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

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    cloasters Well-Known Member

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    If you are certain about this thank you very much! Yet a little doubt...
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    Thank you Dan! I love Norah Jones, we are so lucky to have her in our world.
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    I don't know if this is THE song I remember fondly, but it's as close as I can find...

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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Then stick your doubt into your poke, Holy smoke this ain't no joke! ":O}

    During the depression bums called their parcel of belongings a poke. But I think the phrase "a Pig in a poke "predates the1920s.The term a pig in a poke indicated a hidden unknown value. The buying a pig in a poke was to take a chance on the unknown as the pig cannot be seen.

    Oh ye of little faith! LOL
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    i can think of but a very few artists that are this eclectic She hears the music everywhere
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    Speaking of artists, the Ricky Lee Jones song that you posted in Gizmo's thread is amazing. I had no idea that the woman can be so deep. Thank you for posting it! Maybe it will help Chris, he is facing one of life's hardest of all situations. I hope and pray for the best for him and his family.
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    But the Depression caused millions of people to be "bums." Oh, glorious Capitalism, I'm sure that more of the same will be a bonanza for the very few.
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    After a few listenings this IS indeed the song that's green in my memory. I love it!
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    You having proven yourself worthy Here she leaves the merely deep and goes all out Mystical!



    Flying Cowboys
    Rickie Lee Jones
    Down there by the river is a man
    Whose horn is twisted into shapes
    Unknown to the wicked and the wise
    And he bears the look of an animal
    Who's seen things no animal should ever see
    He has been driven beyond all towns
    And all the systems until now though it is
    Long past too far he keeps going
    Because it's a desert
    Because he's a desert
    We come to the river
    We'll walk away from all this now
    We come to the water
    We'll walk away from all this now
    She first saw him he was standing in the doorway
    Illuminated from behind by a light
    Though imaginary posses chased them
    To these distant adobes
    Standing on the cliffs today
    I thought I saw you below
    My shadow growing smaller
    It's a desert because
    Because it's a desert
    They'll be asking me about you forever
    I guess
    We come to the river
    We'll walk away from all this now
    We come to the water
    We'll walk away from all this now
    Long coats on the prairie
    Lying in the dust
    Who can I turn to ?
    Who can I trust ?
    Were you walking on the water ?
    Playing in the sun ?
    But the world is turning faster
    Than it did when I was young
    When I was young
    When I was young
    Oh, when I was young I was a wild, wild one
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    Ricky wrote this one. Just really like these lyrics, clever but soulful...":O}




    The Last Chance Texaco
    Rickie Lee Jones
    A long stretch of headlights
    Bends into I-9
    Tiptoe into truck stops
    And sleepy diesel eyes
    Volcanoes rumble in the taxi
    And glow in the dark
    Camels in the driver's seat
    A slow, easy mark
    But you ran out of gas
    Down the road a piece
    Then the battery went dead
    And now the cable won't reach...
    It's your last chance
    To check under the hood
    Last chance
    She ain't soundin' too good,
    Your last chance
    To trust the man with the star
    You've found the last chance Texaco
    Well, he tried to be Standard
    He tries to be Mobil
    He tried living in a world
    And in a shell
    There was this block-busted blonde
    He loved her - free parts and labor
    But she broke down and died
    And threw all the rods he gave her
    But this one ain't fuel-injected
    Her plug's disconnected
    She gets scared and she stalls
    She just needs a man, that's all
    It's her last chance
    Her timing's all wrong
    Her last chance
    She can't idle this long
    Her last chance
    Turn her over and go
    Pullin' out of the last chance Texaco
    The last chance
    Source: LyricFind
    Songwriters: Rickie Lee Jones
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    I missed the majority of her material for many years. I wasn't crazy about "Chuck E's In Love" and imagined that that was the way she was for years thereafter. It's nice to be wrong many times more than I usually admit to.
    Thank you Dan, these are great songs!
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    This one is new to me as well.

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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    A few words from the Lady in question...
    I love the absence of theatrics and drama. Just a nice lady striving to save all that can be saved.
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    My personal favorite RLJ song: 'The Horses'. It was written by RLJ and the always brilliant Walter Becker, one of the Steely Dan geniuses, allegedly for her daughter - telling her that she would always be there for her. Becker was the album's producer as well. A true gem in her body of work:

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    She's a very interesting artist. I listen to very little music in my old age, the best of it grabs my emotions too much.

    I can't find the lyrics for this tune. As I understand none of them the emotional thrust of this song seems to be lighthearted about a very dark subject. Hope I'm wrong about that.
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    Thanks for posting this Daniel. I watched the whole thing, I like her far more than I previously thought.
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    When woman speaks to daughter a bridge is crossed...

    "A virgin can no more understand a mother than a mother can return to being a virgin"

    This a favorite of mine as well
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    Everyday I Write the Book with lyrics:

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    They did so may really good songs really well...









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    We are beyond believably fortunate to be alive when these four amazingly talented musicians did and do their stuff. Breathtakingly talented and so much more. Thank you for this post!!

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