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NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 07-22-2005 19:18

On the King of Rock and Roll.... one of the best 'anthems' ever. .. Long John Baldry is dead.
http://www.canada.com/entertainment/story.html?id=3c334a04-4151-4db9-8aa3-8c235eb3c441

http://www.johnbaldry.com/

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: raht cheah
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 07-22-2005 21:19

The name rings a far off bell, reading through his influences and collaborators I assume I've heard his name dropped from one of those sources, I'm a big fan of many of them.

I'll have to check out his work!

What's this best anthem you speak of? the subject have anything to do with it?

my synmpathies empathies to ye who would care for them =)

NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 07-22-2005 22:20

The 'spoken' word intro as described here is, imo, what makes Baldry's version stand above other renditions.... he then just kicks in and starts crankin it out. If it doesn't get your butt movin'.... check your pulse. =) The lyrics to the 'song' are also on this page.

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Great song by a great artist! Sadly, he's too little known in the USA. Rod Stewart credits Long John with jumpstarting his career. The version of the song that I'm familiar with begins with a long spoken intro. John talks about being arrested for panhandling in London (circa 1956) because he was playing guitar on the street for change. At the hearing, the policeman describes to the judge how Long John was playing "a sort of boogie-woogie music...popular among American Negroes" (pronounced boohjee woohjee). The term "rock'n'roll" apparently hadn't yet made it into mainstream language in Britain yet. That's what motivated John to go into his tirade - "Don't try to lay no Boogie-Woogie on the King of Rock'n'Roll". I've adopted it as a personal catchphrase, & for the last 35 years or so whenever someone is trying to BS me I say, "Don't try to..." etc. etc.


http://aprendizdetodo.com/music/?item=20040208

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