This J. Geils Band song has always been one of my favorites, but I’m posting it today because of something that happened the other day….
I have a ton of music on my phone, and I’ll play it while I’m showering. After I cleansed myself, I dried off and went to brush my teeth. At this point, this very song has come on the phone, and just as I’m putting the toothpaste on the toothbrush, it gets to the line: “You got to brush your teeth with rock and roll!” (Which is also one of my favoritest lines ever in a rock and roll song.)
So let’s knock it out of rockin’ together. (Ooooh yeah!)
Rock Island isn’t exactly one of Jethro Tull’s most acclaimed albums, but it’s actually got some really nifty stuff on it, including this toe-tapper that I particularly love to play while driving…….
The great Charlie Watts, the almost-bored-looking drummer for the Rolling Stones from 1963 onward, died yesterday at the age of 80. He was one of the absolute greats, and will be sorely missed.
Probably his most iconic drum riff is from the opening to “Sympathy for the Devil.” Here is the original, as well as a live version from 2006.
I have been to two baseball games in the last week, the Yankees vs. the Phillies at Yankee Stadium last Wednesday and the Durham Bulls vs. the Charlotte Kings in North Carolina last night. In honor of that, here’s an absolutely delightful cover of the iconic song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by the equally iconic Dr. John, one of the fixtures of the New Orleans music scene (and also the basis of the Muppet Dr. Teeth).
One of the best Dr. Teeth numbers, from The Muppet Movie, “Can You Picture That?”
Here’s some more Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, jammin’……….
Continuing work from Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (inspired by the Battle of the [Fictional] Bands on Dragon Con’s American Sci-Fi Classics Track), here’s Dr. Teeth, Zoot, and Sergeant Floyd Pepper performing Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind.”
After last night’s Battle of the (Fictional) Bands on Dragon Con’s American Sci-Fi Classics Track, I just gotta do some Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. We’ll start with a great 2015 performance of Paul Simon’s “Kodachrome.”
When he was touring with the Sessions Band, following his Pete Seeger tribute album We Shall Overcome in 2006, Bruce Springsteen redid a couple of his previous songs, including this incredibly nifty boogie-woogie version of “Open All Night” from Nebraska.
My dear friend ToniAnn Marini introduced me to the Royal Crown Revue by sending me this YouTube link. They’re an old-fashioned swing band in the same mode as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and I love ’em. Check it out….