Friday Jams Fest

The August recess tribute.

19 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Ralphie says:

    A couple of their greatest creations.

    Jerry Leiber, lyricist of of the legendary team Leiber and Stoller. (Sorry about the commercial on the front end)

    And Motown songwriter, producer, and performer Nick Ashford, the husband and partner of Valerie Simpson.

    (And one of my favorite James Jamerson bass parts, too.  Turn up the bass)

  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    of truly great roasters.

    All kidding aside, one of my very favorites from Billy Ward and the Dominoes:

    (Forgive the goofy video, it’s all I could find on youtube.  Hang in there for some uproarious vintage Jerry Lewis.)


  3. sxp151 says:



  4. Canines says:

    Seu Jorge during the filming of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou:

  5. Canines says:

    Lou Reed’s uber-competent backup band, more or less, from his Rock & Roll Animal album coupled with his own, uh, high-pitched nervous system combine for this fairly hilarious live version:

  6. allyncooper says:

    Sadly now it’s Half The Who. But as Tony Bennett said when Sinatra died, “You never really lose a musician, because they leave behind the music which will live forever”.  

  7. ardy39 says:

    intended, but I figured the video accurately portrays many of our home “lives” living in our mothers’ basements. The only other message may be that I have lousy taste in music, but you knew that.

    On the other hand, they mention a bus late in the song, which thus ties in with the COPols theme today. There’s death, too, which ties in with another of today’s themes. Also, I think I spotted Khadafi (sp?) in one scene.

  8. RedGreen says:

    Brace yourselves …

  9. Sir Robin says:

    after running into this band. I loved their musical ability, her songwriting ability, and her Patsy Cline star quality (ok, I’ll take some flak for that PC comment).

    So, this is for “Irene” (I was thinking of choosing REO Speedwagons “Riding the Storm Out):

    • Ralphie says:

      How can you pretend to speak for the common man?

      I don’t even own a fucking suit.

      I spoke at my own daughter’s funeral in a sport coat and slacks.

      And felt overdressed.

      • Sir Robin says:

        I had no choice. As a man of Science, I know you’ll understand.

        And yes, I am a pretender. That is my confession.

        You Sir, are not a pretendor.

        Ok…the suit.

        My definition of a suit might be different than yours.


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