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Offline Elderberry

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Some kind of a fight
« on: July 27, 2021, 12:01:09 am »
Powerline Posted on July 26, 2021 by Scott Johnson

Sir Michael Philip Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent, England on July 26, 1943. He turns 78 today. I thought we might take a look back at some of his work with Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones that has stayed with me over the years. Even with an hour’s worth of the music, however, I know we are like giraffes munching on the top of the trees.

Even though I find myself suffering a few of the infirmities of age, I still think like a 16-year-old, or like I did as a 16-year-old. I am naturally contrarian. I hate having a line shoved down my throat. I don’t trust authority. I will never get over Dylan or the Beatles, but Mick’s work with the Stones supports my frame of mind.

The Stones started as a blues cover band and helped familiarize many of us with the great American blues and soul artists. One day in 1963, the Beatles sold the Stones on recording the Lennon/McCartney number “I Wanna Be Your Man” as a single. It worked out for the Stones and seemed to have the effect of encouraging them to write their own music.

Forgive me for omitting your favorite songs, knowing less than I should, and making any errors that have crept in below. This is just for fun. I haven’t even included all my own favorite songs. Mostly skipping over the hits, I want to highlight a few cover songs and originals that have made an impression on me.

“Route 66” is off their first album, I enjoy their version even if its betrays Mick’s unfamiliarity with Winona (Arizona). When in doubt, slur the words.


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Re: Some kind of a fight
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2021, 12:09:59 am »
I was always partial to Sweet Virginia on Exile. Love a good sax solo.
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