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Who's heard Little Richard sing "Shake a hand"?

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  1. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    A Tex/Mex group out of Texas. I came across them around twenty years ago on NPR.
    A lovely young voice was reviewing them and their first album. Every word she spoke deepen my appreciation and understanding of their music.

    Then she hit me with "angel" And I never saw more clearly into a life not my own.





    He drew tatoos for his friends
    They'd sit around and get real stoned
    And he fought with guys twice his size
    So he wouldn't feel so alone

    Angel
    They said it was a shame
    Angel
    They loved him just the same
    Angel
    They shut him out
    They said you had a mean streak in your heart

    He had the virgin on his back
    And one that said I love you
    And he never learned to read or write
    I guess he figured what's the use

    Angel
    They said it was a shame
    Angel
    They loved him just the same
    Angel
    They shut him out
    They said you had a mean streak in your heart

    Well I'd rather die standing
    Than to live on my knees
    And with the way things go
    I might not make seventeen

    Angel
    They said it was a shame
    Angel
    They loved him just the same
    Angel
    They shut him out
    They said you had a mean streak in your heart

    [repeat]
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Another kind of love one lived in in a loveless world of harsh realities.




    My girlfriend has a job down at the local cafe
    Serving hotcakes 'n coffee 'n fried eggs every day
    Some people are cool but some are rude
    They do nothing but complain
    Then my baby comes home and she drives me insane

    My girlfriend is a waitress
    My girlfriend is a waitress
    Treat her right
    My girlfriend is a waitress
    My girlfriend is a waitress
    I love her and I'm gonna pick her up from work tonight

    The money that she makes doesn't go too far
    She's got to split it up with the guy behind the bar
    The regulars get on her nerves
    They treat her like a slave
    The kitchen's always yellin' at her baby come and get this plate

    My girlfriend is a waitress
    My girlfriend is a waitress
    Treat her right
    My girlfriend is a waitress
    My girlfriend is a waitress
    I love her and I'm gonna pick her up from work tonight

    If I had a million dollars I tell you just what I'd do
    I'd buy a '66 Fury in your favorite color baby blue
    I'd tell your boss that you quit your job
    I'd tell him where to go
    And then we'd drive south honey and we'd head down to Mexico

    My girlfriend is a waitress
    My girlfriend is a waitress
    Treat her right
    My girlfriend is a waitress
    My girlfriend is a waitress
    I love her and I'm gonna pick her up from work tonight
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    If your into Saxophone, this one is for you.




    He walked the street to the corner liquor store
    Got some cigarettes and wine and he backed out the door
    It didn't work out quite like he thought it would
    Now he's back page news down in the neighborhood

    And it's boom boom boom
    Boom boom boom
    Boom boom all night long
    Boom boom boom
    Boom boom boom
    Boom boom all night long

    She's up late staring at the TV all alone
    Got the front light on for a man who ain't coming home
    Baby in the bedroom starts to cry
    The sound of the street is her only lullaby

    And it's boom boom boom
    Boom boom boom
    Boom boom all night long
    Boom boom boom
    Boom boom boom
    Boom boom all night long

    Downtown, Uptown, cruisin' for a thrill
    Nothin' to lose and a whole lotta time to kill
    She's up late staring at the TV all alone
    Got the front light on for a man who ain't coming home

    And it's boom boom boom
    Boom boom boom
    Boom boom all night long
    Boom boom boom
    Boom boom boom
    Boom boom all night long
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    The first I heard of or from John. I felt like i watching a man in a street fight, trying to stop the violence.





    Perfectly Good Guitar
    John Hiatt
    Well, he threw one down from the top of the stairs
    Beautiful women were standing everywhere
    They all got wet when he smashed that thing
    But off in the dark you could hear somebody sing:
    Oh, it breaks my heart to see those stars
    Smashing a perfectly good guitar
    I don't know who they think they are
    Smashing a perfectly good guitar
    It started back in 1963
    His momma wouldn't buy him that new red Harmony
    He settled for a sun-burnt with a crack
    But he's still trying to break his mama's back
    Oh, it breaks my heart to see those stars
    Smashing a perfectly good guitar
    I don't know who they think they are
    Smashing a perfectly good guitar
    He loved that guitar just like a girlfriend
    But every good thing comes to an end
    Now he just sits in his room all day
    Whistling every note he used to play
    There ought to be a law with no bail
    Smash a guitar, and you go to jail
    With no chance for early parole
    You don't get out till you get some soul
    Oh, it breaks my heart to see those stars
    Smashing a perfectly good guitar
    I don't know who they think they are
    Smashing a perfectly good guitar
    Late at night, the end of the road
    He wished he still had the old guitar to hold
    He'd rock it like a baby in his arms
    Never let it come to any harm
    Oh, it breaks my heart to see those stars
    Smashing a perfectly good guitar
    I don't know who they think they are
    Smashing a perfectly good guitar
    Source: LyricFind
    Songwriters: John Hiatt
    Perfectly Good Guitar lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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    The second video has no sound--naturally. The first one has no sound? Sorry!
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    We all know what a pig is. But wth is a poke?
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    Who knew a group named "The Iguanas" could be so good. It's been many decades since boom boom boom all night long
    Featured in my life. Nice while it lasted!
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    Great Song! Thank you for introducing me to this one!
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    Neil---the one and only!

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    Quite a song. Oh for the days when NPR lived up to its name. They later started to starve it of money so the fat (is evil necessary to say?) cats slowly took it over and it became useless, at least to this non fat cat worshiper.
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    A poke was a bag you poked things into.":O}
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    I remember! ":O}
    If music is going to fight for anything...Music should fight for it's own instrumentality, The means by which Music reaches out to us.

    But I have a confession to make, I was trying to lure you back into posting. Say! Your friends with Gizmo, maybe you could get him to post as well.

    I appreciate that Kaitian can't post here as the English don't like music. But Thai's have a long history of producing some of this world's most amazing sounds...Gamalon...Did I get that right?

    There! I hit three birds on one note!
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    They rocked the house!
    A house made for prestige,
    men dressed in ribbons whose dignity forbade
    outward shows of exaltation.
    laughed as children do when their mothers sing. and their fathers dance.

    Por por you have enriched us.
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    As you seem to enjoy them..Have another hit!

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    I saw her almost to drunk to stand in San Diego
    she sang like a tortured angel
    and burned in her own light.

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    I know she's your main squeeze por por, but I just had to see her again!
    forgive me Bro ":O}


    And look they her backup whistle! The little boy in me rejoices.
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    The first few notes kinda leave me cold. Then that singular and amazing voice infuses those same notes with musical meaning. And yes this is an entire Album, you don't have to listen you can go outside and play! ":O}

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    Pamela Kay or PK as we lovingly called her told me she wasn't altogether sure she knew what this song was saying, but it sure tied up a lot of loose ends for her. I concur

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