of Don McClean's "American Pie" called "The Saga Begins".
I'll close up this section of this weekend's "show" with some classic live blues from Muddy Waters doing a song most of you are probably familiar with thanks to George Thorogood, "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer".
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